D.J. Smith was hired as coach of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, signing a three-year contract. The 42-year-old former NHL defenseman is the 14th coach in Senators history. He spent the past four seasons as an assistant under Mike Babcock with the Toronto Maple Leafs after guiding Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League to the…
BOSTON -- The game felt normal, with Team White occupying one side of the ice in warmups, Team Black the other. But the differences became obvious: There were no numbers on the uniforms, and all the jerseys bore the same spoked-B logo. Still, TD Garden was packed Thursday. There were goals by Patrice Bergeron and…
Although one of those teams is still four wins from a championship, the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs have provided us with more than enough to evaluate the field for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the most valuable player of the postseason. We polled a dozen NHL.com writers for…
SAN JOSE -- Erik Karlsson said he stays in the moment, which is why he hasn't thought about where he'll play in the NHL next season.   [RELATED: Thornton undecided on future with Sharks]   "Right now, I'm here talking to you guys, cleaning out my locker, which is all that I'm worried about for…
SAN JOSE -- Joe Thornton doesn't know if he'll return for his 22nd NHL season. But if he does, it'll be with the San Jose Sharks.   [RELATED: Karlsson weighing return to Sharks]   "I'm a Shark," the center said Thursday. "There's one team, and it's here." Thornton, who will turn 40 on July 2,…
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It was "The Goal," Orr's dramatic clincher that soon became a proper noun and would be crafted into a commemorative statue, that defines the 1970 Stanley Cup Final. It completed the Bruins' sweep of the Blues, who were in their third season since joining the NHL in the 1967 expansion, giving Boston its first championship…
NEW YORK/TORONTO -- The National Hockey League Players' Association and National Hockey League announced today that Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his decision with respect to the appeal of defenseman Vyacheslav Voynov's one-season suspension issued pursuant to Article 18-A of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Arbitrator Das upheld the Commissioner's determination that Voynov be suspended…
Ask members of the teams the Boston Bruins have left in their wake on their ride to the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues and you'll hear all about those five factors and why they are the reasons Game 1 will be played at TD Garden on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC,…
Of the 15 to make predictions for the Final between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues, which starts with Game 1 at TD Garden on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS), nine picked to Bruins to win it all and six believe Rask will take home the Conn Smythe. Of course, the 2019…
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