Once Lightning captain Steven Stamkos took himself off the free-agent market, the Buffalo Sabres turned to Plan B: Kyle Okposo.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft.
Gordie Howe worked all his remarkable life to earn the respect and awe that came with being "Mr. Hockey."
Gordie Howe was remembered Friday by friends and rivals alike as one of the greatest players in ice hockey history, a Canadian legend whose name remains synonymous with the sport.
There's very little flash to Martin Jones. The San Jose Sharks goaltender speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect attention elsewhere. Call it a reflex action honed from years spent wearing a mask while intentionally standing in the way of a puck often fired at high speed.
Pittsburgh moved within one victory of the NHL's Stanley Cup title by winning 3-1 at San Jose on Monday, with Evgeni Malkin scoring his first goal of the series and goaltender Matt Murray making 23 saves.
Joonas Donskoi wasn't even born when the San Jose Sharks started in 1991 and hadn't taken part in any of a series of playoff disappointments that haunted the franchise over the years.
Sidney Crosby enters the faceoff circle with a plan every time, well aware it will almost certainly evaporate once the puck smacks the ice.
Rookie forward Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift Pittsburgh to a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night, sending the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009.
The San Jose Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history Wednesday by fending off the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in game six of their Eastern Conference series.