Tag Archives: hockey

  • This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1981 that Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th goal of the season in just his 39th game.  Gretzky broke the record of 50 goals in 50 games that was held by both Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy. Wayne Gretzky entered game #39 with 45 goals and needed […]

  • Stat Line of the Night – 12/19/2013 – Claude Giroux

    Stat Line of the Night – 12/19/2013 – Claude Giroux

    After getting out to a slow start this season, it appears as though Claude Giroux has finally found his form. The Philadelphia Flyers’ star forward was riding a four-game point streak heading into last night’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he extended that streak to five games by recording two goals and two […]

  • Helicopter Hockey Is Now a Thing, and It Is Awesome (Video)

    Helicopter Hockey Is Now a Thing, and It Is Awesome (Video)

    Only a Canadian would ever say, “gee, I wonder if I could play hockey in a helicopter?” And only a Canadian would ever say, “oh man, that’s an awesome idea. I’ll help!” One morning in early December, somewhere in the Canadian Rockies, helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen woke up and decided it would be fun to […]

  • Stat Line of the Night – 12/10/2013 – Alex Ovechkin

    Stat Line of the Night – 12/10/2013 – Alex Ovechkin

    Remember three years ago when Alex Ovechkin lost his scoring touch and people were wondering if he’d ever be a prolific scorer again? Well, as it turns out, those “bad” seasons in which he averaged “only” 35 goals were merely aberrations. Last year he returned to form and cranked out 32 goals in 48 games. […]

  • The Oilers’ Taylor Hall Scores a “Bra Trick”

    The Oilers’ Taylor Hall Scores a “Bra Trick”

    I never thought about it before, but the tradition of throwing your hat onto the ice after a player on the team you’re rooting for scores three goals in a hockey game is kind of outmoded, since people don’t really wear hats all that often anymore. But one woman at Thursday night’s game between the […]

  • Nick Foligno Pulls a Tomas Hertl, Scores a Between-the-Legs Beauty (Video)

    Nick Foligno Pulls a Tomas Hertl, Scores a Between-the-Legs Beauty (Video)

    Between the legs—that’s where all the cool kids are going in the NHL these days. First, of course, it was the Sharks’ 19-year-old Tomas Hertl, who announced his entry in the NHL with a four-goal performance against the Rangers on October 8 that was capped by a ridiculous between-the-legs top shelf breakaway goal. Then it was […]

  • Cornell Freshman Goalie Mitch Gillam Makes NCAA Debut, Scores Goal (Video)

    Cornell Freshman Goalie Mitch Gillam Makes NCAA Debut, Scores Goal (Video)

    Mitch Gillam, freshman goalie with the Cornell hockey team, made a pretty incredible debut during last night’s game against Niagara. Despite his position on the other end of the ice, he scored an empty-net goal on the opposing team, becoming only the third NCAA Division I goalie to successfully score a goal on his own shot. […]