| May 6, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Is this the year that Kings center Anze Kopitar solidifies his lofty position in the NHL in the view of people … outside of L.A.?
That might sound a bit odd when talking about someone who led the NHL in playoff scoring in 2012 when the Kings...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham.
The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:45 PM
Corey Perry, opportunistic and crafty, saw the opening, took advantage and pulled off the trick against the Kings.
Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with scoring.
The Kings, by virtue of their 3-1 win against the Ducks on Monday night in Game 2 in...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Colorado Avalanche rose from the dregs of a 29th-place finish last season to win the Central Division title, and the St. Louis Blues collapsed late in the regular season and lost their chance to finish atop the Central, Western Conference and the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 PM
DALLAS -- The Ducks established their franchise record for road victories this season (25), winning at hostile dens like San Jose, Staples Center, St. Louis (twice) and Chicago.
Monday night at Dallas is a different animal.
The Stars, trailing...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Maybe a man who has steered his teams to six regular-season division titles but never gotten one past a second-round playoff series is supposed to keep quiet about his longing to hold the Stanley Cup.
That’ll never be Bruce Boudreau.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The Ducks uncorked the nearly yearlong energy that had been bottled up in their bid to atone for last year’s first-round playoff elimination.
And when they needed one last surge to stave off a furious Dallas Stars rally Wednesday at Honda Center,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:45 PM
(Round 1: def. Detroit, 4-1)
vs. 3. MONTREAL
(Round 1: def. Tampa Bay, 4-0)
Matchup: The NHL’s new alignment has produced a traditional one, these teams meeting for the 34th time.
Playoff power play: Bruins 37.5% (first);...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
BOSTON — Each Stanley Cup playoff game has a pulse of its own. First round to last, each of its games pounds to its own heartbeat. Regular, irregular and sometimes, well, sometimes it races like a mad dog after a cheap cut of beef.
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:25 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- The disappointment Anze Kopitar felt was immediate and deep after Slovenia’s 5-0 loss to Sweden Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, the end of the road for a gutsy team that won the admiration of...