| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp.
Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| 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 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 15, 2013
| 2:12 AM
The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since.
“It says volumes about getting...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said.
The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon takes losses extremely hard and after another third-period collapse in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins, he begrudgingly fired coach Kevin Dineen and his assistant coaches following a dismal 3-9-4 start....
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:56 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — Ten former NHL players are contending in a class action lawsuit that the league concealed information regarding the consequences of repeated blows to the head and hasn’t adequately protected players from head trauma....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:51 AM
VANCOUVER, Canada — A few NHL-related financial notes before I leave the Great White North for San Jose, where the Kings are scheduled for a 1 p.m. practice Tuesday afternoon in advance of their game against the Sharks on Wednesday.
First, the NHL...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Australian water skier Sarah Teelow died Monday, a day after falling off her skis and crashing during the opening moments of the high-speed, 75-mile Bridge-to-Bridge race on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney.
The 20-year-old who recently won the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NHL Thanksgiving Showdown 2013 on NBC: Haven’t seen enough roughing, elbowing and fighting during your Black Friday shopping excursion? The NHL Thanksgiving Showdown is back for a Friday matinee game on Nov. 29 on NBC at 1pm ET between the N.Y....