Hockey is constructed of a large network of people: players, coaches, trainers, scouts, management, and families, yet many are connected through a myriad of circumstances and small relationships. Come game time, these relationships make for enticing storylines, creating extra drama and sub-plots. Former teammates in junior can find themselves squaring off in the Stanley Cup
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Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3, third in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. New York Islanders (32-17-7, fourth in the East Division during the regular season) Uniondale, New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders +112, Lightning -134; over/under is 5 NHL PLAYOFFS THIRD ROUND: Lightning lead series 2-1 BOTTOM LINE: The
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12:43 PM ET NHL players said they’d like to see the “homestand” scheduling from this season continue but are against the concept of geographically aligned divisions going forward, according to an NHLPA poll released Thursday. Around 68% of the 447 players polled said they do not want to see regional divisions carried forward beyond this
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The Cleveland Monsters have signed forwards Adam Helewka and Brett Gallant and defenseman Cole Clayton to one-year American Hockey League contracts for the 2021-22 season. Helewka notched three goals and nine assists for 12 points in 25 games with Cleveland in 2020-21. In 214 regular-season AHL contests with Cleveland, Tucson, Milwaukee and San Jose, Helewka
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Jonathan Quick is in the conversation for greatest American goaltender in NHL history. He has two Stanley Cups, two Jennings Trophies, a Conn Smythe and ranks fourth in all-time wins by an American goalie in NHL history. There has been a decline in his play the last few seasons, but that should not deter Seattle
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