| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:25 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday upheld the 15-game suspension of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton that had been imposed by the league on Dec. 14.
Bettman said he found “clear and convincing evidence” to support the ban, which...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:45 PM
CHICAGO — While it’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end, the Kings’ long-sustained excellence ended with a thud Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks.
Chicago showed why it’s the NHL’...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Willie Mitchell won’t play for the Kings on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.
Coach Darryl Sutter said Mitchell is sick and stayed at the team’s hotel here instead of coming to the rink for...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton has been suspended for 15 games by the NHL for punching and injuring Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7 in Boston, the longest suspension in the regular season handed down by Brendan Shanahan, the league's chief...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is recovering from an apparent concussion after he was dragged to the ice from behind by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and repeatedly punched while defenseless in the first period Saturday night at TD...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Pittsburgh forward James Neal was suspended for five games on Monday by the NHL's department of player safety for kneeing Boston's Brad Marchand in the head in the Penguins-Bruins game on Saturday.
Neal had a telephone hearing with the league and five...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was a nice family scene shortly before the start of the Kings-Bruins game.
The Kings were honoring Coach Darryl Sutter for having coached his 1,000th regular-season game.
That, in fact, happened on Saturday night but the Kings had a ceremony on...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
NASHVILLE — Reward for a statement win over another first-place team?
Hop on a plane for a four-hour flight to Music City, de-board and report to the ice.
That was Wednesday for the Ducks, and for good reason.
"The first four trips we made...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Maybe the Boston Bruins thought they had Jonas Hiller out of position and vulnerable Tuesday night.
Actually, he had them right where he wanted them.
Hiller, en route to his 12th consecutive win in the Ducks' 5-2 victory over the Atlantic Division-...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Ask any former NHL player who's about 45 or older if he ever had a concussion and he's likely to say he got his bell rung once or twice but went back out and played. It was unthinkable not to. Stoicism was — and is — as much a part of the game...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
At 11-2-2, the St. Louis Blues have matched their best start in franchise history. They last earned 11 wins in their first 15 games in the 2003-04...