Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Golden Knights can tie for wild card in West

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are 24 days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Ryan Strome has immediate impact in Rangers return vs. Devils

Ryan Strome slotted back into the Rangers lineup Tuesday night against the Devils, marking the first return from injury that will further complicate head coach Gerard Gallant’s looming personnel decisions. After missing the previous four games with an undisclosed lower-body injury, which he suffered against the Sabres at the end of March, Strome returned to … Read more

Braden Schneider giving Rangers the spark they crave

Tedium hadn’t quite set in yet, as it would through the final 40 minutes of this low-event Battle of the Hudson in Newark on Tuesday. So it was just past the midway point of the first period with the Devils holding a 1-0 lead on Yegor Sharongovich’s beautiful breakaway goal off a Jacob Trouba boo-boo … Read more

Avalanche defeat Penguins, clinch playoff berth

PITTSBURGH — The Colorado Avalanche clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 6-4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Mikko Rantanen had two assists to reach 400 points in his 400th NHL game, and JT Compher and Darren Helm Each had a goal … Read more

Top 2022 NHL Draft prospects compared to current players

NHL Central Scouting, which is currently meeting to determine its final rankings of the top North American skaters and goaltenders for the 2022 draft at Bell Center in Montreal on July 7-8, offered some insight on the top five North American skaters and No. 1 goalie on its midterm ranking, and the No. 1 skater … Read more

Getzlaf to retire from Ducks following career to be cherished

Ryan Getzlaf choked up as he announced his retirement from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, and he thanked everyone you would expect — family, friends, owners, executives, coaches, teammates, trainers. He even thanked the arena workers. After 17 seasons in Anaheim, the past 12 as captain of the Ducks, the 36-year-old center knows everyone’s face … Read more

Hossa to retire with Blackhawks after signing one-day contract

Marian Hossa will retire after he signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday before the game against the Seattle Kraken at United Center (8:30 pm ET; NBCSCH, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). A progressive skin disorder ended the former forward’s hockey career after the 2016-17 season. He won the Stanley Cup three times … Read more

NBA, NHL see simultaneous upticks in scoring

NBA players, like the NHL counterparts, are scoring a lot.Image: Getty Images Rarely does it make sense to link the NBA and the NHL, other than they tend to play in the same buildings at the same time of year. You wouldn’t really call them roommates, because when one is home the other never is. … Read more

Panthers ride potent offense to clinch playoff berth

The Florida Panthers became the first team to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 5-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. The Panthers (48-15-6) have already won the most games in their history and are one point shy of their record (103) they set in 2015-16, when they finished first … Read more