Erik Karlsson

I Vrana some more of that: Caps beat Senators 5-2

The Caps needed a win to restore faith and to get back on track after yet another lopsided loss on Monday night. They got just that, but now the …

Washington Capitals

Time to give thanks and check in on NHL award contenders

American Thanksgiving is one of the first checkpoints of the NHL season, and it's where we really start to see the contenders separate themselves …

Ice Hockey

Kucherov early favorite for Hart Trophy

"It's good for me if I don't have to say anything [to the media]," Kucherov told NHL.com prior to the start of the season. "It's good to have those …

Ice Hockey

The Karlssons are expecting

Captain Karlsson is having a kid.<p>His wife, Melinda Karlsson, made the big announcement Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.<p>“First come loves, then comes …

Canadian News

NHL Quarter Mark Report: Are road warrior Senators starting to slip?

The Ottawa Senators are doing OK one-quarter of the way through the NHL season, but check back as early as the one-third mark and it there might be a …

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Slumping Sens searching for offence

WASHINGTON -- The slumping Ottawa Senators visit the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night looking to get more pucks on - and hopefully in - the net.<p>…

Matt Niskanen

NHL Thanksgiving: 1 thing each team should be thankful for

Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images<p><i>Every NHL team has something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Let’s take a look at the</i> …

NHL

Scoring up 12.4 percent! Let's have some fun with on-pace numbers

There's no guarantee it lasts, but the slashing crackdown has produced the biggest offensive boom since 'The New NHL' debuted in 2005-06, spawning …

Ice Hockey

#CapsSens Skate Shavings: Thanksgiving Eve Game

Washington started the homestand on the good foot, with an impressive 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, a win that halted the Wild's …

Ice Hockey

Power Rankings: Each team has at least one reason to be thankful

One of the true joys of the NHL having seven franchises in Canada means that Thanksgiving is constantly referred to as "American Thanksgiving" to …

Sean Couturier

NHL Players Hilariously Describe Best Dish They Can Cook Themselves

2,339<p>It turns out most NHL players are atrocious cooks.<p>On the league’s YouTube page, they asked players the best thing they can create in the …

Ice Hockey

NHL awards watch: Hart belongs to Stamkos in stellar comeback year

<i>At the quarter point of the 2017-18 campaign, theScore's NHL team identifies the front-runners to bring home some hardware. This installment was put</i> …

Sports

Boston Bruins’ Mount Rushmore: Do I HAVE to choose just four?

KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: Mount Rushmore National Memorial towers over the South Dakota landscape on October 1, 2013 near Keystone, South Dakota. …

Ice Hockey

Pietrangelo named early favorite for Norris Trophy

<i>"Seven weeks into the season, Pietrangelo remains first among defensemen with seven goals, and his 19 points are tied for first with John Klingberg</i> …

Tampa Bay Lightning

Down Goes Brown: 2017–18 NHL quarter-season awards

• Who wins quarter-season MVP: Kucherov or Stamkos?<br>• Karlsson has competition for best defenceman<br>• Also: best coach, GM, comeback and off-season …

Nico Hischier

Duchene stays positive, Turris is rolling, Hitchcock preaches honesty

WASHINGTON — Matt Duchene insists he’s not getting inside his own head, twisting himself into mental knots because of what the numbers say.<p>After five …

Canadian News

Fantasy awards at one-quarter mark of 2017-18

<i>NOTES: Standard Yahoo leagues include goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points and shots on goal for skaters, and wins,</i> …

Ice Hockey

Who are the award frontrunners at the quarter mark of the campaign?

With one-quarter of the 2017-18 NHL season in the books, which players have set themselves up to challenge for end-of-season hardware?<p>Tuesday night’s …

Ice Hockey

NHL awards at the quarter mark: Lightning duo sizzling atop MVP race

The NHL season is only 47 days old, but history shows that teams not in a playoff position on Thanksgiving will have a difficult time getting there by the end of the season.<p>With 309 games already played, we will be at the quarter pole of the season this week.<p>USA TODAY Sports NHL columnist Kevin …

Ice Hockey

Subban set to face Canadiens in Nashville for first time since trade

DALLAS — Some 16 months after defencemen Shea Weber and P.K. Subban were traded for each other in a blockbuster that shocked the hockey world, this …

Ice Hockey

Warrenspiece: Should Brendan Smith face disciplinary action for Borowiecki hit?

NEW YORK – Well, here’s the good news after the hit heard around New York.<p>Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki was walking and talking fine as …

Canadian News

Senators on the road in search of the winning formula

NEW YORK – Perhaps the Ottawa Senators were in the right place at the right time Monday.<p>Black Friday is, after all, just around the corner and the …

Canadian News

Lundqvist gets 63rd shutout, Rangers beat Senators 3-0

Although Henrik Lundqvist didn't face a lot of shots, he came up big when he needed to.<p>Lundqvist stopped 20 shots for his second shutout of the …

Sports

Five thoughts on the Avalanche at the quarter-pole

• Facebook<br>• Email<p>I used to have to write these “thoughts on the Avs at the quarter-pole, the halfway mark, the three-quarters pole and final season …

Denver

NHL Salary Cap Could Significantly Increase for 2018-19

<b>During a press conference in Montreal on Friday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said league revenues for 2017-18 could be between $4.5 – $5 billion.</b> …

James van Riemsdyk

Double trouble for Senators: Shut out by Rangers, Borowiecki lost to injury

NEW YORK —<p>Rangers 3, Senators 0<p>NEW YORK – The problems are mounting – in a hurry – for the Ottawa Senators.<p>Let’s begin with the fact that after …

Ice Hockey

Game Day 5: Sens @ Rangers

1. Road Warriors<p>With some of the recent struggles the Sens have had at home lately, they've been great on the road to start the season.<p>Counting that …

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Improving the Ottawa Senators Forward Depth Without Selling the Farm

Depth at every position is essential to success in the NHL, and the Ottawa Senators know this as well as anybody. The way key injuries piled up in …

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Anthony Duclair scores hat trick, including overtime winner, to lead Coyotes over Senators

Anthony Duclair scored in overtime to complete a hat trick as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.<p>Antti Raanta made 30 saves to improve the Coyotes record to 4-15-3.<p>Mark Stone and Mark Borowiecki scored in regulation for the Senators (8-4-5). Mike Condon stopped …

Sports

Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes at Senators

<b>WHERE:</b> Canadian Tire Centre<p><b>WHEN:</b> 12 p.m. (AZ time)<p><b>TV:</b> FOX Sports Arizona<p><b>RADIO:</b> ESPN 620 AM<p><b>KEY FACTS:</b><p>• Skaters 22 years of age or younger have scored …

Clayton Keller