There have been some green shoots for the Detroit Red Wings (how Christmas-y. Timely!) so far this season. Their trade for Alex DeBrincat has paid off so far, as Top Cat has 12 goals in 20 games so far (a 49-goal pace). Dylan Larkin is doing that thing again where he teases being a genuine No. 1 center for a real team (over a point per game), before fading just enough in the second half that everyone goes back into training camp asking, “Is this guy a lead or rhythm guitarist?” Maybe in Year 10 we’ll finally get an answer. J.T. Compher has been solid. Read More
You’d be forgiven if you’ve lost track of the Los Angeles Kings for a while. We’re coming up on 10 years since their last Stanley Cup. They haven’t won a round in the playoffs since, with four pretty inglorious dirt naps in the first round in the interim. They threw up (maybe literally) some pretty awful teams that definitely were not worth staying up late to watch for inhabitants east of the Rockies. Read More
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault signed a three-year, $9.45 million contract extension on Friday.
Recent results indicate the New Jersey Devils may be regaining their form from a strong opening few weeks and now they would like to avoid any kind of a letdown against the NHL’s worst team. Read More
Goaltender Tristan Jarry had 39 saves and made Pittsburgh history by scoring a goal as the Penguins won at Tampa Bay for the fourth straight time, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night. Read More
Jack Eichel finished with a goal and two assists and Ivan Barbashev had a goal and an assist as the Vegas Golden Knights won the battle for first place in the Pacific Division, routing the host Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday. Read More
Defensemen Chris Tanev, Noah Hanifin and MacKenzie Weegar also scored for the Flames, and goalie Jacob Markstrom made 13 saves, including a crucial pair on Matt Duchene with his team down by one goal halfway through the third. Markstrom also collected an assist on the winner. Read More