Steve Yzerman: Ville Husso, Alex Nedeljkovic a solid tandem for Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said there are more teams that need a goaltender than there are goalies to be had, so it was important to secure one before free agency starts on Wednesday. The Red Wings addressed that need Friday by acquiring Ville Husso from the St. Louis Blues for a third-round pick in this year’s draft (No. Yzerman then signed Husso to a three-year extension worth $4.75 million a season. He expects Husso, 27, and Alex Nedeljkovic, 26, to form a strong tandem. “We certainly like the season that Ville had,” Yzerman told media at the draft.mlive.com
Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 19 - Lightning vs. Panthers, Blues vs. Avalanche | Faceoff, How to Watch, Preview
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division(3) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (1) Florida Panthers (Lightning lead 1-0)Time: 7 p.m. Despite Anthony Duclair scoring first for the Panthers, that is all Florida would get in game one. Watch the NHL Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division(3) St. Louis Blues vs. (1) Colorado Avalanche (Avalanche lead 1-0)Time: 9:30 p.m. ETWhere: Ball Arena (Denver, Colo.)Channel: TNTStream: Sling, DirecTV StreamThe Avs and Blues went at it in game one, well maybe the Avs went more at the Blues. The Blues showed that they can stay in games with the overpowering Avs, albeit if their goaltender plays out his mind.mlive.com
Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 12 - Maple Leafs vs. Lightning, Wild vs. Blues and More | Faceoff, How to Watch, Preview
In a set of back-and-forth series, four games on Thursday night can determine who heads to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Carolina is looking to advance to the second round for the third time in four years, hoping to eliminate the Bruins for the first time since 2009. Atlantic Division(2) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (3) Tampa Bay Lightning (Leafs lead 3-2)Time: 7:30 p.m. Watch the NHL Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division(2) Minnesota Wild vs. (3) St. Louis Blues (Blues lead 3-2)Time: 9:30 p.m. Pacific Division(2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (3) Los Angeles Kings (Kings lead 3-2)Time: 10 p.m.mlive.com
MacKinnon records hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 in Game 2
Nathan MacKinnon finished his first career playoff hat trick with an empty-net goal to help the Colorado Avalanche pull away late for a 6-3 win over St. Louis in Game 2 after the Blues avoided a pregame virus scare that nearly sidelined several players.
How to Watch the St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche (5/17/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 1) | Channel, Stream, Time
There is already so much great action going on in the first couple of days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and not every team has even had a chance to play yet. The Avs captured their third President’s Trophy, their first since 2001, the last time Colorado lifted Lord Stanley. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)The St. Louis Blues are far from their 2019 championship, as they are a team that many wondered if they even deserve to be in the playoffs. St. Louis will need goaltender Jordan Binnington to turn his game around, as his stats are well below the league average this season. What: NHL PlayoffsWho: (4) St. Louis Blues vs. (1) Colorado AvalancheWhen: Monday, May 17Time: 10:00 PM ETWhere: Ball Arena (Denver, Colo.)Channel: NBC Sports NetworkStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)mlive.com
Minus coaching staff, Vegas loses to Blues 5-4 in shootout
CORRECTS TO SHOOTOUT, INSTEAD OF OVERTIME - St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Missing all their coaches, Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights still managed to earn a point. David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout Tuesday to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Vegas. Pacioretty got his seventh career hat trick for the Golden Knights, who were without their entire coaching staff because of COVID-19 concerns. The Golden Knights were 1 for 6 with a man advantage and are 3 of 26 (11.5%) this season.
Former Kalamazoo Wings forward wins Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay Lightning
KALAMAZOO, MI - For the second consecutive year, a former Kalamazoo Wings hockey player hoisted the Stanley Cup, as forward Yanni Gourde capped his fifth NHL season as a champion with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars, 2-0, on Monday to take the series in six games and capture their second Stanley Cup in franchise history, with Gourde playing a big part in the title run. Two of Gourde’s playoff goals came in the Stanley Cup Finals, including a power-play tally late in the second period of Game 4 that tied the contest at 3 and helped the Lightning pull out a 5-4 overtime win. The 28-year-old Gourde played one season with the Kalamazoo Wings in 2013-14, tallying 15 goals and 19 assists for the ECHL club, before getting called up to the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks. RELATED:Former Grand Rapids Griffins center now a Stanley Cup championMichigan hockey team officially sets world record for largest lightsaber battleECHL, Kalamazoo Wings cancel rest of 2019-20 season amid coronavirus pandemicKalamazoo Wings hockey season on hold as ECHL halts play amid coronavirus pandemicmlive.com
Back to health, Blues and Avalanche top two teams in West
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, right, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Tarasenko makes his return after early season shoulder surgery that limited him to three goals in 10 games. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Back to health, Blues and Avalanche top two teams in West
Ditto for St. Louis, the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Blues and Avalanche were navigating through some key injuries before the season was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hiatus allowed time to heal and now the top two teams in the Western Conference return as Cup favorites. The two teams get things rolling Sunday in Edmonton by facing each other to kick off a round-robin tournament to determine seeding in the West. It should be a fun ride.Back on the ice for the Blues is forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who underwent shoulder surgery in late October.
St. Louis Blues defeat Boston Bruins to win Stanley Cup
BOSTON (AP) St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 for their first Stanley Cup title. Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL championship. Alex Pietrangelo added a goal and an assist and Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford also scored for St. Louis. The Blues woke up on New Year's morning with the worst record in the league but won 30 of their final 49 regular-season games and soared through the playoffs to reach the final for the first time since 1970. Coach Craig Berube, who took over when Mike Yeo was fired in November, is the fourth coach in the past 11 years hired in midseason to lead his team to the NHL title.