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January 14, 2019 10:06 PM Longtime defenseman Gorges retires

Defenseman Josh Gorges announced his retirement on Monday after 13 NHL seasons. The 34-year-old Gorges revealed his decision through the NHL Players’ Association. “I would like to take this time to announce my retirement from the game of hockey,” Gorges’ statement began. “I have taken my time and thought long and hard about this decision, but it is a decision 224

January 14, 2019 8:44 PM Defenseman Josh Gorges retires after 13 NHL seasons

Josh Gorges is retiring after 13 years in the NHL, having twice reached the Eastern Conference finals with the Montreal Canadiens. The 34-year-old defenseman announced his decision Monday through the NHL Players' Association. Gorges has been out of hockey since his contract expired with Buffalo last season. His role gradually decreased during his four seasons 129

January 11, 2019 3:21 AM 6-9 Zdeno Chara gets flipped head-over-heels over boards by Alex Ovechkin

Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period. The TD Garden crowd gasped, but play continued and there was no immediate on-ice retaliation. The Bruins captain tumbled back onto the ice quickly and rejoined the play. The 41-year-old Chara 106

January 6, 2019 5:48 AM Hutchinson stops 28 as Leafs blank Canucks

Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 shots to earn his first shutout of the season, Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Saturday night. Andreas Johnsson and Igor Ozhiganov each added a goal and an assist, and John Tavares and Trevor Moore each scored once for the Maple Leafs, who had lost their 152

January 6, 2019 4:02 AM Travis Green: Elias Pettersson MRI as good as we could've hoped for

Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson received some good news on his injured knee Saturday, when an MRI revealed only a slight sprain in the center's MCL, according to head coach Travis Green. Green did not provide a time frame for Pettersson's return, but said results of the MRI were "probably as good news as we could have hoped for." Pettersson 86

January 5, 2019 9:34 PM Paul Maurice, Todd Reirden, Jon Cooper, Bill Peters named coaches for All-Star Game

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary. Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific). The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California 68

January 5, 2019 6:41 PM NHL names four coaches for All-Star Game

Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper, Winnipeg’s Paul Maurice, Washington’s Todd Reirden and Calgary’s Bill Peters will serve as the head coaches for NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, Calif., the league announced Saturday. They are the coaches of the teams with the highest points percentage — points earned divided by total possible points — in each of the four divisions 155

January 3, 2019 10:43 PM Canadiens' Price, Armia returning; Shaw to IR

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will make his return Thursday night against the Vancouver Canucks after missing the previous three games with a lower-body injury. Price told reporters Wednesday that the injury had bothered him for several weeks before he finally sat out late last month. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Price said. “Obviously, it’s nice to get some time off and get things 143

January 2, 2019 2:08 PM Winter Classic venue slammed by hockey fans after running out of food, beer

A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The 2019 Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins left fans hungry for more. Fans at Notre Dame Stadium on Tuesday 136

January 1, 2019 4:52 AM U.S. beats Finland 4-1 to finish 2nd in Group B at world juniors

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Russia plays Slovakia, Canada takes 124