NHL Season Gets Underway Today


Published on January 13 2021 6:04 am
Last Updated on January 13 2021 6:31 am

The National Hockey League season gets underway today, just three-and-a-half months after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup after a season suspended by months because of the coronavirus.

With the pandemic still raging, the league announced Tuesday night that 27 players had tested positive, 17 of them on the Dallas Stars

Each team will play a reduced 56 all divisional games during the regular season. The NHL realigned teams to have an all-Canadian division to avoid border crossing problems.


Bruins to Retire Willie O'Ree's Jersey

The Boston Bruins announced Tuesday that it will retire the Number 22 jersey of Willie O'Ree, who broke the National Hockey League’s color line in 1958.

The ceremony will take place before the Bruins’ game on February 18. O’Ree, who’s now 85, became the NHL’s first black player with Boston, and played just two NHL seasons, both with the Bruins.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018 in the “Builder” category, which honors those who’ve made significant contributions to the sport.



Wednesday, January 13 (All Times Central)

PIttsburgh at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m.

Montreal at Toronto, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

St. Louis at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.