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The Most Surprising Records in the 1st Half of the 2014-15 NHL Season

With the NHL schedule passing the halfway point and teams slowly cementing their spots as playoff favorites, there are plenty of surprises in the rank and file for those in the hunt for wild-card berths and others destined for a higher...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes' Ryan Murphy Maturing into NHL Role in Recent Weeks

Ryan Murphy saw Jordan Staal taking off on a counterattack, jumped into the two-on-two break and played playmaker on a beautiful give-and-go play to give Staal his first goal of the season and Murphy his first career three-game point...Show More Summary

Stock Watch for NHL Coaches on the Hot Seat Halfway Through the 2014-15 Season

On Jan. 6, the Toronto Maple Leafs made Randy Carlyle the fourth NHL coach to receive his walking papers during the 2014-15 season. After 40 games, his record was 21-16-3. Carlyle followed in the footsteps of Dallas Eakins of Edmonton...Show More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks' Awards for the 1st Half of the 2014-15 Season

The Chicago Blackhawks have not played award-winning hockey the last three weeks, as they have gone just 6-4-1 since Dec. 20. It's reminiscent of their mediocre start to the season that placed them in the middle of the pack in the Central...Show More Summary

Does Martin Brodeur Still Have a Future with the St. Louis Blues?

On Wednesday, word came that Martin Brodeur would be leaving the St. Louis Blues for a week, as the team had granted him what it called a “leave of absence”: In the press release announcing the news, the Blues said that the player’sShow More Summary

Detroit Red Wings' Awards for the 1st Half of the 2014-15 Season

Through 43 games, the Detroit Red Wings are 23-11-9 with 55 points. Along the way there have been some ups and downs, but all in all it has been a nice start to the season. This slideshow is going to recognize those who have performed...Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray Showing Refreshing Grasp of Analytics

The Buffalo Sabres are not a good hockey team, and general manager Tim Murray knows it. He’s so convinced of that, in fact, that even a stretch in which the club won 10 games out of a possible 13 wasn ’t enough to shake his outlook. Murray talked to’s Dan Rosen on Tuesday and was frank in his assessment of the team. Show More Summary

What Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Getting with Mark Arcobello Acquisition?

The Pittsburgh Penguins added a forward on Wednesday, claiming centre/right wing Mark Arcobello off waivers from the Nashville Predators: The obvious question is this: Why is one of the NHL’s best teams interested in a player on whom...Show More Summary

Why It's Time to Believe the New York Islanders Are Stanley Cup Contenders

NEW YORK — John Tavares was far from disrespectful. Maybe he was slightly miffed. Perhaps a tad disappointed. The Islanders had just finished dismantling the Rangers, 3-0, on Tuesday night in their latest impressive victory in a season that has been filled with them. Show More Summary

NHL Players Most Likely to Set Career Milestones in the 2014-15 Season

NHL veterans are closing in on some of the game's most storied records. These players will change the all-time lists in wins, scoring and other categories before the end of the season. Jaromir Jagr is the most dominant European scorer in NHL history, and he is now closing in on the highest reaches of league scoring numbers. Show More Summary

Zdeno Chara Levels Cedric Paquette with a Single Punch

Zdeno Chara is a giant, terrifying human being who you’d do well not to instigate if you value your body’s structural integrity. Cedric Paquette forgot this rule, or was too green to appreciate it in the first place. A 21-year-old center...Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Most Valuable Player Midway Through the 2014-15 Season

It's the halfway point of the NHL season, so it's time for Bleacher Report to hand out its midseason hardware to each team's most valuable player. (Note: There is no hardware to hand out. Instead, we will just list one player per slide and talk about why they are the MVP). With some teams, it's easy to pick the winner. Show More Summary

Montreal Canadiens' Awards for the 1st Half of the 2014-15 Season

The Montreal Canadiens must be happy with the first half of the 2014-15 season. It went about as well as they could've hoped, as the team has a tidy 26-12-2 record and sit just three points off the Atlantic Division lead with four games in hand. The No. Show More Summary

Midseason Grades for Each Line on the Los Angeles Kings

As the Los Angeles Kings have gone through many ups and downs this season, so too have the players in the lineup. The major examples of consistency include Anze Kopitar on the top line, Drew Doughty playing nearly half the game and Jonathan Quick starting in goal. Show More Summary

Winnipeg Jets Fan Sprays Popcorn Everywhere as Team Destroys Florida Panthers

The Winnipeg Jets beat the Florida Panthers 8-2 on Tuesday at the MTS Centre, and one might say this popcorn-throwing, awesome-jacket-wearing fan was more than a little bit excited about the home victory. [Vine, h/t The Score] Read more NHL news on

Midseason Grades for Each Line on the Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are not where they want to be as the second half of the season gets underway. They are two points behind the Nashville Predators in second place in the NHL's Central Division, and the Preds have two games in hand...Show More Summary

Pekka Rinne Injury: Updates on Predators Star's Lower Body and Return

Nashville Predators star goaltender Pekka Rinne exited the ice during Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks with a lower body injury. Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reported the news: Predators beat reporter Jim DiamondShow More Summary

Derek Stepan Injury: Updates on Rangers Star's Status and Return

Since returning from an injury that cost him the first 12 games of the NHL season, Derek Stepan has been excellent for the New York Rangers. But now the star forward could potentially be out of action for a prolonged period again after...Show More Summary

Hockey Player Clotheslines Self After Forgetting His Stick Must Fit Through Door

All he could do was run away and leave that stick behind. It is a free stick now. Mitchell Skiba of the Alpena Flyers, a Tier III junior hockey team in Alpena, Michigan, was skating off the ice when he forgot to turn his stick vertically. Show More Summary

Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stars so Far This Season

As the first semester of the 2014-15 NHL regular season comes to a close, it seems appropriate to look back over the first half of the season and examine the individual performances of the Pittsburgh Penguins to this point. While the...Show More Summary

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