Colorado Avalanche Unseat Tampa Bay to Win the Stanley Cup

The Avalanche took the lead in the second period to win their first title since 2001 and end the Lightning’s bid for a third consecutive title. They did it convincingly, never facing elimination.

#colorado-avalanche, #hockey-ice, #mackinnon-nathan-1995, #makar-cale-1998, #playoff-games, #rantanen-mikko-1996, #stamkos-steven, #stanley-cup, #tampa-bay-lightning, #vasilevskiy-andrei-1994

For Tampa Bay, a Win Over the Rangers Comes at an Opportune Time

At risk of falling into a three-game deficit, the Lightning scored a late goal to beat the Rangers for the first time in six games this season and maintain their pursuit of a third straight title.

#hedman-victor-1990, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers, #palat-ondrej-1991, #playoff-games, #shesterkin-igor-1995, #stamkos-steven, #tampa-bay-lightning, #vasilevskiy-andrei-1994

Oilers and Flames in Battle of Alberta: Bedlam on the Ice, Torn Loyalties Off It

The N.H.L. playoff series between the Oilers and the Flames is boiling over with the heavy hits, trash talk, deafening arenas and bountiful goal scoring that defined hockey in the 1980s, the last time the rivalry was so fierce.

#alberta-canada, #calgary-alberta, #calgary-flames, #canada, #edmonton-alberta, #edmonton-oilers, #gaudreau-johnny, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #kane-evander, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league, #smith-mike-1982, #stanley-cup, #tkachuk-matthew-1997

Sidney Crosby, 17 Seasons On, Is Ready to Wreck the N.H.L. Playoffs

One of the league’s longest active players, Crosby quietly had an exceptional season. His Pittsburgh Penguins are in the playoffs for the 16th consecutive year.

#crosby-sidney, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #pittsburgh-penguins

Chris Snow Finds That His Luck, Good and Bad, Is All in the Family

The Calgary Flames executive has lived with A.L.S. since 2019. The team he helped build is in the N.H.L. playoffs, and he is still here to see whatever happens.

#amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis, #calgary-flames, #content-type-personal-profile, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #snow-chris, #stanley-cup

Mike Bossy, Hall of Famer on Champion Islander Teams, Dies at 65

He led the N.H.L. in goals twice as his team won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early ’80s, but he felt it never got the recognition it deserved.

#bossy-mike, #deaths-obituaries, #hockey-ice, #long-island-ny, #montreal-quebec, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-islanders

Sean Avery Is Representing Himself in Court. The Judge Advised Against It.

Sean Avery, the former Rangers hockey player, chose to represent himself in court on Thursday on a misdemeanor charge. The judge advised him not to.

#avery-sean, #fines-penalties, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-city, #new-york-rangers

Denver Captures Its Ninth N.C.A.A. Hockey Championship

The Pioneers are now tied for most Division I men’s college hockey titles with Michigan, the team they beat in overtime in the national semifinal round.

#colleges-and-universities, #hockey-ice, #minnesota-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-ice-hockey-championships, #university-of-denver, #university-of-michigan

Michigan’s NHL-Ready Hockey Team Plays in Frozen Four

No hockey team in N.C.A.A. history has had a roster like the Wolverines, who are loaded with 13 N.H.L. draft picks and are playing in a record 26th national semifinal.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #hockey-ice, #ncaa-ice-hockey-championships, #pearson-mel-k-1959, #university-of-michigan

Should Russian Athletes Be Barred From Competition?

Our columnist examines whether the soft power of sport should be wielded against Russia, penalizing athletes with little or no say in its actions.

#apartheid-policy, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #canada, #canadian-hockey-league, #hockey-ice, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #national-hockey-league, #ovechkin-alex-1985, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis

Paralympics: Jen Lee Leads United States to Sled Hockey Gold

A dominant run in which Jen Lee and the Americans outscored their opponents, 18-1, culminated in a 5-0 win over Canada in the gold medal game.

#hockey-ice, #lee-jen, #paralympic-games

For Italy’s Sled Hockey Team, ‘This One Means More’

A team of part-time players that gets on the ice just twice a week hopes a dramatic win to end its Paralympics run could serve as a building block for the future.

#hockey-ice, #italy, #paralympic-games

Alex Ovechkin Skates Into Canada’s Dense Ukrainian Enclave

The Capitals, led by the Russian president’s high-profile supporter, are about to play the Oilers in Edmonton, home to a large concentration of the Ukrainian diaspora.

#alberta-canada, #canada, #edmonton-alberta, #edmonton-oilers, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #ovechkin-alex-1985, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #washington-capitals

Chris Kreider of the Rangers Is Getting Better With Age

In his 10th season, Chris Kreider of the Rangers has hit a new level, taking control of the hard-fought patch of ice in front of his opponent’s goal.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hockey-ice, #kreider-chris, #new-york-rangers

Emile Francis Built the Rangers His Way

Francis, who died Saturday at 95, installed a no-nonsense culture as the Rangers’ general manager and coach. His tenure included nine consecutive playoff appearances.

#canada, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #emile-francis, #gilbert-rod-1941, #hadfield-vic-1940, #hockey-ice, #madison-square-garden, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers

Emile Francis Dies at 95; Rebuilt N.H.L.’s Rangers as Coach and General Manager

After earning the nickname “the Cat” as a nimble goaltender, he led the New York team to a winning record and coached stars like Eddie Giacomin, Rod Gilbert and Brad Park.

#coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #emile-francis, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers

Canada Beats U.S., 3-2, to Win Gold Medal in Women’s Hockey

The Canadians overpowered the Americans in the gold medal game, 3-2.

#beijing-china, #hockey-ice, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

China’s Hockey Squad Shows a Powerhouse’s Weakness: Team Sports

The Chinese team in the Beijing Olympics could shock the Games. But it is more likely to underscore how little infrastructure the country has for team sports.

#china, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation, #olympic-games-2022

Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.

#accidents-and-safety, #balkind-teddy-2005-22, #connecticut, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #united-states, #usa-hockey

Connecticut High School Hockey Player Dies After Fall on the Rink

Teddy Balkind, a sophomore at St. Luke’s School, died after he fell and his neck was cut by another player’s skate, police and school officials said.

#brunswick-school-greenwich-conn, #connecticut, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #falls, #hockey-ice, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #st-lukes-school, #teddy-balkind

Hockey Fan Spots Cancerous Mole at Game and Delivers a Lifesaving Note

Nadia Popovici wrote a message on her phone, with “mole,” “cancer” and “doctor” in bright-red type to get the attention of Brian Hamilton, an assistant equipment manager for the Vancouver Canucks.

#brian-hamilton, #cancer, #hockey-ice, #melanomas, #nadia-popovici, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #vancouver-canucks

Leadership Advice from the Coach of America’s ‘Worst’ Hockey Team

John Bacon played for the Ann Arbor Huron High School River Rats when they were good. Coaching them when they were dreadful was far more satisfying.

#ann-arbor-mich, #bacon-john-u, #coaches-and-managers, #cooper-jon-1967, #hockey-ice, #let-them-lead-unexpected-lessons-in-leadership-from-americas-worst-high-school-hockey-team-book, #tampa-bay-lightning

World Junior Championship, a Showcase for Hockey’s Top Prospects, Is Canceled

The cancellation was an ominous sign for sports leagues, including the N.H.L. and the N.B.A., which have been struggling to maintain schedules.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation

This Website Ranks Youth Hockey Teams, Even for 9-Year-Olds

MYHockey Rankings actually keeps track. Coaches say the website helps them find suitable opponents, but critics say it detracts from player development.

#coaches-and-managers, #hockey-ice, #indianapolis-ind, #myhockey-rankings, #parenting, #youth

Alex Ovechkin Is Chasing Wayne Gretzky’s Goals Record

As Alex Ovechkin ascends the N.H.L.’s record books, the unthinkable is happening: Wayne Gretzky’s record of 894 goals is in jeopardy. Even Gretzky is certain Ovechkin will pass him.

#content-type-personal-profile, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #oshie-t-j, #ovechkin-alex-1985, #washington-capitals

N.H.L. Players Will Skip Beijing Olympics

Less than four months after agreeing to send hockey’s top stars to the Games, the N.H.L. and its players’ union have reversed course amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #matthews-auston-1997, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league, #olympic-games-2022

Will N.H.L. Stars Play at the Winter Olympics?

A surge of Covid-19 cases and uncertain protocols at the Games are casting doubt on whether the men’s ice hockey tournament will feature the sport’s best players.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #olympic-games-2022

The Arizona Coyotes and Their Long Journey to Nowhere

The N.H.L.’s least valuable franchise, and its 26-season headache, won’t have a home as of June 30 after the City of Glendale said it would end their agreement.

#arizona, #arizona-coyotes, #finances, #glendale-ariz, #hockey-ice, #meruelo-alex, #national-hockey-league, #phoenix-ariz, #stadiums-and-arenas

On ‘The NHL on TNT’ Wayne Gretzky Finds Himself as the Rookie

Turner Sports, new to hockey, wants to give U.S. fans a better viewing experience, using faster cuts and better camera angles, similar to the TV presentation in Canada.

#barkley-charles, #bissonnette-paul, #canada, #espn, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #television, #tocchet-rick, #turner-network-television

In Canada, the Premier of Quebec Worries About the State of Hockey

With the Montreal Canadiens in a losing funk, François Legault has expressed concern about the declining number of Quebec-born pros and vowed to get to the bottom of it.

#bettman-gary, #canada, #guy-lafleur, #hockey-ice, #legault-francois, #lemieux-mario, #marcel-dionne, #maurice-richard, #mike-bossy, #montreal-canadiens, #national-hockey-league, #quebec-province-canada

In Buffalo, Waiting for the Canadians

So far, relaxed travel restrictions between the United States and Canada have not led to a big influx of tourists on either side of the New York-Ontario border. Both sides are waiting, not so patiently.

#buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #niagara-ny, #niagara-on-the-lake-ontario, #ontario-canada, #travel-and-vacations

Islanders Are Finally Home Sweet Home

The N.H.L. team lost its first game at the new $1.1-billion UBS Arena but they lost in style. The seats are comfy, the concourses spacious and the bathrooms big and numerous enough that fans won’t miss any goals.

#belmont-park, #fans-persons, #hockey-ice, #nassau-coliseum, #new-york-islanders, #stadiums-and-arenas, #ubs-arena-elmont-ny

N.H.L. Partnership With Chemical Company Leaves Environmental Watchdogs Cold

A new report accuses the league of using its N.H.L. Green program to promote refrigerants that will contribute to global warming.

#chemours-company, #global-warming, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #ozone, #stadiums-and-arenas

After Islanders End 13-Game Road Trip, a New Home Arena Awaits

The team will play its first game at its new home, UBS Arena, on Saturday against Calgary, nearly six weeks after the N.H.L. season began.

#elmont-ny, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-islanders, #stadiums-and-arenas, #trotz-barry, #ubs-arena-elmont-ny

High Schoolers Barred From Hockey Games After Crudely Taunting a Goalie

After students at a Pennsylvania high school yelled sexually explicit chants at a visiting team’s only female player, the entire student body was barred from games for the rest of the season.

#discrimination, #education-secondary, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #kittanning-pa, #pennsylvania, #school-discipline-students, #women-and-girls

With Accusations of Abuse, Kyle Beach Forces N.H.L. to Confront Its Failings

The cultural problems of hockey seem to have met a moment that makes them impossible to ignore, and when consequences — however belatedly — are finally being meted out.

#aldrich-brad-1983, #beach-kyle-1990, #chicago-blackhawks, #coaches-and-managers, #hazing, #hockey-ice, #kennedy-sheldon, #national-hockey-league, #sex-crimes

Blackhawks Scandal: With Accusations of Abuse, Kyle Beach Forces NHL to Confront Its Failings

The cultural problems of hockey seem to have met a moment that makes them impossible to ignore, and when consequences — however belatedly — are finally being meted out.

#aldrich-brad-1983, #beach-kyle-1990, #chicago-blackhawks, #coaches-and-managers, #hazing, #hockey-ice, #kennedy-sheldon, #national-hockey-league, #sex-crimes

Will Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Make Good on Its Promise?

The operators of Climate Pledge Arena, home to the N.H.L.’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, plan to reduce and offset its entire planet-warming footprint. They still have a lot to prove.

#amazon-com-inc, #energy-efficiency, #fans-persons, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hockey-ice, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #stadiums-and-arenas, #sustainable-living

Blackhawks Ignored 2010 Sexual Assault Accusation, Investigation Says

An independent investigation commissioned by the N.H.L. club revealed on Tuesday that the team failed to act promptly after a player accused a video coach of sexual assault, in part because club executives were concerned about winning the Stanley Cup.

#bowman-stan, #chicago-blackhawks, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

Seattle, Long Ready for Another Pro Team, Embraces the Kraken

A week into the season, the N.H.L.’s newest team is 1-3-1 on the ice, and undefeated in the contest of local public opinion. Nowhere is that more obvious than Seattle’s original hockey bar.

#hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken

Rangers, Devils, and Islanders Have Hope for New NHL Season

With so much N.H.L. hockey stuffed into a single market, one would hope that fans in the New York area would be having a lot more fun. In recent years, the Isles are the lone bright spot.

#hockey-ice, #new-jersey-devils, #new-york-islanders, #new-york-rangers

Connor McDavid Is Ready for a Stanley Cup Championship

As the Oilers superstar begins his seventh N.H.L. season, he is finding his voice as a leader. And after outdoing himself last season with 105 points in 56 games, only the playoffs remain to be conquered.

#content-type-personal-profile, #edmonton-oilers, #hockey-ice, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league

Alex Ovechkin Can See Wayne Gretzky’s N.H.L. Goals Record

The Capitals star, who recently signed a five-year contract, starts the season with 730 goals, sixth on the career list behind Gretzky’s 894. Overtaking the Great One before he’s done is not out of the question.

#gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #ovechkin-alex-1985

2021-22 N.H.L. Season: What’s New and What’s Returning to Normal

Seattle gets the Kraken, Canadian fans return to the arena, regular divisions and cross-border travel are back, and N.H.L. players are headed to the Olympics.

#canada, #crosby-sidney, #edmonton-oilers, #hockey-ice, #matthews-auston-1997, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league, #olympic-games-2022, #seattle-kraken, #tampa-bay-lightning, #toronto-maple-leafs

Rod Gilbert, Known as Mr. Ranger, Warmed New York to Ice Hockey

The Rangers great, whose death at the age of 80 was announced on Sunday, was more than a sensational player and a good guy, writes a former Times hockey reporter.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #gilbert-rod-1941, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-city, #new-york-rangers

Dudes on Ice: A Play About Hockey Tackles Masculinity, Too

“Islander,” a skewed look at a New York Islanders season, examines extreme fandom, violence and the thrill of sports.

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Rod Gilbert, Hockey Hall of Famer Known as Mr. Ranger, Dies at 80

Gilbert played his entire N.H.L. career with New York and is the franchise’s only player to score more than 400 goals.

#gilbert-rod-1941, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers

A Lifeline to Let College Teams Play On

The University of Alaska Anchorage set specific goals for targeted teams to survive. Millions of dollars poured in, suggesting a template for schools hoping to keep programs afloat.

#alpine-skiing, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #gymnastics, #hockey-ice, #university-of-alaska-anchorage

Tampa Bay Lightning Beat Montreal Canadiens to Keep the Stanley Cup

The Lightning overwhelmed the Habs, winning the best-of-seven series in five games to claim their second N.H.L. championship in nine months.

#cooper-jon-1967, #hockey-ice, #maroon-patrick-1988, #montreal-canadiens, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #stanley-cup, #tampa-bay-lightning, #vasilevskiy-andrei-1994

N.H.L. Goalie Dies After Being Hit by Fireworks

Matiss Kivlenieks, who played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, died in an accident in Novi, Mich., on Sunday, the police said.

#columbus-blue-jackets, #falls, #fireworks, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation, #latvia, #michigan, #national-hockey-league, #novi-mich