| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Just as a loose puck made its way to Vincent Trocheck, so did Rocco Grimaldi.
Trocheck, with a three-second opening, tried freeing himself and the puck.
He didn't succeed, with Grimaldi winning the latest mini-battle in an intrapersonal escapade that'...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The Sports Xchange
Red Wings sign Tatar to 3-year deal The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with left winger Tomas Tatar on a new three-year contract, the team announced Monday.
Tatar, 23, completed his first full NHL season in 2013-14 and ranked sixth...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Did anyone truly think that the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks would manage to settle the issue in four, five or six games?
Of course not.
And so, one of the more entertaining playoff battles in recent years will continue on for a few more days,...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter joined a pretty exclusive club Friday: coaches who have won more than one Stanley Cup.
Only 15 have done it in the history of the NHL, which pre-dates the stock market crash — the 1929 stock market crash.
Sutter has two...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:57 PM
NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history.
| Jun 8, 2014
As I follow the coverage of the ongoing federal corruption trial of state Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, one word keeps coming to mind:
With all the venal, ethically greasy pols and bureaucrats slithering through our state and local halls of...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The freshest controversial call in the Stanley Cup Final was discussed Monday at an NHL Competition Committee meeting.
Officials assessed the possible responses to Saturday's Game 2 third-period goal by Kings forward Dwight King. New York Rangers goalie...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The Kings surrendered an average of only 2.12 goals a game in leading the NHL in fewest regular-season goals allowed, but as they head to their third Game 7 of the postseason tonight, they’ve been struck by nine goals in their last two Western...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Very soon, Philip Pritchard will know where he's spending summer vacation. You see, Pritchard is lucky enough to have a front-row seat to sports history as the "keeper" of the Stanley Cup.
He's had what some might say is one of the world's best jobs...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The Blackhawks and Kings have been asked repeatedly throughout the Western Conference finals to pin the burden of pressure on the other team.
The only thing is, there probably aren’t two NHL teams that embrace anxiety-wracked games as an...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The blades of their skates cut deep and wide now, far beyond the chilly ice and raucous fans at Staples Center, far past even the highest of hopes for a black-shirted hockey team in a bright and sunny land.
When Alec Martinez slapped a shot past the New...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The Blackhawks will have eight selections in the 2014 NHL entry draft, including the 27th overall.
The league on Thursday released the official order for the draft that will run from June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. While the...