NHL's 3-on-3 format in overtime cutting down on shootouts

The NHL has taken two skaters off the ice during overtimes this season, hoping 3-on-3...that's a big bonus."It basically gives teams an extra skater," former NHL goalie Chris Osgood said. "That can give some teams a huge advantage. Of...

Many NHL players are following Blue Jays' torrid run closely

...the playoffs. He's ready.Just like fans across Canada, NHL players are getting caught up in Blue Jays fever. Couture watches...fan. She could easily be switched."It'll be time for the NHL season to get started when baseball's postseason begins. Couture...

Gary Bettman touts parity as NHL camps open

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a happy man these days, leading a league that seems strong on the ice, in the stands and on TV...

Las Vegas, Quebec City submit expansion bids to NHL

Bill Foley has put his money down on an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas. And Quebec...cities moved one step closer to joining the NHL as expansion teams after the league announced...City, which previously served home to the NHL's Nordiques.Quebecor also has ties to...

NHL on verge of changing overtime period to 3-on-3

LAS VEGAS - The NHL plans to play three-on-three overtime...The league's general managers and the NHL Players' Association agreed Tuesday to...three minutes of three-on-three.The NHL began playing four-on-four overtime...

Connor McDavid is top pick in NHL Draft

...McDavid's journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night...the days when Wayne Gretzky dominated the NHL and Edmonton won five titles in a seven-year...he was presented the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best rookie this past season this week...

Martin St. Louis retiring from NHL after 16 seasons

New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa...AHL goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in next year's NHL Draft to St. Louis.

Andong Song welcomes the pressure of being the first Chinese player to be picked in NHL Draft

SUNRISE, Fla. - For the first time, a Chinese player was selected in the NHL Draft.Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes...

Goons are gone in the NHL: Fourth lines now have more skill

Goons are pretty much gone in the NHL.More and more teams are rolling four lines of forwards who can skate...are more focused on having skilled players to make a difference," NHL Commiss ioner Gary Bettman said.Instead of sending a message with...

Edmonton Oilers fans buzzing over Connor McDavid

...playoffs for nine consecutive seasons ? the NHL's longest active drought. It's a stretch...the Oilers bucked the odds by winning the NHL draft lottery, jumping two spots for the...franchise could no longer afford them in the NHL's pre-salary-cap era."I'm very...