The last time the NHL’s best gathered to play an All-Star Game was in 2012. (No game in 2014 because of the Olympics, and the 2013 contest was canceled due to the lockout.) And when they hit the ice in Columbus on January 25, they’ll be wearing, shall we say, interesting sweaters.
TORONTO (AP) -- Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi helped lead Canada to its record 16th world junior hockey title and first since 2009, scoring a goal and adding two assists in a 5-4 victory over Russia on Monday night.
"That was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we took advantage of it," Domi said about winning at home.
Christmas falls on a (Throwback) Thursday this year, so we thought we'd dust off this great December 1993 cover from archives, featuring Pittsburgh Penguins great and NHL legend playing Santa Claus to some lucky real-life penguins!
It's become something of a tradition in the NHL for teams to put together weird and wonderful videos for the holidays. The clips give players and coaches (and, increasingly, team broadcasters) the chance to have some fun and give fans a whole new look at their favorite team.
This year, the Sharks and Penguins have come up with a couple of so-bad-they're-great videos that might as well be moving-image versions of ugly sweaters.
After the San Jose Sharks showed off their Stadium Series sweaters earlier this week, it was only a matter of time before their opponents, the Los Angeles Kings, did the same. And on Tuesday the defending Stanley Cup champs gave the world its first look at the team’s outdoor-game jersey.
It follows the same basic template as the Sharks’ unis: big, blocky colors; elongated numbering; the “carbon fiber finish” on the crest. Overall, LA’s kit is just as amplified as San Jose’s.
There's a good chance you didn't watch last night's game between the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers. It's not exactly a marquee matchup. But history tends to be made in such unassuming circumstances. And the teams combined to make some Tuesday.
After completing three periods and the overtime frame tied 1-1, the squads went into the shootout. And that's where they stayed for more than 17 history-making minutes. Washington and Florida went 20 — count 'em, 20! — rounds in the longest NHL shootout ever before Panther Nick Bjugstad slipped the game-winner past Caps goalie Braden Holtby. In all, Florida scored six times and Washington five in the Panthers' 2-1 win.
“I blacked out what just happened???” Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo tweeted after the game.
Hockey fans have come to expect NHL teams to wear new jerseys for outdoor games. Winter Classic contests feature clubs in heritage sweaters, and the newer Stadium Series contests put players in more forward-looking unis.
Last season was the first for the Stadium Series, and teams that played in those games wore futuristic “chromified” jerseys. This year, there’s only one Stadium Series game — the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings February 12 at Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers — and late last week the Sharks gave the world got its first look at the “amplified” jerseys the teams will wear.