December 20 2012 09:07AM
The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn't get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland.
The game is the first chance to evaluate the final roster for Canada and for Finnish fans to prepare for a couple cuts that need to be made before the tournament begins.
Here are the lines for each club, courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters (@markhmasters).
December 19 2012 10:44PM
The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang!
We have five games for you right now, and we'll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th.
December 18 2012 11:38AM
There has been some chatter* online about Phil Kessel's streakiness, because there's not much to do.
*by chatter, I mean SB Nation comment threads, notably this one.
Just to sort of get it out of the way, I want to show off that Phil Kessel isn't a streaky hockey player. He's a good hockey player who scores a lot of goals.
December 18 2012 07:34AM
Image via Dave Abel
Sometimes it’s a just a trivial item, an interesting tidbit just as a matter of fact.
Three of the 2012-13 Toronto Marlies four shorthanded goals against were scored less than five minutes into the 3rd period. One broke a scoreless tie and another was an insurance goal extending the opposition lead by two goals.
Or, all four empty net goal scored against were in games in which the Marlies trailed by two or more goals.
December 16 2012 11:23AM
The lockout keeps rolling on, but that doesn't mean we lacked for quality content this week. We had another entry in our "Worst to First" jerseys series, talked about the frightening salary cap situation for a bunch of teams, looked at how forward usage by NHL coaches has evolved over the last few seasons, talked about the World Juniors and buyouts, the lockout and the league's very best prospect, as well as half a dozen things I'm not even mentioning.
More after the jump!