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Three Periods with Dan Mount: A Look at the NHL

It’s Dan Mount and I’m back to blogging for the show. This week I’m busting out the new blog called Three Periods, where I go over three important things you need to know about the NHL. (In the offseason, I’ll change it up for you.) Let’s get started. First period Not even the best Hollywood script writer could come up ... Read More »

NHL approves 3-on-3 overtimes in regular season

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – The NHL will move to a 3-on-3 overtime format during the regular season after the league’s board of governors voted unanimously to OK the change on Wednesday. The board also voted unanimously to give coaches the ability to challenge a goal in certain situations, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced. In another unanimous vote, the board ... Read More »

NHL salary cap rises to $71.4 million

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – The NHL and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday that the salary cap for the 2015-16 season will be $71.4 million, with an adjusted midpoint of $62.1 million and a lower limit of $52.8 million. The new number is an increase over the $69 million cap for the 2014-15 season. This summer’s free agent period begins ... Read More »

Blackhawks shut out Lightning to win Cup

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – For the third time in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions. Duncan Keith, the team’s iron man and anchor on the blue line, scored late in the second period and Corey Crawford was marvelous in net as the Blackhawks posted a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the ... Read More »

Blackhawks edge Lightning for 3-2 series lead

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Antoine Vermette scored the deciding goal early in the third period to place the Blackhawks within one game of winning the Stanley Cup. Corey Crawford made 31 saves in another stellar performance to lift Chicago to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Finals on Saturday. Patrick Sharp also scored ... Read More »

Blackhawks hold off Lightning in Game 4, tie series at 2-2

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Brandon Saad put the Blackhawks ahead for good in the third period and his teammates held off a frantic late push from the Lightning to even the Stanley Cup Finals at two games apiece. Corey Crawford provided a solid performance in net, making 24 saves to lift Chicago to a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in ... Read More »

Paquette, Bishop lift Lightning past Blackhawks in Game 3

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Cedric Paquette scored the deciding goal late in regulation and Ben Bishop battled in net as the Lightning willed their way to an all-important victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Bishop made 36 saves to backstop Tampa Bay to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center Monday night. The Lightning ... Read More »

Rangers F Zuccarello suffered brain injury

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers offered their end-of- season injury updates on Monday, with one alarming diagnosis. Forward Mats Zuccarello, who was pronounced out indefinitely with an upper body injury late in the first round, was later found to have suffered a brain contusion. While revealing the injury is not yet completely healed, the club expects ... Read More »

End of the Line for St. Louis?

When the final horn sounded Friday night at Madison Square Garden, every player wearing a New York Rangers sweater had to accept a difficult truth. The Rangers came up short in their bid to make it back to the Stanley Cup Finals for a second straight season, getting blanked 2-0 in Game 7 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was ... Read More »

Rangers shut out by Lightning in Game 7

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Ben Bishop responded from a shaky performance with the biggest win of his career, a 22-save shutout to propel the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Stanley Cup Finals. Bishop’s third shutout of the postseason helped Tampa Bay defeat the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night. Bishop ... Read More »