Snow to hit for Blackhawks v. Penguins at Soldier Field – ABC7Chicago.com

ABC7Chicago.comYou’re playing against the defending Stanley Cup champions and a very good team in the Chicago Blackhawks. “It will be unique getting out there, I’m looking forward to some cold…

Sabres brace for a shakeup as trade deadline nears – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldBuffalo Sabres’ Alexander Sulzer (52) celebrates with teammates Christian Ehrhoff (10), Matt D’Agostini (27) and Steve Ott (9) after D’Agostini scored the game-winning goal in the overtime session against…

Around the NHL: Sabres send Miller, Ott to Blues in major trade – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe Buffalo Sabres traded star goaltender Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues last night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier,…

NHL trade deadline: Miller vs. Halak at heart of Blues-Sabres swap – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comRyan Miller should make the St. Louis Blues better. Now it’s time to see if it’s first-Stanley-Cup-in-franchise-history better. St. Louis, tied for second in the Western Conference with 84 points,…

Night after big win, Sharks fall in Buffalo – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleBUFFALO, N.Y. – On Thursday, the Sharks looked like a refreshed bunch after the Olympic break, skating to a convincing victory in Philadelphia. A night later, it was…

Sabres trade Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to Blues – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe St. Louis Blues boldly pushed to the front of the Stanley Cup contenders line by acquiring goalie Ryan Miller and super pest Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres…

Analysis: Ryan Miller trade could set off chain reaction – NHL.com

NHL.comThe Buffalo Sabres made the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline a lot more interesting in one fell swoop Friday night. As expected, the Sabres moved one of the biggest assets on…

Blackhawks focused on win, not setting – NHL.com

NHL.comCHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks enjoyed themselves practicing under the lights of Soldier Field on Friday night, but they will be more businesslike Saturday. The defending Stanley Cup champions host…

NY Rangers and Dan Girardi agree on six-year, $33 million contract extension – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — One down, one to go. Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi agreed to terms on Friday to a six-year, $33 million contract extension to remain with the…

Blues willing to pay big price to acquire Miller, Ott – NHL.com

NHL.comST. LOUIS — General manager Doug Armstrong felt the opportunity was there to improve the makeup of the St. Louis Blues, particularly in goal, and was willing to pay the…

Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres trade goalie Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA – The St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres swung open the doors to the 2014 NHL trade season with a blockbuster deal on Friday night. The…

Ramifications of Rinne’s return – ESPN

ESPNFor instance, the Nashville Predators appear to be, finally, getting their No. 1 goaltender back. After taking five months off to recover from a nasty E. coli infection stemming from…

Snow, Bitter Cold Forecast for Blackhawks Game Saturday – NBC Chicago (blog)

NBC Chicago (blog)… Bettman didn’t specify in his remarks what the contingency plan would be if weather were to become a factor. If you’re headed to Soldier Field on Saturday,…

Giants willing to share AT&T Park – ESPN

ESPNThe San Francisco Giants are open to temporarily sharing AT&T Park with the Oakland A’s if their cross-bay rivals construct a new stadium, Giants president Larry Baer said Thursday. The…

Around the NHL: Sharks, Pavelski roll over Flyers – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchEnlarge Image Yong Kim | Philadelphia Daily News Flyers goalie Steve Mason reflects on allowing a second-period goal to the Sharks’ Logan Couture. Sharks 7, Flyers 3: Joe Pavelski…

5 Ways the 2014 Winter Olympics Will Benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportWith the conclusion of the Sochi Olympics and the resumption of the NHL schedule, it’s time for the Pittsburgh Penguins who took part to put away either their medals…

Hockey trip to BC fosters optimism for Seattle NHL bid – The Seattle Times

Hockey trip to BC fosters optimism for Seattle NHL bidThe Seattle Times“I think it got a lot of people on this trip thinking seriously about whether they want to bring…

Pavelski’s hat trick lifts Sharks past Flyers 7-3 – SI.com

SI.comPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers…

Report: San Francisco Giants, NHL talk about outdoor Sharks game – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWhen this brainstorming happens, one location seems to always inevitably enter the conversation: San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The tenants of that beautiful ballpark on the San Francisco Bay, MLB’s Giants,…

Dan Girardi, Rangers still talking – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW YORK — While the negotiations between Ryan Callahan and the New York Rangers are at a stalemate, making it appear increasingly likely that the 28-year-old captain may be…

In seconds, the Bruins are losers – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBUFFALO — Twenty-two seconds into overtime on Wednesday night, Matt D’Agostini slipped a backhander past Chad Johnson to give the Sabres a 5-4 win over the Bruins at the…

NHL notebook: Blue Jackets star Gaborik activated – Tribune-Review

Tribune-ReviewThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated forward Marian Gaborik off injured reserve after he missed the past 22 games, along with the Sochi Olympics, because of a broken collarbone. • The…

Pekka Rinne to play in AHL games – ESPN

ESPNThe Nashville Predators are sending goaltender Pekka Rinne to their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee for games Friday and Sunday in the latest step in his recovery from an E. coli…

Must See HDTV for the week of February 25th: <b>Oscars</b>, Gravity and <b>…</b>

By Richard Lawler The Winter Olympics are over and your normal programming schedule is back in full swing. The NHL is back for hockey fans, but Sunday is the big…

An Olympic rivalry: USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey – CBS News

CBS NewsFormer NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen replaced him, but the Americans won four straight times heading into the Olympics. Then, in a rare round-robin matchup between the sports’…

Nolan made Latvia believe in upset – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — There won’t be any miracles in Buffalo this season, but Ted Nolan sure has pulled one off here in Sochi, coaching Latvia into its first Olympic quarterfinal…

Seattle remains darling of potential NHL expansion – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)SOCHI, Russia – Last week, NHL commissioner Bill Daly once again tantalized hockey fans in Seattle, calling it “intriguing marketplace from the league’s perspective” if and when the…

NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea,…

Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six months – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s position that the NHL’s decision about continuing its Olympic participation in 2018 in South Korea will be made some time…

Weber continues strong play in Sochi – The Tennessean (blog)

Weber continues strong play in SochiThe Tennessean (blog)It has been sort of an under-the-radar storyline throughout the NHL this season — that Shea Weber may be playing the best hockey…

NHL Trade Rumors: Nashville Predators Interested In Sam Gagner? – FanSided

NHL Trade Rumors: Nashville Predators Interested In Sam Gagner?FanSidedThe Nashville Predators were a perennial playoff team for the majority of the last decade. That all stopped last year when they…

Datsyuk nearly lifts Russia with vintage performance – NHL.com

NHL.comSOCHI — When Russia captain Pavel Datsyuk finished playing his first game of the 2014 Sochi Olympics against Slovenia on Thursday, he was asked how he felt. The question was…

NBA Commissioner: Expansion not a priority – KOMO News

KOMO NewsQuebec City and Seattle are often discussed in talks of expansion in that league. Seattle council members and King County representatives have been skeptical about the financial health of…

US hockey team tops Russia, 3-2, on shootout heroics by TJ Oshie – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: The Americans face Russia in men’s hockey, Julia Mancuso struggles in Super-G and the rest of the best photos from Day 8 in Sochi. SOCHI,…

Oshie, United States Edge Russia In Shootout – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken…