Month: January 2021

Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0, fifth in the North Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (1-0-0, first in the North Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Toronto faces Ottawa for a North Division matchup. Ottawa went 9-9-5 in division play and 18-13-6 at home a season ago. Goalies for the Senators allowed 3.2 goals on
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More than 621,000 Canadians play in organized hockey leagues, but community hockey has been suspended in most provinces with high COVID-19 infection rates after a series of arena-related outbreaks. Air quality research and a growing understanding of how the virus spreads are helping to explain why facing-off indoors can be risky during the pandemic. In
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3:04 AM ET ESPN News Services St. Louis Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly was critical of his team’s effort in Friday night’s 8-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, saying that the Blues “embarrassed ourselves” in the second game of the season. “That was very disappointing,” O’Reilly said. “We came into the game and you could just
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The Ontario Reign have announced that Craig Johnson has been named as an assistant coach. Johnson joins fellow assistant coach Chris Hajt on head coach John Wroblewski’s staff. Johnson, 48, joined the Los Angeles Kings organization in 2018 as a member of the player development staff, with a focus on skating. Johnson’s 14-year playing career
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Saskatchewan’s hockey teams have faced serious funding shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the Saskatchewan government announced $4 million to help keep the province’s Western Hockey League (WHL) and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) teams afloat.  “Our junior hockey teams are a critical part of the cultural fabric and local economies across the province,”
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Anaheim Ducks (0-1-0, seventh in the West Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (1-0-0, first in the West Division) Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights host Anaheim after Maxime Comtois scored two goals in the Ducks’ 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights. Vegas went 39-24-8 overall and 15-6-2 in division
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