NHL On Tap: Maple Leafs visit Canadiens with Matthews nearing 50th goal

Matthews to continue pursuit of 50th goal for Maple Leafs at Canadiens The so-called Original Six era ended with 1967 expansion, but even in today’s 32-team NHL, there remains something truly special about a nationally televised “Hockey Night in Canada” game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, the League’s oldest and winningest teams … Read more

NHL On Tap: Oilers visit Avalanche looking for sixth straight win

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the four games Monday. Oilers look to keep rolling in Denver The Edmonton Oilers have won five straight games, all at home, the last three against the New … Read more

NHL On Tap: Ovechkin tries to make more history when Capitals host Stars

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the six games Sunday. Ovechkin tries to make more history Alex Ovechkin can reach another milestone when the Washington Capitals (35-18-10) host the Dallas Stars (33-24-3) on Sunday … Read more

NHL On Tap: Giordano to play 1,000th NHL game when Kraken visit Capitals

Giordano to play 1,000th NHL game Mark Giordano is expected to play his 1,000th NHL game when the Seattle Kraken visit the Washington Capitals on Saturday (7 pm ET; NBCSWA, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The defenseman and captain of the Kraken (17-34-5) has scored 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 50 games and could … Read more

NHL On Tap: Ehlers expected back from knee injury for Jets against Stars

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the seven games on Friday. Ehlers likely to return for Jets against Stars Forward Nikolaj Ehlers is expected to return to the lineup for the Winnipeg Jets when … Read more

NHL On Tap: Jack Johnson to play 1,000th NHL game

Jack Johnson to play 1,000th NHL game Jack Johnson will play his 1,000th NHL game when the Colorado Avalanche (39-10-4) host the New York Islanders (20-21-8) on Tuesday (9 pm ET; ALT, MSG+, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). Johnson, the No. 3 pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, has scored 311 points (72 goals, 239 assists) in … Read more