Posts Tagged ‘NHL’


Islanders’ Capuano excited about opportunity

By Larry Mahoney on April 13, 2011, at 9:05 p.m.
Former University of Maine All-American defenseman Jack Capuano will return to his Bangor home this weekend with a new title. After being named the head coach of the New York Islanders on Tuesday following his 65-game stint as the team’s interim head coach, he will spend some time at the …
American Hockey League coach Jack Capuano on the bench with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during a game against Worcester on Oct. 9, 2010. Capuano will serve as interim head coach for the New York Islanders.

Ex-UM player, Bangor resident to coach NHL team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 15, 2010, at 9:34 p.m.
Bangor resident and former University of Maine All-American defenseman Jack Capuano is ready to begin his life as a head coach in the National Hockey League after he was named the interim head coach of the New York Islanders on Monday. Scott Gordon was fired by Islanders general manager and …

Bruins win 4th straight, beat Capitals 4-1

By JIMMY GOLEN on Oct. 21, 2010, at 9:45 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Tim Thomas might be playing himself off of the trading block and back into the starting goaltender job with the Boston Bruins. Thomas made 38 saves for his fourth straight victory on Thursday night, leading the Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Capitals. The 2009 Vezina …

Bruins beat Capitals 3-1, finally headed home

By JOSEPH WHITE on Oct. 19, 2010, at 10:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont. Belfast. Prague. Jersey. D.C. That’s more than enough road-trip bonding. Sure, it was a success, but it’s high time the Boston Bruins played a game at home. The Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 Tuesday night, running their winning streak to three games as they prepare …

NHL players start to adapt to new head-shot ban

By IRA PODELL on Oct. 08, 2010, at 1:20 p.m.
NEW YORK — The NHL’s new rule banning blindside hits to the head is called “Rule 48.” It easily could be named after victims David Booth and Marc Savard, or offenders Mike Richards and Matt Cooke, who might be the last players to get away with such shots unscathed. For …

Ex-Maine goalie Howard to start for Wings Friday

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 06, 2010, at 6:58 p.m.
Last season was a breakthrough season with a capital “B” for former University of Maine All-American goalie Jimmy Howard. After spending four years honing his craft for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League, Howard became the starting goalie for the Detroit Red Wings and was the runner-up …