NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Qualifiers Edition – Aug. 7, 2020

THREE HARD LAPS * The Flames benefited from a series-clinching shutout to survive their all-Canadian showdown with the Jets and became the first Western Conference club to advance past the qualifying round in 2020. * Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in overtime to register the first-ever postseason hat trick by a Blue Jackets player. The three-goal performance helped Columbus complete a three-goal comeback to stun […]

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NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Qualifiers Edition – Aug. 6, 2020

THREE HARD LAPS * The 12th-seeded Canadiens and Blackhawks each rallied from deficits to take a 2-1 series lead against the Penguins and Oilers, respectively. * Mike Hoffman recorded his second consecutive multi-point game to help the Panthers stay alive in their series with the Islanders. It marked Florida’s first win in a postseason game when facing elimination since 1996. * The Lightning and Avalanche both earned wins on Wednesday to […]

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Panthers’ Matheson Fined for High-Sticking

NEW YORK – Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson has been fined $2,500 for high-sticking New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during Game 2 of the teams’ Stanley Cup Qualifiers series in Toronto, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 6:15 of the first period. Matheson was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. The money goes to the Players’ […]

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NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Qualifiers Edition – Aug. 5, 2020

THREE HARD LAPS * The Hurricanes, who were the final team to reach the 2019 Second Round, completed the three-game sweep of the Rangers and became the first club to advance from the qualifying round in 2020. * The Islanders and Flames each earned wins to move within one of advancing from the qualifying round. * The Maple Leafs, Predators and Canucks evened their respective […]

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NHL Announces Fines to Canucks’ Ferland, Wild’s Kunin

NEW YORK – Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing and Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin has been fined $1,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Game 1 of the teams’ Stanley Cup Qualifiers series in Edmonton on Sunday, Aug. 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at […]

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NHL Statement on COVID-19 Testing Results

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today released the following statement on COVID-19 testing results: The NHL completed the first week of its Phase 4 Return to Play with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 7,013 tests administered. Testing was administered on a daily basis to all members of the Clubs’ 52-member […]

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NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Qualifiers Edition – Aug. 3, 2020

THREE HARD LAPS * Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ) and Alex Stalock (MIN) each posted shutouts in the opening games of their best-of five-series, a feat only one other goaltender has accomplished in the last 81 years. * Nazem Kadri scored a buzzer-beating go-ahead goal with 0.1 seconds on the clock in the third period as the Avalanche edged the Blues in their round-robin opener. * Four […]

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