Hockey : NHL 2017/2018
|16.NY Islan. - N. Jersey|
|NY Ran. - Philadel.|
|Toronto - St Louis|
|Detroit - Dallas|
|Nashville - Vegas|
|Arizona - San Jose|
Predators may not have Arvidsson vs. Vegas
Nashville right winger Viktor Arvidsson suffered an apparent lower-body injury during practice on Monday. He needed help leaving the ice. If Arvidsson, who is third on the team in scoring, has to sit out, it means Nashville will be without its No. 1 and 3 point-producers. Filip Forsberg will miss his sixth game with an upper-body injury suffered Dec. 29 in Minnesota. Forsberg was able to skate near the end of practice Monday and did some stick-handling drills, so it's possible he could return immediately after the All-Star break at month's end. Regardless of who's around and who isn't, Nashville will have a steep task against Vegas, the surprising leaders in the Western Conference.
Danault released from hospital
Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was released from a hospital Sunday after tests for a head injury. Danault was hit in the head by Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara's slap shot Saturday and taken off the ice on a stretcher. It wasn't immediately clear when Danault might return to the lineup. The 24-year-old has 7 goals and 15 assists in 43 games this season.
Tampa B. 13.1.18
Hedman out 3 to 6 weeks
Tampa Bay Lightning have lost All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman for three to six weeks with a lower-body injury. Tests on Friday confirmed the severity of the injury, which looked like it might have been much worse when Hedman was helped from the ice following a knee-to-knee collision with Calgary's Garnet Hathaway on Thursday night. Hedman, third in Norris Trophy balloting last season, has six goals and 27 assists in 44 games.
Bogosian to miss 4-6 weeks
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss between four and six weeks with an injury to his lower left leg. Bogosian was hurt in practice a day earlier while battling for the puck along the boards with forward Evander Kane. He has one assist and is averaging a little more than 19 minutes of playing time in 18 games since missing the first two months of the season with a lower body injury.
Blackhawks acquire Anthony Duclair
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired winger Anthony Duclair from the Coyotes in a four-player trade Wednesday. Chicago also got defenseman Adam Clendening and sent winger Richard Panik and minor league forward Laurent Dauphin to Arizona. Duclair has nine goals and six assists in 33 games this season, scoring in each of his last two games after reports surfaced that he had asked for a trade.
Howard has lower-body injury
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will miss Detroit's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night with a lower-body injury. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill confirmed Saturday that Howard hurt himself in Friday night's win over Florida. Detroit has won four games in a row, with Howard stopping 145 of 151 shots in those games. Howard is considered day-to-day, and the Red Wings have five days off after the game against Tampa Bay.
Predators without Forsberg against Kings
The Nashville Predators will try to continue their success at Staples Center when they play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. However, they won't have leading scorer Filip Forsberg, who was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury last Saturday after leaving in the third period the night before against the Minnesota Wild. Nashville has lost two in a row without Forsberg. The Predators are hoping forwards Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson will pick up the scoring slack in their linemate's absence, but they haven't so far.
Maroon suspended for 2 games
Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for interference against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. Maroon was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head in the second period of the Oilers' 5-0 home loss to the Kings on Tuesday night. He has nine goals and 12 assists in 40 games this season.
Predators place Forsberg on IR
Nashville left wing Filip Forsberg was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury Saturday before the Predators' game against Minnesota The Predators did not offer a timetable for Forsberg's return. As a result of being placed on injured reserve, which is at least one week in length, Forsberg will miss at least three games.
Scheifele out 6 to 8 weeks
Winnipeg Jets top-line center Mark Scheifele will miss 6 to 8 weeks with an upper-body injury. He was hurt in Winnipeg's 4-3 win over Edmonton on Wednesday after taking a hit from the Oilers' Brandon Davidson. Scheifele has 15 goals and 23 assists in 38 games this season.
|1||Tampa B.||65||31-13 (44)|
|3||N. Jersey||52||22-20 (42)|
|5||NY Islan.||50||23-22 (45)|
|6||NY Ran.||49||22-22 (44)|
|3||St Louis||55||26-20 (46)|
|3||LA Kings||53||24-20 (44)|
|4||San Jose||52||23-19 (42)|
|15.1||Boston - Dallas||2 : 3|
|15.1||Montreal - NY Islan.||4 : 5|
|15.1||Colorado - Anaheim||3 : 1|
|15.1||LA Kings - San Jose||1 : 4|
|14.1||Pittsburgh - NY Ran.||5 : 2|
|14.1||Carolina - Calgary||1 : 4|
|14.1||Chicago - Detroit||0 : 4|
|14.1||Minnesota - Vancouv.||2 : 3|
|13.1||N. Jersey - Philadel.||3 : 5|
|13.1||NY Ran. - NY Islan.||2 : 7|
|13.1||Pittsburgh - Detroit||4 : 1|
|13.1||Montreal - Boston||3 : 4|
|13.1||Minnesota - Winnipeg||4 : 1|
|13.1||Dallas - Colorado||1 : 4|
|13.1||LA Kings - Anaheim||2 : 4|
|13.1||San Jose - Arizona||6 : 5|
|home wins||56 %|
|away wins||44 %|
League format : Hockey : NHL 2017/2018
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.