NHL

Clutterbuck on Williams: collision or late hit? (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — There is one thing we know for sure about the hit above: Justin Williams got absolutely rocked by Cal Clutterbuck on Thursday night. The contact between the two players was well after Williams seemed to have touched the puck. Yet the question that could be bandied about is whether or not Clutterbuck collided with Williams or went out of his way to hit him, especially when it comes to any...
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Patrik Laine's power play goal with a flourish (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — In the battle of Connor McDavid versus Patrik Laine, there is one thing that Laine will have over McDavid – a personality. Laine has yet to have the fun beat out of him by the league. He’s reminiscent of Alex Ovechkin when he first entered the NHL both in personality and shot on the power play. Hell of a slapper by Laine. That’s not even the best part, though. It’s the flourish at...
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Gerard Gallant says post-firing taxi photos 'blown out of proportion'

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Gerard Gallant, former Florida Panthers head coach, gets into a cab after being relieved of his duties following an NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP)   Former Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said the reason he took a taxi after his Sunday firing was because he didn’t want to wait for a car service that the team had called. ...
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High school goalie keeps busy during loss by making 98 saves

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) There was bad news and amazing news for Tony Bruns after his team’s loss to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Saturday. First, the bad news was that his team, Morris/Benson, dropped their season-opener by the ugly score of 12-0 . [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey contest now ] Now to the amazing news, which was that Bruns faced a lot of rubber. A...
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Blackhawks jump to Stanley Cup favorite per oddsmaker

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Richard Panik and Nick Schmaltz of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Hossa scored against the Montreal Canadiens in the second period at the United Center on November 13, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)   The Chicago Blackhawks are currently the favorite to win the Stanley Cup, according to gambling oddsmaker Bovada. The Blackhawks moved...
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Randy Carlyle softens approach in second Ducks stint

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Randy Carlyle and assistant coach Paul MacLean of the Anaheim Ducks watch warmups before a game against the New Jersey Devils at Honda Center on Nov. 17, 2016, in Anaheim. (Getty)   ANAHEIM, Calif. – On a Monday morning at Honda Center the Anaheim Ducks finished briskly paced on-ice exercises in 45 minutes. If this was any other NHL team, such a fact would seem normal. But the man...
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Toews out with back injury; Blades ban cell phones; Kucherov for Hart? (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . Tonight the @SDGullsAHL are honoring Craig Cunningham with a #14 helmet decal. #CunnyCan pic.twitter.com/lR7Fmnnhtu — San Diego Gulls...
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Jonathan Toews, Auston Matthews engage in 'call your shot' battle (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Jonathan Toews, Auston Matthews trick shot video screen shot. Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Toronto Maples Leafs forward Auston Matthews went against each other in a game of ‘call your shot’ for a Bauer stick video shoot. Though the 19-year-old Matthews is one of the most skilled youngsters in the game, the 28-year-old Toews is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and ...
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Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Thursday picks

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — OTTAWA, CANADA – OCTOBER 18: Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators fires a shot against the Arizona Coyotes during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 18, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images) By Chris Morgan December kicks off with a bang with a whopping 12 NHL games Thursday. That’s a lot of players to choose from. Here...
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Puck Lists: 5 goalies who are over- and underperforming

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the third period of a NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Buffalo, New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)   The goaltending position is the most important in hockey by a pretty wide margin. No single position is going to make or break your season more so than netminders, and now that we’re a quarter of...
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NHL Power Rankings: Welcome back to the top, Montreal Canadiens

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — The Montreal Canadiens return to the top of the Yahoo Sports NHL Power Rankings after gobbling up 17 out of a possible 28 points in November. [ Follow Puck Daddy on Facebook] It’s amazing what a healthy Carey Price can do for you. We saw what can happen to Montreal when he’s out injured, so Habs fans can continue praying their franchise goaltender stays out of the trainer’s room. ...
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Martin Jones continues strong stretch against LA Kings in 4-1 win

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Martin Jones of the San Jose Sharks defends the goal during a game against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center on November 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones isn’t the type of player to often publicly display raw emotions. Ask him why he has had a high level of success against the Los Angeles Kings and Jones keeps...
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NHL Three Stars: Isles escape with win; Flames shut out Leafs

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — No. 1 Star: Chad Johnson, Calgary Flames It’s difficult to not assume Johnson is ‘the guy’ in net in Calgary when he continues to post outstanding numbers. Johnson picked up his third shutout of the month in the team’s 3-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He made 39 saves for his eighth win of the year. No. 2 Star: Anders Lee, New York Islanders After the Islanders blew a 3-0...
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Dustin Brown goal eventually counts after delay (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings line up for a face-off during the game against the Nashville Predators on October 27, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown popped a shot over San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones and raised his arms like he scored a goal. The crowd cheered at Staples...
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Matt Murray glove save robs John Tavares (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — It was the best case scenario for the New York Islanders. The team was on a 5-on-3 and in control of the puck in the Pittsburgh Penguins zone. Ryan Strome sent a perfect pass across the front of the crease to the team’s most lethal goal scorer, John Tavares. Like Julie ‘The Cat’ Gaffney, Matt Murray would not have it. Murray had to dive across the blue paint as Tavares took his shot at...
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