Welcome to the first edition of Weekly Cat Nip, your Monday morning fix of Florida Panthers coverage. During the season, we’ll dive into game recaps and storylines from each week. At this point, 12 days into the season, the Panthers have played three games and none have gone exactly how they had hoped. Game 1:
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The Chicago Blackhawks have played in five games so far in this young season, and all five contests have gone to overtime. Yes, you are correct if you’re thinking that’s an NHL record. But I’m pretty sure the Hawks don’t care about that. What they do care about is winning. The team came charging out
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5:56 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The girlfriend of suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson released a statement on Saturday saying the incident that occurred between the two in June “was not an act of domestic violence.” Watson pleaded no contest in July to a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. Watson initially received a 27-game suspension from
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Toronto Maple Leafs’ center Auston Matthews and defenseman Morgan Rielly hope to shake off their slow starts to the season and eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s surreal 215-point season of 1985-86. While the Leafs’ teammates have had record-breaking starts to the 2018-19 season, they know they’ll have to elevate their play if they want to truly impress
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In today’s News & Notes, Alexei Emelin turned down NHL contracts, the owner of the Vancouver Canucks wasn’t pleased about Sam Gagner being sent to the AHL and Michael Haley has entered the NHL’s Player Assistance Program. Related: NHL News & Notes: Weber, Waston & More Emelin Turned Down NHL Contracts While Emelin would sign
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With their victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, the Boston Bruins have battled their way to a 3-1-0 victory. They have outscored opponents 14-4 in their last three games. It is a sizeable feat for a team who lost their opening-night matchup against the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-0. As the Bruins
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This past Monday, Oct. 8, the Anaheim Ducks celebrated their 25th anniversary playing against the Detroit Red Wings, against whom they played their opening game on that date 25 years prior. If veteran fans didn’t recognize many of the names on the backs of the Ducks’ jerseys, they weren’t alone—a slew of rookies joining the
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Perhaps no team in the National Hockey League had as inauspicious a start as the Washington Capitals. In the entire century-plus of NHL history, the 1974-75 Capitals, one of two expansion teams to enter the league that year (after a horrendously unfair expansion draft from an already depleted league), hold the league’s worst-ever single-season points
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN We’re just a few games into the 2018-19 season, but there’s already been some movement in the ESPN NHL Power Rankings. Here’s our latest rundown, along with the top early health concern for all 31 teams. Note: These rankings reflect which teams our voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked
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What a wild ride it has been through the first four games of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ season. They are the highest scoring team in the league with 20 goals scored, including seven in their victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. but they have also allowed 17 goals, third worst in the league, which
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In today’s News & Notes, Paul Stastny will be out for a few games, Kevin Shattenkirk will reportedly be benched and The Islanders are moving on from Jan Kovar. Stastny out at Least 3 Games The Golden Knights will be without Stastny for at least their next three games with the team set to re-evaluate
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Although the Winnipeg Jets still have 79 games left to play, there’s plenty to glean from their first 180 minutes of regular season hockey. Here are three takeaways from the Jets’ first three games. 1: Top Line as Good as Advertised The trio of Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and Kyle Connor are off to an
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