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  • NHL plus and minus: Martin Jones has a great debut week

    NHL plus and minus: Martin Jones has a great debut week
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week. Plus + Kings goaltender Martin Jones had quite a week. He made his NHL debut Tuesday by winning a nine-round shootout at Anaheim and followed that...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    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...
  • Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
  • Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Cam Fowler named to U.S. Olympic team

    Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Cam Fowler named to U.S. Olympic team
    Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and forward Dustin Brown, as well as Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, are among the 25 players on the U.S. roster for the Sochi Olympics, as announced after the Winter Classic game Wednesday. The biggest surprise was the...
  • U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team

    Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is on pace to play for U.S. at Olympics

    Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is on pace to play for U.S. at Olympics
    TORONTO — Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who hasn't played since he strained a groin muscle on Nov. 12, remains on pace to play for the U.S. Olympic team at the Sochi Games. David Poile, Team USA's general manager, said Thursday he had been told...
  • Gary Bettman rejects Shawn Thornton's appeal of 15-game suspension

    Gary Bettman rejects Shawn Thornton's appeal of 15-game suspension
    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...
  • Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]

    Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]
    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...
  • Kings' Jonathan Quick on target for Sochi Olympics roster spot

    Kings' Jonathan Quick on target for Sochi Olympics roster spot
    TORONTO, Canada — The groin injury suffered by Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has not ruined his chances of being chosen for the U.S. men's Olympic team for the Sochi Games, Team USA General Manager David Poile said Thursday. Poile and other...
  • NHL suspends Shawn Thornton 15 games for attack on Brooks Orpik

    NHL suspends Shawn Thornton 15 games for attack on Brooks Orpik
    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...
  • Why the Penguins are imploding again

     
    You’d think the Pittsburgh Penguins would have learned from their first-round implosion last season against the Philadelphia Flyers, but here they go again trying to act like pitbulls when they’re really show dogs. Note to Pens: Trying to play...
  • USA Hockey's orientation camp roster has a youthful flavor

    USA Hockey's orientation camp roster has a youthful flavor
    The latest step(s) on the Olympic road to Sochi, Russia, came on Monday when various national hockey federations released their orientation camp rosters. There was significant Los Angeles-Anaheim representation, and a decided youth movement in terms...