| May 4, 2014
| 5:09 PM
It was useless for Minnesota to resist.
The Blackhawks, with legitimate delusions of Stanley Cup grandeur, have a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against Minnesota after a 4-1 win Sunday at the United Center.
Maybe it was the force—Sunday was...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Desperate Hockey Teams, Part II.
The other entry in the three-way battle between Minnesota, Phoenix and Dallas for two wild-card playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Coyotes, visits the Kings on Wednesday night.
It's no coincidence that...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
While the St. Louis Blues were remolding themselves in the Kings' image and hoping elite goaltender Ryan Miller will help them conquer their playoff nemeses, the Buffalo Sabres were making more news than they have since they were the victims of Brett...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:05 PM
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder.
Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo, who was...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The Ducks’ positioning for a final trade-deadline day deal failed to culminate in a trade Wednesday when the Vancouver Canucks kept center Ryan Kesler and two other possible additions went elsewhere.
Buffalo forward Matt Moulson was traded to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The fortune of Kyle Palmieri teetered before the noon hour Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, he practiced with the Ducks’ first line, which Wednesday night will include stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.
But he was also believed to be a leading...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:14 PM
WINNIPEG, Canada -- Kings forward Jeff Carter was once the new kid in town, attempting to fit in with a tight group late in the term.
Big transitions, in life and work, aren't always seamless.
And so, Carter fully sympathized with new teammate, winger...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:16 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Before the Olympic hockey tournament began, Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin joked that if his country were to prevail at the sport it once dominated internationally, “it means gold only costs $50 billion,” the price tag...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:26 PM
As a child, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter didn't hear many stories about his father, Bob, winning a gold medal as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
"Every teacher that I had, they were telling me all about it and wanted me to bring...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:54 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Who’s the favorite to win the Olympic men’s hockey tournament?
“We are,” Finland forward Olli Jokinen said Monday after the team -- minus Ducks winger Teemu Selanne and defenseman Sami Vatanen -- skated at the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Florida Panthers want to play with their gay fans.
The team is hosting its first Equality Night, which invites local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks and their friends to attend a game to help fight homophobia in professional sports....