TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 15:  Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game on October 15, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Wayne Gretzky jokes he was worried about Auston Matthews breaking his scoring record

Wayne Gretzky must think very highly of Auston Matthews, jokingly admitting that he was worried about his scoring record after watching Matthews’ four-goal debut. Speaking with Sportsnet, Gretzky, who scored 92 goals in the 1981-82 season with the Edmonton Oilers, said his mind was racing after watching the 2016 number one pick score four times. “I’m thinking, […]


The 5 best hockey fights from Week 2 of the 2016-17 season

Welcome back to another edition of Hockey Fights of the Week! The NHL is hitting its stride and already the season has been full of surprises. Who would have guessed that the Auston Matthews hype would ever grow this big this quickly? Who would have guessed that the Edmonton Oilers would come out of the gate […]


Carolina Hurricanes roast Flyers fan on Twitter

The Carolina Hurricanes dished it out on social media on Saturday night. The burn started when a Flyers fan jokingly tweeted about dressing like a scary clown in response to the Hurricanes call for a Halloween costume contest. Carolina’s social team took a fun shot at the Flyers in response. Scott T. was a good […]


This graphic of Jake Allen is kind of bizarre

Graphics during a hockey broadcast are usually widely ignored or overlooked unless they have an egregious error or typo. In the case of the St. Louis Blues, their recent game against the Edmonton Oilers featured a rather unusual graphic of Jake Allen. See if you can spot what’s strange in this photo:   Allen is […]


Video: Valeri Nichushkin gets knocked out during KHL fight

After a tough negotiation that saw him go from the Dallas Stars to CSKA St. Petersburg, Valeri Nichushkin was expected to dominate the KHL. He has been picking up points, yet has been criticized by coaches. He found out the hard way that the KHL isn’t going to be a walk in the park after […]

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Referee Gord Dwyer #19 explains the reversal of a Florida Panthers shootout goal to head coach John Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the game at the Amalie Arena on October 18, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

This Week in NHL Stupid: Where rules are rules only when we feel like it

Welcome to another edition of “This Week In NHL Stupid”, where we at Puck Drunk Love explore the hidden gems of stupidity around the league. We start by centering around rules. It’s always a good idea to follow them, especially when you’re a rookie trying to make it in the NHL. Islanders rook Matthew Barzal pushed […]

TAMPA, FL - MAY 24:  Head coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jason Behnken/Getty Images)

Jon Cooper expects high-scoring games around the NHL this season

It seems scoring has been up in the National Hockey League with crooked numbers showing up in box scores so far this season. The San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers recently combined for 11 goals – with New York popping seven in. The game is reaching a peak in terms of excitement with many, […]


Video: Patrik Laine scores a hat trick to win it in OT

The first-ever meeting between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine was one to remember. The battle between two of the top rookies in the NHL was a crazy game in which Laine came out on top after finishing his hat trick with an OT winner. This entire sequence was pretty awesome to watch. Matthews broke in and […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 08:  Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings stretches on the ice during a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on October 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kings GM expects Jonathan Quick to be out for “about three months”

Jonathan Quick’s injury will keep him out longer than initially estimated. Quick suffered a groin injury in the same place he injured it in 2013, last week during the Kings’ season opener against the San Jose Sharks. The 30-year-old slid awkwardly in his crease and labored getting up. He was soon replaced with Jeff Zatkoff. […]