Friday, December 30, 2016

Senators retire Alfredsson's No. 11 Jersey

The Senators honor Daniel Alfredsson by retiring his No. 11 to the rafters at Canadian Tire Centre, December 29th 2016.
 He is the modern Senators career leader in Goals (426), Assists (682), Points (1108), Shots (3320) and Hat Tricks (8).

Patrick Kane notches 700th point 12/29/16

Patrick Kane skates down the right wing to the circle and buries a wrister to give the Blackhawks the lead, notching his 700th career point.  He is 6th in Blackhawks history in points, 79 behind Doug Wilson at #5.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top 10 Plays of the Week: Week 11

Top 10 plays from week eleven include a rink-length connection to Ovechkin, a desperation paddle stop from Fleury and NHL history from Jagr

Evgeni Malkin Scores 800th Career Point

December 27th 2016

Evgeni Malkin scores his 800th and 801st career point in the NHL.  He is 4th on the Penguins all time list of point scorers.  He sits 157th all time in the NHL, 3 points behind Garry Unger for 156th.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Funny Side of Hockey

Today in Hockey History (December 22nd 2016)

December 22, 1996
Brett Hull became the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals, notching a hat trick in a home game against Stephane Fiset and the Los Angeles Kings.  
Brett and his father Bobby became the first father and son to join the 500-goal club.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Jaromir Jagr ties Mark Messier for second all-time in points 12/20/16

Jaromir Jagr picks up a secondary assist on Nick Bjugstad's goal to tally his 1,887th career point, tying Mark Messier for second all-time

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Panarin, Lundqvist, Staal named 3 Stars of the Week

Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin, Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist and Wild's Eric Staal are named the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week ending Dec. 18th

Today in Hockey History (December 20th)

December 20th 1983
Guy Lafleur and Steve Shutt of the Montreal Canadiens score their 500th and 400th career goal, respectively, in a 6-0 rout of the New Jersey Devils at Byrne Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey.
During the game against the Devils on December 20th,1983, Shutt took a pass from Ryan Walter in the second period and faked Devils’ goalkeeper "Chico" Resch to the right to score his 400th career goal and put Montreal up 3-0. Lafleur scored his own milestone goal at 8:34 into the third period, taking a rising shot from about 30 feet away to beat Resch. With the shot, Lafleur became only the 10th player in the history of the NHL to score 500 goals.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Senators honor Chris Neil for 1,000th game 12/14/16

The Senators hold a pregame ceremony to honor Chris Neil's 1,000th game in the NHL and present him with a silver stick prior to puck drop

Monday, December 12, 2016

Voracek, Raanta, Gagner named 3 Stars of the Week

Flyers' Jakub Voracek, Rangers' Antti Raanta and Blue Jackets' Sam Gagner are named the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week ending Dec. 11th

Top 10 Plays of the Week: Week 8

December 7th-11th 2016

Alex Ovechkin buries 200th powerplay goal 12/11/16

Alex Ovechkin blisters a quick shot past Jacob Markstrom to tally the 200th power-play goal of his career

We Love Hockey!

Mark Recchi celebrates Carolina Hurricanes winning the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals over the Edmonton Oilers 4 games to 3.  This was Reechi 2nd Cup win, he had previously won with the 1991 Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mason, Tarasenko, Jones named 3 Stars of the Week

Flyers' Steve Mason, Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko and Sharks' Martin Jones are named the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week ending Dec. 4th

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Today in Hockey History (November 22nd)

November 22nd 2006
Anaheim Ducks Teemu Selanne joins the 500 goal club with a against the Colorado Avalanche.  
He reached 500 in his 982nd game.  
He would finish his career with 684 goals and 11th on the all time list.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Connor McDavid Scores His First NHL Hat Trick (ALL 3 GOALS)

November 19th 2016
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers netted his first career NHL hat trick on Saturday the 19th of November 2016.  

He scored 3 goals on 4 shots in leading the Oilers to a 5-2 victory.

Friday, November 18, 2016

1940 Hart Trophy

1940 Hart Trophy 
Ebbie Goodfellow 
Detroit Red Wings
11 goals  17 assist  28 points

The Top 5 in 1940 Hart Trophy voting 

1 - Ebbie Goodfellow  (Red Wings)  57 votes
2 - Syl Apps  (Maple Leafs)   51 votes
3 - Dit Clapper (Bruins)   40 votes
4 - Milt Schmidt  (Bruins)   32 votes
5 - Earl Robinson  (Canadiens)  21 votes

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stat of the Day

The Top 10 in Goals Scored All Time for the Toronto Maple Leafs

1 - Mats Sundin  420 goals

2 - Darryl Sittler  389 goals

3 - Dave Keon  365 goals

4 - Ron Ellis   332 goals

5 - Rick Vaive   299 goals

6 - Frank Mahovlich   296 goals

6 - George Armstrong  296 goals

8 - Wendel Clark  260 goals
(1985-1994) (1996-1999)

9 - Bob Pulford  251 goals

10 - Ted Kennedy  231 goals

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stat of the Day

Top 10 in Points for the 1970-71 NHL Season 
1 - Phil Esposito (Boston) 152
(Art Ross Trophy winner)
2 - Bobby Orr (Boston) 139
3 - John Bucyk (Boston) 116
4 - Ken Hodge (Boston) 105
5 - Bobby Hull (Chicago) 96
6 - Norm Ullman (Toronto) 85
7 - Wayne Cashman (Boston) 79
8 - John McKenzie (Boston) 77
9 - Fred Stanfield (Boston) 76
9 - Dave Keon (Toronto) 76
9 - Jean Beliveau (Montreal) 76

Monday, November 7, 2016

Stat of the Day

Russ Anderson (Defenseman)
1975 Entry Draft
Drafted 31st overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins (13th pick of the 2nd round)
the first US born player drafted in 1975

Played 1976 -1981 with the Penguins before being traded to the Hartford Whalers on December 29th 1981 for Rick MacLeish.
Spent the rest of the 1981-82 season with Hartford and the entire 1982-83 season before being released in the offseason.  He signed with the LA Kings for the 1983-84 season, after being sent to New Haven in the AHL for 6 games in 1984 he returned to finish the 1984-85 season with the Kings.

He appeared in 519 games with 22 goals, 99 assists, 121 points and 1086 penalty minutes

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Evgeni Malkin 300th Career Goal

October 29th 2016
Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores his 300th career goal in a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
He is currently #6 all time on the Penguins goal scoring list.  He is 12 behind #5 Rick Kehoe.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Jaromir Jagr 750th Goal

October 20th 2016
Jaromir Jagr joined Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe as the only players in NHL history to have 750 or more career goals.
He netted his 750th against the Washington Capitals in a 4-2 loss.  
Jagr is far and away the active leader in goal scoring with Jarome Inginla 2nd among active players with 612.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Marian Hossa 500th Goal

October 18th 2016
Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks scores his 500th career goal.  He scored at 14:56 of the 2nd period against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Auston Matthews Kicks of the 2016-17 NHL Season

October 12th 2016
Toronto Maples Leafs rookie and #1 draft pick Auston Matthews kicks of the 2016-17 NHL season with a bang.  He becomes the 1st NHL player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today in Hockey History (October 11th)

October 11th 1967 
The St. Louis Blues play the first game in their history, 50 years ago. 
Below is a picture of the ceremonial puck drop by then NHL President Clarence S. Campbell.
Taking the face off are Al Arbour of the Blues and Len Lunde of the Minnesota North Stars.

The box score from the 1st NHL game of the St. Louis Blues
October 11th 1967

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1992 Hart Trophy

Mark Messier
(New York Rangers)
35 goals, 72 assists and 107 points
led the Rangers to the NHL's best record (50-25-5)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Today in Hockey History (October 4th)

October 4th 1991
The New York Rangers acquired Mark Messier from the Edmonton Oilers for 3 players including Bernie Nicholls.   Messier showed his value right away, leading the Rangers to the best record in the NHL and winning his 2nd Hart Trophy.

Friday, September 30, 2016

2016 World Cup of Hockey Champions

Team Canada defeated Team Europe by a score of 2-1 to sweep the best of 3 final of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey 2 games to 0 in Toronto, Ontario.

Captain of Team Canada, Sidney Crosby, won the tournament MVP with 3 goals and 7 assists.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

2015-16 AHL Outstanding Goaltender

Peter Budaj
Ontario Reign

42 wins, 14 losses, 9 shutouts, 1.75 Goals Against, .932 save pct. 
Led the Reign to the 2016 Western Conference Finals

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Ron Francis
(Carolina Hurricanes)
2002 Lady Byng Trophy and King Clancy Trophy 

Monday, September 19, 2016


Bobby Orr & Bobby Clarke from the inaugural Canada Cup tournament in 1976. With 9 points, Orr was named MVP.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stat of the Day

The Top Ten goal scorers in LA Kings history

1 - Luc Robitaille   (557)
2 - Marcel Dionne  (550)
3 - Dave Taylor      (431)
4 - Bernie Nicholls (327)
5 - Butch Goring    (275)
6 - Wayne Gretzky  (246)
       7 -  Anze Kopitar (243) active
8 - Charlie Simmer  (222)
        9 - Dustin Brown  (218)  active
10 - Mike Murphy    (194)

Luc Robitaille  spent 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings between 1986 and his retirement at the end of the 2006 season.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Today in Hockey History (September 13th)

September 13th 1967
Detroit Red Wings star Gordie Howe waves a contract he just signed for his 22nd season with the Red Wings in Detroit.  At right is Red Wings' GM and coach Sid Abel, and behind them are members of the St. Clair Shores, MI., Shorians peewee hockey team.
(AP Photo/Preston Stroup)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stat of the Day - Ron Grahame (Houston Aeros)

Ron Grahame 
Houston Aeros

2 time winner of the Ben Hatskin Trophy as the World Hockey Association's Goaltender of the Year (1975, 1977)

The 1975 WHA Playoff MVP
He led he Houston Aeros to the Avco Cup Championship by winning 12 games and losing 1.  The Aeros lost one game in the quarter finals to Cleveland but then swept the San Diego Mariners in the semi-finals and the Quebec Nordiques in the Avco Cup final. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today in Hockey History (August 30th)

August 30th 1966
The debut of the expansion St. Louis Blues jerseys 
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Saturday, August 27, 2016


WHA Media Guide 
featuring Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets and Gordie Howe of the Houston Aeros

Thursday, August 11, 2016

2016 AHL Calder Cup Champions

2016 American Hockey League Calder Cup Champions
Lake Erie Monsters
Won the Calder Cup in a 4 game sweep over the Hershey Bears 

Oliver Bjorkstrand
(Lake Erie Monsters)
Jack A Butterfield Trophy winner
AHL Playoff MVP

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 NHL Awards

2016 NHL General Manager of the Year Award

Jim Rutherford
(Pittsburgh Penguins)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


The top three draft picks (L-R) Bobby Ryan of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jack Johnson of the Carolina Hurricanes pose for a portrait during the 2005 National Hockey League Draft on July 30, 2005 

Monday, August 1, 2016

1986 NHL Awards

Troy Murray
(Chicago Blackhawks)

Frank J Selke Trophy winner

45 goals  54 assist  90 points

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pokey and The Bandit

Winnipeg Jets 1986-1988
Eldon "Pokey" Reddick 
Daniel "The Bandit" Berthiaume

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Campbell Conference and the Edmonton Oilers is given a car and a trophy for being named the MVP of the 1983 35th NHL All-Star Game against the Wales Conference on February 8, 1983 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York

This Week in Hockey History (July 17th)

July 17th 1994 - The St. Louis Blues announced the hiring of Mike Keenan to become the new coach and general manager. 
St. Louis fans were elated, as Keenan had just led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup. All Keenan did was run the franchise into the ground

Friday, July 1, 2016


2016 Calder Trophy Winner
NHL Rookie of the Year

Artemi Panarin
(Chicago Blackhawks)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

2016 Jack Adams Trophy

2016 Jack Adams Trophy
Barry Trotz 
Washington Capitals
(Led his team to the 2016 President's Trophy with the best regular season record 56 wins and 120 points)

2016 Vezina Trophy Winner

2016 Vezina Trophy Winner
Brandon Holtby
Washington Capitals

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

2016 Hart Trophy Winner

2016 Hart Trophy Winner
Patrick Kane 
Chicago Blackhawks

The first US born player to win the Hart Trophy and the first member of the Blackhawks since Stan Mikita in 1968 to win the NHL MVP award.