James O'Brien

Iginla passes Kurri for 18th all-time in goals with 602


Jarome Iginla scored another milestone goal on Monday.

This time around, goal 602 breaks his tie with fellow fantastic winger Jari Kurri and leaves Iginla alone in 18th place all-time in that category.

You can see that tally in the video above, as Iginla put the Colorado Avalanche up 2-0 against the Winnipeg Jets.

Want it in GIF form? OK, then:

Iginla could rise a few more ranks on the all-time list. Here are the next few scorers ahead of Iginla:

13. Brendan Shanahan: 656 goals
14. Dave Andreychuk: 640
15. Joe Sakic: 625
16. Bobby Hull: 610
17. Dino Ciccarelli: 608
18. Iginla: 602

Current Avs GM Joe Sakic would probably be OK with Iginla passing him this season, considering what that would mean for the up-and-down Avalanche …

Fight video: Gudbranson makes Hendricks pay for Ekblad hit


Matt Hendricks largely goes unnoticed in most arenas, as his gritty game generates little attention.

Florida Panthers fans notice him.

Hendricks delivered the check that injured 2015 Calder-winner Aaron Ekblad, so it’s no surprise that Panthers fans greeted the Edmonton Oilers grinder with hearty boos on Monday.

Erik Gudbranson presented a different greeting in the form of the fight you can see in the video above.

Hendricks received a three-game suspension for that hit. You can see the check and the explanation for that punishment below.

Update: It’s actually Gudbranson who might be having a rougher night.

Kris Letang returns for the Penguins

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 09:  Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot against Brandon Gormley #46 of the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on December 9, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tonight’s Pittsburgh Penguins – St. Louis Blues matchup is that much more exciting, as Kris Letang will be in the mix tonight.

(You can watch the game on NBCSN and stream it here.)

Injury luck hasn’t been kind to Letang for some time now. His most recent injury seemed to come during a hit along the boards from Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning:

In other Penguins news, Derrick Pouliot won’t be in their lineup. David Warsofsky isn’t either, as he’s dealing with a concussion.

WATCH LIVE: Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues' David Backes, center, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Ian Cole (28) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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There have been plenty of seasons in which the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues were considered contenders, but each team has a way to go to back there.

Blame it on injuries, coaching or any other factors, yet the 2015-16 season has been a bumpy ride for each team. There’s still enough talent on each side for these squads to put it together, so what better time than now?

You can watch the game on NBCSN and also stream it online below.


For a full preview, check this post.

Report: Ryan White avoids suspension for hit on Tomas Jurco


It looks like Philadelphia Flyers forward Ryan White will avoid a suspension for his blindside hit on Tomas Jurco of the Detroit Red Wings.

Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post first reported as much via an anonymous source, while an unnamed league source confirmed as much to CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety didn’t make it official, however.

White received a match penalty for that check on Jurco, which you can watch above.

The Flyers forward has been suspended before, being dinged for five games in 2013: