NHL eases virus safety rules for the vaccinated in playoffs

Ice Hockey May 9, 2021

NHL eases virus safety rules for the vaccinated in playoffs

The National Hockey League will relax COVID-19 safety protocols for fully vaccinated teams and individuals in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the league announced Saturday. The NHL and its players union have reached agreement on modifications for the vaccinated regarding face masks, testing, quarantines, team meetings ...

Canucks to return Friday as NHL season extended

Ice Hockey Apr 11, 2021

Canucks to return Friday as NHL season extended

The NHL announced Saturday that the Vancouver Canucks will return to play on Friday, and the league's regular season has been extended to May 16. The Canucks have been idle since March 24 due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the team. Per the NHL, the Canucks ...

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane scores 400th NHL goal

More Sports / Ice Hockey Mar 1, 2021

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane scores 400th NHL goal

Chicago forward Patrick Kane scored his 400th NHL goal Sunday during the Blackhawks' 7-2 rout of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the 100th player to reach the milestone. Kane has scored 11 goals in 23 games this season and is the eighth active NHL player ...

NHL announces enhanced COVID-19 protocols

Ice Hockey Feb 5, 2021

NHL announces enhanced COVID-19 protocols

The NHL had a difficult Wednesday, with 40 players landing on the list of absences caused by COVID-19. On Thursday, the league announced a series of additional coronavirus protocols. The league statement includes comments from commissioner Gary Bettman, who said, of the 100 players on ...

North American leagues in renewed struggle against COVID-19

More Sports Jan 16, 2021

North American leagues in renewed struggle against COVID-19

The NBA postponed three more games and the NHL pushed back the Dallas Stars' season opener again amid a surge of COVID-19 cases that has put professional sports on notice in North America Two games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, set for Sunday ...

NHL sells division naming rights to corporate sponsors

Ice Hockey Jan 6, 2021

NHL sells division naming rights to corporate sponsors

The National Hockey League, which took a revenue hit last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, said on Tuesday it has sold the naming rights to its divisions for the first time. The move to sell naming rights to divisions that were once named after ...

NHL plans to have Canadian teams play in home venues

Ice Hockey Dec 25, 2020

NHL plans to have Canadian teams play in home venues

The NHL anticipates the league's Canadian teams will be able to play games in their home venues when the season starts on Jan. 13. "On the basis of our discussions (with provincial health authorities) in the past week, as well as our exchange of correspondence ...

Knights and Flyers advance to showdown for top seeds

Ice Hockey Aug 7, 2020

Knights and Flyers advance to showdown for top seeds

The Las Vegas Golden Knights and Philadelphia Flyers continued their unbeaten NHL postseason runs Thursday, each booking a spot in Saturday showdowns for seeds in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Three unanswered third-period goals rallied Las Vegas 6-4 over the defending champion St. Louis Blues while ...