Sidney Crosby is still arguably the best player in the NHL when he is healthy, and on Monday night not even a blatant hook could keep him from scoring.
— NHL (@NHL) February 4, 2016
Alex Galchenyuk put the Montreal Canadiens ahead of the Buffalo Sabres with this epic goal midway through the second period on Wednesday night. I'm still trying to figure out how his momentum didn't render him incapable of completing the shot, and I bet the Sabres remain baffled as well.
The NHL's newest phenom, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, returned to the ice on Tuesday night after missing most of his rookie campaign with a fractured collarbone. McDavid, who has a flare for the dramatic, smoked the Columbus Blue Jackets with this epic goal, and hockey enthusiasts lost their minds online.
It wasn't quite the record, but Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators won the hardest shot competition with a 108.1 MPH slap shot.
Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman checks a ref on his way back to the bench. The shocking hit had many people angered but some pointed out there may be a reason to come to his defense. Rachel Holt (@ItsRachelHolt) explains why.
Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman was on his way off the ice, but he'll surely draw a significant suspension after laying a cross check on a linesman Wednesday night.
AccuScore's daily video for January 26 2016 features a couple of picks for NHL games on Wednesday 27 January: Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers
AccuScore's daily video for January 18 2016 features two picks for NHL midweek games Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks
You hear about it all the time, but it still baffles the mind to see exactly how tough hockey players are. There may be a small sample of players in other sports who've done tough things during games, but it's a regular occurrence to see stuff like the above video in hockey. We're almost used to it by now. Almost.