| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Tomas Hertl says he practices the shot daily.
Be that as it may, the San Jose Sharks rookie's fourth goal of the night against the New York Rangers on Tuesday isn't something most of us see every day.
The 19-year-old Czech put the puck through his...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:35 AM
So, I’m up early Thursday morning, reading another dramatic and sparkling edition of My Chicago Tribune and logged on to My Chicago Tribune’s digital presentation, the only local news source you’ll ever need.
OK, that’s it for...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:43 PM
When Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya committed a costly penalty by jumping Kings forward Justin Williams after a collision with goalie Ray Emery with 1 minute, 4 seconds left in Sunday's 3-2 victory, he reacted instinctively.
So did most of us in the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
It would’ve been easy for Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to yank goalie Corey Crawford shortly after the opening faceoff in San Jose on Tuesday night.
Easy and understandable. Crawford gave up two goals in less than six minutes and three before...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:21 PM
The briefest consideration of the San Jose Sharks' talent makes it tempting to pick them to win the Pacific Division and Western Conference titles every season. But every spring they seem to run into a roadblock, whether on the ice or in their own heads,...
| May 26, 2013
| 11:15 PM
SAN JOSE — Darryl Sutter wasn't in a philosophical mood Sunday night, and he surely wasn't inclined to appreciate the finer points of the Kings' playoff history after what felt like their 20th 2-1 playoff loss this spring.
Who could blame the...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Join Times Kings writer Lisa Dillman and hockey Hall of Famer Helene Elliott on this blog post at 2 p.m. today as the preview Game 7 between the Kings and Sharks in a live video discussion.
As Dillman wrote earlier,
"Will it be some youngster in...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Sometime after the Kings' season ends — and that might not be for a while — it wouldn't be surprising to hear that center Anze Kopitar had been hampered by an injury from mid-March onward.
A sore shoulder, maybe. An abdominal pull. Or some...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:44 PM
SAN JOSE — Jonathan Quick waved his stick and yelled at both referees as he left the ice after the Kings' 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks on Saturday night, irate over the third-period penalty calls that put the Kings at a two-man disadvantage and...
| May 20, 2013
SAN JOSE — When Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had his day with the Stanley Cup last summer, he held a party in his hometown of London, Canada, and encouraged guests to pose for photos with the gleaming trophy. Logan Couture, Doughty's childhood...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Sharks center Logan Couture blasts a shot from about 10 feet past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on a power play 1:29 into overtime to give San Jose a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night at HP...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:44 PM
SAN JOSE — Neatly framed but almost forgotten, a front page from the San Jose Mercury News sits against the wall in a room above the Sharks' practice rink. The newspaper photograph depicts a coach and two players, and the headline is bold:...