The National Hockey League (NHL; French: Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 member clubs: 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada. Headquartered in New York City, the NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff
The Toronto Maple Leafs are on their way toward ending their postseason drought and look to strengthen their position when they host the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. Toronto, which has missed the playoffs each of the last three seasons and has qualified once since the 2004-05 lockout, grabbed hold
Leo Komarov, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Nazem Kadri and Nikita Zaitsev scored goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs continued their late-season push toward the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena.
Andrew Ladd scored a power-play goal with 7:22 remaining in the third period as the New York Islanders rallied for a crucial 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Minnesota Wild put forth a quick-strike performance to get back on track following a season-high five-game skid while the Philadelphia Flyers just can't find the right path on the road. With just two wins in their last nine contests, the Wild look to secure a postseason berth for the fifth conse