Calgary Flames fire team-record 62 shots on goal in torching Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Matthew Tkachuk scored twice and the Calgary Flames fired a team-record 62 shots on goal in trouncing the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-0 Wednesday night. It was the most shots taken by a visiting team in a regular-season game since the NHL started tracking shots on goal in 1955-56, according to STATS. Jacob … Read more

Actor Vachik Mangassarian shared anti-vaxx conspiracy theories before dying of Covid complications

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD actor Vachik Mangassarian shared a series of anti-vaxx conspiracy theory memes on his Facebook before he died of Covid-19 complications aged 78. His manager confirmed on Tuesday that the star, who was vaccinated, died in Burbank, California. Mangassarian was best known for starring as Qasim Zaghlul in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more

Avalanche extends home winning streak to 17 with OT victory against Bruins

DENVER– Hold Makar scored a power-play goal at 3:01 of overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche extended their home winning streak to 17 games with a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins at Ball Arena on Wednesday. The Avalanche went on the power play at 1:14 when Bruins defenseman Mike Reilly was penalized for tripping Valery … Read more

Vancouver Canucks hire Patrik Allvin as 12th general manager in franchise history

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Jim Rutherford says there are some big decisions looming for the Vancouver Canucks, but the team’s president of hockey operations has crossed one large task off his to-do list — he hired Patrik Allvin as general manager. Allvin became the 12th GM in franchise history on Wednesday. He had served as … Read more

Chicago Blackhawks to interview GM candidates ‘inside and outside of hockey’

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are taking an unusual approach in their search for their next general manager and plan to make a decision before the NHL trade deadline in March. Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz, the son of team owner Rocky Wirtz, said Wednesday the interview process will include applicants “both inside and outside of … Read more

NHL On Tap: Ovechkin attempts to score 30th goal again for 16th season

Welcome to NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com editors will share each day what they look forward to most from the schedule. Today, their picks from Wednesday’s five games. Ovechkin tries again for 30th place After being knocked off the scoresheet in a 1-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, Alex Ovechkin will look … Read more

WNBA legend Candace Parker likes idea of ​​James Harden with Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers figure to be a very active team in the offseason when it comes to finally ending the Ben Simmons saga. The 25-year old 3-time All-Star has yet to play for Philadelphia through 47 games in the 2021-22 season and the Sixers are unlikely to move him at the Feb. 10 deadline. That … Read more

Alan Carr’s drink-driving estranged husband Paul Drayton, 50, jailed

Alan Carr’s estranged husband Paul Drayton sobbed as he was jailed for 14 weeks today by a judge who accused him of ‘dicing with death’ by drink driving with the level of alcohol in his blood ‘off the scale’. The 50-year-old actor was warned it was a ‘miracle’ no one was killed when he got … Read more

Ottawa Senators lose top scorer Drake Batherson to ankle injury after ‘a bad play by the goalie’

OTTAWA, Ontario — Drake Batherson, Ottawa’s leading scorer, suffered an ankle injury in the Senators’ 5-0 win over the Sabers Tuesday night, the result of which appears like a deliberate shoulder check from Buffalo goaltender Aaron Dell. Late in the first period, Batherson chased a puck behind the Buffalo net and Dell shoved him hard … Read more

Gillies remembered as dear friend, loyal Islanders teammate by Trottier

So Trottier chooses to start on a baseball diamond in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, in the summer of 1971. A talented 15-year-old, Trottier was playing quality ball for Swift Current; Gillies, two years his senior and bound for the Houston Astros’ minor-league organization, was in the starting nine for Moose Jaw. “I played some left field … Read more