Welcome to the new look Pro Hockey Talk


It’s been in the works for a little while now but we’re happy to show off our new look here at Pro Hockey Talk. We look nicer, we move around a little faster, we’re easier to access and show off to all your friends.

Towards the top of the page you’ll see headers for our top posts. It’s what’s new and what’s hot and featuring the latest big news about what’s going on in the NHL. On the sidebar you’ll see links to our top posts recently past and present as well as our most commented on posts should you want to keep up with what everyone else is yelling about. You’ll also notice both Twitter and Facebook buttons to easier share your favorite stories here with your friends and followers on your favorite social networking site of choice. We know how you all like to click on buttons.

You’ll also have easier access to the top stories and videos going on elsewhere in the sports world from all of our teammates here at NBCSports.com. Whether it’s Hardball Talk, Pro Football Talk, Pro Basketball Talk, College Football Talk, or Out Of Bounds that you’re looking to get connected to, we can help you get there a lot easier as well. We know that hockey is your main deal, but if you want to dabble in how the other sports live, we can’t blame you for snooping around.

As for what this means content-wise around here, we’ll continue to bring you the latest news from around the NHL and in the future we’ll be bringing you more news and features and maybe even a couple of new surprises along the way. As always, we thank you for reading and hope that our new, snazzy look excites you as much as it does us.

Measure of revenge? Red Wings bottle Lightning

Leave a comment

In some ways, it really felt like their first-round series.

For all the talent on both ends of the rink with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, each squad can really smother opponents defensively when things go that way.

Through two periods, the two teams were very quiet. Things really picked up when Justin Abdelkader unleashed a big hit, a moment that injected enough life into the proceedings for the Red Wings to eventually build a 3-1 win.

Maybe they’re slipping under the radar a bit compared to previous iterations of the team, but it’s interesting that the Red Wings are now undefeated in three games.

They’ve been impressive at times, too, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 11-4.

Call it a refreshing time after Mike Babcock or merely carryover from a subtly solid run last season, but either way, the Red Wings may just be able to keep up their end of a brewing rivalry.

Hands of gold: Connor McDavid scores his first NHL goal

1 Comment

Taking three games to score your first NHL goal isn’t a big deal, unless you’re someone like Connor McDavid.

The mega-hyped wunderkind must feel relieved to finally find the net, as he tied tonight’s Edmonton Oilers – Dallas Stars skirmish with a 2-2 deflection goal, which you can watch above this post’s headline.

To no surprise, there were plenty of reactions, including Pierre LeBrun’s tweet (which inspired part of this headline).

Of course, there were the inevitable Wayne Gretzky comparisons:

Interesting thing you might not consider: Stars fans will have to stomach this one even more frequently than that time Patrik Stefan biffed that empty-netter (also against the Oilers):

McDavid may have also delivered his first questionable check, too: