| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:06 AM
This has been something of a weird week. Imagine how much worse it would be if it was pouring like it was at night every morning? I'd venture to say there wouldn't be anyone getting out of bed for their morning coffee, let alone needing the Coffee...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Baseball Reference lists Tommy Hunter's Twitter account (incorrectly) as @TommyGoesBoom. He did just that on Tuesday, but that's not all that happened around here. Here's the Coffee Companion, which compiles the local sports headlines every weekday...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:52 AM
There's something special about weekend when you can get things done around the house and still enjoy yourself. This was one of those for me, but I'm still pretty beat. If you are as well, take a break from work with the Coffee Companion, where we recap...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:18 PM
The The New York Rangers arrived in Washington a road-weary and wayward bunch, allowing an NHL-high five goals per game and unable to establish any consistency under their new head coach. But some habits, like rendering the Capitals ineffective, appear as...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:03 PM
New York Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt initially thought the team's equipment managers might not like him as much as Rick Nash.
Each day, Pyatt would glance over to Nash's adjacent locker at the team's practice facility and notice long socks, wristbands,...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 10:03 PM
Feeling a little blue
Gary R. Blockus
The Morning Call
In a severely shortened season, health will be more important than ever in the quest to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup. Look for the Blueshirts and Blue Notes to tangle in the final games for hockey's...
| May 8, 2012
So much of the Washington Capitals' success in the postseason has stemmed from their ability to protect and hang on to even the slimmest of margins regardless of the adversity they faced. At a certain point, though, there was bound to be a break that went...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:15 PM
The Stanley Cup stayed shiny and dry Wednesday. No champagne spilled from its bowl and no loving hands lifted it skyward to kiss it and live out a childhood dream.
The Kings had hoped to take the Cup home with them from Madison Square Garden as the...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Beyond the overall team chemistry that paced the Kings to the Stanley Cup title, there were complementary divisions of offensive lines and defense pairs that Coach Darryl Sutter established to create a Cup winner. Here is a line-by-line and pair-by-pair...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The Kings had a long flight home from New York, where a line of slush on Madison Square Garden's notoriously bad ice became a wall between them and two goals that might have sent them back Wednesday with the Stanley Cup as a special passenger.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Teams that won the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final have gone on to win the series 25 of 26 times. Will the Kings make it 26 for 27 Friday night at Staples Center against the New York Rangers?
A sixth game, if necessary, would be played on...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:39 PM
The Kings’ opponent last round argued when trailing, 3-1, in the series that there was more pressure on Los Angeles to end things, a scoffed-at contention until the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to win two games, then led by two goals in Game 7....