NEW YORK (AP) - About 12 hours after discussions ended, a federal mediator is back at work in the middle of NHL labor talks that hit a snag earlier this week.
Scot Beckenbaugh is talking to the players' association first on Saturday morning and is expected to also meet with the NHL. The mediator walked back and forth between the headquarters for each side several times Friday as he tried to bridge the gap over a 12-hour span.
While Beckenbaugh never got the league and the union in the same room Friday, enough was accomplished to convince the sides to continue the process.
It isn't yet known if the league and union will meet face-to-face Saturday, the 112th day of the lockout. The sides have less than a week to reach a new collective bargaining agreement to save what would likely be a 48-game hockey season.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes Prediction Are the Hurricanes a solid home underdog play to upset the Blue Jackets tonight at 7:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Penguins Prediction Will the Blackhawks upset the Penguins tonight when the Stanley Cup contenders clash in Pittsburgh at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Sharks Prediction The San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers could both use a win when they meet up on the ice tonight at 10:30PM...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Islanders Pick Can the Nashville Predators pick up an important road win when they take on the New York Islanders tonight at...
Thumbnail Wild vs. Red Wings Prediction Are the Red Wings a good bet to beat the Wild today at 12:30PM ET when they host Minnesota in one of their final home games?

NHL Team Pages