Rangers lost 1962 playoff series to Maple Leafs after missed call

Legendary hockey reporter Stan Fischler writes a weekly guest book for NHL.com. Known as “The Hockey Maven,” Fischler shares his humor and insight with readers every Wednesday. This week Fischler takes us back to the semifinals of the 1962 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs ratings off to historic start with ESPN, Turner

The first round of 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs has proved historic for ESPN and Turner Sports, with ratings for TNT and TBS the highest since the advent of cable television. Games broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and TBS averaged 768,000 viewers, a 58 percent increase from last season on NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network. Turner … Read more

Maple Leafs coach Keefe, GM Dubas to return next season

They received a vote of confidence despite Toronto losing its first Stanley Cup Playoff series for a sixth straight season. Shanahan also said he doesn’t expect any major roster changes in the off-season. “I think it’s important to say that I see both (Keefe and Dubas) as extremely important in taking us to the next … Read more

Color of Hockey: Bains’ path to Canucks inspiring South Asian community

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for 10 years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in sports. He is presenting a profile today as part of the NHL’s Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrations Arshdeep Bainsa Vancouver Canucks junior who became the first player … Read more

The Maple Leafs Lost Again – What Now?

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports What’s happening now? The Maple Leafs lost. Once again. Another Game 7. Her sixth straight playoff loss of the current era and tenth straight missed opportunity to knock out her opponent. The deepest roster the franchise has ever frozen, blessed with home field advantage, couldn’t make it against the team that’s … Read more

Screen Shots: Barry Trotz, Wild’s Playoff Struggles and New Jersey’s Future

Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports It’s a Stanley Cup playoff release of screenshots where we take a relatively quick look at some hockey related topics. Not all of today’s topics are playoff-related, but this is always a fascinating time on the NHL calendar because, in addition to the aftermath of the first round of the postseason, … Read more

Phil Stacey On Hockey: Bruins force Game 7 with excellent showing | Sports

BOSTON — A demon who could score the first goal in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2021-22 season has finally been exorcised. Now, can the Boston Bruins defeat even the most bewildering beast by winning in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon? A blood-and-guts effort on Thursday night gave them that chance. A crucial … Read more

Sidney Crosby Has Turned Back the Clock

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Let’s get something straight right away: Sidney Crosby never left. Sure, a couple of shiny new toys named Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews burst onto the scene dramatically in recent years, tearing up the record books and absorbing all the media attention for their nightly displays of magic on ice. But … Read more

NHL closing in on seeing its first female coach

Kori Cheverie fondly recalls the conversations she had with her grandfather, who was growing up in Nova Scotia, where he encouraged her to believe that anything was attainable in sport. First woman to play for the Toronto Blue Jays? For sure. Hoist the Stanley Cup over your head while representing the Toronto Maple Leafs? Do … Read more