The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo Philadelphia Flyers Players Get Scared by 'Snake-in-a-Cooler' Prank on Halloween It's the time of tricks and treats, and when equipment manager Derek Settlemyre saw a golden opportunity to prank his team's players, he took it. You may be the baddest, toughest, most bearded player in the , but chances are if you unexpectedly find yourself in close proximity to an angered cobra, you'll get spooked. Without fail, that's exactly how it went for a number of Flyers players as a... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:37:20 GMT Joffrey Lupul Injury: Updates on Maple Leafs Star's Broken Hand and Return The will be without veteran winger Joffrey Lupul for the time being due to an injury suffered during a practice session. According to the Maple Leafs' public relations staff on Twitter, Lupul will sit out Friday's game against and could be out longer than that: Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 provides more details on the injury: The Maple Leafs have gotten off to a slow start this season,... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:59:18 GMT Pittsburgh Penguins Prove They're Contenders with Win over Stanley Cup Champs After making big changes during the offseason, the are aiming to get back into the Stanley Cup conversation in 2014-15. They took a solid step in that direction on Thursday night with a 3-0 shutout win over the defending champion . Last year, the Penguins were a good team whose postseason ended with a whimper after surrendering a 3-1 second-round series lead to the . Coaching, scoring,... Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:08:27 GMT 5 Stats That Should Make the Montreal Canadiens Worried Moving Forward The just completed their three-game Western Canada road trip, taking three out of a possible six points to end October. So, as the calendar flips to November, enjoy this: The Montreal Canadiens are first in the entire with 17 points. It has been a great start to the season for the Habs in the win column. And one would assume that with an 8-2-1 record, the Canadiens shouldn't have much to... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:37:18 GMT Ranking the 10 Biggest Surprises in the NHL During October Consider this delightful photo of Montreal Canadiens fans in Vancouver a tip of the cap to their team's hot start, and it's somewhat surprising nature. At 8-2-1, the Habs are exceeding early-season expectations, but since people at , , and had them reaching the Stanley Cup Final, it's not that surprising. As for the other 10 items on this list, they are far more surprising than anything... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:35:15 GMT