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Hockey Night in Canada Radio

Hockey Night in Canada Radio
Weekdays 3 pm ET

It's hockey's most famous brand, Hockey Night In Canada, and now the entire crew comes to SIriusXM NHL Network Radio. Rob Pizzo is your host, along with HNIC's best personalities, including Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, Cassie Campbell Pascall, Glenn Healy, Elliott Friedman, PJ Stock, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry, to tackle the hockey issues of the day. HNIC Radio - with Rob Pizzo. @robpizzo @hnicradio

Hockey This Morning

Hockey This Morning
Weekdays 7 am ET

Get your hockey news the morning after and the night before with highlights, analysis, scores, statistics and all the hockey information you’ll need to start each day and get set up for what lies ahead. Mike Ross and Mick Kern take you rink to rink, joined daily by the game’s biggest names, including Hall of Famer Denis Potvin, the league’s most energetic analyst Pierre McGuire, and long-time Pred’s broadcaster Pete Weber. It’s the perfect way for the hockey fan to drop the puck each weekday morning and start the day off right.

The War Room

The War Room
Weekdays 11 am - 12 pm ET

Whether it’s reviewing, replaying, discussing or deciding – this is the place to be. And one thing’s for certain – when it comes to opinion – this means war. Hosted by the always entertaining Mick Kern and the outspoken Peter Berce, we’ll take a stand, we’ll take callers and we’ll take no prisoners.

The Point

The Point
Mondays - Thursdays 12 pm - 1 pm ET

An hour of tough hockey talk, tackling the issues with all cylinders firing. Joe Thistel and Boomer Gordon always have something to say – that’s a fact – so get out of the way or you may get run over. Joe Thistel and Boomer dissect the game thoroughly, offering insight, analysis and, oh yeah… opinions.

The Power Play

The Power Play
Weekdays 5 pm - 7 pm ET

Scott Laughlin shares the spotlight with regular co-hosts to take listeners on an end to end rush of excitement. Hockey’s greatest names – Players, Coaches, General Managers, and Legends – come together to deliver the most comprehensive hockey program in radio history. 


The Point - Fantasy Friday

The Point - Fantasy Friday
Fridays 12 pm - 1 pm ET

Fantasy trailblazer and author Rob Higgins brings his unique player perspective to the table as he sits with Boomer every Friday to break down what is going on in the other leagues – the Fantasy leagues.

In the Slot with Phil Esposito

In the Slot with Phil Esposito
Mondays and Wednesdays 5 pm - 7 pm ET

ESPO is back where he belongs – IN THE SLOT – and shooting from the lip. He’s a legend on and off the ice, and Phil Esposito is back on NHL Home Ice, with his daily dose of entertaining talk and analysis. Espo joins Scott Laughlin as part of the Power Play twice weekly.


The Hockey News

The Hockey News
Fridays 2 pm - 3 pm ET

Hockey’s most popular North American publication, The Hockey News translates perfectly into a weekly hour of behind the scenes sports talk. Adam Proteau of THN co-hosts every Friday, as we go inside the articles and deep into the NHL. It’s your all-access pass to knowledge.

War Room Review

War Room Review
Fridays 11 am ET - 12 pm ET

Re-visit the week that was, round table style, as Mick Kern and Peter Berce and special hockey guests and analysts take the reins to fire up an hour of high energy, up-tempo information and entertainment. Each week, the panel may change, but the opinions, arguments and controversy remain intact.


Hockey Prospect Radio

Hockey Prospect Radio
Saturdays 10 am - 12 pm ET

Hockey Prospect Radio co-hosted by Russ Cohen and Shane Malloy is the first nationally broadcasted weekly radio program to feature future National Hockey League players and their development. Hockey Prospect Radio will speak in depth about the players during this most pivotal portion of their career and find out what it takes to be the elite.

Each radio show will feature in depth analysis and assessment of each League necessary to make it to the NHL; we will speak with media, agents, scouts, coaches, general managers, trainers, sports physiologists and players to find a new and different perspective on the issues of the world of hockey.

Scott Laughlin

Scott Laughlin

Scott is in his 20th year in the business and has worked in sports broadcasting from the outset. A die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys and of 80′s hard rock music, he has worked in a variety of roles in the sports media from talk show host to television anchor and reporter. He’s made many stops along the way going from Standard Broadcast News to Global Television to The Score to The Team all-sports radio back to Global TV and then onto NHL Home Ice. As such, Scott has drawn many comparisons to former NHLer Mike Sillinger. He lists interviews with Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Deacon Jones, Jim Brown, and Gene Simmons amongst the favourites he’s ever conducted. Call him narrow-minded if you will, but he freely admits to not having any outside interests other than family, sports, and music.

Mike Ross

Mike Ross

Getting up at 4 in the morning is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it does have its advantages:

  1. No traffic…unless there is a major blizzard thumping the city, the drive is a breeze. Plus, I car pool with Big Country so there is lively conversation right out of the gate, lower the chances I will get drowsy and drive off the highway.
  2. Fresh coffee….whether it’s at my house or in the office, it is a great thing to get first crack at the morning java
  3. The workday ends early….you see, when you’re in at 4:30 or 5:00AM, you’re out at noon and in the rack by 1pm….see, another nap reference…yawwwwn…I am getting sleepy.
  4. Entertaining you, the listener. There is nothing I like more than to hear someone say I have helped shorten their commute or liven up their morning routine. We get to watch and talk about the greatest game in the world and I am just thrilled to be a tiny speck in the universe that is the NHL.

Mick Kern

Mick Kern

A Night Owl who never gets to bed until after the 2 am sports highlight shows are over, Mick is now part of Hockey This Morning, and continues his tour-of-duty on The War Room.  He has talked hockey with most of the big names in the sport, but still hasn’t had the opportunity to interview Len Frig, Pat Ribble, Yves Belanger, Ken Houston, and Mike Christie.  Mick is still haunted by the memory of Dale Hunter’s overtime goal in 1982, and refuses to recognize the Boston Bruins as the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions.

Joe Thistel

Joe Thistel

Joe Thistel is the Director of Programming, Sports and Talk, at XM Canada and is a true veteran of Canadian broadcasting. An award winning writer and producer, Joe has worked with some of North America’s most recognizable personalities, and has collaborated and consulted with virtually every radio network in Canada. Joe keeps Boomer in check on The Point, while overseeing the programming of radio’s only 24 hour channel. His favourite sports memory is Frazier knocking Ali on his can, while his sports franchise is the Chicago Black Hawks. Why? Two words: Bobby Hull.

Jim “Boomer” Gordon

Jim “Boomer” Gordon

Jim “Boomer” Gordon fills many roles at NHL HOME ICE, including producer, personality and all-around sports guru. You can find Boomer as the host and producer of both The Point and Face Off, but he pops up everywhere on the channel from time to time. A favourite of the everyman, Boomer cut his teeth working on In The Slot with Phil Esposito for the past three hockey seasons, and this is actually his first broadcasting role, having spent the first part of his life as a sports fan – not a sports personality. His favourite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and you better smile when you say that.

Peter Berce

Peter Berce

Peter Berce is co-Host of the War Room and all around great guy (at least that’s what they tell him). He has been in broadcasting for 9 years starting as a producer in Toronto, Canada. He’s a CNN junkie (loves that Kyra Phillips). His favorite hockey player is Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings and his pound for pound best player in the NHL is Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames. His favorite sports recollection would be watching ABC’s Wide World of Sports – The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat (remember the ski jumper).

Terry Mercury

Terry Mercury

Terry still can’t believe the irony of being born and raised in Toronto…a life-long Montreal Canadiens fan…and then ending up as the Leafs beat guy for NHL Home Ice. He too would have kept Jaroslav Halak with the Habs. As a former defenceman he LOVES the idea of no-touch icing. He can’t stand that stupid “Canada’s Team” song they play before every Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game…and loves making guest appearances on The War Room. His 16-year-old daughter is an “artsy”…but that’s okay because the one hockey team she loves is the Montreal Canadiens….and she also loves Jimi Hendrix…which proves she is indeed his daughter. His favorite hockey people are Jean Beliveau (pure class)….Brian Burke (love the straightforward…no-nonsense approach)…and Jarome Iginla (the best combination of skill and toughness out there). Non-Hockey…..Ali…Jim Brown…Henry Aaron and Magic Johnson (all were the best at what they did….with no pharmaceutical help). Would also like the Leafs to reach the playoffs just so he can remember what it was like to have a post-season in town.

Bruce Bolton

Bruce Bolton

Bruce Bolton is an update host for Around The Rinks on NHL Home Ice. He has spent the past 5 years in television and radio broadcasting. The top sports moment in Bruce’s mind is by far “Touch ‘em all Joe,” the Joe Carter walk-off home-run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays. However, the hockey memory he will never forget is Team Canada winning the Gold Medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. When it comes to Bruce’s Hockey Heroes he lists Tie Domi, Wendel Clark, and Doug Gilmour as his top choices.

Rob Higgins

Rob Higgins

Rob Higgins, often referred to as “Higgy’”, is NHL Home Ice’s resident number-crunching, rock n’ roller. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter /author / columnist is co-host of The Point: Fantasy Edition with Jim “Boomer” Gordon and every Friday afternoon you can tune in to hear they’re one-of-a-kind fantasy hockey show. Higgy’s new book, the Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index, a gem of an annual resource for hockey fans, is heavy on analysis and driven by his unique and revolutionary statistic, “HFI”, the secret to Higgy’s domination. When not attaching values to NHL hockey players he can be found on tour with his band, Dearly Beloved.

James Murphy

James Murphy

James Murphy has covered the Bruins and the NHL for the last eight seasons. He has written for NHL.com, NESN.com, Insidehockey.com and Le Hockey Magazine and hosts the “Hockey Prime Time Show” heard every Saturday from 2-4 p.m.

Connor McKenna

Connor McKenna

Conor McKenna is in his 5th year covering the Montreal Canadiens and the NHL at THE TEAM 990 all sports radio in Montreal. This is his second season as host of the Hockey Primetime Show heard every Saturday from 2-4pm on NHL Home Ice.

Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis has covered sports professionally for well over a decade. Having worked with the NHL Network and NHL Home Ice, Todd is a lifelong hockey fan who enjoys the rich history of the NHL, but also wants to see the game grow and evolve from the stone age. He also played hockey growing up. Todd still possesses the powerful slap shot of an eight year old, he was a rugged defenceman who took his share of misconduct penalties for expressing his opinions. Now he’ll have a proper outlet and won’t be muzzled for expressing those ideas.

Ryan M. Paton

Ryan M. Paton

Ryan has been in the sports broadcasting industry for 14 years and has made stops at the Score Television Network (can’t seem to escape Scotty and Shally) as well as Rogers Television in Toronto. Alone with being an avid sports and hockey fan, Ryan continues to try and make his other dream come true- to one day play professionally as an athlete as he plays all sports. However, the local “fun” leagues will have to do as that dream died long ago. Along with broadcasting, Pates as he is known around the studio, also does some acting work on the side as well as assisting at schools in teaching Broadcasting courses. At the end of the work day, his favourite line is, “Yep! We’ll get them tomorrow…” You can hear Ryan on Ice Cap on NHL Home Ice as well as reporting on Scoreboard updates.

Kelly Hrudey

Kelly Hrudey
Co-host, HNIC Radio

A popular and knowledgeable hockey commentator, Kelly Hrudey became a full-time hockey analyst with CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA during the 1998/99 NHL season, after providing stellar commentary during the previous four playoff seasons with host Ron MacLean. In 2007, Hrudey was recognized for his work on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA with his first Gemini Award in the Best Studio Analyst category.

During his 15-year NHL career as a goalie, he compiled a record of 271-265-88, with a goals against average of 3.43 and 16 shutouts.

Fans can follow Kelly throughout the regular season and playoffs on Twitter at Twitter.com/KellyHrudey.

Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson
Co-host, HNIC Radio

Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Craig Simpson joined CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA as an analyst in 2007, bringing experience as a NHL forward, four years experience as an NHL coach and more than 10 years of experience as an NHL broadcaster to his role. Simpson’s impressive history with the NHL includes two Stanley Cup championships in 1988 and 1990. Simpson still remains 11th on Edmonton’s all-time career scoring list and continues to hold the distinction of being the last Oiler to score over 50 goals in one season (56 goals in 1987-88).

In addition to his broadcasting duties, Simpson was the winner in the first season of CBC’s BATTLE OF THE BLADES, alongside Olympic and World Pairs Figure Skating Champion, Jamie Sale.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Co-host, HNIC Radio

In October 2006, Campbell made history when she became the first woman to do colour commentary on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, while filling in for veteran Harry Neale.

heroine of Canadian sport, Campbell took part in three Winter Olympic Games and was the captain of the Canadian Women’s Hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where she led her team to a gold medal victory. Four years later, she reprised her role as captain and won gold again at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Campbell retired from competitive hockey in August 2006 and resides in Calgary with her husband.

Throughout the season, fans can follow Campbell-Pascall on Twitter at Twitter.com/CassieCampbell.

Mike Milbury

Mike Milbury
Insider, HNIC Radio

Entering his fourth season with CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast team as an analyst, Mike Milbury brings over 30 years of experience as a NHL defenceman, coach, executive and broadcaster to his role. He is a regular contributor to The Hot Stove, the popular second intermission feature during Game One of CBCs traditional Saturday night doubleheader.

P.J. Stock

P.J. Stock
Analyst, HNIC Radio

P.J. Stock enters his fifth year as an analyst for CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast team, bringing both NHL player and broadcast experience to his role. This season, Stock begins hosting CBC’s new hockey show, Game Day, on Saturdays from 5-6pm ET on CBCTV.

Elliotte Friedman

Elliotte Friedman
Co-host, HNIC Radio

Elliotte Friedman joined CBC in October 2003 and is in his eighth season as a commentator with CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. Friedman’s role on CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA includes hosting Inside Hockey, a feature airing every Saturday during Scotiabank Hockey Tonight that tells the stories of the people and places that shape the game of hockey. Always committed to giving viewers the inside story, fans call follow him throughout the regular season and playoffs on Twitter at Twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC.

Glenn Healy

Glenn Healy
Insider, HNIC Radio

Glenn Healy brings almost 20 years of experience as an in NHL player, broadcaster and an NHLPA executive to his role as an analyst on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. Healy appears in broadcasts between the benches to report all the action from on the ice, and is a contributor to CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight along with The Hot Stove, the popular second intermission feature.

Upon retirement from the NHL in 2001, Healy quickly found his way into the broadcast booth as an analyst for CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. In 2008, Healy left broadcasting and was named the NHL Players Association’s director of player affairs which he held until September 2009.

Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean
Co-host, HNIC Radio

Ron MacLean brings extensive experience, knowledge and passion for the game of hockey to his 25th year as host of CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. The multiple Gemini Award Winner is also a two-time recipient of the George Gross Award, honouring excellence in sports broadcasting. Ron’s first book, Cornered, was released in the fall of 2011.

Don Cherry

Don Cherry
Co-host, HNIC Radio

A mainstay of CBCS HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, Don Cherry first appeared on the program in 1980. In what has become an important tradition for Canadian hockey fans, Cherry has been appearing on Coachs Corner alongside host Ron MacLean since 1987, staying true to form with his candid and often controversial but always entertaining comments.

Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews voted Selke Trophy finalists
April 24, 2014 11:00 AM

NEW YORK -- Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded "to the forward who best excels i...

Flyers' power-play much better on road than at home
April 24, 2014 03:35 AM

PHILADELPHIA - Back on their home ice, the Philadelphia Flyers fizzled on the power play. No surprise there. The Flyers ranked 25th in the NHL in power-play efficiency at home during the regular season, scoring on 15.1 per cent of their ch...

Young Stars overcome another 2-0 deficit, and even series with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4
April 24, 2014 03:15 AM

DALLAS - The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks. Down in the series after losing the first two games in Anaheim, the Stars trailed b...

Patrick Kane scores in OT, Chicago Blackhawks beat St. Louis Blues 4-3 to even series
April 24, 2014 01:05 AM

CHICAGO - Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Kane carried the puck dow...

NHL Playoff Capsules
April 24, 2014 01:05 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh ...

WHL Roundup: Petan powers Winterhawks past Rockets; Portland leads series 3-1
April 24, 2014 01:04 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nicolas Petan had a hat trick as the Portland Winterhawks downed the Kelowna Rockets 5-1 on Wednesday to tighten their grip on the Western Hockey League playoff series. The win gives Portland a 3-1 lead in the WHL's Western C...

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 schedule
April 24, 2014 12:50 AM

Below are dates, times, national broadcast information and results for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Information on the U.S. broadcast for games later in the round will be released as it is determined. All times listed are E...

Dallas Stars get even in series with Ducks, 4-2 in Game 4 after overcoming early deficit
April 24, 2014 12:25 AM

DALLAS - Dallas Stars centre Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands. The top-seeded Anaheim Ducks can clearly see they are in quite a ...

QMJHL Roundup: Drouin leads Mooseheads past Foreurs; Halifax ties series 2-2
April 23, 2014 11:54 PM

VAL-D'OR, Que. - Jonathan Drouin scored twice and had three assists as the Halifax Mooseheads edged the Val-d'Or Foreurs 5-4 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Halifax's win ties their QMJHL semifinal at 2-2. ...

Dallas Stars get even in series with Ducks, 4-2 in Game 4 after overcoming early deficit
April 23, 2014 11:05 PM

DALLAS - Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored on Dallas' first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is all even now. Even without captain Rya...

NHL Playoff Capsules
April 23, 2014 10:25 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh ...

Dubinsky forces OT, Foligno wins it in Blue Jackets' 4-3 comeback vs. Penguins to tie series
April 23, 2014 10:25 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh ...

Avalanche lose defenceman Tyson Barrie for 4 to 6 weeks with knee injury from Matt Cooke hit
April 23, 2014 10:15 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie will miss the rest of the first-round playoff series against Minnesota and more. Coach Patrick Roy said after the Wild's 1-0 overtime win on Monday that Barrie has a medial collater...

OHL Roundup: Battalion sweep Generals in Eastern Conference final
April 23, 2014 10:04 PM

NORTH BAY, Ont. - Jamie Lewis scored the winner with 5:33 left to play as the North Bay Battalion edged the Oshawa Generals 3-2 on Wednesday to sweep their Ontario Hockey League playoff series. Alex Henriksson and Marcus McIvor also scored as...

Ducks D Robidas says he won't need surgery after breaking right leg for 2nd time
April 23, 2014 09:35 PM

DALLAS - Anaheim Ducks defenceman Stephane Robidas says he will not need surgery to repair the second break in his right leg this season. While talking to reporters during the first intermission of Game 4 on Wednesday night, Robidas got emoti...

Wild left wing Matt Cooke gets 7-game suspension from NHL for kneeing Avalanche defenceman
April 23, 2014 09:35 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been suspended for seven games by the NHL for a knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie. Cooke was at the league office in New York on Wednesday for a ...

Blues C David Backes scratched for Game 4 of playoff series against Blackhawks
April 23, 2014 09:25 PM

CHICAGO - St. Louis centre David Backes was scratched Wednesday night for Game 4 of the Blues' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks due to an upper-body injury. Backes did not participate in St. Louis' morning skate, but ...

Wild's Cooke suspended seven games for kneeing
April 23, 2014 08:50 PM

NEW YORK -– Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game Three of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Paul on Monday, April 21, the Nation...

Ducks without captain Ryan Getzlaf and veteran Teemu Selanne for Game 4 vs. Stars
April 23, 2014 08:05 PM

DALLAS - Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is out of Game 4 against the Dallas Stars because of an upper-body injury. With Getzlaf out and right wing Teemu Selanne a healthy scratch, the Ducks were without their top two playoff veterans Wedn...

WHL to vote on sale of Regina Pats, Prince George Cougars to new owners
April 23, 2014 05:24 PM

CALGARY - The Western Hockey League will vote next week on the sale of two franchises. The Prince George Cougars and Regina Pats have both entered agreements to transfer ownership, the WHL said Wednesday in a statement. Rick Brodsky, the C...

Get out the brooms?: Surging Sharks are confident with chance to sweep LA Kings in Game 4
April 23, 2014 05:15 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - After nearly a decade of annual playoff disappointments, the San Jose Sharks are one win away from kicking off their latest post-season run with quite a statement about their future. A win by the Sharks in Game 4 on Thur...

First season as an owner a dream for Coyotes' LeBlanc, except for missing the playoffs
April 23, 2014 03:55 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Anthony LeBlanc lived out a dream by becoming the owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. All that was missing was a trip to the playoffs. LeBlanc and the rest of IceArizona purchased the team from the NHL last summer and, despite ...

Rangers help Lundqvist by deflecting dozens of Flyers shots away from their goalie
April 23, 2014 03:05 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist was busy while stopping 31 of 32 Philadelphia shots that got through to him in the New York Rangers' Game 3 playoff win over the Flyers. Who knows how exhausted he would have been if not for the 28 drives tha...

Start times set for Round 1 games on Saturday
April 23, 2014 01:43 PM

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced updated start time information for the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The starting time for Game 5 of the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets has...

Lightning's Johnson, Palat, Avalanche's MacKinnon finalists for Calder Trophy as top rookie
April 23, 2014 11:35 AM

NEW YORK, - The Calder Trophy voting for the NHL's top rookie will have a Tampa Bay Lightning flavour to it. Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat were named as finalists for the trophy along with Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado ...

Johnson, MacKinnon, Palat voted Calder finalists
April 23, 2014 11:00 AM

NEW YORK -- Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player selected as the most prof...

WHL Roundup: Leier scores winner in OT as Winterhawks take Game 3 from Rockets
April 23, 2014 01:34 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. - Taylor Leier scored in overtime as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. The Winterhawks, who trailed 3-1 late in the third pe...

Patrick Marleau scores OT winner, and Sharks beat LA Kings 4-3 to take 3-0 series lead
April 23, 2014 01:25 AM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead. ...

Lightning coach Jon Cooper proud of his club's effort despite being swept
April 23, 2014 12:15 AM

MONTREAL - Lightning coach Jon Cooper wouldn't let his team go down without a fight. Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes in Game 4 and staring elimination in the face, Tampa Bay made a game of it late as it scored twice in the third period to put t...

QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads erase four-goal deficit to take Game 3 in OT
April 22, 2014 11:04 PM

VAL-D'OR, Que. - Jesse Lussier scored 8:24 into overtime as the Halifax Mooseheads erased a four-goal deficit to beat the host Val-d'Or Foreurs 6-5 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Matt Murphy had a pair of goal...

OHL Roundup: Brown with two goals as Otters avoid elimination by taking Game 4
April 22, 2014 10:44 PM

ERIE, Pa. - Connor Brown had two goals and an assist as the Erie Otters avoided elimination by defeating the visiting Guelph Storm 5-2 on Tuesday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action. Joel Wigle, Dane Fox and Dylan Strome also scored for t...

Devils defenseman Fayne has surgery on groin
April 22, 2014 10:05 PM

New Jersey Devils defenseman Mark Fayne had successful surgery Tuesday on the "core muscle of his left groin," president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said. Fayne will need a rehabilitation period of eight to 10 weeks. "Just a normal gr...

Pacioretty goal with 43 seconds left gives Habs 4-3 win over Bolts and series sweep
April 22, 2014 09:45 PM

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in four straight games. More coming.

Los Angeles Kings recall 2-time Stanley Cup winner Colin Fraser before Game 3 vs. Sharks
April 22, 2014 09:25 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Colin Fraser from their AHL affiliate in Manchester. The Kings made the move Tuesday before Game 3 of their first-round series with the San Jose Sharks. Fraser has won two S...

When Robidas breaks leg for second time, pain felt by both Ducks and Stars
April 22, 2014 08:35 PM

DALLAS - When Anaheim Ducks defenceman Stephane Robidas broke his right leg for the second time this season, the pain was felt on both benches. "It's a heartbreaker, really," Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday. "First-class guy. ... I...

Don Cherry calls Matt Cooke's hit on Tyson Barrie "absolutely ridiculous"
April 22, 2014 08:25 PM

TORONTO - Don Cherry says he can't justify the hit Matt Cooke laid on Colorado's Tyson Barrie during Monday's playoff game between the Avalance and Minnesota Wild. Cooke, who took out Barrie with a knee-on-knee hit in the second period of the...

After dropping Game 3, Blues hope history won't repeat against Blackhawks
April 22, 2014 07:35 PM

CHICAGO - The St. Louis Blues don't want their recent playoff history repeating itself. The Blues face the Blackhawks in Game 4 of their opening round series at Chicago on Wednesday night. The Blues lost 2-0 in Game 3, but still lead the s...

After Stars get physical, Ducks and Getzlaf know how they need to respond in Game 4
April 22, 2014 06:55 PM

DALLAS - Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf says it's obvious the Ducks have to compete "a little bit harder" against the Dallas Stars. Getzlaf also talked about playing within the rules in Game 4 on Wednesday night in Dallas. The Ducks clearly ...

Avalanche, Wild brace for key absences, with Barrie out and Cooke headed for NHL hearing
April 22, 2014 04:15 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been summoned for a hearing at the NHL office in New York regarding his kneeing penalty that injured Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie. The league said Cooke's meeting will be...

Playoff series, however short, a learning experience for Lightning youngsters
April 22, 2014 03:45 PM

MONTREAL - Alex Killorn likes what he has seen of NHL playoff hockey. The third-year Tampa Bay forward is getting his first taste of post-season play, and even if it has been difficult for the Lightning, the experience alone has been an eye-o...

Leafs Nation Too Bitter
April 24, 2014 01:48 PM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 24) – Yes, Leaf fan, I get it. You’d rather have hemorrhoids than watch the Montreal Canadiens knife through the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Especially when “Stanley Cup playoffs” is such a foreign term. But, c’mon. A small amount of courtesy toward les Habitants is hardly too […]

For Howard Starkman
April 22, 2014 06:20 PM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 22) – We share a given name and we shared (more than 20 years ago) – he as the Blue Jays media relations director; me as a reporter for The FAN-590 – several of the greatest moments in Toronto sports history. That’s why I’m writing today about Howard Starkman, shortly after his unexpected retirement from […]

Leafs Fans Watching REAL Hockey
April 20, 2014 02:42 AM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 20) – If you aren’t altogether sure of the immense gulf that exists between the Maple Leafs and any of the Stanley Cup contenders, watch Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. After two minutes, you’ll have an answer. You may, of course, consider that one of the great “well d’uh!” […]

2014 NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS – Round One
April 17, 2014 01:01 PM

2014 NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS – ROUND ONE It’s the 8th Edition of the World Famous, Award Winning Sirius XM NHL Network Radio Playoff Predictions.  As in previous years, one point is awarded for correctly picking the series winner, and one point is awarded if the exact number of games the series goes is also correctly [...]

Comparing Notes With David Shoalts
April 16, 2014 11:47 PM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 16) – The first time I met David Shoalts, he looked at me disdainfully and said I was too big for my britches. That was more than three decades ago (in February 1982) when we worked together, ever-so briefly, at the Calgary Sun. I was 23 years old and homesick; […]

2014 Stanley Cup Predictions – The War Room Listener’s Poll
April 16, 2014 05:41 PM

The Staff of The War Room asked you four simple questions. 1.        Which team will win the 2014 Stanley Cup 2.       Which team will they beat in the Stanley Cup Final? 3.       Which player will win the 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP? 4.       Name one series upset that will occur this [...]

Carlyle Deserves Respectful Departure
April 16, 2014 03:56 AM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 16) – I am of two minds when it comes to the Maple Leafs muddled coaching situation. On one hand, I think Brendan Shanahan has already made his first mistake as president of the club by dithering – if even for 72 hours. Barry Trotz is available and probably not […]

Shanahan: Good First Impression
April 14, 2014 08:40 PM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 14) – It required roughly 15 seconds to gauge the difference between presidential introductions – from Brian Burke’s inauguration with the Maple Leafs on Nov. 29, 2008 to Brendan Shanahan’s official crowning earlier today. It would be simple and not particularly fair to dump on Burke with the benefit of […]

YOUR 2014 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PRIMER
April 14, 2014 04:56 PM

This is it!  Your one-stop-shopping for National Hockey League playoff information pertaining to the one question that really matters?  Who will win the Stanley Cup?  And how long has it been since they’ve last hoisted the big mug? Okay, we have no access to insider information that’ll guarantee which of the 16 NHL teams [...]

An Audience With Ron and Don
April 13, 2014 04:05 AM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 13) – Several hours before the Maple Leafs said goodbye for the season, my children – Shane and Lauren – had the privilege of saying hello to Ron MacLean and Don Cherry. Lauren had been pestering me for some time to meet the famed Hockey Night In Canada duo and […]