| 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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The 710th and final National Hockey League game at the Civic Center in Hartford began at 1:37 on Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1997.
At 4 p.m., the horn sounded and Connecticut said goodbye to major league sports. In between, 14,660 fans watched the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The entertainment value of an NHL shootout quickly loses its thrill after consecutive losses.
Still, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau won't get pulled into the debate of whether a skills competition — his sport's equivalent of a free-throw contest,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:50 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- While the issue of NHL players’ continued participation in Olympic hockey tournaments remains unsettled, one agreement apparently was reached by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Lessons learned Saturday from the Ducks' 3-0 victory over the Kings at Dodger Stadium:
-- It's possible to play an NHL game outdoors in Southern California without the ice turning into a swimming pool.
-- The Kings, who have struggled to score goals...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The bizarre mingled with the familiar Saturday night, when the sensory overload of seeing beach volleyball, street hockey and Frisbee tossing taking place amid Dodger Stadium's greenery was balanced by seven concise words that set a sellout crowd to...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
This Dodger Stadium gathering on a winter day -- well, winter in name only -- was, among other things, to witness the arrival of the “ice truck,” officially kicking off the building of the rink for the Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25.
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
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...
| 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 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...