Tag Archives: NHL

  • 21 Hottest NHL WAGs of 2014

    21 Hottest NHL WAGs of 2014

    Hockey players don’t make as much money as baseball, basketball, or football players. Plus, most of them have major dental problems, and they are nowhere near as famous as other athletes south of the 49th parallel. However, on the whole, hockey players are a more down to earth, less pretentious bunch than the guys in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 20th) — Billy Smith

    This Day In Sports History (February 20th) — Billy Smith

    It was on this day in 1993 that the New York Islanders retired goaltender Billy Smith’s number 31.  In doing so, Smith became one of six former Islanders players to have his number retired by the organization. Billy Smith was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, but in 1972 he was selected by the […]

  • 9 Biggest Upsets in Olympic Hockey History

    9 Biggest Upsets in Olympic Hockey History

    There are a number of thrilling events at the Winter Olympics. However, with all due respect to downhill skiing, snowboard cross, and short track speed skating, it’s pretty clear that the most exciting event of all is ice hockey. So what is it about hockey? Well it’s not just the fast pace, the skill, the rivalries, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 7th) — Darryl Sittler

    This Day In Sports History (February 7th) — Darryl Sittler

    It was on this day in 1976 that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darryl Sittler set an NHL record by recording ten points in a single game.  He broke the previous record of eight, which was held by both Maurice Richard and Bert Olmstead. Playing against the Boston Bruins, Sittler scored an amazing six goals and […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 2/6/2014 — Max Pacioretty

    Stat Line of the Night — 2/6/2014 — Max Pacioretty

    During last night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty failed to convert on not one, but two penalty shot attempts during the course of the game.  You’d think that would make him the goat, but not quite. You see, Pacioretty may not have been able to score when given a breakaway […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 2/4/2014 — Carey Price

    Stat Line of the Night — 2/4/2014 — Carey Price

    With the start of the Olympics right around the corner, you know that Steve Yzerman, Mike Babcock and the rest of the Team Canada coaching staff will be keeping a close eye on their goaltending situation. Perhaps the one goaltender they’ll be watching closest is Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price.  And if they were watching […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 2/3/2014 — Patrick Kane

    Stat Line of the Night — 2/3/2014 — Patrick Kane

    Patrick Kane was playing last night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings with a heavy heart after learning that his grandfather had passed moments before taking the ice at the Staples Center.  But that heavy heart would not weigh Kane down on this night.  Rather, it would propel him to a three-point performance, as the […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/29/2014 — Ben Scrivens

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/29/2014 — Ben Scrivens

    I was tempted to award this “Stat Line of the Night” to Kevin Durant (33 points, 7 rebounds, and five assists vs. the Heat), but it’s not every day an NHL goalie records a 59-save shutout. More accurately, an NHL goalie had never recorded a 59-save shutout until last night, when Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/28/2014 — Carey Price

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/28/2014 — Carey Price

    The Montreal Canadiens entered Tuesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes having lost their last four straight.  Those losses have been rough on Carey Price, who was pulled on two occasions while allowing 17 goals against. The Habs’ netminder was looking to turn things around at the Bell Center last night, and he would do just […]