The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo The Biggest Takeaways from the San Jose Sharks' Recent Road Trip After getting points in the first three games of a five-game Eastern Conference road trip, the sputtered toward the finish line with back-to-back regulation losses to the and . Still, a 2-2-1 record on such a trip is something the Sharks should be happy with this early in the season. There were some positive signs, such as the inspired play on the blue line from Brent Burns and Logan Couture... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:10:13 GMT NHL Trade Rumors: Dissecting Latest Gossip Around the League If you thought the fact that the season is less than three weeks old would mean there would be no rumors flying around already, guess again. As teams begin to evaluate what they have on the ice in the early going and injuries mount up, there are sure to be moves between now and the trade deadline. While they may take some time, the accompanying rumors have already begun. With that in mind, here... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:00:01 GMT Winning the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes Still Wouldn't Save the Buffalo Sabres The 2014-15 are a bad hockey club. More breaking news to follow. They are 1-6-0 and with road games this week with the and , 1-8-0 is practically an inevitability. and a PDO of exactly 100, there's a terrific chance that the Sabres of the moment will be the Sabres of the next 75 games. A second consecutive historically bad season is on the horizon. The good news: At the end of this rainbow... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:22:07 GMT Zdeno Chara Injury: Updates on Bruins Star's Status and Return exited Thursday night's game in the first period against the New York Islanders. The Boston Bruins announced shortly thereafter that the 37-year-old defenseman was out for the rest of the night: Little is known at the moment regarding Chara's injury. According to's Joe McDonald, he failed to appear during the final eight minutes of the opening period: Amalie Benjamin of The... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:27:58 GMT N.H.L. Roundup: Islanders Beat Bruins, Who Lose Captain, Too The former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the Islanders end a two-game losing streak. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:42:06 GMT Jordin Tootoo’s Latest Stop on a Long, Hard Journey The 31-year-old forward, a veteran of 11 seasons, grew up in a remote town in Canada, did not play organized hockey until 14, and struggled with his parents’ and his own alcoholism and a brother’s suicide. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:15:25 GMT Zdeno Chara out 4 to 6 Weeks: Just How Bad Is This for the Boston Bruins? The following is a nightmare come to life for the and their fans, as TSN's Aaron Ward and Joe McDonald detail: Defenseman , perhaps the one player the Bruins could not afford to lose for an extended period this season, is not only out for four to six weeks but could be facing surgery after a seemingly harmless collision with center John Tavares on Thursday night. It's believed this hit with... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:17:01 GMT Bold Predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the 2014-15 Season Begins With a new general manager, coaching staff, system and players, the entered the 2014-15 season as anything but business as usual. Having been the popular pick to win the Eastern Conference and advance to the Stanley Cup in recent years, the Pens seem to have fallen out of favor with a lot of analysts, prognosticators and even some of their own fans. However, a strong start to the season and... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:36:32 GMT Buffalo Sabres: 5 Early Observations from the 2014-15 Season It's been a rough start to the ' 2014-15 season, but not too many can say they didn't expect it. The team sits at 1-6-0, while also ranking last in a number of important areas of the game. As far as starts go, it seems the 4-15-1 start under Ron Rolston last year is well within reach, and it could possibly be even worse. So what can be gleaned from the Sabres' first seven games? Well, beyond... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:49 GMT How the Los Angeles Kings Are Bending but Not Breaking to Start 2014-15 The ’ 4-1-1 record to begin the 2014-15 season is deceptive. Head coach Darryl Sutter’s club has not performed well in the least, allowing scoring chances galore and handily losing the puck-possession battle. Despite those significant blemishes, L.A. has managed to gut out nine of a possible 12 points while only conceding . This is not a matter of clever schemes or team-wide defensive... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:26:55 GMT