Bergeron Returns to Practice, Termed ‘Probable’ for Tampa Game

BOSTON – After missing the last three games with an elbow infection, Patrice Bergeron returned to practice with his teammates on Wednesday at Warrior Ice Arena. Boston’s captain has a doctor’s appointment on Thursday morning and after that it will be determined if he is cleared to play for the B’s showdown with the Tampa … Read more

Super 16: Avalanche No. 1 for eighth straight week, Oilers return

The first change is at No. 6, with the New York Rangers moving up one spot. The Pittsburgh Penguins are also up one to No. 7, with the Toronto Maple Leafs dropping two spots to No. 8. The Washington Capitals (No. 11) and Nashville Predators (No. 12) are also up two spots. The Edmonton Oilers … Read more

Need to Know: Bruins vs. Coyotes

BOSTON – The Bruins will close out their three-game homestand on Saturday night as they host the red-hot Arizona Coyotes at TD Garden. Arizona comes into the game having won four straight games with 24 goals over that span. After a 2-1 win over league-leading Colorado on March 3, the Coyotes defeated Ottawa (8-5), Detroit … Read more

Eichel’s ’emotional’ return with Golden Knights ends in loss to Sabres

BUFFALO — Jack Eichel said he underestimated the raw emotions of returning to Buffalo in a visiting uniform for the first time. And there was no shortage of them at KeyBank Center on Thursday, both for the Vegas Golden Knights forward and the Buffalo Sabres fans who jeered him from start to finish. The boos … Read more

Fond of Forslund | NHL.com

The fans here in North Carolina clearly love and appreciate Kraken play-by-play man extraordinaire John Forslund. Same for some two dozen-plus and counting Hurricanes employees who stopped Forslund on his walk up to the visitors broadcast booth or went upstairs themselves to exchange greetings. There can be no better measure of a human than when … Read more

Need to Know: Bruins at Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Bruins close out a mammoth six-game road trip on Saturday night with a sixth and final stop at Nationwide Arena for a tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Black & Gold have gone 4-1-0 so far on the season-long, 12-day journey that concludes against a team chasing them – Columbus … Read more

Hammond to start at Senators for Canadiens on Saturday

Andrew Hammond will start for the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at the Ottawa Senators, where the goalie became known as “The Hamburglar” during his rookie season seven years ago. “It’s special for a lot of reasons,” Hammond said Friday. “Obviously my time there was the highlight of my career. The people wrapped their arms around … Read more

Eichel makes Golden Knights debut, confident ‘it’s going to get better’

LAS VEGAS — Jack Eichel knew his debut with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday wasn’t going to be perfect. Not after going more than 11 months without playing a game. So, though the Golden Knights lost 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena, the center said he viewed it as an important first … Read more

Bergeron Set to Make Return to Game Action vs. Islanders

NEW YORK – After missing the last three games with a head injury, Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron will return to the lineup on Thursday night against the New York Islanders. The B’s top centerman was a full participant in Wednesday morning’s practice at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. “Looked good, ready to go. So, he … Read more

Need to Know: Bruins at Rangers

NEW YORK – The Bruins, still without Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeronwill kick off a three-game road trip on Tuesday night with an Original Six tilt against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Matt Grzelcyk will make his return to the lineup after missing one game with an upper-body injury and play alongside … Read more