Meier prepares for the Sharks’ trade before the deadline

SUNRISE, Florida – Timo Meier knows he could be hit by a trade any day. But in the San Jose Sharks dressing room, he plays around the issue the way he does with opposing defensemen. Whether it’s a football/volleyball game he and his teammates dreamed up Thursday in the catacombs of FLA Live Arena, or … Read more

Panarin twirls in Raleigh |

Just 24 hours after beating the Seattle Kraken 6-3 at home, the New York Rangers were also extremely hungry for goals in North Carolina. They defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 at Raleigh’s PNC Arena on Saturday and cemented their claim to lead the Metropolitan Division, which the Hurricanes currently hold. Carolina’s (34-10-8) lead over third-placed … Read more

Ovechkin begins final step to break Gretzky’s record

“Now is the time to set new goals for No. 99,” Howe said on behalf of the Howe family. The Washington Capitals forward scored his 801st and 802nd NHL goals in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, leveling and surpassing Gordie Howe. While that was the end of one journey through history, it was … Read more

Ovechkin wants more, maybe it will happen quite quickly

One does not have to be a prophet to predict that Alex Ovechkin will be wildly celebrated by home fans on Thursday when the Washington Capitals host the Dallas Stars in the Capital One Arena. Before Game 1, after hitting the 800-goal mark with a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 7-3 win at the Chicago Blackhawks, the … Read more