NHL Injury Report

Full roundup of all injuries and unavailable players from around the NHL, updated on the fly! Players with red text are on Injured Reserve (IR), and players with purple text are on Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR).

Last updated: 9/17, 12:00am ET

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G, Tuukka Rask (BOS)Out 4-5 monthsTorn labrum (hip).
F, Jack Eichel (BUF)UndisclosedHerniated disc (neck)
G, Ben Bishop (DAL)UndisclosedTorn meniscus.
D, Oscar Klefbom (EDM)Out for seasonShoulder injury.
G, Alex Stalock (EDM)Out for seasonPossible heart condition.
D, Shea Weber (MTL)Out for seasonLower-body injuries.
F, Sidney Crosby (PIT)Out 4-6 weeksWrist injury.
F, Evgeni Malkin (PIT)UndisclosedKnee injury.
D, Cal Foote (TBL)Out 4-6 weeksPinky finger surgery.

The Scoring Touch’s 2021 First Round NHL Mock Draft

It’s that time of year again where many young talents in the game of hockey get introduced to the NHL. This year, many prospects haven’t played full seasons, making this draft one of the hardest to scout in history. 32 (31) prospects are looking to have their name called, who do I have going in the first round?

#1 Buffalo Sabres – Owen Power D Michigan

Going first overall in this mock draft is the 6″5, 215 lb freshman defenseman for the University of Michigan, Owen Power. There has been some debate whether he or Matthew Beniers will fight for the top spot, but knowing Buffalo and their lack of a scouting department, they’ll go with who everyone else has as their top pick. No knock on Power, he put up 16 points on the blue line in 26 games and has the body size and frame to be an impact NHLer. I think Power needs a year in the AHL or another in college before making his jump, but in Buffalo, everyone is thrown into the fire.

#2 Seattle Kraken – Matthew Beniers C Michigan

With their first ever draft pick, barring a trade, the Seattle Kraken go with Michigan freshman Matthew Beniers. He was a point-per-game player, posting 24 points in 24 games and is very reliable. His two-way game and offensive upside draws comparisons to former Selke winner Sean Couturier. The Kraken’s first pick should be gold.

#3 Anaheim Ducks – Fabian Lysell W Lulea HC

To some, the pick may seem a little off the board. For anyone whose watched Fabian Lysell play, this is the perfect pick. Besides the likes of Trevor Zegras and Maxime Comtois, the Anaheim Ducks don’t have much young scoring power, and ranked 30th out of 31 for goals per game with 2.21. Lysell is very crafty, a speedy swede, who is said to be a loyal player to their franchise. With his high level skill and ceiling, Anaheim needs to take his talents third overall.

#4 New Jersey Devils – Luke Hughes D USNTDP

It’s essential if he’s available. If Luke Hughes is available at four, the New Jersey Devils will absolutely take him. It isn’t a secret that the Devils have holes on defense, Hughes can and will fill that hole. The 6″1 University of Michigan commit is sneaky, smart, and has an elite skating level. Some may look at his defensive game as a red flag, but the coaches at Michigan will work out those kinks and form him into a balanced puck moving defenseman. Of course, this pick may also be influenced by Luke’s brother, Jack Hughes, which will make both of them probably very happy.

#5 Columbus Blue Jackets – William Eklund W Djurgardens

If the Columbus Blue Jackets manage to leave the draft with William Eklund, it’s hard to imagine they’d be any less than ecstatic. In 40 games this SHL season for Djurgardens, he put up 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points. He’s visible in all three zones, and has great offensive instincts. His shot is at an elite level, and his passing is outstanding. Eklund himself says that he wants to be in the SHL another year so he can properly develop into a top-6 winger in the show, and I agree. His offensive game is great, but another year of development can do wonders.

#6 Detroit Red Wings – Jesper Wallstedt G Lulea HF

From his time in Tampa Bay, fans know that Steve Yzerman isn’t afraid to take a goalie in the first round. The Detroit Red Wings have done outstanding when it comes to drafting, picking guys like Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno, Moritz Seider, and Lucas Raymond with previous first round selections. To round out a great young core would be getting a goalie, and a great one in that in Jesper Wallstedt. Wallstedt has great positioning and a speedy reaction time. This and his great showings in the SHL and international tournaments make him the best goalie prospect this year.

#7 San Jose Sharks – Dylan Guenther F Edmonton Oil Kings

The projected top five pick falls right to San Jose. Dylan Guenther has had a small sample size, which is why I think he drops, but in that small sample size, he’s impressed. in the WHL for the Oil Kings, Guenther posted a goal per game, and an assist per game average, giving him 24 points in 12 games. His biggest comparable is Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (minus the size difference of course). A pure goal scorer, but puts up lots of assists, and is a big team player. San Jose goes best player available at seven.

#8 LA Kings – Brandt Clarke D HC Nove Zamky

If Brandt Clarke falls to Los Angeles, they would round out their prospect pool in amazing fashion. Clarke is a great two way defender who played in the Slovakian League for HC Nove Zamky and in 26 games he put up five goals and 10 assists for 15 points. He’s a great decision maker and has insane vision which is valuable as a defender. He has the tool set to be an elite defender at the NHL level, and the Kings would be happy to take him.

#9 Vancouver Canucks – Simon Edvinsson D Frolunda HC

With the #9 pick, Vancouver looks to upgrade their weak defense core. Simon Edvinsson is this year’s big “boom or bust” selection. His defensive play is very good, shutting down players on the rush, and breaking up passes all highlight his strengths. His breakout passes and decision making are two concerns to look out for, especially watching his few SHL games. In 10 games he only recorded one assist, but in the U-18 World’s, he put up one goal and three assists in seven games. Like Owen Power, development is key for Edvinsson.

#10 Ottawa Senators – Kent Johnson C Michigan

Talk about an absolute steal at the 10th pick. In this whole draft, Kent Johnson has the highest upside and can create scoring chances from many different places on the ice. Johnson’s vision and patience highlights his complete skill set. He has the intensity and poise to be a star in the league, and just like that, Ottawa adds to their elite prospect pool.

#11 Arizona Coyotes – Forfeited

Due to the Arizona Coyotes violating the Combine Testing Policy during the 2019/20 season, they have forfeited their 2021 first round selection.

#12 Chicago Blackhawks – Cole Sillinger C Sioux Falls Stampede

Cole Sillinger is a play driving forward with elite offensive instinct. His most notable tool is his shot. His wrister and snap shot are lethal to any goalie at any level. He played his 2020-21 season in the USHL with the Sioux Falls Stampede, posting 24 goals and 46 points in 31 games. With Jonathan Toews’ career entering the twilight, especially after missing the whole 2021 campaign, a one-two punch of Kirby Dach and Sillinger down the middle can be great for the Blackhawks.

#13 Calgary Flames – Mason McTavish C EHC Olten

By far, the most confusing prospect as for placement this year is Mason McTavish. Before the year, I’d placed McTavish at the 29 spot. I’ve seen a vast amount of people put him in the top 10, he’s staying at 13 for me. His upside is a 2nd line center, something the Flames desperately need. Due to the OHL suspending operations for the year, he played in the Swiss National League for EHC Olten. In 13 games, he put up nine goals and two assists. He provides a net front presence and has the ability to score goals in the crease and will take a physical toll in order to do so. He also played for team Canada in the U18’s where he put up five goals and six assists in seven games. He has very small sample sizes this year, but he can be a very good player.

#14 Philadelphia Flyers – Nikita Chibrikov W SKA St. Petersburg

Nikita Chibrikov is your typical Russian forward. An elite talent with a mighty skill set. Chibrikov passes at an elite level, and carries the puck through the neutral zone with speed. He can be a key contributor to any power play unit with his zone entries. He’ll find any way to get a pass through creatively, and surely a presence the Flyers would love to have. In the WJC U18’s this year, as the captain, he had four goal and nine assists in seven games, nearly going two points per game.

#15 Dallas Stars – Xavier Bourgault C Shawinigan Cataractes

If developed correctly, Xavier Bourgault can be one hell of a player. Bourgault can be molded into any type of player the team who drafts him would like. His best player comparison is Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat. He can play in any scenario and is wicked smart. His numbers aren’t eye popping, 20 goals and 40 points in 29 games, but he’s a well rounded player.

#16 New York Rangers – Chaz Lucius C USNTDP

Small sample sizes was the name of the game this past year due to Covid, and despite only 25 games of Chaz Lucius, he has impressed. The University of Michigan commit was a part of the USNTDP, and in 12 games in the USHL, put up 13 goals and 18 points. In the USDP, Lucius played in 13 games, same number of goals, and added two more assists for 20 points. He’s offensively skilled, and a threat anywhere in that zone, and is a hard worker in front of the net. He could blossom to be a solid middle-6 scorer.

#17 St. Louis Blues – Simon Robertsson W Skelleftea AIK

Simon Robertsson is a well rounded offensive player. On the offensive side, he doesn’t have any glaring red flags. He isn’t great defensively, but few wingers at this age are. Robertsson fore checks hard with his stick and wins puck battles. His best asset according to his coach Anders Eriksen is his shot. If the Blues are going to lose Vladimir Tarasenko to a trade, we aren’t saying Robertsson and Tarasenko are comparable, but one player with a good release out, one back in.

#18 Winnipeg Jets – Corson Ceulemans D Brooks Bandits

The Winnipeg Jets have been looking for a defender like Corson Ceulmans for a while. Someone who can pinch in the right scenario, has the offensive talent to do so, with the vision and speed to recognize a potential scoring chance for the opponent, and to shut it down. With this, Ceulemans has been bashed for his positioning, but has the tools top be a great top-4 defender in the NHL. The University of Wisconsin commit posted 11 points in eight AJHL games this past season.

#19 Nashville Predators – Sasha Pastujov W USNTDP

Puck possession is the name of the game for Sasha Pastujov. Pastujov uses everything he has to keep the puck away from defenders, creating many scoring chances for himself and his teammates. The Notre Dame commit is said to pass at a high level and has a scoring touch few in this draft have. The Predators would a winger like this would could fit in their lineup, though don’t expect to see him so soon. Pastujov should use two years in college, and another in the AHL to develop him to his full potential.

#20 Edmonton Oilers – Sebastian Cossa G Edmonton Oil Kings

Taking a quick look at the depth charts, the Oilers are in need of a goalie, and are in a position to get a great one in Sebastian Cossa. The 6″6 Canadian net minder posted a .941 Sv% in 19 games, going 17-1-1 for the Oil Kings. Cossa’s got great positioning, rebound control, and has the mental toughness to be a goalie at the NHL level.

#21 Boston Bruins – Carson Lambos D Winnipeg Ice

Carson Lambos was one of the hardest prospects to place on this list. He 19 games across four leagues, all with different age levels. A U18 team, a U20 team, the Liiga, and WHL. He’s very crafty in the offensive zone. Lambos is active, looking and creating passing lanes. He’s shaped up to be a top-4 defenseman at the NHL level, and a great power play quarterback.

#22 Minnesota Wild – Aatu Raty C Karpat

I can remember a year ago today when the 2021 NHL Entry draft was known as the “Raty Draft”. Flash forward 12 months, and he’s fallen a little more than a few spots. In no way shape or form is Aatu Raty a bad player. He had a rough few months, and he knows that. There isn’t a ton of defensive show, but he has a hard shot, and will do anything to score a goal or generate offense. Don’t be surprised if he goes higher, he’s poised to have a big year in the Liiga for Karpat.

#23 Detroit Red Wings (Washington) – Fyodor Svechkov F SKA St. Petersburg

Fyodor Svechkov is a very interesting prospect. I’ve seen him go in the top ten, I’ve seen him fall to the second round. He’s a part of a rare breed of Russian forwards who have a solid two-way game. He plays with great pace. Scouts say his vision is at an elite level, and Steve Yzerman would have a potential steal in the later stages of the first round.

#24 Florida Panthers – Oskar Olausson W HV71

One of the best skaters this draft has to offer is Oskar Olausson. His speed allows for easy entrance into the neutral zone in combination with his 6″2 frame. He’s very creative in what he will do in the neutral zone. In the SHL he posted three goals and added an assist in 16 games. In eight international games between the U20’s, he was held scoreless. He’s more of a goal scorer than not, and after a few seasons of development, he should be a great NHLer.

#25 Columbus Blue Jackets (Toronto) – Stanislav Svozil D HC Kometa Brno

This draft’s best defensive defenseman is Stanislav Svozil. The 6″0 Czech positions himself to close out defenders, and is closed doors in the neutral zone. Svozil is a great stick and body checker. He doesn’t have much of an offensive upside, only three points in 30 games, but if his defensive game translates, he’s going to be a big time underrated NHLer.

#26 Minnesota Wild (Pittsburgh) – Mackie Samoskevich W Chicago Steel

There aren’t many more prospects I’m excited to see at the NHL level than Matthew “Mackie” Samoskevich. The University of Michigan commit is lethal in the offensive zone. Don’t give him any room, because Samoskevich will take it and fly with it. He’s always ahead of the game, and knows where his teammates are all the time. If the Wild can put him with the right line mates, they have a real player on their hands.

#27 Carolina Hurricanes – Matthew Coronato W Chicago Steel

What a season it was for Chicago Steel’s Matthew Coronato. In 51 games he posted 48 goals and 37 assists for 85 total points. He has a “pucks on net” mentality, and has a pretty good shot for it. His coaches describe him as an offensive dynamo as a great puck handler. The 5″10 winger is set to take his talents to Harvard University, and could be a late round steal for the Carolina Hurricanes.

#28 Colorado Avalanche – Zachary Bolduc C Rimouski Oceanic

Zachary Bolduc hasn’t always gotten the spotlight, and it’s a hard thing to do when you’re teammates with former first overall pick, Alexis Lafreniere. Bolduc’s speed can catch defenders and goalies off guard, and along with his shot, he has the tool set to be an offensive force. In 27 games, he posted 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points. His stick handling is noticeable, and he wins puck battles. Someone who can fit in with the Colorado Avalanche.

#29 New Jersey Devils (NYI) – Brennan Othmann W Flint Firebirds

Brennan Othmann is one of the most transitional players in this draft. He loves to carry the puck and start the rushes and scoring chances making him a valuable power play component to any NHL franchise. He has speed and high pace. Othmann is great at fore checking and isn’t afraid to use his 6″0 frame. In the Swiss League, he put up seven goals and nine assists in 34 games. He has the potential to be a valuable power forward at the NHL level.

#30 Vegas Golden Knights – Francesco Pinelli C HDD Jesenice

With the 30th pick, I have Francesco Pinelli going to the Golden Knights. Pinelli is a great leader and a skilled playmaker. He always finds himself in the open ice to collect the puck and within seconds it’s off his stick. He hasn’t played many games this year, 13 games in a Slovenian league. Five goals and six assists for 11 total points in those 13 games. It looks as if he’s going to be in the OHL playing for the Kitchener Rangers last year, he’s expected to need a few seasons for development.

#31 Montreal Canadiens – Zachary L’Heureux W Halifax Mooseheads

The home town boy, Zachary L’Heureux is known as the QMJHL’s Brad Marchand. L’Heureux’s NHL comparable is the recently retired Andrew Shaw. Very chippy, with some offensive upside. Attitude issues may be glaring, and it could be the reason why he falls, but it’s hard to believe Montreal will pass on the Quebec kid. He’s a pain to play against, but is a team favorite in the locker room.

#32 Columbus Blue Jackets (Tampa) – Sean Behrens D USNTDP

Rounding out the first round is USNTSP defender Sean Behrens. Behrens is a solid two-way defender, and is committed to the University of Denver. He’s a great skater, and amazing with his stick defensively. He had a great showing as the assistant captain at the U18’s putting up four points in five games. The positioning is pin point, and he’s a player that the Blue Jackets would love to add.


2021 Arena Capacity Tracker

Introducing an all new Arena Capacity Tracker for the 2021 season, with dated updates from all 31 NHL teams on their ability to host fans, or not, for home games this season. All updates include links to official sources to prevent misinformation.

Scroll to the bottom for a streamlined graph breakdown of estimated capacities for the teams that do allow fans, and link to our 2021 attendance logs.

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Anaheim Ducks – Team president of business operations confirmed to Bally Sports that the team will begin hosting fans at 10% capacity (1,717) beginning April 16. (4/4)

Arizona Coyotes – Team announced it has increased fan capacity from 3,450 to 7,900 (46.1%) for the remainder of this season. Had received permission to host up to 8,500 (approx 50%) from local officials, but NHL protocol (temporary restrictions on no seating behind benches and penalty box) restrict to 7,900. (4/12)

Boston Bruins – Team announced it has been approved to increase capacity from 12% to 25% (approximately 4,391) beginning on May 10. (4/27)

Buffalo Sabres – Team announced it will begin hosting fans at select home games beginning March 20, at a 10% capacity (1,907) at KeyBank Center. (2/10)

Calgary Flames – Will have most of the season without fans until local authorities ease COVID-19 restrictions. (12/9)

Carolina Hurricanes – Team announces it will welcome fans back to PNC Arena at 15% capacity (2,802) for home games beginning on March 4 vs Detroit. (12/21)

Chicago Blackhawks – Team announced they will host fans at 25% capacity for their final two home games of the season vs Dallas on May 9 and May 10. (4/29)

Colorado Avalanche – Team announced it will begin hosting a maximum of 4,050 fans (22.7%) at games beginning April 2. (3/18)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Team announced they will be hosting fans at 25% capacity (4,536) beginning March 9 vs Florida – an increase from 10% after just one game following Ohio gov’s approval. (3/3)

Dallas Stars – Team has told season ticket holders they have been approved to increase capacity for home games and will do so incrementally. Currently up to 6,014 – previously at 4,214 capacity. (4/19)

Detroit Red Wings – Team has increased their capacity from 500 to 750, matching maximums from relaxed COVID-19 measures in the state of Michigan. (2/10)

Edmonton Oilers – Will not have fans in attendance for the start of the season. (1/4)

Florida Panthers – Team has told season seat owners that the club will expand capacity to 47% (approx 9,047) for round 1 of the playoffs, and could go as high as 100% if they advance further. (4/23)

Los Angeles Kings – Team will begin hosting fans at 20% capacity (3,646) beginning on April 20. (4/14)

Minnesota Wild – Team says they will be increasing capacity to 25% (4,488) for the first round of the playoffs, up from the previous 3,000. (3/12)

Montreal Canadiens – No fans to start, but owner Geoff Molson hopes to have fans at some point this season. Team has drawn up socially-distanced plans for attendances between 4,000 and 12,000. (12/16)

Nashville Predators – Team president announced that attendance limits will increase from 15% to 1/3 capacity (33.33% = 5,704) effective immediately. (1/21)

New Jersey Devils – Team announced they are increasing capacity from 10% to 20% (3,303 or 3,600) for Friday’s game and beyond. (3/29)

New York Islanders – Team announced it will begin hosting fans at 10% capacity (1,390) starting March 18th. Isles will also host 1,000 Northwell Health frontline workers as guests at the March 11th game as a show of appreciation for their efforts over the last year fighting the pandemic. (2/24)

New York Rangers – Team intends to host 1,800 fans for every home game, beginning Feb 26 vs Boston, following NY governor Cuomo’s announcement of re-opening large stadiums and arenas at 10% capacities. (2/10)

Ottawa Senators – Ontario minister of sport Lisa MacLeod says full crowds in Sens and Leafs buildings are “very unlikely in the immediate future.” (2/10)

Philadelphia Flyers – Now operating at a capacity of 3,908 (20%), increased from previously announced 15%. (4/5)

Pittsburgh Penguins – Team announced it is increasing fan capacity from 15% to 25% (4,672) for games beginning on April 15. (4/1)

San Jose Sharks – Sharks will begin hosting fans at games at a limited capacity, around 500-1,000, and hope to increase it for each remaining home game this season. (4/26)

St. Louis Blues – Team announced capacity increase to 4,100 starting on March 26. (3/23)

Tampa Bay Lightning -Team told season-ticket members it will be increasing fan capacity to 7,000 (36.6%) for the start of this year’s playoffs. Was previously 4,200 (22.0%). (4/22)

Toronto Maple Leafs – Ontario minister of sport Lisa MacLeod says full crowds in Sens and Leafs buildings are “very unlikely in the immediate future.” (2/10)

Vancouver Canucks – Will begin the season without fans at games. (1/13)

Vegas Golden Knights – Team received approval for their submitted plan to host 50% capacity, but they will likely allow around 7,000 fans (40% ish) for their final three regular season home games. (5/1)

Washington Capitals – Announced they will begin hosting fans at 2,133 (11.5%) capacity beginning April 27. (4/12)

Winnipeg Jets – Will begin the season without fans at games. (1/6)

BOS – 2,191 – increase May 10 / FLA – currently 4,- increase for playoffs / MIN – 3,000 – increase for playoffs / TBL – 4,200 – increase for playoffs / CHI – starts May 9

^ Buffalo, Detroit, Nashville, and St. Louis have not announced public attendance figures and are thus omitted from our 2021 attendance logs and team averages.

2021 Pro Try-Out Tracker

Currently, there are 12 players remaining on PTO’s (professional tryout contracts) at NHL training camps.

Last updated: 10/11/21 @ 7:20pm ET

D, Ben HuttonANADemoted to AHL San Diego
F, Tobias ReiderANAReleased
F, Alex GalchenyukARZSigned one-year, $750K contract
D, Aaron NessBOSSigned with AHL Providence
F, Artem AnisimovCOLReleased
D, Jack JohnsonCOLSigned one-year, $750K contract
G, Jean-Francois BerubeCBJSigned to one-year, two-way contract
F, Bobby RyanDETReleased
F, Colton SceviourEDMTBD
D, Cody GoloubefMTLDemoted to AHL Laval
F, Frederik GauthierNJDSigned one-year, two-way contract
F, Mark JankowskiNJDReleased
F, Jimmy VeseyNJDSigned one-year, $800K contract
D, Tyler WotherspoonNJDTBD
G, Jon GilliesNYIDemoted to AHL Bridgeport
D, Erik GustafssonNYIReleased, signed with Blackhawks
F, Tyler EnnisOTTSigned one-year, $900K contract
D, Matt BartkowskiPITSigned with AHL Penguins
F, Brian BoylePITTBD
F, Scott WilsonSEASigned with AHL Charlotte
F, Michael FrolikSTLReleased
F, James NealSTLSigned one-year, $750K contract
F, Nikita GusevTORReleased
F, Joshua Ho-SangTORSigned with AHL Marlies
F, Alex ChiassonVANTBD
D, Ian McCoshenVGKDemoted to AHL Henderson

Major Milestones that NHLers can Accomplish in 2021-22

via John Locher (USA Today)

It’s interesting to see before the season starts which players will be honored when it comes to career achievements. This upcoming season, there is no shortage of milestones to be hit, from the games played to points, many NHLers are up and have a chance to put themselves in the record book.

Ryan Getzlaf, Nicklas Backstrom, Jason Spezza all Join 1,000 Point Club

Via Jeffery T. Barnes

It’s an exciting time when an NHLer joins the 1,000 point club. The last player to do so was Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, who did so on the fifth-to-last game of the Kings’ season. This season, there are three players who can realistically hit the mark. The closest player to the achievement is Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf who’s 18 points away. Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is only 20 points away from 1,000, and Jason Spezza of the Toronto Maple Leafs is 30 points away. We had trouble thinking if Spezza had a 30 point season in him, but considering he put up that total in only 54 games, we have faith in him. Patrice Bergeron needs 83 points for 1,000 but we don’t think he hits it this season, but absolutely next year.

Marc-Andre Fleury Wins 500 Games

Via NHL.com

It’s easy to say simply that it isn’t often when a goalie in the National Hockey League wins 500 games. In fact, there are only two other goalies who’ve accomplished such a feat. You don’t have to be a complete hockey nerd to guess that it’s Martin Brodeur with 691 and Patrick Roy with 551. Safe to say Marc-Andre Fleury will be joining some elite company. After being dealt from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Chicago Blackhawks, Fleury pondered the idea of retirement. After deciding not to, he’s on milestone watch. He sits on 492 wins, needing only eight more until the big 500. This is a very doable milestone, barring covid issues or injuries. It’s a question exactly how many wins Chicago will get this year, but we’re sure the Flower will contribute to at least eight of them.

Carey Price Earns 50th Shutout

May 22, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) takes pucks during the warm-up in game two of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

This achievement may not be as big on the all time ranks as some of the others, but this is still big, considering the caliber of teams he’s played for. Carey Price has been a dominant goalie in the NHL for some time since being drafted fifth overall back in 2005. Since then, he’s played in over 700 games, and won 360 of them. In the 2014-15 season, he nearly swept the awards ceremony winning the Hart, Vezina, Ted Lindsay, and William M. Jennings. At the age of 34, Price has shown that he still has fight in him, leading the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, but losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. However, this season he has a chance to secure his 50th career regular season shutout. Price only needs one shutout to hit that feat, which is very easy for someone at his caliber to do so.

Jakub Voracek, Blake Wheeler, Evgeni Malkin, Andy Greene Among those who play 1,000th game

Via Nick Wass

There are many talented players here up for the 1,000 games played mark. Players such as Blake Wheeler, Jakub Voracek, Mark Giordano, Claude Giroux, and Evgeni Malkin all could hit 1,000 games played this year. The closest player to the feat is New York Islanders defender Andy Greene, who only needs 12 more games to reach 1,000. Any of these players who reach 1,000 games will receive a Silver Stick presented by the NHL. There is a possibility 17 different players hit the mark.

NamePositionTeamGames Needed for 1,000
Andy GreeneDefenderNew York Islanders12
Braydon CoburnDefenderUFA17
Blake WheelerWingerWinnipeg Jets19
Loui ErikssonWingerArizona Coyotes23
Drew Doughty DefenderLos Angeles Kings25
Jakub VoracekWingerColumbus Blue Jackets32
Nick FolingoForwardBoston Bruins43
Jack JohnsonDefenderUFA50
Mark GiordanoDefenderSeattle Kraken51
Marc StaalDefenderDetroit Red Wings52
Wayne SimmondsWingerToronto Maple Leafs53
Claude GirouxForwardPhiladelphia Flyers57
Evgeni MalkinCenterPittsburgh Penguins60
Frans NielsenForwardDetroit Red Wings75
Alexander EdlerDefenderLos Angeles Kings75
Alex GoligoskiDefenderMinnesota Wild76
Josh BaileyWingerNew York Islanders81
David Backes needed 35 more games, and David Krejci needed 38 more before announcing retirement

2021 Non-Qualified RFAs List

This is a list of all RFA players that did NOT receive a qualifying offer (QO) before the July 26, 5:00pm ET deadline. These players will all either: a) re-sign at smaller cap hits or most likely b) become unrestricted free agents on July 28 at Noon ET. This list will be updated as each team releases their qualifying offer updates.

Each player listed includes a link to their puckpedia.com profile / player page.

Anaheim Ducks

F, Danton Heinen

Arizona Coyotes

F, Frederik Gauthier

F, John Hayden

F, Dryden Hunt

F, Nate Sucese

Boston Bruins

F, Ondrej Kase

F, Robert Lantosi

F, Nick Ritchie

Buffalo Sabres

F, Lawson DiPietro

G, Stefanos Lekkas

Calgary Flames

F, Dominik Simon

G, Artyom Zagidulin

Carolina Hurricanes

G, Jeremy Helvig

Chicago Blackhawks

F, Josh Dickinson

F, David Kampf

F, Pius Suter

Colorado Avalanche

F, Travis Barron

F, Ty Lewis

G, Peyton Jones

G, Adam Werner

Columbus Blue Jackets

F, Cliff Pu

F, Kole Sherwood

Dallas Stars

D, Julius Honka

Detroit Red Wings

F, Mathias Brome

F, Evgeny Svechnikov

F, Hayden Verbeek

D, Christian Djoos

Edmonton Oilers

F, Dominik Kahun

F, Jujhar Khaira

D, Theodor Lennstrom

Florida Panthers

F, Patrick Bajkov

F, Brad Morrison

F, Lucas Wallmark

D, Jake Massie

D, Alec Rouhouser

G, Ryan Bednard

Los Angeles Kings

F, Mikey Eyssimont

F, Matt Luff

F, Drake Rymsha

F, Tyler Steenbergen

Minnesota Wild

F, Dmitry Sokolov

Montreal Canadiens

F, Joseph Blandisi

F, Jake Lucchini

Nashville Predators

F, Lukas Craggs

F, Josh Wilkins

New Jersey Devils

F, Brandon Gignac

D, David Quenneville

D, Colby Sissons

G, Evan Cormier

New York Islanders

F, Bobo Carpenter

F, Michael Dal Colle

F, Dmytro Timashov

New York Rangers

F, Gabriel Fontaine

F, Patrick Newell

D, Brandon Crawley

D, Yegor Rykov

Ottawa Senators

F, Michael Amadio

F, JC Beaudin

F, Jonathan Davidsson

F, Jack Kopacka

F, Zach Magwood

D, Brandon Fortunato

G, Marcus Hogberg

Philadelphia Flyers

F, Pascal Laberge

Pittsburgh Penguins

F, Mark Jankowski

F, Sam Miletic

D, Jesper Lindgren

G, Emil Larmi

San Jose Sharks

F, Ryan Donato

F, Nick Merkley

Seattle Kraken


St. Louis Blues

F, Jacob de la Rose

F, Erik Foley

F, Evan Polei

G, Evan Fitzpatrick

Tampa Bay Lightning

F, Ryan Lohin

Toronto Maple Leafs

F, Nic Petan

G, Veini Vehvilainen

Vancouver Canucks

F, Jayce Hawryluk

F, Marc Michaelis

F, Petrus Palmu

D, Mitch Eliot

G, Jake Kielly

Vegas Golden Knights


Washington Capitals


Winnipeg Jets

F, Marko Dano

F, Skyler McKenzie

D, Luke Green

G, Kole Kehler

Seattle Expansion Tracker – The Scoring Touch

Via Sergei Belski

The Seattle Kraken get to choose one player from each NHL team with the Vegas Golden Knights being exempt.

**This list will be updated through the draft**

Anaheim DucksHayden FleuryDNoYes
Arizona CoyotesTyler PitlickWNoYes
Boston BruinsJeremy LauzonDNoYes
Buffalo SabresWilliam BorgenDNoYes
Calgary FlamesMark GiordanoDNoYes
Carolina HurricanesMorgan GeekieWNoYes
Chicago BlackhawksJohn QuennvilleFNoYes
Colorado AvalancheJoonas DonskoiWNoYes
Columbus Blue JacketsGavin BayreutherDNoYes
Dallas StarsJamie OleksiakDNoYes
Detroit Red WingsDennis CholowskiDNoYes
Edmonton OilersAdam LarssonDNoYes
Florida PanthersChris DreigerGNoYes
Los Angeles KingsKurtis MacDermidDNoYes
Minnesota WildCarson SoucyDNoYes
Montreal CanadiensCale FleuryDNoYes
Nashville PredatorsCalle JarnkrokWNoYes
New Jersey DevilsNate BastianWNoYes
New York IslandersJordan EberleWNoYes
New York RangersColin BlackwellFNoYes
Ottawa SenatorsJoey DaccordGNoYes
Philadelphia FlyersCarsen TwarynskiWNoYes
Pittsburgh PenguinsBrendan TanevWNoYes
San Jose SharksAlex TrueFNoYes
St. Louis BluesVince DunnDNoYes
Tampa Bay LightningYanni GourdeWNoYes
Toronto Maple LeafsJared McCannFNoYes
Vancouver CanucksKole LindWNoYes
Washington CapitalsVitek VanacekGNoYes
Winnipeg JetsMason AppletonWNoYes
Seattle Acquires:? Acquires:

The Scoring Touch’s Top 25 to be Traded

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Note: This list constantly updates after every transaction with players adding. Players based off rumors and information given to TST.

Jack EichelCBuffalo Sabres24UFA (2026)
Seth JonesDColumbus Blue Jackets26UFA (2022)
Vladimir TarasenkoWSt. Louis Blues29UFA (2023)
Pavel BuchnevichWNew York Rangers26RFA
Filip ForsbergWNashville Predators26UFA (2022)
Tyler JohnsonFTampa Bay Lightning30UFA (2024)
Yanni GourdeFTampa Bay Lightning29UFA (2025)
Christan DvorakCArizona Coyotes25UFA (2025)
Loui ErikssonWVancouver Canucks36UFA (2022)
Oliver Ekman-LarssonDArizona Coyotes30UFA (2026)
Kevin LaBancWSan Jose Sharks25UFA (2024)
Kevin FialaWMinnesota Wild24RFA
Rasmus RistolainenDBuffalo Sabres26UFA (2022)
Sam ReinhartWBuffalo Sabres25RFA
John GibsonGAnaheim Ducks28UFA (2026)
Reilly SmithWVegas Golden Knights30UFA (2022)
Marc-Andre FleuryGVegas Golden Knights36UFA (2022)
Johnny GaudreauWCalgary Flames27UFA (2022)
Paul ByronWMontreal Canadiens32UFA (2023)
Sean MonahanCCalgary Flames26UFA (2023)
Vince DunnDSt. Louis Blues24RFA
Josh MansonDAnaheim Ducks29UFA (2022)
Michael Dal ColleWNew York Islanders25RFA
Leo KomarovFNew York Islanders34UFA (2022)
Robin LehnerGVegas Golden Knights29UFA (2025)

Eight Players to be Traded Before the Start of the Season

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With the draft and all the fun dates of the NHL offseason coming up, it seems like trade talks have been boiling hot. Here, we’ll look at eight players whose name has been appearing in talks recently, go over teams who might be interested, a destination, and asking price.

Seth Jones D Columbus Blue Jackets

Teams Involved: Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Winnipeg Jets, Colorado Avalanche, and Los Angeles Kings

Seth Jones has been one of the more popular names floating around in the trade market as of recently. Jones, whose six year, $32,400,000 contract is entering the final year, posted five goals and 23 assists for 28 points this past season. The former fourth overall selection should usually find himself in the 40-50 point range, and provide some decent defense. This past year, his defense has been abysmal, but is due for a bounce back.

Projected Team: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets are lacking when it comes to high end defenseman. In his current state, they wouldn’t be getting one, but Jones is going into a contract year, and could do much better with a fresh start. I don’t think any general manager is willing to give up what was rumored to be the asking price. A start would be Sami Niku, Jansen Harkins, and a 1st round pick. The pick belonging to the Jets, it would be in the later portions of the first round, and could benefit both teams.

Jack Eichel C Buffalo Sabres

Teams Involved: Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and Boston Bruins

Things have turned sour between the Buffalo Sabres and former second overall pick, and NHL all star, Jack Eichel. Between team performance and behind the curtains, it seems like there are always two separate grounds between Eichel and management. A disappointing season for him and the Sabres ended with injuries, Eichel having a herniated disk in his neck and missing the final 33 games of the season, requiring surgery. Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams denied his bid to have surgery done, thus creating a disconnection between him and the franchise. In the 21 games he did play, Eichel posted only two goals and 16 assists.

Projected Team: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings need someone to pass the torch to once Anze Kopitar retires, or is no longer with the team. The Kings have two exciting center prospects in Quinton Byfield and Alex Turcotte, but Jack Eichel is a proven elite talent. Los Angeles has the pieces to acquire Eichel, the package most likely starts with Turcotte, a first rounder, Gabriel Vilardi, and Adrian Kempe. This could be more, could be less, switch players around, who knows, every NHL general manager values players differently.

Vladimir Tarasenko W St. Louis Blues

Teams Involved: New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, and Florida Panthers
Via Jeff Roberson AP

Similar to the Jack Eichel situation, Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues have a growing disconnection due to a surgery situation. Tarasenko has had two major shoulder surgeries in the past two years, holding him to only 34 regular season games, and eight playoff games. He has two years left on his deal, which holds and average annual value (AAV) of $7.5 million. In the 2019-20 season, he put up 10 points in 10 games, but this past year, in 24 games, he put up 14 points. Known for his goal scoring ability, Tarasenko managed just seven goals in those 34 games, and added two in eight games in the playoffs.

Projected Team: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins’ cup window is about to slam shut with the age of the core getting up there. Adding more offensive power won’t hurt, and especially if negotiations with pending UFA Taylor Hall go south, they have a replacement. Adding Tarasenko would probably mean Jake DeBrusk, Connor Clifton, a first and second round pick, with conditions that depend on games played. I also see the Philadelphia Flyers making a strong case for Tarasenko.

Rasmus Ristolainen D Buffalo Sabres

Teams Involved: Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes, and Winnipeg Jets

There are rumors about the Buffalo Sabres trading Rasmus Ristolainen? It seems to be just another day in the NHL trade rumor mill. The whole Ristolainen trade has been a thing for what feels like nearly three years. Around every trade deadline his name is up on the boards, and every offseason he’s primed to be moved. Another year, another horrid defensive season and mediocre offensive season for him. This past year, in 49 games played, Ristolainen put up four goals and 14 assists for 18 points. What team will give up assets for this guy, a former eighth overall pick?

Projected Team: Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars are probably going to be the team that gets all over Rasmus Ristolainen. Ristolainen will probably end up on the bottom pair, and could possibly push to a second pair depending of performance or injuries. The Stars could end up losing Jamie Oleksiak to the UFA market, so he could be the replacement. I don’t see the package being big, maybe a 3rd or 4th round pick, and a “whatever” player like Joel Hanley.

Nick Leddy D New York Islanders

Teams Involved: Ottawa Senators, Arizona Coyotes, and Chicago Blackhawks

A recent name in the trade market, it looks like defenseman Nick Leddy’s time on Long Island is coming to an end with the Expansion Draft coming up. The Islanders need to shed some money, as they need to sign Adam Pelech, Anthony Beauvillier, and Ilya Sorokin to new contracts. Leddy makes $5.5 million, and is on the last year of his deal.

Projected Team: Arizona Coyotes

Things haven’t gone very nicely for the Arizona Coyotes, and this offseason, it looks as if half that defense core is going to be gone. Alex Goligoski, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jason Demers, and Jordan Oesterle are all UFAs. None have been projected to re-sign, possibly Oesterle. Leddy would probably be forced into playing top-4 minutes on the Coyotes, and with the uncertainty of captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s future, he may find himself playing top pairing minutes. I can see Leddy being packaged with a 3rd round pick, with someone like John Hayden going the other way.

Tyler Johnson F Tampa Bay Lightning

Teams Involved: Seattle Kraken, Detroit Red Wings, and Buffalo Sabres
Via NHL.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been trying so hard to get Tyler Johnson and his contract off the team. Now that the offseason has arrived and they need to shed salary, it’s likely Johnson won’t be on the team next year. They’ve tried waivers multiple times, but no team would take him. Trading him makes it hard as his contract contains a no trade clause.

Projected Team: Seattle Kraken

Via a trade, I believe the Seattle Kraken will acquire Tyler Johnson. Tampa looks to protect their players by adding a speedy 40 point player, and a sweetener which will probably be a pick in 2023 and Taylor Raddysh. Johnson has two more years with a $5 million AAV, which shouldn’t be a problem for the Kraken to take on.

Filip Forsberg W Nashville Predators

Teams Involved: Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, and Boston Bruins

Filip Forsberg is watching the team he helped make the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 fall apart right in front of his eyes. As of right now, there is no rumors tied to Filip Forsberg, but it’s time to start speculating. During the season, there were lots of rumors about the Nashville Predators trading Forsberg before they made a late run to the playoffs, losing in six to the Hurricanes. He was not pleased with Viktor Arvidsson being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, and saw longtime teammate Pekka Rinne retire. With one year left on his $6 million deal, I don’t think he has many intentions of re-signing, possibly opening up the possibility of a trade.

Projected Team: Colorado Avalanche

With the potential of losing their captain Gabriel Landeskog, the Colorado Avalanche have the option to replace him, and if the Avs end up re-signing him, they can add a talented 2nd line winger in Filip Forsberg. They can use him for next year’s push for a cup before everyone gets pay days. The cost could be J.T. Compher, a high B level prospect, and a pick or two.

Marc-Andre Fleury G Vegas Golden Knights

Teams Involved: Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, and Edmonton Oilers

The Vegas Golden Knights have had Marc-Andre Fleury’s name available since last offseason. Now, going into the final year of his deal, making $7 million per, the Knights are looking to shed that money to help elsewhere. Coming off a Vezina trophy season that saw him go 26-10-0 with a .928 Sv% and a 1.98 GAA, the asking price for him will be difficult to determine, but there will be some takers.

Projected Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Ever since Fleury got picked up by the Golden Knights in the Expansion draft, the Penguins’ goaltending has been an utter disaster. Matt Murray was relied on when Fleury was drafted, and he played poorly and got dealt to the Ottawa Senators. Tristan Jarry was then relied on and did well until the later portions of the 2021 regular season and then collapsed in the playoffs. I’m predicting that this is the final year that the Penguins have to make it past the first round of the playoffs before everything is torn down. In four years since winning the Stanley cup last, they’ve won one playoff series. The asking price is probably going to be a 2023 2nd rounder and Jarry. Of course, the familiarity helps, and if all goes sour in the regular season, Pittsburgh can ship him off at half salary for draft picks.

The Scoring Touch’s 2022 Olympics Team USA Roster

Everyone is starting to put together their 2022 Winter Olympic rosters, and this time around the competition will look immensely different with the return of NHL players. We’ve listed our picks for 14 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 3 goalies to make the Team USA squad. How many will be returning from the 2014 Sochi roster, and how many younger players will get the chance to perform on the world stage over their veteran counterparts?

The Forwards
Alex Debrincat – Auston Matthews – Patrick Kane
Matthew Tkachuk – Jack Eichel – Kyle Connor
Johnny Gaudreau – Jack Hughes – Brock Boeser
Jake Guentzel – Dylan Larkin – Brady Tkachuk
Max Pacioretty – Joe Pavelski

These forward lines hold tons of fire power. For the first line, we’re bringing in the chemistry of Patrick Kane and Alex Debrincat. They’ve been unstoppable lately for the surging Blackhawks, finding ways to connect passes and create chances – making it look easy in doing so. Adding Leafs star Auston Matthews, who is one of the NHL’s premier finishers, to this top line makes it one of the most lethal forward trios in the entire olympics.

The “TEC” line features three elite playmakers. Matthew Tkachuk adds flare and snarl to the USA lineup. Jack Eichel has been in a tough spot playing on a failing Sabres team, but his talent is undeniable. Kyle Connor’s goal scoring ability rounds out a dangerous second line.

This third line is a personal favorite. Johnny Gaudreau is re-emerging as one of the NHL’s best wingers. He’s a must-watch for the Flames every night – the advanced stats might say otherwise – but the New Jersey native is an extremely fun player to watch. Jack Hughes is enjoying a break out year, posting 11 points in 14 games for the Devils, looking like the dynamic player he was drafted to be. Brock Boeser has been one of a few bright spots on the slumping Vancouver Canucks, tallying 12 goals and 10 assists for 22 points in just 23 games in the North Division.

The fourth line features Jake Guentzel, Dylan Larkin, and Brady Tkachuk. This trio presents speed, and one can only imagine they’ll be skating in circles around other teams’ fourth lines. Dylan Larkin, one of the fastest NHL players, was just recently named captain of the Detroit Red Wings. Brady Tkachuk is an alternate captain on a young Senators team. Jake Guentzel is up to his usual antics, posting 15 points in 17 games so far this season.

The extras stand as Max Pacioretty and Joe Pavelski. Pavelski is a big question mark, as one of the league leaders in goal scoring, but it’s reasonable to ask if he can keep it up into next season at age 37. Despite off-season trade rumors, Max Pacioretty has produced 8 goals and 5 assists for 13 points in 16 games, and both these players could easily be inserted into the lineup.

It should be known as much as many want him on the team, and how sacrilegious it is, TJ Oshie’s recent slump for Washington kept him off this team. Before the Capitals beat New Jersey last weekend, Oshie had just two assists in his previous seven appearances. Not ideal.

The Defense
Jaccob Slavin – Charlie McAvoy
Quinn Hughes – Jeff Petry
Zach Werenski – Adam Fox
Jakob Chychrun – John Carlson

Jaccob Slavin is one of the NHL’s best shutdown defensemen and despite never posting huge offensive numbers, is a lock for this USA lineup. He’s paired with Boston’s young star Charlie McAvoy, who has cemented himself as Boston’s next big name on the blueline, stepping up his game after the free agent departures of Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara. He can easily be considered an early Norris Trophy candidate.

Quinn Hughes leads all defensemen in the league with 21 points, a four-point lead over Oilers D-man Tyson Barrie. He’s had a much bigger workload in his second NHL season, with injuries piling up on the Canucks’ back end. Jeff Petry has been another early season Norris candidate for the Canadiens, posting 16 points along with putting in solid work defensively.

Zach Werenski has been a great defender for Columbus, but is off to a disappointing start to the season after a 20-goal campaign a year ago. Adam Fox has been nothing short of impressive, really stepping up as the Rangers’ best defenseman. He’s been a real fun player to watch.

Jakob Chychrun has been a real standout on the Arizona Coyotes blue line as well. He’s been great defensively and showing signs of success quarterbacking the power play. He’s recorded 4goals and 9 assists for 13 points in 18 games, that in itself deserves some recognition. John Carlson was a Norris finalist last season, but has only been an offensive player and a defensive liability. Carlson has 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 18 games.

The Goalies
John Gibson
Connor Hellebuyck
Cal Petersen

John Gibson has been stuck on an Anaheim Ducks team that can’t really score, or defend. Despite the abysmal play in front of him, Gibson has held a .908 SV% and (as he did in Vegas earlier this month) has proven to teams around the league that he can steal games on his own. Connor Hellebuyck won the Vezina trophy last season and has held up as one of the NHL’s best goalies again, with a .916 SV% going 8-5-1. Finally, Calvin Petersen has impressed for the LA Kings in this truncated season with a .926 SV% as a rookie, and deserves to be on this team.

2021 NHL Attendance Log

Attendances are limited in the COVID era, keep track of all teams’ game-by-game figures, averages, and more right here throughout the season!

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* BUF, DET, NSH, and STL had fans at games but did not announce attendance figures

Anaheim Ducks – Honda Center (17,174 – currently 1,717)
  • 4/16 v VGK – 1,717* (10.0%)
  • 4/18 v VGK – 1,717* (10.0%)
  • 4/24 v VGK – 1,717* (10.0%)
  • 4/30 v LAK – 1,717* (10.0%)
  • 5/1 v LAK – 1,717* (10.0%)

Arizona Coyotes – Gila River Arena (17,125 – currently 7,900)
  • 1/14 v SJS – 2,274 (13.3%)
  • 1/16 v SJS – 2,384 (13.9%)
  • 1/22 v VGK – 2,712* (15.8%)
  • 1/24 v VGK – 2,672* (15.6%)
  • 1/26 v ANA – 1,808 (10.6%)
  • 1/28 v ANA – 2,252 (13.1%)
  • 2/12 v STL – 2,457 (14.3%)
  • 2/13 v STL – 3,237 (18.9%)
  • 2/15 v STL – 2,554 (14.9%)
  • 2/18 v LAK – 2,281 (13.3%)
  • 2/20 v LAK – 3,187 (18.6%)
  • 2/22 v ANA – 2,346 (13.7%)
  • 2/24 v ANA – 2,319 (13.5%)
  • 2/26 v COL – 2,495 (14.6%)
  • 2/27 v COL – 3,224 (18.8%)
  • 3/5 v MIN – 2,541 (14.8%)
  • 3/6 v MIN – 3,141 (18.3%)
  • 3/22 v COL – 2,593 (15.1%)
  • 3/23 v COL – 2,539 (14.8%)
  • 3/26 v SJS – 3,007 (17.5%)
  • 3/27 v SJS – 3,217 (18.8%)
  • 4/17 v STL – 3,981 (23.2%)
  • 4/19 v MIN – 3,481 (20.3%)
  • 4/21 v MIN – 3,736 (21.8%)
  • 4/30 v VGK – 5,111 (29.8%)
  • 5/1 v VGK – 5,671 (33.1%)
  • 5/3 v LAK – 4,983 (29.1%)
  • 5/5 v LAK – 6,964 (40.6%)

Boston Bruins – TD Garden (17,565 – currently 4,565)
  • 3/25 v NYI – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 3/27 v BUF – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 3/28 v NJD – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 3/30 v NJD – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/1 v PIT – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/3 v PIT – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/5 v PHI – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/11 WSH – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/13 v BUF – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/15 v NYI – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/16 v NYI – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/18 WSH – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 4/29 v BUF – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 5/1 v BUF – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 5/6 v NYR – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 5/8 v NYR – 2,191* (12.5%)
  • 5/10 v NYR – 4,565* (26.0%)

Carolina Hurricanes – PNC Arena (18,680 – currently 4,987)
  • 3/4 v DET – 2,924* (15.6%)
  • 3/7 v FLA – 2,924* (15.6%)
  • 3/9 v NSH – 2,924* (15.6%)
  • 3/11 v NSH – 2,924* (15.6%)
  • 3/18 v CBJ – 2,924* (15.6%)
  • 3/20 v CBJ – 2,924* (15.6%)
  • 3/27 v TBL – 4,433* (23.7%)
  • 4/3 v DAL – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/4 v DAL – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/6 v FLA – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/8 v FLA – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/10 v DET – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/12 v DET – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/15 v NSH – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 4/17 v NSH – 4.987* (26.7%)
  • 4/29 v DET – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 5/1 v CBJ – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 5/3 v CHI – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 5/4 v CHI – 4,987* (26.7%)
  • 5/6 v CHI – 4,987* (26.7%)

Chicago Blackhawks – United Center (19,717 – currently 3,917)
  • 5/9 v DAL – 3,820* (19.4%)
  • 5/10 v DAL – 3,917* (19.8%)

Colorado Avalanche – Ball Arena (17,809 – currently 4,050)
  • 4/2 v STL – 4,039 (22.7%)
  • 4/3 v STL – 4,035 (22.6%)
  • 4/12 v ARZ – 4,042 (22.7%)
  • 4/30 v SJS – 4,045 (22.7%)
  • 5/1 v SJS – 4,037 (22.6%)
  • 5/12 v LAK – 4,042 (22.7%)
  • 5/13 v LAK – 4,045 (22.7%)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Nationwide Arena (18,144 – currently 4,536)
  • 3/2 v DET – 1,953* (10.8%)
  • 3/9 v FLA – 3,448 (19.0%)
  • 3/11 v FLA – 3,739 (20.6%)
  • 3/13 v DAL – 4,160 (22.9%)
  • 3/14 v DAL – 3,992 (22.0%)
  • 3/22 v CAR – 3,829 (21.1%)
  • 3/25 v CAR – 4,033 (22.3%)
  • 4/6 v TBL – 4,080 (22.5%)
  • 4/8 v TBL – 4,143 (22.8%)
  • 4/10 v CHI – 4,502 (24.8%)
  • 4/12 v CHI – 4,093 (22.5%)
  • 4/27 v DET – 4,316 (23.8%)
  • 5/3 v NSH – 4,210 (23.2%)
  • 5/5 v NSH – 4,084 (22.5%)
  • 5/7 v DET – 4,402 (24.2%)
  • 5/8 v DET – 4,493 (24.7%)

Dallas Stars – American Airlines Center (18,532 – currently 6,014)
  • 1/22 v NSH – 4,214* (22.7%)
  • 1/24 v NSH – 4,056 (21.9%)
  • 1/26 v DET – 4,109 (22.2%)
  • 1/28 v DET – 4,214* (22.7%)
  • 2/7 v CHI – 4,203 (22.7%)
  • 2/9 v CHI – 4,059 (21.9%)
  • 2/11 v CAR – 3,687 (19.9%)
  • 2/13 v CAR – 4,071 (22.0%)
  • 3/2 v TBL – 4,067 (21.9%)
  • 3/4 v CBJ – 4,112 (22.2%)
  • 3/6 v CBJ – 4,203 (22.7%)
  • 3/7 v NSH – 3,976 (21.4%)
  • 3/9 v CHI – 4,211 (22.7%)
  • 3/11 v CHI – 4,213 (22.7%)
  • 3/16 v TBL – 4,057 (21.9%)
  • 3/21 v NSH – 4,011 (21.6%)
  • 3/23 v TBL – 4,103 (22.1%)
  • 3/25 v TBL – 4,187 (22.6%)
  • 3/27 v FLA – 4,209 (22.7%)
  • 3/28 v FLA – 4,026 (21.7%)
  • 4/10 v FLA – 4,165 (22.5%)
  • 4/13 v FLA – 4,199 (22.6%)
  • 4/15 v CBJ – 4,201 (22.7%)
  • 4/17 v CBJ – 5,643* (30.4%)
  • 4/19 v DET – 4,812 (26.0%)
  • 4/20 v DET – 5,148 (27.8%)
  • 4/26 v CAR – 5,364 (28.9%)
  • 4/27 v CAR – 6,014* (32.4%)

Florida Panthers – BB&T Center (19,250 – currently 5,040)
  • 1/17 v CHI – 4,147 (21.5%)
  • 1/19 v CHI – 3,667 (19.0%)
  • 2/4 v NSH – 3,698 (19.2%)
  • 2/5 v NSH – 3,977 (20.6%)
  • 2/7 v DET – 3,706 (19.3%)
  • 2/9 v DET – 3,477 (18.1%)
  • 2/11 v TBL – 3,808 (19.8%)
  • 2/13 v TBL – 4,509 (23.4%)
  • 2/22 v DAL – 3,510 (18.2%)
  • 2/24 v DAL – 3,324 (17.2%)
  • 2/25 v DAL – 3,844 (20.0%)
  • 2/27 v CAR – 4,281 (22.2%)
  • 3/1 v CAR – 3,817 (19.8%)
  • 3/13 v CHI – 4,721 (24.5%)
  • 3/16 v CHI – 4,512 (23.4%)
  • 3/18 v NSH – 4,559 (23.7%)
  • 3/20 v NSH – 4,358 (22.6%)
  • 3/30 v DET – 4,321 (22.4%)
  • 4/1 v DET – 4,359 (22.6%)
  • 4/3 v CBJ – 4,375 (22.7%)
  • 4/4 v CBJ – 4,069 (21.1%)
  • 4/19 v CBJ – 4,041 (21.0%)
  • 4/20 v CBJ – 4,132 (21.4%)
  • 4/22 v CAR – 4,683 (24.3%)
  • 4/24 v CAR – 4,838 (25.1%)
  • 5/3 v DAL – 4,702 (24.4%)
  • 5/8 v TBL – 5,040* (26.2%)
  • 5/10 v TBL – 5,040* (26.2%)

Los Angeles Kings – STAPLES Center (18,230 – currently 3,646)
  • 4/20 v ANA – 1,431 (7.8%)
  • 4/23 v MIN – 1,091 (5.9%)
  • 4/24 v ARZ – 1,497 (8.2%)
  • 4/26 v ANA – 1,373 (7.5%)
  • 4/28 v ANA – 1,763 (9.6%)
  • 5/7 v COL – 2,115 (11.6%)
  • 5/8 v COL – 2,482 (13.6%)
  • 5/10 v STL – 2,154 (11.8%)

Minnesota Wild – Xcel Energy Center (17,954 – currently 3,300)
  • 4/5 v COL – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 4/7 v COL – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 4/14 v ARZ – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 4/16 v SJS – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 4/17 v SJS – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 4/28 v STL – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 4/29 v STL – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 5/1 v STL – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 5/3 v VGK – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 5/5 v VGK – 3,000* (16.7%)
  • 5/7 v ANA – 3.000* (16.7%)
  • 5/8 v ANA – 3,300* (18.4%)

New Jersey Devils – Prudential Center (16,514 – currently 3,600)
  • 3/2 v NYI – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/4 v NYR – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/6 v NYR – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/13 v NYI – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/14 v NYI – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/16 v BUF – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/18 v PIT – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 3/20 v PIT – 1,800* (10.9%)
  • 4/2 v WSH – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/4 v WSH – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/6 v BUF – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/9 v PIT – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/11 v PIT – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/13 v NYR – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/18 v NYR – 3,500 (21.2%)
  • 4/27 v PHI – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 4/29 v PHI – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 5/3 v BOS – 3,600* (21.8%)
  • 5/4 v BOS – 3,600* (21.8%)

New York Islanders – Nassau Coliseum (13,917 – currently 1,400)
  • 3/11 v NJD – 1,000* (7.2%)
  • 3/18 v PHI – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 3/20 v PHI – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/1 v WSH – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/3 v PHI – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/6 v WSH – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/8 v PHI – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/9 v NYR – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/11 v NYR – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/20 v NYR – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/22 WSH – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 4/24 WSH – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 5/1 v NYR – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 5/6 v NJD – 1,400* (10.1%)
  • 5/8 v NJD – 1,400* (10.1%)

New York Rangers – Madison Square Garden (18,006 – currently 1,800)
  • 2/26 v BOS – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 2/28 v BOS – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 3/2 v BUF – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 3/15 v PHI – 1,639 (9.1%)
  • 3/17 v PHI – 1,723 (9.5%)
  • 3/22 v BUF – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 3/30 v WSH – 1,761 (9.8%)
  • 4/6 v PIT – 1,693 (9.4%)
  • 4/8 v PIT – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 4/15 v NJD – 1,688 (9.4%)
  • 4/17 v NJD – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 4/22 v PHI – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 4/23 v PHI – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 4/25 v BUF – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 4/27 v BUF – 1,796 (9.9%)
  • 4/29 v NYI – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 5/3 v WSH – 1,800* (10.0%)
  • 5/5 v WSH – 1,800* (10.0%)

Philadelphia Flyers – Wells Fargo Center (19,543 – currently 3,908)
  • 3/7 v WSH – 3,023 (15.5%)
  • 3/9 v BUF – 2,838 (14.5%)
  • 3/11 v WSH – 2,807 (14.4%)
  • 3/13 v WSH – 3,083 (15.8%)
  • 3/22 v NYI – 2,820 (14.4%)
  • 3/23 v NJD – 2,882 (14.7%)
  • 3/25 v NYR – 2,854 (14.6%)
  • 3/27 v NYR – 3,069 (15.7%)
  • 4/6 v BOS – 2,638 (13.5%)
  • 4/10 v BOS – 3,025 (15.5%)
  • 4/11 v BUF – 3,250 (16.6%)
  • 4/17 v WSH – 3,430 (17.5%)
  • 4/18 v NYI – 3,603 (18.4%)
  • 4/25 v NJD – 3,651 (18.7%)
  • 5/1 v NJD – 2,683 (13.7%)
  • 5/3 v PIT – 2,542 (13.0%)
  • 5/4 v PIT – 2,961 (15.1%)
  • 5/10 v NJD – 3,882 (19.8%)

Pittsburgh Penguins – PPG Paints Arena (18,387 – currently 4,672)
  • 3/2 v PHI – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/4 v PHI – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/6 v PHI – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/7 v NYR – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/9 v NYR – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/15 v BOS – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/16 v BOS – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/21 v NJD – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/24 v BUF – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/25 v BUF – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/27 v NYI – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 3/29 v NYI – 2,800* (15.2%)
  • 4/15 v PHI – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 4/20 v NJD – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 4/22 v NJD – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 4/24 v NJD – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 4/25 v BOS – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 4/27 v BOS – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 5/6 v BUF – 4,672* (25.4%)
  • 5/8 v BUF – 4,672* (25.4%)

San Jose Sharks – SAP Center (17,562 – currently 1,654)
  • 4/26 v ARZ – 520* (2.9%)
  • 4/28 v ARZ – 1,037* (5.9%)
  • 5/3 v COL – 1,071* (6.1%)
  • 5/5 v COL – 1,041 (6.0%)
  • 5/7 v ARZ – 1,145* (6.5%)
  • 5/8 v ARZ – 1,249* (7.1%)
  • 5/12 v VGK – 1,654* (9.4%)

Tampa Bay Lightning – Amalie Arena (19,092 – currently 4,200)
  • 2/15 v FLA – 100 (0.5%)
  • 2/24 v CAR – 500 (2.6%)
  • 2/25 v CAR – 536 (2.8%)
  • 2/27 v DAL – 537 (2.8%)
  • 3/13 v NSH – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 3/15 v NSH – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 3/18 v CHI – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 3/20 v CHI – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 3/21 v FLA – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 3/30 v CBJ – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/1 v CBJ – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/3 v DET – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/4 v DET – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/15 v FLA – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/17 v FLA – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/19 v CAR – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/20 v CAR – 3,800* (19.9%)
  • 4/22 v CBJ – 4,200* (22.0%)
  • 4/25 v CBJ – 4,200* (22.0%)
  • 4/29 v DAL – 4,200* (22.0%)
  • 5/5 v DAL – 4,200* (22.0%)
  • 5/7 v DAL – 4,200* (22.0%)

Vegas Golden Knights – T-Mobile Arena (17,368 – currently 7,567)
  • 3/1 v MIN – 2,605* (15.0%)
  • 3/3 v MIN – 2,610* (15.0%)
  • 3/15 v SJS – 3,473* (20.0%)
  • 3/17 v SJS – 3,473* (20.0%)
  • 3/22 v STL – 3,750* (21.6%)
  • 3/29 v LAK – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 3/31 v LAK – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/1 v MIN – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/3 v MIN – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/9 v ARZ – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/11 v ARZ – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/19 v SJS – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/21 v SJS – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 4/28 v COL – 3,950* (22.7%)
  • 5/7 v STL – 7,567* (43.5%)
  • 5/8 v STL – 7,567* (43.5%)
  • 5/11 v COL – 7,567* (43.5%)

Washington Capitals – Capital One Arena (18,506 – currently 2,133)
  • 4/27 v NYI – 2,133* (11.5%)
  • 4/29 v PIT – 2,133* (11.5%)
  • 5/1 v PIT – 2,133* (11.5%)
  • 5/7 v PHI – 2,133* (11.5%)
  • 5/8 v PHI – 2,133* (11.5%)
  • 5/11 v BOS – 2,133* (11.5%)