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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.

WHL Roundup: Winterhawks use four-goal second period to even series with Rockets
April 20, 2014 01:24 AM

KELOWNA, B.C. - The Portland Winterhawks scored four goals in the second period, including two in 13 seconds, to come from behind and defeat the host Kelowna Rockets 5-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action. Dominic Turgeon, Ni...

Sunday's NHL Playoff Capsules
April 20, 2014 01:05 AM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Pittsburgh's...

Landeskog scores twice as Avalanche beat Wild 4-2 to take 2-0 lead in series
April 20, 2014 12:45 AM

DENVER - Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead. The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of te...

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 schedule
April 20, 2014 12:35 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...

Sunday's NHL Playoff Capsules
April 19, 2014 11:25 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Pittsburgh's...

Poirier with three points as Heat finish AHL season with 4-3 win against Stars
April 19, 2014 11:15 PM

CEDAR PARK, Texas - Emile Poirier scored once and set up two more as the Abbotsford Heat wrapped up their regular season with a 4-3 win over the Texas Stars on Saturday in American Hockey League action. Corey Locke's goal at 9:51 of the third...

Blackhawks' Seabrook to have phone hearing Sunday
April 19, 2014 11:10 PM

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will have a phone hearing Sunday for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series on Saturday. Seabrook received a major penalty for chargi...

Calvert scores early in 2nd overtime; Blue Jackets stun Penguins 4-3 to even series
April 19, 2014 11:05 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Pittsburgh's...

Josh Lunden scores twice as IceCaps come from behind to defeat Pirates 5-4
April 19, 2014 10:15 PM

PORTLAND, Maine - Josh Lunden scored twice, including the winner, as the St. John's IceCaps erased an early two-goal deficit to come from behind and defeat the host Portland Pirates 5-4 on Saturday in American Hockey League action. Jerome Sam...

Strange bounces help Syracuse beat Hamilton 3-1 in AHL season finale
April 19, 2014 09:45 PM

HAMILTON - The Syracuse Crunch benefited from two strange bounces in the second period en route to a 3-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs in the teams' final game of the American Hockey League season on Saturday. Evan Rankin, Luke Witkowski and...

QMJHL Roundup: Zykov with goal and an assist, Drakkar down Armada to take Game 2
April 19, 2014 09:44 PM

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. - Valentin Zykov assisted on the eventual winner and then added an insurance goal into an empty net as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar downed the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League post-se...

Blues captain Backes leaves Game 2 after hit
April 19, 2014 07:28 PM

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock did not have a full update on the status of captain David Backes following the 4-3 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday at Scottrade Center. "How do you think he is?" Hitch...

Stars back home after losing twice in Anaheim, ready for return of playoff hockey to Dallas
April 19, 2014 07:05 PM

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars are back home after a week on the road, where they lost twice to Anaheim to start a first-round playoff series. Tyler Seguin and Co. have an extra day of rest before their fans get their first playoff game in Dallas ...

Canadiens focus on business as they return to home ice with 2-0 series lead
April 19, 2014 06:15 PM

BROSSARD, Que. - Brian Gionta knows what happened the last time the Montreal Canadiens opened a playoff series with a pair of wins on the road. It was in 2011, and the Boston Bruins stormed back to win on a Nathan Horton shot off a defenceman...

Sam Carrick scores on breakaway as Toronto Marlies beat Rochester 4-3
April 19, 2014 05:55 PM

TORONTO - Marlies forward Sam Carrick scored twice to help Toronto edge the Rochester Americans 4-3 in American Hockey League action Saturday afternoon. Carrick's second, on a breakaway at 17:35 of the third, stood to be the winner. Carrick f...

Red Wings, Bruins leave little room for puck handlers to skate in tight-checking series
April 19, 2014 05:35 PM

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings head into Sunday's second playoff game hoping for more room to skate. Neither had much space in the tight-checking opener that Detroit won 1-0 Friday night on Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 rem...

Rissling traded to Predators by Capitals for pick
April 19, 2014 04:49 PM

Defenseman Jaynen Rissling was acquired by the Nashville Predators on Saturday in a trade with the Washington Capitals. Washington receives Nashville’s seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Rissling, 20, completed his fifth season with t...

Official NHL trade tracker for 2013-14 season
April 19, 2014 04:49 PM

April 19 Capitals trade D Jaynen Rissling to Predators for 2014 7th-round pick March 5 Predators trade F David Legwand to Red Wings for F Patrick Eaves, F Calle Jarnkrok and 2014 conditional 3rd-round pick Senators trade F Andre Peters...

Flyers G Steve Mason still not ready to play, will sit out Game 2 against Rangers
April 19, 2014 04:15 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Steve Mason still isn't feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers. Mason has been sidelined for a week because of an undisclosed upper...

As convincing as Sharks Game 1 win was, Kings know it only counts once
April 19, 2014 03:55 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss. Star goalie Jonatha...

Boston's Milan Lucic fined $5,000 by NHL for spearing Detroit's Danny DeKeyser in Game I
April 19, 2014 03:45 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Boston forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenceman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game. Lucic was fined by the NHL on Saturday for spearing DeKeyser in the second period of the Red W...

Signings roundup: Desrosiers agrees with Stars
April 19, 2014 02:58 PM

Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers signed a three-year, entry-level contract Saturday with the Dallas Stars. Financial terms were not disclosed. Desrosiers was selected by the Stars in the second round (No. 54) of the 2013 NHL Draft and finished hi...

Patrick Roy says Matt Duchene's knee injury likely will keep him out of series against Wild
April 19, 2014 02:55 PM

DENVER - Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn't expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota. Duchene has been out since damaging the MCL in his left knee when he ran into a team...

NHL fines Boston's Lucic $5,000 for spearing incident in playoff game
April 19, 2014 02:25 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL fined Boston forward Milan Lucic US$5,000 on Saturday for a spearing incident in the Bruins' opening playoff game. Lucic was fined for spearing Detroit defenceman Danny DeKeyser in the second period of the Red Wings' ...

Nedeljkovic leads U.S. to 3-0 win at U-18 Worlds
April 19, 2014 02:05 PM

Alexander Nedeljkovic stopped all 24 shots he faced and the United States rebounded from a loss in its opener of the 2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship with a 3-0 win Saturday against the Czech Republic at Lappeenranta Arena in Lappeenranta, Fi...

Bruins' Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing
April 19, 2014 01:33 PM

NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Boston on Friday, April 18, the National Hockey Leag...

Canada scores three third-period goals to down Germany 5-2 at under-18 event
April 19, 2014 11:34 AM

IMATRA, Finland - Ryan Gropp, Travis Konecny and Jared McCann scored third-period goals to lead Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany at the world under-18 hockey championship Saturday. Gropp broke a 2-2 tie at 14:24 of the third before Konecky pu...

WHL Roundup: Rockets erase early deficit take Game 1 from Winterhawks
April 19, 2014 01:44 AM

KELOWNA, B.C. - Justin Kirkland and Jesse Lees scored 1:42 apart in the third period as the Kelowna Rockets came from behind to defeat the visiting Portland Winterhawks 5-4 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action. Madison Bowey, Rou...

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules
April 19, 2014 01:05 AM

BOSTON - Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night...

Carr makes 27 saves, earns first-career shutout as Heat blank Rampage 3-0
April 18, 2014 11:45 PM

SAN ANTONIO - Doug Carr stopped 27 shots for his first-career shutout and Max Reinhart had a goal and two assists as the Abbotsford Heat blanked the host San Antonio Rampage 3-0 in American Hockey League action on Friday. Zachery Davies opene...

OHL Roundup: Kosmachuk with four points as Storm down Otters in Game 2
April 18, 2014 11:04 PM

GUELPH, Ont. - Scott Kosmachuk scored twice and set up two more as the Guelph Storm crushed the Erie Otters 7-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action. Kerby Rychel and Zack Mitchell also had a pair of goals each for the Storm, who...

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules
April 18, 2014 10:45 PM

BOSTON - Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night...

QMJHL Roundup: Marcotte, Bibeau lead the Foreurs over the Mooseheads in Game 1
April 18, 2014 10:34 PM

HALIFAX - Louick Marcotte scored once and set up two more and Antoine Bibeau made 28 saves as the Val-d'Or Foreurs defeated the host Halifax Mooseheads 5-2 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Anthony Mantha and Anth...

Samson four points, Hutchinson 23 saves as IceCaps blank Sharks 6-0
April 18, 2014 10:25 PM

WORCESTER, Mass. - Jerome Samson scored once and set up three more and Michael Hutchinson made 23 saves as the St. John's IceCaps blanked the host Worcester Sharks 6-0 on Friday in American Hockey League action. Eric O'Dell, Ben Chiarot, Kyle...

Cannata makes 37 saves as Comets come from behind to defeat Marlies 3-2
April 18, 2014 10:15 PM

UTICA, N.Y. - Joe Cannata stopped 37 shots and the Utica Comets scored twice in 1:51 in the third period to come from behind and defeat the visiting Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Friday in American Hockey League action. Pascal Pelletier tied the gam...

Habs dominate Lightning to take first two games on road, control of series
April 18, 2014 09:45 PM

TAMPA, Fla. - Rene Bourque scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 to take a two-game lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadie...

Erik Johnson's big save helps Avalanche take 1-0 lead in series against Wild
April 18, 2014 07:05 PM

DENVER - Erik Johnson saved the night for the Colorado Avalanche with his quick feet and thinking. The defenceman raced from the blue line to the goal line and swatted away a puck just three inches shy of sliding in for a game-sealing, empty-...

Lundqvist's name all over Rangers record book, now star goalie wants name on Stanley Cup
April 18, 2014 07:05 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist is the king of the New York Rangers record book for goalies. He surged this season past Mike Richter's mark for career wins (301) and dispatched Ed Giacomin on the shutout list (49). The only thing missing...

Quick trouble: Los Angeles Kings are staying calm after giving up 6 goals in playoff opener
April 18, 2014 06:35 PM

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Jonathan Quick realizes that even the NHL's best defensive team is powerless against a few bad bounces of the puck. The Los Angeles Kings and their star goalie aren't worrying or panicking after they were blitzed 6-3 by t...

Coming off 3-OT Game 1, Blackhawks, Blues promise to be ready Saturday
April 18, 2014 05:55 PM

ST. LOUIS - A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Defenceman Alex Pietrangelo says hi...

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 […]

Why Shanahan Instead of Gilmour?
April 11, 2014 07:15 PM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 11) – Tim Leiweke may have a grandiose vision for Brendan Shanahan within the upper reaches of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, but I can tell you this: Long-suffering fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs couldn’t give a hoot about Shanahan’s potential impact on the business of sport in this […]

All Bets Off With Shanahan’s Arrival
April 11, 2014 03:47 AM

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 11) – Maple Leafs have commemorated the 24th anniversary of Harold Ballard’s death with new life in the form of Brendan Shanahan. History will determine whether the acquisition of another high-profile president marks a turning point for the franchise or a level of redundant bureaucracy. When Ballard died on Apr. […]