On this day in sports history, Bill Mosienko made NHL history with a 21-second hat trick

On this day in sports history 68 years ago, Bill Mosienko scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. The Chicago Black Hawks captain needed just 21 seconds to make history against the New York Rangers before a crowd of 3,254. Despite trailing by four goals in the final period, Chicago won 7-6 on Mosienko’s fifth and final career hat trick of his career.  "I remember it like it was last night," Mosienko said

Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield to stay at Wisconsin

The Montreal Canadiens have updated the status of Cole Caufield, announcing Tuesday that the forward is going to play another season at the University of Wisconsin. “This additional year in the NCAA will benefit Cole and will allow him to continue developing his skills within the Badgers’ environment,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. “Cole is an important part of the Montreal Canadiens’ future and we will continue

NHL allows players to return to offseason homes, but must self-quarantine during coronavirus pandemic

Two days after telling its players to stay close to their NHL cities, the league is now allowing players to return to their homes — no matter what city or country — as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL said in a news release. The league announced it is letting its players go home but to self-quarantine until the end of March. The CDC recommended Sunday night

NHL asks players to self-quarantine, stay in shape during coronavirus postponement

One day after the NHL hit pause on the 2019-20 season, a league-wide memo went out to players addressing what’s next amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to Los Angeles Times columnist Helene Elliott, “players are being asked to self-quarantine for six days.” The move comes after it was announced that the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, leading to the suspension of the NBA

NHL assures players will be paid through season

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. National Hockey League players will receive their final three scheduled paychecks despite the season being suspended for the coronavirus outbreak, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN on Friday. The players are scheduled to receive three more payments before the scheduled end of the regular season. The first paycheck, which they received today, was for services rendered from Feb. 24 to March 5. The

NHL suspends regular season games indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic

The NHL has followed the NBA's lead by suspending games across the league indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. No timetable has been set for when the contests may resume.  “In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019‑20 season beginning

NHL suspends season amid coronavirus concerns

The NHL announced Thursday that all games wil be suspended indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) The announcement comes a day after the NBA indefinitely postponed its entire slate of games , with Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell reportedly testing positive for the virus. “In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board

Bruins announcer Jack Edwards criticized again for bizarre commentary

Typically, TV commentators are not the ones in the news the day after a big game. Then again, Jack Edwards is not your typical commentator.  The Boston Bruins’ play-by-play announcer was the target of criticism on social media once again after an interesting call during Saturday night’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Take a listen:  Clearly, there’s a lot to unpack there.  First, Boston’s Zdeno Chara takes exception to an apparent

San Jose Sharks fans attend home game despite public health officials calling for cancellation

SAN JOSE, Calif. — At least one fan defied his own pulmonary disease to attend the game. Another one insisted on continuing to high-five those in nearby seats, hand-washing be damned. Yet another couldn’t stay away after the home team’s recent surge, despite his wife’s misgivings. Hours after Santa Clara County public health officials recommended that large gatherings like sporting events be cancelled in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak,

NHL standings: Seeding scenarios, breakdown for final spots in 2020 playoffs

The 2020 NHL playoff picture is coming into focus, with the contenders increasingly separating themselves from the pretenders with every passing week. While there are still a month’s worth of regular season games to be played, it’s never too early to turn our gaze to the playoff races as they continue to heat up. Here’s how the 2020 Stanley Cup playoff bracket looks today. Last updated: 3:48 p.m. ET on March 5.