| Dec 26, 2011
| 8:48 PM
— The NHL's holiday break ended Monday when games resumed around the league, but apparently no one told the Washington Capitals.
Facing the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center after a two-day break, the Capitals looked uninspired, rarely...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:57 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Players and coaches on both sides have gone out of their way to stress that the Wild are not the same team the Blackhawks handled easily in the first round of the NHL playoffs last season.
The Wild continued to drive that point...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Patrick Kane went forehand. Then backhand. Then top shelf.
Hello, Western Conference final.
Kane launched the Blackhawks into their fourth conference final in the last six seasons with a sweet and completely expected overtime game-winner.
| May 1, 2014
| 7:19 AM
While you were sleeping, the Wild were putting the Avalanche to bed for the season by completing a seven-game upset in overtime.
And so, the Blackhawks get as lucky with their second-round opponent as they did with their first when they fell into a...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Last year the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild in five games to open their run toward reclaiming the Stanley Cup. It was about as forgettable as a playoff series can be, with the Hawks outscoring the Wild 17-7 and never appearing to be in any possible...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Kings captain Dustin Brown will renew acquaintances with Minnesota forward Jason Pominville on Thursday after earning a two-game suspension last season for an April 23 elbow to Pominville’s head.
Will the Wild fans be calling for Brown’s...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:02 PM
Part of Hampus Lindholm's job as a hockey defenseman is to hit people, but when he unintentionally laid out his hot-shooting teammate Corey Perry in the second period, the biggest miscue of the rookie's season was at hand.
Three minutes later,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:11 PM
NASHVILLE -- Recovering from a weird flu-like illness has occupied Dustin Brown’s time since it hit him ferociously earlier in the week, forcing him to miss Monday’s game against the Stars.
So the Kings captain wasn’t exactly following...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Ho, ho, ho. It’s Christmas Eve in April for hockey fans. NHL playoff hockey will begin Wednesday and players will be more revved up than Tiger Woods at a Miss USA contest. No other sport has such an exciting first......