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Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fact: The Chicago Blackhawks have won a franchise-record 12 straight games. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the Day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Predicting Which NHL Teams on the Bubble Will Make the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The highway to the NHL playoffs looks like it's headed for a serious traffic jam this season. As the 50-game mark in the 2015-16 schedule approaches, we still have very little clarity about which 16 teams will get the chance to play for the Stanley Cup in April. Show More Summary

Blackhawks Set Franchise Record with 12th Consecutive Win

The Chicago Blackhawks won a franchise-record 12th consecutive game Tuesday night, beating the Nashville Predators 4-1 to improve to 32-13-4 on the season, per the team's official twitter account. Since the shootout was introduced to...Show More Summary

Updated Ranking of the Top Calder Trophy Candidates in 2015-16

Past the midway point of this NHL season, the race for the Calder Memorial Trophy remains a close one. Several youngsters, including Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi and Detroit Red Wings...Show More Summary

The Horrific Side of Hockey Fights on Display Yet Again in Brutal AHL Brawl

On Tuesday night, the hockey world once again saw the ugly side of fighting. Career enforcer Brian McGrattan, playing for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, was knocked unconscious in a vicious bout with defenceman Daniel Maggio of the San Antonio...Show More Summary

Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

The NHL season has had relatively few truly dirty plays during the 2015-16 season, but their severity has been substantial and cost several quality players extended injury time. The suspensions began early—October 5, 2015 for Raffi Torres—and have continued through the weeks of this season. Show More Summary

John Scott Is Rightfully an All-Star, but the NHL Shouldn't Let It Happen Again

The NHL announced on Tuesday that John Scott is going to the All-Star Game after all. It was the right decision. At this point, it was the only sane option available to the league. Scott, who was selected as captain of the Pacific Division...Show More Summary

John Scott to Captain Pacific Division Team at 2016 NHL All-Star Game

After much speculation regarding John Scott's NHL All-Star status, it was announced Tuesday that the unlikely selection will captain the Pacific Division's team Jan. 31. Scott was voted into the game thanks to an Internet campaign, but...Show More Summary

Henrik Sedin Injury: Updates on Canucks Star's Status and Return

Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin is expected to miss the rest of the team's games prior to the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 31. The Canucks passed along comments from head coach Willie Desjardins on Monday, who noted Sedin will beShow More Summary

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Injury: Updates on Oilers Center's Hand and Return

Edmonton Oilers star center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is expected to miss an extended period of time after suffering a hand injury in Monday night's game against the Florida Panthers. Continue for updates. Nugent-Hopkins Facing Lengthy Absence After Blocking Shot Tuesday, Jan. Show More Summary

The Top Feel-Good Storylines of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

There has been plenty of negative chatter surrounding the NHL in recent days thanks to the John Scott All-Star travesty. We prefer to look at some positives. It's unfortunate that so much has gone wrong with what the league intendedShow More Summary

Ryan O'Reilly Finding the Home in Buffalo He Never Found in Colorado

GLENDALE, Ariz. — If anyone knows the importance of having a home, it's Ryan O'Reilly. As a kid growing up in the prairie town of Brucefield, Ontario, with parents who both served as social workers for the province, O'Reilly shared his house with 49 foster kids over the years. Show More Summary

Best Potential Landing Spots for Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning appear to be inexorably headed toward divorce. It's been two weeks since his trade request became public knowledge, with Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman acknowledging the request in a statement...Show More Summary

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 16 Poll

We have a change at the top of the Bleacher Report NHL Power Rankings. Move over, Washington Capitals, to make room for the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Chicago Blackhawks have now won 11 in a row after Sunday's victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Show More Summary

NHL Players Who Have Improved Their Hall of Fame Credentials in 2015-16

Each year, a small group of NHL players is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The criteria for selection to the Hall are not explicitly defined—players are chosen through a complex voting process undertaken by the 18-member selection committee. Show More Summary

Will Any Team Take a Chance on Waiver Wire Winger Steve Downie?

A decade ago, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Steve Downie in the first round of the NHL draft. He had skill to burn and played a take-no-prisoners style of physical hockey, despite having a modest 5’11” frame. Downie has played 433...Show More Summary

Cam Talbot, Oilers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Cam Talbot last summer with the idea of keeping him in their net long term. They completed that goal on Sunday, announcing a three-year extension for their starting goaltender. Darren Dreger of TSN reported that the deal is worth $12.5 million overall. Talbot, 28, is in his first season with Edmonton. Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Young NHL Trade Assets Right Now

The NHL trade deadline is usually when pending free-agent veterans tend to be shopped. But as this season's deadline approaches, several young players have emerged as potential trade candidates. Notables include Edmonton Oilers center...Show More Summary

Potential NHL Trades That Would Make Perfect Sense

As we approach the All-Star break, NHL teams are positioning themselves for deep runs into the playoffs. No team in the league considers itself completely balanced, and we will see a lot of moves between now and the trade deadline. It...Show More Summary

Anze Kopitar, Kings Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

After days of rumors and speculation, the Los Angeles Kings have finally agreed to a new eight-year contract extension with star forward Anze Kopitar. The Kings confirmed Kopitar's signing in an official press release, noting the extension will start with the 2016-17 season and run through 2023-24. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

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