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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:53:58 GMTMinnesota’s Vinni Lettieri controlling the puck in front of Penn State’s Nikita Pavlychev, a native of Russia, during the Big Ten tournament last week.Even with the recent additions of Penn State and Arizona State, Division I hockey remains stuck at 60 teams, with no change in sight despite an abundance of strong players.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:04:59 GMTGoaltender Jaroslav Halak, who was 38-17-4 for the Islanders in 2014-15, playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in January.Halak, sent to Bridgeport in December, was 17-7-3 with a 2.15 goals-against average for the American Hockey League team.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:02:52 GMTA Cirque du Soleil performance in Las Vegas. “I learned a lot about working with international coaches and international athletes at Cirque du Soleil,” said Jay Mellette, the Knights’ trainer.Jay Mellette, head trainer for the N.H.L.’s newest team, said he learned a lot about working with international athletes at Cirque du Soleil.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:55:02 GMTIslanders left wing Anders Lee (27) after being knocked to the ice by the Rangers’ Brady Skjei. Lee’s resilient play is a key reason the Islanders are in the playoff race.Lee, sidelined by a broken leg just days before the team entered the 2016 playoffs, has been a key contributor in a late push to return this year.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:08:28 GMTRangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist making a save against the Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr in the game on March 7 in which he was injured.The goaltender, who has missed six games so far, is expected to return either against the Kings on Saturday or the Ducks on Sunday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:50:23 GMTThe Devils’ Blake Coleman, right, tangled with the Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey in the second period, with several of their teammates involved in their own skirmishes.A game with a playoff feel at Prudential Center included a multiplayer fight late in the second period. Joseph Blandisi’s goal with 54.6 seconds left in the extra period lifted the Devils.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:50:28 GMTJonathan Quick, right, in a game with the Nashville Predators this month. He was sidelined by injury for more than four months earlier this season.Two No. 1 goalies are teammates as the Kings try an unusual collaboration in an attempt at a playoff berth.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:36:17 GMTHilary Knight in 2015. She is among the national women’s hockey team players negotiating with U.S.A. Hockey in Philadelphia.The team and its lawyers met for 10 hours with U.S.A. Hockey, working to reach a deal for increased wages and support as the world championship neared.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:57:40 GMTDani Rylan, center, commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League, watching the New York Riveters play the Boston Pride this month at the Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark in the final game of the 2017 regular season.Dani Rylan has struggled to recruit sponsors and broadcasters for the National Women’s Hockey League, but she is determined to make it work.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:57:37 GMTThe Slovakians Michal Handzus and Richard Zednik during an Ice Hockey World Championship game in 2005.Michal Handzus and Richard Zednik never lost track of their ultimate plan, to eventually reunite in their Slovakian hometown, where they are chasing an elusive championship.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:26:26 GMTA struggle in front of the net during the 2014 Olympic women’s hockey final between Canada and the United States. Current American players are willing to forgo the world championship over stalled negotiations with U.S.A. Hockey.The sport’s governing body in the United States posted the cost of the players’ demands on its website. The players say the numbers are wrong.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:37:52 GMTMichigan State’s Thomas Ebbing (28) chasing the puck against Minnesota last Saturday. The Spartans finished 7-24-4 and lost their last six games at home.The teams have won a total of 12 national championships, but both have losing records this season.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:32:38 GMTNikita Pavlychev during player introductions before Penn State played Wisconsin on March 3.The Nittany Lions, for years a perennial club hockey power, are on the cusp of bigger things after only four years playing a full Division I schedule.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:39:40 GMTThe Rangers’ Tanner Glass after scoring against Panthers goaltender James Reimer (34) and defenseman Jason Demers (55) on March 7. Glass, known for his physical play, has only 24 career N.H.L. goals.Glass, who has 627 penalty minutes in a 505-game N.H.L. career, was sent down to the American Hockey League in October but returned this month after an injury to Jesper Fast.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:53:43 GMTHilary Knight and the United States women’s hockey team did not budge when U.S.A. Hockey set a Thursday deadline for the players to reconsider boycotting the world championship because of a wage dispute.With the world championship approaching, the organization must either negotiate with the players or take another route.