Dryden McKay, winner of Hobey Baker award as top NCAA men’s hockey player, suspended for six months for doping violation

Dryden McKay, the Minnesota State goaltender who won this year’s Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s Most Outstanding Player, has accepted a six-month ban from competition for an anti-doping rule violation, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The suspension period began on April 14, when he accepted the sanction. McKay played his final NCAA … Read more

With bigger plans ahead, the Boston Bruins secure a playoff berth in the East, a feat that ‘isn’t automatic’

BOSTON — Jeremy Swayman rebounded from a tough 23 save streak and the Boston Bruins clinched a playoff berth by holding the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday to end a league-high three-game losing streak. season. Trent Frederic and Erik Haula scored first-period goals for Boston, which slipped after winning 17 of 21. Former Bruin Danton … Read more

Despite the loss, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has a “comforting” return to the ice

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price lost to the New York Islanders on Friday night, but nothing could dampen the positive vibes around the Bell Center as the franchise star played his first NHL game since July 7, 2021. Price made 17 saves in the 3-0 loss to the Islanders in a two-team battle out of … Read more

Outside review of NHLPA and Donald Fehr’s handling of Kyle Beach allegations finds no wrongdoing

An independent investigation by the NHL Players’ Association found no “individual wrongdoing or institutional failure of policy or procedure” by its executive director Donald Fehr or others in handling the complaints. Kyle Beach sexual assault allegations against Chicago Blackhawks then video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010. The 20-page magazine, shared by the AJLNH on his … Read more

Investigation clears NHL Players Union staff of wrongdoing regarding handling of Kyle Beach sexual assault allegations

A independent investigation commissioned by the NHL Players’ Association concluded that general manager Don Fehr and others were not liable for wrongdoing when they failed to act on a report that a Chicago Blackhawks minor league affiliate player had been sexually assaulted by a member of staff in 2010. A law firm hired to investigate … Read more

Mike Bossy, four-time Stanley Cup champion with New York Islanders, dies at 65

Mike Bossy, one of hockey’s most prolific scorers and a star of the New York Islanders during their 1980s dynasty, has died. He was 65 years old. The Islanders and TVA Sports, the French-language network in Canada where he worked as a hockey analyst, confirmed Bossy died Thursday night. A team spokesperson said Bossy was … Read more

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider, ‘a special player,’ scores his 50th goal of the season in home loss

NEW YORK — Rangers forward Chris Kreider scored his 50th goal of the season on Tuesday night, becoming the fourth player in team history to do so. Kreider, in his 10th NHL season, scored as goaltender Igor Shesterkin was retired in a 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in a battle between the Metropolitan Division’s … Read more

Denver Pioneers hold on and rally in third period to claim school’s ninth NCAA Men’s Hockey crown

BOSTON — Denver scored five unanswered goals in the third period to claim the NCAA Men’s Division I hockey championship with a 5-1 win over Minnesota State at TD Garden on Saturday night. It’s the ninth title in program history for the Pioneers, which ties Michigan’s NCAA record for most ever. Denver had eliminated the … Read more

Auston Matthews reaches 58 goals, authors ‘something special’ as Toronto Maple Leafs seal their spot

TORONTO — On a night the Toronto Maple Leafs paid tribute to Auston Matthews for setting the franchise’s single-season goalscoring record earlier in the week, the star center added two more before the first even ended. period. Matthews scored his 57th and 58th goals 27 seconds apart early in the first period as the Maple … Read more

Viewers’ Guide to the Washington and Pittsburgh Capitals Penguins on ABC, ESPN+

8:05 a.m. ET ESPN staff The Saturday afternoon ABC hockey schedule continues this week with a clash in the Metropolitan Division, as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals visit his former pal Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET and simulcast on ESPN+. To help you prepare for the … Read more