James O'Brien

Daniel Sedin stands alone in Canucks history with 347th goal


An up-and-down night for the Vancouver Canucks features quite the high: Daniel Sedin scored the 347th goal of his career, becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in that category.

Markus Naslund was the previous leader (and then was previously tied with Daniel Sedin, obviously) with 346.

You can see a few of the other top guys in Canucks history in the tweet below and the goal itself in the video above.

Again, it wasn’t all smiles for the Canucks. This clip shows a tough moment, as Chris Tanev was shaken ip during the same shift that the Boston Bruins scored a goal:

Tanev helped Sedin score that milestone goal, so perhaps he’s OK.

Update: He already padded his lead with No. 348, an empty-netter.

Vancouver ended up beating Boston 4-2.

Video: Sidney Crosby with a ‘How did he do that?’ goal


The Pittsburgh Penguins remain hit-or-miss when it comes to grabbing wins under Mike Sullivan, but it must be nice to see Sidney Crosby returning to his normal, dominant self.

More specifically, it means that Crosby is once again accomplishing things few hockey humans could pull off, like the goal in the video above.

(Seriously, that’s a pretty inane angle right there.)

The NHL tweeted it out, if you’d prefer to see the goal that way:

Sergei Bobrovsky is injured once again

Sergei Bobrovsky

This nightmare season continues for Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets, as the expensive netminder is hurt once again.

Columbus announced that he won’t return to Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames because of a lower-body injury.

The Blue Jackets didn’t specify whether Bobrovsky suffered a re-injury from what sidelined him for 17 games (also labeled lower-body) or if it’s a new issue.

Either way, it’s another bump in the road for a team that came into the 2015-16 season with high expectations.

Blue Jackets fans must hope that his long-term health luck improves, as his whopping $7.425 million cap hit won’t run out until after the 2018-19 season.

Devils made short work of Craig Anderson tonight

It wasn’t unreasonable to expect the New Jersey Devils to give the Ottawa Senators fits tonight, especially with Kyle Turris out of commission.

Now, to do so in blowout fashion (so far at least)? That’s unexpected.

The Devils – particularly Travis Zajac – made Craig Anderson‘s night miserable (and short) on Thursday, chasing Ottawa’s starter with four goals on seven shots in 13:56 of game time.

You can see that barrage in the video above, with Zajac grabbing a goal and three assists while Kyle Palmieri generated two tallies and a helper himself.

To be fair to Anderson, Lee Stempniak piled another goal on the Senators when Andrew Hammond took over, so maybe it’s just one of those nights.

So, the Blackhawks are playing Rob Scuderi as a winger …


When people were assessing the Rob Scuderi for Trevor Daley trade, few likely noted that, “Hey, Scuderi can pinch hit at as a winger.”

(OK, even Scuderi’s representatives and loved ones probably wouldn’t make that argument.)

In a truly strange wrinkle, he appears to be doing so for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. Note that this Scuderi is subbing in at that spot in a clash between a team that’s on a 12-game winning streak (Chicago) against the Lightning, who have won six in a row.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus enjoyed this lineup oddity, to say the least.

… You get the idea.

Update: Prepare to be shocked: this might be short-lived.