May 28, 2010
Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens, 1986 The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup as this rookie sensation racked up a 1.92 goals-against average and won 15 of 20 playoff games. His best game was a 1-0 shutout of the Calgary Flames in Game 4 of the Cup Finals. Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche, 2001 Selected by many as the best NHL goalie ever, Roy earned four shutouts and 16 playoff victories, including two shutouts in the Finals against the Devils. He had a 1.58 goals-against average in 23 games.
June 6, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round draft pick. Vokoun spent just one season with the Capitals and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was signed last summer as one of several veterans pegged help the team win its first Stanley Cup. But Vokoun hurt his groin late in the season and sat out the playoffs. With the emergence of Braden Holtby in the postseason, the Capitals are set at goalie with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
June 7, 2010 |
Here's what we're talking about after Game 5 in Chicago, heading into Game 6 on Wednesday night at the Wachovia Center: -- Game 6: When you have a sixth game, you have a potential winner. When you have a sixth game, you have real pressure. Inside the Wachovia Center on Wednesday night, under heavy, uniformed guard, will be the glorious Stanley Cup, there for the presenting. The players on both sides know the Cup will be in the house and will feel more pressure than they have faced so far in the series.
September 14, 2002 |
Goalie Mike Vernon, who backstopped the Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup titles, retired yesterday after a 19-year NHL career. Vernon, 39, went 385-273-92 with Calgary, Detroit, San Jose and Florida. He also had 27 career shutouts with a 2.98 goals-against average. Vernon, a Calgary native, led the Flames to the 1989 Stanley Cup and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1997 when the Red Wings won the championship. "I have a lot of great memories that I can look back on," Vernon said in a statement.
June 26, 2013 |
CHICAGO - When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks 6 years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL. Fast forward to yesterday, when the owner mingled with fans and friends hours after the Blackhawks flew home with the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons. It's been quite the turnaround, and the 60-year-old Wirtz thinks there is more to come. "I think we're going to see a lot of good years ahead of us," he said. It sure looks that way. Unlike in 2010, when the title-winning team underwent changes because of salary-cap issues, the Blackhawks will be able to bring back many of their top players next season when they try to become the first repeat Stanley Cup winner since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998.
May 8, 1987 |
They sat side by side in the visitors' locker room at the Spectrum, talking about the job they share. Brian Hayward, cherubic and congenial, was the Montreal Canadiens' goalie in 37 regular-season games after coming over from Winnipeg in an August trade. Patrick Roy, at 6-0, 165, is 2 inches taller and 10 pounds leaner than Hayward. As a rookie last year, Roy won the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) and led the Canadiens to their 23rd Stanley Cup. This season he played in 46 regular-season games.
June 16, 2011 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty. When the Bruins and their brilliant goalie barged into a hostile Canadian rink surrounded by another 100,000 screaming fans outside for Game 7, they emerged with the championship they wanted. Thomas made 37 saves in the second shutout of his landmark Stanley Cup Finals performance; Patrice Bergeron and rookie Brad Marchand scored two goals apiece; and the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, Wednesday night for their first championship since 1972.
January 8, 2013 |
FOR ONLY the second time since 1986, the Detroit Red Wings will have a new captain, when the NHL returns to action. ESPN, citing an NHL source, reported that forward Henrik Zetterberg is expected to be named the next captain of the Red Wings, replacing the retired Nicklas Lidstrom. Lidstrom wore the "C" since 2006, becoming the first European captain to win the Stanley Cup. Before him, Steve Yzerman had a long run as captain beginning with the 1986-87 season. Zetterberg, in his 10th season with the Red Wings, was an alternate captain during Lidstrom's captaincy.
February 27, 2015 |
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS star Patrick Kane had surgery yesterday to repair a broken left collarbone, likely sidelining the dynamic winger for the rest of the season unless the team makes a deep run in the playoffs. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk performed the surgery, and Terry said a full recovery will take "approximately 12 weeks. " The Blackhawks placed Kane on long-term injured reserve earlier in the day and recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford of the American Hockey League.
April 15, 2016 |
ARLINGTON, Va. - His early years with the Flyers showed promise, but few could have forecast that Justin Williams would become one of the most clutch NHL postseason performers. The Washington Capitals right winger, who began his career in 2000 with the Flyers and stayed with them until being traded to Carolina in January 2004, has been a major part of three Stanley Cup winners. He helped Carolina win a Stanley Cup in 2006 and was on Los Angeles Kings championship teams in 2012 and 2014.