Evander Kane Hat-Tricks Edmonton Oilers Win Game 3 Against Calgary Flames

Evander Kane scored a natural hat-trick over a six-minute period in the second period to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames Sunday night at Rogers Place. Edmonton takes a 2-1 lead in the series. The Oilers beat the Flames 21-7 in the first period, but neither team made it … Read more

Leafs sign defender Mark Giordano to two-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran defender Mark Giordano to a two-year contract extension. Giordano, 38, born in Toronto, will earn $800,000 (US) per season. Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas acquired the three-time championship from the Seattle Kraken before the trade deadline passed, along with forward Colin Blackwell in exchange for two second-round picks … Read more

Lightning Fans lends a helping hand to Toronto charities

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Despite another first-round playoff loss, the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to benefit thanks to the help of Tampa Bay Lightning fans who helped donate to Toronto-area charities. Fans of the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions have spent the days since the team’s Game 7 win to donate to Toronto charities across … Read more

Edmonton Oilers comes from behind to take Game 2 in Calgary

The Edmonton Oilers bounced back from an initial deficit to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1. “I just thought we fought harder, that was all,” Oilers captain Connor McDavid said after the game. “Working, being tougher in battles, winning about 50/50 pucks – you know … Read more

Battle of Alberta Game 1 sees Oilers lose 9-6 to Flames

The Calgary Flames avoided a comeback attempt by the Edmonton Oilers for a 9-6 win in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series. Flames opened a 2-0 lead with two goals in the first 51 seconds. Elias Lindholm defeated Mike Smith with a long kick to the fist, then Andrew Mangiapane shot close to the post. … Read more

Split Families Ready for Battle of Alberta Playoff Series

Friends and family are preparing to be divided as the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers reignited their NHL playoff hockey rivalry this week for the first time in 31 years. In some cases, battle lines are physically marked. For neighbors Wes Real and Travis Burndred, it’s the street that separates their two homes in Lethbridge, … Read more

Leafs star Mitch Marner is kidnapped at gunpoint in Etobicoke

Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner “okay, just shaken,” his agent said, after he was kidnapped in Etobicoke on Monday. Toronto Police said the theft took place around 7:45 pm Monday on Queensway and Islington Avenue near Cineplex Cinemas, where suspects stole Marner’s Black Range Rover at gunpoint. several sources confirm to Star Tuesday. Investigators … Read more

Battle of Alberta Hockey Loyalties Split on Red Deer: ‘You Can’t Like Both’

The former Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer, Alta., was famous for its line drawn down the middle as it hosted hockey fans during the fierce Battle of Alberta playoff games in the late 1980s. Calgary Flames fans were seated to one side. Edmonton Oilers fans were relegated to each other. NHL loyalties are … Read more

New York Islanders promote associate coach Lane Lambert to head coach, replacing Barry Trotz

NEW YORK — The New York Islanders have a new coach. Associate coach Lane Lambert will take over, the Islanders announced Monday. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Lane for the past four years, which includes spending time with him one-on-one when he served as interim head coach last season,” said Islanders president and … Read more