2016-2017 NHL News

NHL fans were treated to another remarkable season for the 2016–17 campaign. The regular season was complete with surprises, stellar individual and team play, and nonstop thrills and excitement. The Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference had one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory. Not only did Washington post the best record in the entire league, going 55-1-8 and posting 118 points, but three of the league’s four best records came out of the division: Washington, Pittsburgh and Columbus. The New York Rangers finished fourth in the division but still had the ninth-best record in the NHL. Along with Washington, Montreal, Chicago and Anaheim were the other division champions.
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All eyes are on the two Game 7s that are being played to see which teams advance to the next round of the NHL playoffs. The Senators and the Predators have already secured their positions in round 3. The Ducks and the Oilers and the Capitals and the Penguins are both tied 3-3 and will play on May 10 to see who advances. In the meantime, NHL fans now know which teams will play in the annual NHL Winter Classic in New York to ring in the New Year. It was announced this week that the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres will play one another. There is still time to get your tickets on Razorgator for the rest of the 2017 playoff season.

The NHL playoffs have been full of excitement in the early going, and it doesn’t look like things will be letting up anytime soon. There is some concern, however, about Sidney Crosby’s health going forward. The star player for the Pittsburgh Penguins was laid out and concussed during any overtime loss to the Capitals in game three of the Eastern Conference semifinal. With the way these injuries are monitored, there’s no clear timeline for when Crosby will be back. His return means a lot for the Penguins and the NHL, so this is something for fans to keep an eye on as the postseason progresses. In the meantime, there’s still plenty of exciting action to watch!

The first round of the NHL playoffs is over, and it was an interesting one. Four of the seven teams with the best records from the regular season ended their season after being eliminating. The first round also featured a total of 17 overtime games, which is a record for the league. Out of the 42 games, the final score was decided by just one point in 28 games, and five of the remaining were decided by just two goals. With so much excitement in the first round, the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs are sure to be exciting. You want to make sure to get your tickets for the rest of the NHL season on Razorgator.

As the NHL playoffs continue, the 2017 finalists for the Selke Trophy were announced this week. Ryan Kesler (Anaheim Ducks), Mikko Koivu (Minnesota Wild) and Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins) will all move forward as candidates for the best defensive forward in the league. The ultimate winner won’t be announced until June, giving the players plenty of time to focus on the task at hand. Bergeron and Koivu have the most work cut out; the Bruins are down 1-3 to the Senators and the Wild are 0-3 in their series with the Blues. The Ducks are having an easier time against the Flames at 3-0, but anything can happen in hockey. We have excellent seats still on sale for these epic playoff games—purchase yours today!

As many players, fans and coaches close the books on another exciting NHL regular season, most people are getting ready for the playoff fun that’s about take place. While all the pundits and experts think that the top seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences will easily win in the opening round, there is much less certainty with the other matchups. The Penguins may be the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, but getting past the Blue Jackets is far from a sure thing. In the Western Conference, there’s a lot of doubt about the Sharks’ ability to take care of the Oilers. The only sure thing is that the games will be good, so get your tickets now!

It’s time for the unparalleled excitement that is the NHL postseason. After an awesome regular season, the best of the best will try to separate themselves from the pack and bring home the coveted Stanley Cup. The Washington Senators have been head and shoulders above the competition throughout the regular season, earning a top seed in the Eastern Conference and home ice advantage in the playoffs. In the Western Conference, the Blackhawks held steady and kept the number one spot, even with the Minnesota Wild nipping at Chicago’s heels. Now every goal has huge implications and a power play can be the difference between advancing and going home, so get your NHL tickets and see the best part of the season live!

The playoffs might be around the corner, but some of the big news in the NHL this week is about the Winter Olympics. The league is still deciding whether or not to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Although the 2018 games might be the next one, a lot of eyes are looking to the 2022 games in China, and its potential impact on the international market for hockey. There are also hints that the NHL might be heading into the Chinese market before the 2022 games in Beijing, with an announcement expected soon to detail preseason games in China this September. For now, fans still have plenty of chances to catch their favorite NHL team play. Get your tickets now.

A huge win over the Blue Jackets has bumped the Toronto to No. 3 in the Atlantic Division. Despite tying the score in the second period, the Maple Leafs pulled ahead to score two unanswered goals. After the game, John Tortorella, head coach of Columbus, stated, “That one hurt,” referring to the fact that the Blue Jackets are in a heated race for the No. a spot in the Metro Division with the Capitals and the Penguins. In the Eastern Conference, the Blackhawks still dominate and will likely earn a No. 1 seed in the upcoming playoffs. With just a few games left in the NHL regular season, you don’t want to miss a single moment. Get your tickets from us today!

NHL teams are starting to clinch playoff spots, which means those squads that have not yet punched a ticket will be playing with increased intensity over the next few weeks. The Canadiens are confirmed for a postseason birth, while Ottawa and the Maple Leafs are the other Canadian teams with a fighter’s chance. In the Western Conference, the Sharks, Wild and Blackhawks all continue to play above the rest of the field, though teams like Edmonton and Calgary may be able to shake things up with a late push. In a sport where every goal carries so much weight, these late-season games are beyond exciting. Get your NHL tickets on Razorgator today!

One of the biggest events making waves around the NHL this week was the firing of Claude Julien by the Boston Bruins. That makes for four midseason firing this season alone. It is also a grand total of 38 over the past decade, which is higher than the firing of coaches in the NFL, NBA and MLB in the same time span. Another person is leaving the NHL soon: Martin Havlat has announced his retirement this week after fourteen years of playing for the league. In other news around the league, Byran Bickell has announced his intention to return to the ice mid February. There is still time to get your tickets to catch all the action around the league, with prices dependent upon date and venue.

The NHL season is in full swing, and there are some intriguing races throughout the league. With the All-Star game having just been played on Jan. 29, the second half of the season is underway, and there are sure to be some heart-stopping games down the stretch. As of the last week of January, division leaders were Montreal (29-14-7 in the Atlantic); Washington (33-10-6 in the Metropolitan); Minnesota (32-11-5 in the Central); and San Jose (31-17-2 in the Pacific). In terms of point total, Edmonton is tied with San Jose with 64, and Anaheim is just one point behind the two. The Central and Metropolitan races are tight as well, with just four points separating the leaders.

It is getting close to the middle of the NHL season, which means that the All Star Game is not far off. In news across the league this week, Martin St. Louis is the Lightning's first player to have his jersey number retired into the rafters. There was a ceremony this week honoring St. Louis. In other news, the Capitals lost to the Penguins to break an impressive nine-game winning streak. It was a high-scoring game that went into overtime. The Islanders made some changes this week, saying goodbye to head coach Jack Capuano. Doug Weight will take on the role on an interim basis. There is still plenty of action to be had around the NHL during this season. You can still get tickets to games.

The biggest news this week in the NHL was the Capitals finally defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets and stopping the Ohio team from creating a new winning streak in the history books. The Blue Jackets were on a 16 game winning streak, which was just one win away from the longest streak in NHL history. Did the Blue Jackets fall under the pressure to beat the new record? Since their loss against the Capitals, the Jackets have gone 1-3-0. Also in the NHL, there have been rumors of Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog, being on the market. See all of the hockey action for yourself when you purchase your tickets from Razorgator today.

In the thick of the 2016-2017 NHL season, several teams have emerged as frontrunners. In the Eastern Conference, the Montreal Canadiens have a commanding lead over the rest of the Atlantic Division with four more wins than the next closest contenders. The Columbus Blue Jackets have the top spot in the Metropolitan Division as well as the entire league with a formidable 27-5 record. It’s a close race in the Western Conference, with three teams tied with 23 wins. Those teams are the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild in the Central Division and the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division. Catch Minnesota at Chicago in an intense rivalry match next Sunday, January 15. Tickets are $65.

Now that 2017 is just around the corner, so is all the excitement of the NHL All Star Game! This year, Los Angeles will host the festivities at the Staples Center. The two-day affair kicks off on Saturday, January 28 with the SuperSkills Competition. The main event and 62nd All Star Game are set for Sunday, January 29. Buy your tickets to individual days or get total access with a two-day pass. Tickets to the SuperSkills Competition are currently available for $141 and up. Tickets to the All Star Game start at $207. Passes for both events are extremely limited in quantity and on sale for as little as $392.

The closer and closer the playoffs get in the NHL, the more important each game gets as the rankings continue to shuffle. However, the two top teams in the league didn’t move an inch this week on the standing board. The Pittsburgh Penguins held tight to their number one spot for the third week in a row. They have a total of 202 points this season and continue to rock it each time they hit the ice. The Chicago Blackhawks are still sitting pretty in the number two spot. The Illinois team has racked up 189 points this season and they are working hard to steal away the coveted number one spot. Get your tickets from Razorgator today to see a live NHL game today.

The 2016-2017 NHL season has reached the point where a few teams have notched 20 wins and the best clubs are starting to separate themselves from the rest. To no one’s surprise, the Pittsburgh Penguins sit atop the league and look like a team that’s intent on defending its championship. In the Western Division, the Sharks still reign supreme, though the Ducks, Oilers and Flames are all nipping at San Jose’s heels. As the first half of the season chugs along, it’s clear that there will be high drama in the NHL throughout the season. Tickets are available on Razorgator to see all your favorite NHL teams, so secure your seats today!

In news around the NHL this week, the league headquarters has announced its plans to move to a new 67-story office tower named One Manhattan West. It is currently under construction and is located on the west side of Manhattan. The league plans to lease five floors when it opens in 2019. In other news, Philip Larsen from the Canucks is back on the ice after being medically cleared to play. He was taken off on a stretcher during a game against the Devils on Tuesday after a nasty hit. John Scott has officially announced his retirement from the NHL this week as well. The season is in full swing, and there is still plenty of time to get your tickets to watch your favorite NHL team.

If there is one professional sport that is always unpredictable, it’s the NHL. This week the New York Islanders were able to score extremely late in the game giving them the win after being down the entire time against the Penguins. Also, the Sharks were able to put the Kings huge winning streak to an end after Martin Jones saved 26 of the 27 shot attempts from the Kings. If you are looking for an exciting way to spend some of your free time then get your NHL tickets at Razorgator today. We have a wide variety of seats and prices to choose from, so don’t wait a minute longer and purchase your tickets.

The news out of the NHL this week is that at least one Canadian team will most likely make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs this year, unlike last year’s drought. The Thanksgiving holiday is often an early measurement that can predict some of the outcomes of the season, since there is roughly a quarter of the season complete by this time. The Winnipeg Jets are currently one point off from the wild card spot, and anything can happen in the next 60 odd games. In other news, defenseman Ben Hutton signed a $5.6 million contract for two years this week with the Vancouver Canucks. Tickets are still available for games throughout the league, with prices varying on location and date.

As the NHL season continues, fans are wondering about the decision regarding the NHL in the Olympics. The NHL offered to exchange an extension of the current CBA to allow Olympic participation in 2018. This has led to discussion with the players, although it is expected to take time to reach a decision. The players wish to continue to be involved in the Olympics; however, the initial offer might not lead to an agreement. The players are not that willing to reopen the CBA, although they might decide to start a negotiation. Time will tell, but until then, fans have plenty of options to catch the players in action this season. Get your tickets now!

It’s never too early to get excited about the NHL All Star Game. Fortunately, dates for the 2017 festivities have just been released! Plan for an epic weekend on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The SuperSkills Competition will kick off the annual All Star fun on Saturday. Limited quantities of tickets are available for $290 and up. Then, the ice will really heat up on Sunday with the All Star Game itself. Tickets to the main event are currently on sale and available for prices as low as $378. Buy yours now and see all your favorite professional hockey players in action!

There are a few stars of the NHL in October, despite it being early in the season. The three NHL stars for the month of October are Connor McDavid from the Oilers, Shea Weber from the Canadiens and Jonathan Marchessault from the Panthers. McDavid had at least one point in six of the nine games he played in, with four of these scoring multiple points. Weber had three game-wining goals and had at least one point in seven of nine games. Marchessault had six goals, with at last one point in seven of nine games. The top rookie honor for October goes to William Nylander, who had 11 points and seven assists in nine games. There is still time to get tickets to catch all the NHL action.

The biggest NHL news of this week is regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, Ben Bishop. On Tuesday night, he and his team took on the Maple Leafs for an exciting game. Bishop went in to save a shot made by Peter Holland on the Maple Leafs and the puck hit Bishop right in the facemask. Bishop acted as if nothing happened as he collected his items, but low and behold, the mask shot was hard enough that it popped out his two front teeth. This is just a snippet of action that occurs in NFL games. Get your tickets today for any upcoming game from Razorgator. Razorgator has just what you are looking for.

The Nos. 1 and 2 NHL draft picks from this summer met head-to head this week, and it was about as exciting as it gets. Auston Matthews and Patrick Laine may have been forced into this rivalry in some ways, but it made for great hockey Wednesday night. After rallying late in the game, the Winnipeg Jets forced overtime with the Toronto Maple Leafs. That was when Laine tied Matthew in scoring this season with his third goal of the night. What made the hat trick even sweeter was the fact that just seconds before, Auston was denied by Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson. If you missed this game—don’t worry! There’s plenty of hockey still to be played. Get your tickets for all upcoming NHL games now!

The NHL season is in full force, and already records have been made. Rookie Auston Matthews made history when he scored four goals in his first NHL game for the Maple Leafs. This is the first time that a player has scored this many goals during an NHL debut. Despite Matthews' solid effort, the Maple Leafs still lost by a point during overtime to the Senators. The Blues beat the Blackhawks, the Oilers beat the Flames, and the Sharks beat the Kings in the first night of the NHL 2016-2017 season. There is still time to catch all the action this season promises. Get your tickets on Razorgator today. Prices range depending on date and venue.

NHL training camps are scheduled to begin soon, and along with that come the other normal offseason routines including trading and signing players, figuring out lines and getting used to working as a team. For the Colorado Avalanche, however, things are far from normal after the team learned that their coach, Patrick Roy, wouldn’t be returning for the 2016-2017 season. Roy stated that his decision came because of a difference in coaching philosophies with team management, not because of unhappiness with his players. With one year left on his contract, the news was surprising, and no word has yet been given as to who will be the replacement. Keep up to date on all the NHL happenings by attending preseason games starting Sept. 25! Great tickets are on sale now.

When summer begins winding down, hockey fans everywhere know that the NHL season is right around the corner. Teams will soon hit the ice for the 2016–17 season, each hoping to hoist the Stanley Cup this coming June. The preseason starts Sept. 25, and the highly anticipated regular season gets underway Oct. 12. Defending champion Pittsburgh starts the defense of its title when it hosts Washington on Oct. 13. The Penguins start the season with three home games. Meanwhile, last year’s runner-up, San Jose, will open the season with a home game against Washington. NHL fans are gearing up for what promises to be another exciting season. Get your tickets today to see your favorite team in action.

As fall approaches, so does the 2016-2017 NHL season. After the San Jose Sharks made the first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in the franchise’s history, every team in the league is getting ready for the upcoming season with the belief that this could be their year. While many players are about to partake in the World Cup of Hockey in September, the rest of the league is getting ready for the preseason games that will start on September 25 and then the regular season puck to drop on October 12. As the weather starts to get cooler it’s time for sports fans to head to the ice, so get your tickets for live NHL action today.

Hockey fans: you only have to wait a little over a month to see your favorite teams on the ice. The NHL preseason is set to start on Sept. 25 when Columbus and St. Louis tangle. Preseason games will heat up throughout the end of September before the regular season officially starts Oct. 12 with four games set to be played on opening night.

Five new coaches will be at the helm for the new season, Anaheim, Calgary, Colorado, Minnesota and Ottawa will each be under a new regime, hoping for greater success. Also, there will be four outdoor games played during the season: Oct. 23, Jan. 1, Jan. 2 and Feb. 25.

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