Alexander Steen scored his team-leading 12th goal and Brian Elliott made 24 saves to help the streaking St. Louis Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night.
Matt D'Agostini and Jason Arnott also scored for the Blues, who have won six of eight. St. Louis has points in 18 of its last 21 games (14-3-4) since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach after David Payne was fired Nov. 8. Read More
Steven Stamkos scored his 19th goal of the season 30 seconds into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night.
Stamkos got the winner from in close off a nifty pass from Eric Brewer.
Teddy Purcell, Tom Pyatt, Ryan Malone and Nate Thompson also scored for the Lightning, who had lost seven of eight. Read More
Patrick Sharp scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 2:01 span early in the third period to complete his second career hat trick, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 6-5 victory over the floundering Anaheim Ducks on Friday. Read More
Let there be hockey.
The ECHL held a news conference Tuesday to formally introduce the San Francisco Bulls as the 21st member of the long-standing NHL minor-league affiliate.
"It’s very exciting," Pat Curcio, San Francisco Bulls president, general manager and head coach, said. "There hasn’t been pro hockey in San Francisco in 15 years, so we believe we can provide an affordable entertainment for the families of San Francisco." Read More
After a 15-year absence, pro hockey will be returning to San Francisco in 2012.
The ECHL announced Tuesday the San Francisco Bulls will join the league for the 2012-13 season and play their home games at the Cow Palace. The Bulls will become the 21st team in the premiere “AA” hockey league, which serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. Read More
The National Hockey League needs to wake up, and wake up real fast. This past week was one the league did not take advantage of. We are all aware of the great game Sunday when Team USA played its guts out only to lose in overtime to the Canadians in the gold medal round of the Olympics. Read More
Moral victory, schmoral victory. Don’t even try it.
No, I’m not suggesting that a silver medal isn’t something in which to take great pride. What I’m suggesting is that, sometimes, finishing second sucks.
There’s a difference. Read More
Ryan Miller could only do so much.
Only a shot from Canada's favorite Kid — Sidney Crosby — 7:40 into overtime during Sunday's gold-medal game kept him from carrying the United States to a perfect mark and the top spot on the Olympic podium.
Canada 3, United States 2.
And it was every bit that close thanks to the American goaltender, who made 36 saves in an arena rooting hard against him and waiting for him to fail. Read More
But first, U.S. must get past Finland in semis
The United States men's hockey team will play for a medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It just doesn't know what color yet. Read More
Canada tops U.S., 2-0, to capture gold medal
It is one of the top rivalries in sports. Like a pair of teenage sisters, the women's hockey teams from the United States and Canada fight over everything -- Olympic gold medals, world championship titles, even meaningless exhibition games played during off years. Read More