A season that began almost a year ago today finally came to an end on Monday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in six games to win the Stanley Cup. This season will go down as one of the most unique as the entire playoffs were completed inside a bubble between Edmonton and Toronto, Canada.
The shared experience of watching the Lightning claim one of the world’s most revered trophies is something Tampa Bay desperately needed in 2020.
The Lightning are having fun in Florida, but the celebration isn't quite safe.
The NHL was faced with playing its postseason later than usual, competing with a jam-packed sports calendar. The declining numbers would be far more concerning were it not for the months-long global shutdown. Yet, they’re still a reminder playoff hockey doesn’t work at this time of the year.
While the Lightning won the Cup, there were a number of other people, places and things that look great (or not-so-great) right now.
The NHL and the NHLPA must still figure out health and safety protocols and solve other issues, including where to play, when and if the season resumes with a 24-team playoff format.
Will play resume, and when? How will they sort out the playoffs? What is the expected financial impact? We answer the biggest questions.
You can’t put too much stock in the early days of the NHL regular season, but it’s still interesting to dig into the numbers and see what has transpired so far. Here are some stats that jump out as teams hit the five-game mark of 2019-20:
The puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL season on Wednesday night, including the St. Louis Blues raising their championship banner and the San Jose Sharks visiting the Vegas Golden Knights for a renewal of their budding rivalry. But we're looking way ahead, answering the big questions: Who will win the Stanley Cup? Who are the favorites for all the major awards? Here are our picks:
A new college hockey season is rapidly approaching, and once again, the eyes of the NHL will once again be focused on the next generation of NHLers currently playing in the college ranks.
NHL Network today announced its game schedule for the 2019 NHL® preseason, featuring more than 25 live matchups in 16 days, beginning with the Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
We won! Here are the ten things we love most about the St. Louis Blues being the Stanley Cup champions.
Sports fans love stats and the record slashing Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup certainly provided a net full of data for the St. Louis Blues, NBC, the NHL and everyone else.
ust one season into his NHL head coaching career and Rod Brind'Amour is ready to make his playoff debut. The matchup isn't so welcoming. The former Flyer leads the Hurricanes into the nation's capital for a first-round matchup with the defending champs.
The NHL playoffs get underway on Wednesday night with a slate of five Game 1s to open up the first round of action. It seems fitting that the league's top team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, got the party started as they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first game of the night.
NHL Writer Chris Lynch previews the 2019 NHL Playoff's opening round. Welcome to Playoff Hockey.
Last season, fan favourite and former National Hockey League play-off whipping boy Alexander Ovechkin silenced all the critics in one fell swoop as he led his Washington Capitals to the team’s first Stanley Cup in their 44-year history.
The Nashville Predators are launching an ice block scavenger hunt giveaway on Tuesday.
NHL.com has updated fantasy player rankings for basic Stanley Cup Playoff pools counting points (goals, assists) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies.
The San Jose Sharks will clinch a playoff berth: If they defeat the Florida Panthers (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, FS-F, NHL.TV) in any fashion and the Minnesota Wild lose in regulation to the Dallas Stars (8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW, NHL.TV). OR If they defeat Florida in any fashion and Minnesota gets one point against Dallas and the Arizona Coyotes lose in regulation to the Anaheim Ducks (10 pm. ET; FS-A, PRIME, NHL.TV) in regulation.