Rod Brind’Amour, Carolina’s coach, and Joe Sakic, Colorado’s general manager, have guided their teams to the postseason. Others haven’t been so successful in their post-playing roles.
Fans have returned to Nassau Coliseum to cheer on the Islanders in the postseason, in the arena’s last year. The team can clinch its first series win in the venue since 1993 on Wednesday.
The Original Six teams and their fan bases clash annually, but the franchises will play their first postseason series since 1979 this week.
The Washington Capitals forward plays like a freight train, and it gets him into trouble. He is the teammate that everyone wants and the opponent that everyone loves to hate.
The playoffs open on Saturday with Game 1 between the Capitals and Bruins, one of the eight first-round matchups. Things look a little different this year.
A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.
The Oilers star had four points against the Canucks to reach one of the N.H.L.’s most meaningful milestones, but he is focused most on the playoffs.
When the Rangers and the Capitals dropped their gloves to settle a score, the old-school spectacle was greeted with disgust, nostalgia and excitement.
The president, John Davidson, was in only his second season in the role. The team was eliminated from playoff contention this week.
With 93 points and five games left, the Edmonton Oilers star is piling up goals and assists at a pace not seen since the days of Gretzky and Lemieux.
A franchise that had faltered after showing early promise is in a tight playoff race, and has committed to growing youth hockey in an untraditional market for the sport
Turner Sports will broadcast half of each year’s playoffs and three Stanley Cup finals, and plans to bring games to the HBO Max streaming service.
At least 16 players and a coach are on the N.H.L.’s Covid-19 protocol list, and the team has postponed four games because of the virus.
The league’s recent agreement with ESPN grants the network media rights in Latin America, and some teams already regularly broadcast games on the radio in Spanish.
Even the top team in the N.H.L. can benefit from the unabashed adoration of a pop superstar, with the league having much to gain.
The agreement assures hockey a higher profile on SportsCenter and gives ESPN the perfect sport for its streaming ambitions
The last time an Olympic teammate saw the often-troubled former hockey star, Pavelich seemed optimistic. Four days later he was dead. Now his sister wants to know if C.T.E. contributed to his difficulties and his death.
Walter Gretzky coached a young Wayne, who ended up setting N.H.L. scoring records that will never be matched, and became a role model for hockey parents.
Edmonton’s Connor McDavid leads the N.H.L. in points, and Toronto’s Auston Matthews has the most goals. The two will play three consecutive games against each other starting Saturday.
After two decades of frustration and incompetence broken up by an occasional championship (thanks, Giants), the region’s sports teams all appear headed in the right direction.
Artemi Panarin denies the allegations made by a former K.H.L. coach. The team says their top scorer has been targeted for criticizing Vladimir Putin.
After several players and officials stumbled on soft ice in the first period, an N.H.L. game that started on Saturday afternoon was delayed, ending after midnight Eastern time.
The pandemic pushed the N.H.L. toward a scenic site instead of a football or baseball field for its outdoor game. It’s so pretty in Tahoe they’ll play two.
In barns and backyards, outdoor rinks built with kits or from scratch are filling a void for hockey players amid pandemic-related closures.
The league’s stars got off to strong starts in January, but the coronavirus has caused postponements throughout the season, sidelining three teams this week.
Cooper, the Tampa Bay Lightning coach, won the 2020 Stanley Cup to add to his enviable trophy case. One key to his success, a former boss said, is that he keeps learning.
The success of the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays — pro sports punch lines turned finals contestants — is a run that rivals past glory years in Boston, New York or Los Angeles.
A 7-time All-Star and the longtime captain of the Maple Leafs, he was the first player of Indigenous descent to score in the N.H.L.
The Rangers lost in the play-in round, while the Islanders reached their first conference finals since the early 1990s. Both teams have reason for excitement as they open the 2021 against each other.
Tampa Bay will try to defend its title without one of its stars, and the Seattle expansion draft after the season will affect teams’ personnel decisions.
In “Pee Wees,” Rich Cohen chronicles a year in youth hockey — and gets real about its impact on his own psyche.
The N.H.L.’s new North Division will feature the Original Six rivalry between Toronto and Montreal and the Battle of Alberta. But it’ll also require cross-country trips.
He was a co-head coach and then the sole head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, and, with a core of Hall of Famers, skated to five Stanley Cup championships from 1984 to ’90.
A weekly chat based in Toronto has provided a respite from isolation, connecting viewers with guests like Scotty Bowman.
All of the Canadian teams will be in the same division, as they were in the late 1920s and most of the 1930s. And as during World War II, external circumstances will affect roster sizes.
Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.
Toews, 32, the team captain, did not say what his condition was but said that it had left him “drained and lethargic.”
A number of outbreaks connected to youth ice hockey have led many states in the Northeast to restrict it. Players and their parents are crestfallen.
He played only 11 games in hockey’s top league, but he inspired generations of athletes from Canada’s First Nations. He died after suffering complications of the coronavirus.
Parents are agonizing over whether to enroll their kids in organized indoor sports.
As coronavirus cases surge, the N.B.A. approves a shortened schedule, the N.H.L. considers realignment and the N.F.L. prepares for the possibility of an expanded postseason.
The Islanders’ new home at Belmont Park and the venue for the expansion Seattle Kraken have added safety measures for their plans to host fans when they open in 2021.
After an awkward fall 11 seconds into his first Boston University game left him a quadriplegic, he dedicated his life to advocacy for similarly disabled people.
The Arizona Coyotes knew that the player, Mitchell Miller, had been convicted of violating the Ohio Safe Schools Act after he and another teenager abused a Black schoolmate with a developmental disability.
Because of concerns about the coronavirus, two of the three top junior leagues have yet to start their seasons. One of them may be allowed to resume only if it bans body checking.
The Lightning have held a parade and a stadium celebration, albeit with limited capacity. But each player getting a day with the trophy, a rite since 1995, is uncertain.
A promotional video posted by the N.H.L. that glorified pain showed a disturbing embrace of violence by the league. The post has since been deleted.
Corey Perry’s goal gave Dallas a 3-2 victory and stopped Tampa Bay from clinching its second Stanley Cup.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored on the power play in overtime to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 win and a lead of three games to one over Dallas.
Broadcasters did interviews from high above the ice instead of rinkside. A popular cafe in Edmonton tailored its menu to athletes. And most players have gone weeks without seeing their families.