| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:25 PM
This was must-see, priceless video — defenseman Drew Doughty pounded the glass and toppled over the bench after the Kings won Game 7 in overtime in Chicago, completing an epic Western Conference final series.
His gleeful inner 8-year-old emerged...
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| May 6, 2014
| 9:36 PM
P.K. Subban, Dale Weise and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, Carey Price made 26 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday night to take the lead in their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series.
| May 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
BOSTON — The Bruins scored 16 goals and hit 13 goal posts in a seven-game series that ultimately ended in stinging season elimination.
Some would call the Bruins unlucky.
Hockey, like all great competitive endeavors, is a game of inches....
| May 15, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Corey Crawford is getting hosed.
It might not bother him, but it bugs me. Crawford is proving he’s an elite goalie, and people need to wake up, especially national people.
The Blackhawks just reached the Western Conference finals because of a...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
A look at how the two teams in the Eastern Conference final matchup.
Def. Tampa Bay, 4-0; Def. Boston, 4-3.
Def. Philadelphia, 4-3; Def. Pittsburgh, 4-3
Playoff power play: Canadiens 26.3% (fourth); Rangers 10.9% (13th)....
| May 19, 2014
| 6:12 PM
MONTREAL — Rangers center Chris Kreider didn’t make much room for regret.
On Monday when Kreider addressed reporters, the news that Canadiens goaltender Carey Price would miss the rest of the series was still sinking in in the Rangers locker...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Through 30 minutes of Sunday's Western Conference finals opener, the Blackhawks had been out-shot, out-hit and out-skated by the L.A. Kings. A Jonathan Toews goal was wiped off the scoreboard, the Kings flicked one past Corey Crawford and the United...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK —You get the feeling that if they all had broken jaws like Derek Stepan, they'd still be yapping. They'd still find a way to curse each other out and keep skating.
Drama in the NHL playoffs arrives in many ways and in various languages....
| May 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
BOSTON — The puck is black, the ice is white and, by the grace of all that is good, both are color-blind.
The game and its players are not to be blamed for what happened to P.K. Subban in a world in which 140 characters can unleash such a lack...