Category: NHL

A Gay Referee Tries to Find His Place in Hockey

Gay Men in Hockey: A Short History There are few men in hockey who seem to embody the sport quite like Brian Burke, whose famous gruffness toward a prying scrum of reporters as an executive roughly equaled his playing style as a college and minor league scrapper in the 1970s. He has spent nearly all…

N.H.L. Roundup: Alex Ovechkin Carries Capitals Past Blue Jackets and Into Second Round

MAPLE LEAFS 3, BRUINS 1 Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots, leading Toronto to a home win over Boston that forced a decisive Game 7 in the teams’ first-round series. William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Maple Leafs, who had trailed the series, 3-1, before winning two straight. Nikita Zaitsev added two…

Washington Capitals Know It’s Hard; Vegas Golden Knights Make It Look Easy

How Capitals fans must look on with envy at the nascent hockey fans of Las Vegas. Quite simply, the Vegas Golden Knights are the most successful expansion team ever, in any major North American sport. Defying the history of new teams struggling, Vegas wound up with the fifth-best record in all of hockey this past…