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WATCH: This Awesome NHL GoPro Video Gives You Close-Up Views of Incredible Puck Skills

When hockey fans see their favorite NHL player make a good move or a nice dangle, they get pumped. Normally they see it from afar, either from the comfort of their couch or high up in the stands. Unfortunately, fans don't always get a close-up view of the player's incredible puck skills. Well, GoPro and the NHL have extended their partnership with an 11-part GoPro: NHL After Dark...
Via Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best hockey fights from Week 16

The All-Star break is near and that’s pretty evident based on the play of some teams around the NHL. As different clubs struggle to find their identity and try to recover from injury and fatigue, fighting hasn’t been a priority. While there were only a handful of fights to pick from this week, there were a couple that you need to see. 5. Zach Bogosian (BUF) vs Anthony Duclair...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 16

Hello again everyone, it’s your guilty pleasure: The Hockey Tweets of the Week! You can call this the “John Scott Edition”, because let’s face it: There wasn’t a more social media friendly topic than whether John Scott was going to keep his spot on the All Star team, or lose it because he was traded out of the division, and essentially out of the league that he was voted...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out The Aftermath of Matt Hendricks' Heroic Sacrifice of Taking the Puck in the Worst Place Possible

Edmonton Oilers wing Matt Hendricks has been in the NHL for 10 years. And throughout those years, he has experienced many memorable moments. But what he did Thursday night against the Dallas Stars has to be one of the scariest moment in his career. RELATED: Terrell Owens Weighs in on Cam Newton's Celebration Dances In the second period of the game, a Stars defenseman hit a...
Via Stack
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers' Matt Hendricks blocks hockey puck with groin, shows off shattered cup (VIDEO)

You can say Matt Hendricks took two for the team Thursday night in Dallas, after blocking a a hockey puck with his crotch. Men. Get ready to cringe. The Oilers' forward reportedly collapsed in the tunnel on his way to the locker room for medical attention, but returned to the ice after missing a few shifts.And if you don't think it was a solid hit, Hendricks later tweeted...
Via The Other Paper
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup broken with blocked shot

Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers is definitely not afraid to take one for the team. In Thursday’s loss against the Dallas Stars, the Edmonton center successfully blocked a slap shot, with his groin. The impact of the shot was so severe that Hendricks’ athletic cup was broken. Hendricks himself provided visual proof. Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks stops slapshot with worst part of his body

Hockey is a dangerous sport. How could it not be? Sticks, pucks, skates, grown men hitting each other at high speeds against unforgiving boards. Bad things happen. But typically speaking, a man’s sacred area isn’t usually something that has to be worried about while on the ice. Unfortunately for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks, that just happened to be the part of his...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup destroyed by slap shot (pic/vid)

Edmonton Oilers center Matt Hendricks experienced quite the scare — to put it mildly — during Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars when he was drilled right in the crotch with a puck courtesy of a cannon of a slap shot off the stick of Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski. Hendricks immediately crumbled to the ice after blocking the shot, inadvertently no less. But perhaps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Hendricks blocks a shot in a sensitive area

A lot is made of hockey players and their toughness. It becomes a macho battle between males and the same basic thing is said each time a hockey player comes back from injury quicker than expected. “No one is tough like a hockey player.” The refrain can be boring and tiresome as some players are really risking life and limb but for what? A silly little game? The Comeback set...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Hendricks blocks a shot in a sensitive area

A lot is made of hockey players and their toughness. It becomes a macho battle between males and the same basic thing is said each time a hockey player comes back from injury quicker than expected. “No one is tough like a hockey player.” The refrain can be boring and tiresome as some players are really risking life and limb but for what? A silly little game? The Comeback set...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks Broke Cup Blocking Powerful Slap Shot With Crotch (Video)

Matt Hendricks is beloved by Edmonton Oilers fans and media by displaying the grit, toughness and leadership teams covet. All the common buzzwords associated with bottom-six forwards. Hendricks certainly displayed some fortitude during Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars when he blocked a slapshot in the groin area and immediately fell to the ice in extreme discomfort...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks tweets picture of his cup after taking slap shot to the nuts

Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks had a moment on Thursday night against the Dallas Stars that will make any man cringe. In the second period, Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski crushed a slap shot, and as the Oilers’ color commentator put it, Hendricks got hit “where you never want to get hit”: OUCH. Thankfully for Hendricks, he wore a cup, and tweeted out a picture of...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers' Hendricks hit by puck in spot no man should ever be hit by puck

When you hear “hockey players are the toughest athletes in any sport,” it usually precedes a highlight of a guy getting busted open then returning to the ice, or pulling out his own tooth but never leaving the bench, or taking a beating in a fight then skating right back out there and dropping the gloves again.But on Thursday night, Matt Hendricks offered up a new example. For...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers center Matt Hendricks blocks shot with his groin (Video)

Edmonton Oilers center Matt Hendricks suffered some serious pain after blocking a shot with his groin during the second period of Thursday night's game in Dallas. Hendricks took a slap shot in his sensitive area from Stars defenseman Alex Goligosky at close range and went down immediately. Hendricks was helped off the ice and into the tunnel where he collapsed. It's painful just...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida TIME: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET After following the longest winning streak in franchise history with one of their worst stretches of the season, the Florida Panthers are glad to finally be back home.The suddenly slumping Panthers look to bounce back with an eighth consecutive home win Monday night in a matchup with the team they last defeated, the road...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Panthers Preview

After following the longest winning streak in franchise history with one of their worst stretches of the season, the Florida Panthers are glad to finally be back home. The suddenly slumping Panthers look to bounce back with an eighth consecutive home win Monday night in a matchup with the team they last defeated, the road-challenged Edmonton Oilers. Florida (26-14-5) went into...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers F Matt Hendricks suspended 3 games for boarding

NEW YORK (AP) Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks was suspended three games without pay by the NHL on Monday night. Hendricks was punished for boarding against Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad early in the third period of the Oilers' 2-1 loss to the Panthers on Sunday night. Hendricks was not whistled for a penalty on the play. He will miss Edmonton's games at Arizona on Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Place Winger Zac Rinaldo On IR With Upper Body Injury

Zac Rinaldo will be on the shelf for a while. The Boston Bruins placed the 25-year-old on injured reserve Tuesday with an “upper body injury,” according to a team release. Rinaldo fought Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks on Monday during Boston’s 3-2 overtime loss. It’s unclear whether Rinaldo was injured during the scrap. In 26 games for Boston this season, Rinaldo...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zac Rinaldo, Matt Hendricks Drop Gloves During Bruins-Oilers Game (Video)

BOSTON — Zac Rinaldo’s second fight in a Bruins uniform was a decidedly brief one. During the first period of Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, Rinaldo and Oilers forward Matt Hendricks dropped the gloves for a bout that could be fully captured in one six-second Vine. Zac Rinaldo vs Matt Hendricks https://t.co/zU8ZYWVsUS — Weekend at Bergy's (@weekendatbergys...
Via NESN.com
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Eberle scores winner in shootout to lift Oilers past Bruins

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Jordan Eberle scored in the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, snapping the Bruins' five-game winning streak. Mark Letestu and Matt Hendricks scored in regulation for the Oilers, who improved to 2-3-1 in their last six - with both wins coming in shootouts. Anders Nilsson had 38 saves through overtime and...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hendricks, Eberle lift Oilers in shootout over Pens 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eberle scored in a shootout and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night. Hendricks deked around Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to start the shootout, and then Eberle put a quick shot between Zatkoff's legs. Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson stopped David Perron and Sidney Crosby. Leon Draisaitl scored his...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Defensive Shuffle Paying Off in Red Wings Tilt

CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 17: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Calgary Flames covers up the puck as Mikael Backlund #11 and Dennis Wideman #6 scrum against Matt Hendricks #23 of the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)   After four straight losses that saw them allow a combined 18 goals, the...
Via The Sports Journal
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers name four alternates, but will go captain-less this season

The Edmonton Oilers are choosing to forego a captain this year, and will instead field four alternates throughout the year.Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Andrew Ference will serve the alternates.While Eberle still recovers from his shoulder injury, Matt Hendricks will fill in with his abscence.Ference served as the team captain for the last two seasons.The choice...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Americans Lead Deflated Slovaks 2-0

With the Americans hoping to clinch first place in Group B, the heavily favoured team got to a quick start, taking a 2-0 lead over the Slovaks in the first period. Slovakia’s Jan Laco was busy right off the bat. In fact, it took just over two minutes for the first potential goal. Steve Moses had an initial chance stopped early on, and after a scramble in front, there was confusion...
Via The Hockey House
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

IIHF Men’s World Championship Information

The 2015 IIHF Men’s world championship is set to begin in the Czech Republic, running from May 1 to May 17. It gives young players the chance to fine tune their skills, either in a preview capacity for future NHL draft status or a preview of what to expect from the players already drafted into the league. What it also provides is some NHL’ers from teams who have been eliminated...
Via Islanders Insight
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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