Nazem Kadri is innocent. Craig Berube is a clown. Would St. Louis fans like some cheese to go with their whining about the Avalanche’s Game 3 return?

If Nazem Kadri really wanted to hurt Jordan Binnington, don’t you think he would have done a better job than that? The shot was legal until the end. An accident. A game of hockey. An unfortunate game of hockey, but a game of hockey nonetheless. “Look at Kadri’s reputation,” St. Louis coach Craig Berube told … Read more

The Rangers’ Case for Breaking the Kid Line in Game 3

The words are the same, but the meaning of the question is entirely different. Because now when you ask, “Where should Rangers play Alexis Lafrenière?” it’s about which combination of attackers needs him the most as opposed to which combination could help him the most. It’s not a subtle difference. I dare say the Rangers … Read more

Edmonton Oilers take 2-1 lead over Calgary Flames

Andrew Mangiapane and Zach Hyman each received brutal penalties for this scrum.Picture: Getty Images It’s tempting to try to learn some sort of lesson from the big games. We all try to do it, all the time, just like the fans. The playoffs aren’t all that different from the final season episodes of a prestige … Read more

Mika Zibanejad kept the magic alive under Gerard Gallant

RALEIGH, NC — It’s a story that goes back quite early in the season when the Rangers were trying to establish themselves under incoming head coach Gerard Gallant. The record was 10-4-3 and was achieved in large part by the singular brilliance of Igor Shesterkin when the Sabers visited the Garden on November 21. It … Read more

Australian Hockeyroos end Trans-Tasman Series with 2-1 win over New Zealand’s Black Sticks

The new-look Hockeyroos made a successful return to international hockey after claiming a 2-0 Trans-Tasman Series win over New Zealand in Auckland. Key points: Rebecca Greiner and Brooke Peris scored the goals for the Hockeyroos The Black Sticks opened the scoring thanks to Megan Hull The Hockeyroos also won Game 2 of the series World … Read more

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 7 Live

Another Game 7, another loss for the Maple Leafs. Toronto’s last crushing loss in the playoffs came at the hands of the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. The Leafs haven’t won a playoff round since 2004. The Star documented all the action from inside Scotiabank Arena and just outside Maple … Read more

It’s time for Rangers and Artemi Panarin to meet the moment in Game 7

This is the time and this is the place where these bands of Rangers can write their own history and establish themselves as the rightful heirs of the Henrik Lundqvist era. It’s Game 7 night, with the Rangers and Penguins returning to it once again on Sunday under the lights of Broadway. This is the … Read more

Washington Capitals face big questions after fourth straight first-round outing

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals came out early once again.Picture: Getty Images The Washington Capitals just pissed off their Eastern Conference Series first round against the Florida Panthers. The President’s Trophy winners were on the ropes in three straight games. And the Panthers won those three postseason games in succession, two in overtime and … Read more

Australian Hockeyroos draw 1-1 with New Zealand in trans-Tasman series

A first international goal from Shanea Tonkin kept the Hockeyroos unbeaten in the trans-Tasman series after a 1-1 draw with New Zealand in the penultimate game in Auckland. Key points: Tonkin equalized after the Black Sticks scored earlier through Alia Jacques The Hockeyroos won Game 2 of the series 2-1 on Thursday The series ends … Read more