The Early Lead: NHL

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Boston Bruins honor Sam Berns, teen who died of rare genetic disease

Teenager who died of a rare genetic disease is remembered with a pregame moment of silence.

By Ben Sumner  |  07:41 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Shaq hangs with the New Jersey Devils, drives Zamboni

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal showed up at the Devils game Saturday, but not just to wave to the crowd on the big screen and shake hands with players.

By Ben Sumner  |  08:52 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Shaquille O'Neal

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar vortex claims Hurricanes-Sabres game

Buffalo is dealing with blizzard and dangerous temperatures.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, NHL

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Winter Classic: Michigan’s Big House gets NHL makeover (video)

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs are likely to be playing in snow.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Winter Classic

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013

NHL releases chrome logos for 2014 outdoor games

The Chrome Collection features seven teams that are playing in four outdoor NHL games in January and March.

By Ben Sumner  |  06:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Tomas Hertl's trick-shot goal is fourth of game (video)

San Jose Sharks rookie saves best for last, with pass between his legs -- to himself.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, San Jose Sharks, Tomas Hertl

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Flyers fire coach three games into season

Peter Laviolette, replaced by assistant Craig Berube, was doomed by an 0-3 start.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Peter Laviolette, Philadelphia Flyers

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Patrick Roy goes after glass, Bruce Boudreau in first game as Avs coach (video)

Former goalie hasn’t mellowed yet -- and his team won the game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:17 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Boudreau, NHL, Patrick Roy

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Jaromir Jagr agrees to one-year deal with Devils, report says

Departure of Ilya Kovalchuk for Russia caught New Jersey flat-footed.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ilya Kovalchuk, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Donovan McNabb's nephew is finding his way in hockey

Darnell Nurse is expected to be a first-round pick in NHL draft.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darnell Nurse, Donovan McNabb, NHL, Seth Jones

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Gregory Campbell breaks leg in Bruins' win, report says (video)

Boston forward keeps skating for nearly a minute despite pain.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Gregory Campbell, NHL

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Sidney Crosby back on the ice before Penguins practice

Pittsburgh star has been out since his jaw and teeth were broken by a flying puck March 31.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Iginla traded to Penguins, not Bruins, in Stanley-Cup-or-bust move

General Manager Ray Shero admits "We're all in" to try to win the Stanley Cup.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarome Iginla, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Mr. T scores goal at Blackhawks game (video)

After predicting "Pain! I pity that puck!" he shoots, he scores!

By Cindy Boren  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Sidney Crosby hit in face by puck, but keeps playing (video)

Penguins captain is only briefly sidelined after scary moment.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds target of racist chants in Czech hockey game

For the second time in 13 months, Simmonds was on the receiving end of monkey taunts during a hockey game.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012

New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2015

Already home to the new-look Brooklyn Nets, the billion-dollar Barclays Arena will soon add an NHL franchise to its tenants.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Islanders, NHL

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Los Angeles Kings one win away from completing unlikeliest of Stanley Cup runs

After clawing their way into the playoffs, the Kings are on the precipice of sweeping their way to their first Stanley Cup.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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