Oilers to play Avalanche in Western Conference Final

Oilers to play Avalanche in Western Conference Final

The Edmonton Oilers will play the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Final. Edmonton defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 in overtime in Game 5 on the road Thursday to win the best-of-7 second-round series. The No. 2 seed in the Pacific Division, the Oilers will play Game 1 at the Avalanche, the No. 1 seed … Read more

Darren Helm’s late goal shocks Louis Blues, sends Colorado Avalanche to West finals for first time in 20 years

ST. LOUIS – Darren Helm’s goal with 5.6 seconds left in the third period gave the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 win to eliminate the Blues in Game 6 on Friday night in St. Louis. Louis. The Avalanche advance to face the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference finals starting Tuesday night in Denver. It marks … Read more

Point progressing for Lightning, could return during playoffs

TAMPA – Brayden Point could return for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, though coach Jon Cooper said he doesn’t know when that could. “It’s hard for me to say right now because I don’t even know when this next round is going to start,” Cooper said Friday before it was announced … Read more

Perry enjoys postseason playing for Lightning instead of against them

TAMPA, Fla. – Corey Perry is having fun being on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s side in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. After losing to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final with the Dallas Stars in 2020 and with the Montreal Canadiens last season, Perry signed with them as an unrestricted free agent last … Read more

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov 24/7 care in jeopardy

By LARRY LAGE May 27, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/nhl-entertainment-health-sports-b0748da3b4273d15300cd39cb970e56a WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) – Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him … Read more

NHL business notebook: Capitals’ innovation, Jennifer Botterill’s emergence as a broadcasting star

The Washington Capitals were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round on the ice, but off the ice, the Capitals were crowned the NHL’s most innovative team this week by Sports Innovation Lab. The Capitals were the only NHL team to make Sports Innovation Lab’s annual list of the Top 25 Most Innovative … Read more

NHL business notebook: Capitals’ innovation, Jennifer Botterill’s emergence as a broadcasting star

The Washington Capitals were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round on the ice, but off the ice, the Capitals were crowned the NHL’s most innovative team this week by Sports Innovation Lab. The Capitals were the only NHL team to make Sports Innovation Lab’s annual list of the Top 25 Most Innovative … Read more

Edmonton defeats Flames to advance to Western Conference finals

Connor McDavid is going to the Western Conference Finals.Image: Getty Images OK, obviously not. But maybe? That has always been the perception about the truly transcendent from us plebes. Tom Brady gets every pass interference and roughing the passer call. Michael Jordan could draw a foul by just looking at the lane. Greg Maddux’s strike … Read more

Edmonton Oilers eliminate Calgary Flames in 5 games to advance to Western Conference finals

CALGARY, Alberta – Edmonton Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft thought his team needed a boost. He had a hunch how to get it. The Oilers were one goal away from closing out a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Calgary Flames in Game 5 on Thursday night. Woodcroft went with his gut and swapped Zach … Read more

2022 Draft: Wright, Slafkovsky, Cooley to share spotlight at Combine

Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley, each a projected top-three pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, are among 96 prospects invited to participate in the 2022 NHL Scouting Combine at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo beginning Monday. It marks the first time in three years the combine will be held with … Read more