Hockey : NHL 2016/2017
Tampa B. 18.1.17
Hedman misses 2nd straight game
All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman has missed on Tuesday his second straight game for the Tampa Bay Lightning due to an illness. Hedman fell ill on Monday before the Lightning opened a six-game road trip with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. He had played in each of Tampa Bay's first 44 games. Hedman has seven goals and 31 assists, leading all NHL defensemen in assists.
Tampa B. 16.1.17
Hedman out with illness
All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman is sitting out of the Tampa Bay Lightning's game at Los Angeles due to an illness. The Lightning made the announcement Monday, shortly before the opening faceoff. Hedman participated in the pregame warmup, but left early. Hedman has seven goals and 31 assists in his outstanding season for the Lightning. He leads all NHL defensemen in assists and ranks third overall in the NHL while playing nearly 24+ minutes per game.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang twice left a game against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night after appearing to injure his left knee. Letang got tangled up with Detroit's Thomas Vanek early in the first period and twisted awkwardly on his way down to the ice. He got up slowly and tried to keep weight off his left skate as he went toward the dressing room. Letang returned briefly later in the period but left again and didn't return.
San Jose 14.1.17
DeMelo out 8 weeks with broken wrist
San Jose Sharks defenseman Dylan DeMelo is expected to miss eight weeks after breaking his right wrist. DeMelo got hurt Tuesday night when he was hit by Edmonton forward Zack Kassian. General manager Doug Wilson said Friday that DeMelo's wrist was broken on the play and he underwent surgery. DeMelo has one goal and three assists in 13 games this season for San Jose.
Ducks acquire Enroth
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goalie Jhonas Enroth to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft. Enroth is expected to join the Ducks' AHL affiliate in San Diego. The Gulls have lost two goalies to recent injuries. The Ducks are Enroth's fifth team in 23 months. The Swede spent his first seven North American seasons with Buffalo.
Laine out indefinitely
Winnipeg Jets rookie star Patrik Laine is out indefinitely because of a concussion. The 18-year-old was injured Saturday in a 4-3 loss in Buffalo. He was looking down at the puck when Buffalo's Jake McCabe hit him with his right shoulder. "He's got a concussion," Jets coach Paul Maurice said Sunday. Laine leads NHL rookies in scoring with 21 goals and 16 assists.
N. Jersey 7.1.17
Greene misses first game since 2012
New Jersey Devils captain Andy Greene is missing his first regular-season game since 2012. The 34-year-old defenseman sustained an upper-body injury in the Devils' game at Carolina on Tuesday night, when he was struck on the left wrist by a Jordan Staal shot. Greene was not in the lineup for Friday's game against Toronto. Coach John Hynes says Greene is uncertain for Saturday's game against Edmonton.
Hossa to return
Marian Hossa is scheduled to be in the lineup when the Blackhawks (23-12-5) host the Buffalo Sabres (14-15-8) on Thursday night at the United Center. The five-time All-Star right winger has not played since Dec. 20 because of an upper-body injury. The 37-year-old practiced with his teammates Wednesday and reported no problems. Chicago lost two games in a row and went 1-3-1 without Hossa, who shares the team lead with 16 goals.
DeAngelo suspended three games
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for physical abuse of officials. The incident occurred at the end of the second period Saturday night in a 4-2 loss at Calgary. DeAngelo will be eligible to return on Friday, January 13th versus the Winnipeg Jets.
N. Jersey 1.1.17
Moore removed from ice on stretcher
New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore was removed from the ice on a stretcher during Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals and the injury does not appear as serious as initially feared. The team did not provide specifics, only saying he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. "The good news is he's being released from the hospital," Devils coach John Hynes said. "That's a positive direction for him."
|6||Tampa B.||47||21-25 (46)|
|4||NY Ran.||57||28-17 (45)|
|7||N. Jersey||47||19-27 (46)|
|8||NY Islan.||42||17-25 (42)|
|3||St Louis||51||23-22 (45)|
|3||San Jose||54||26-18 (44)|
|5||LA Kings||48||22-22 (44)|
|17.1||NY Ran. - Dallas||6 : 7|
|17.1||Toronto - Buffalo||4 : 3|
|17.1||Columbus - Carolina||4 : 1|
|17.1||St Louis - Ottawa||4 : 6|
|17.1||Calgary - Florida||5 : 2|
|17.1||Colorado - Chicago||4 : 6|
|17.1||Minnesota - N. Jersey||3 : 4|
|17.1||Vancouv. - Nashville||1 : 0|
|17.1||Anaheim - Tampa B.||2 : 1|
|16.1||Pittsburgh - Washing.||8 : 7|
|16.1||Boston - NY Islan.||0 : 4|
|16.1||Buffalo - Dallas||4 : 1|
|16.1||Detroit - Montreal||1 : 0|
|16.1||Edmonton - Arizona||3 : 1|
|16.1||LA Kings - Tampa B.||1 : 2|
|home wins||58 %|
|away wins||42 %|
League format : Hockey : NHL 2016/2017
Each team will play 50 or 54 games within their conference, depending on whether they are in a seven or eight-team division, and two games (home and road) against each non-conference club. Two points are awarded for a win, one point for a loss in overtime or shootout, and no points for a loss in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, sixteen teams will qualify for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: the top three teams in each division, along with two wild-cards in each conference. All rounds of the NHL Playoffs will be best-of-7 games.