| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| May 6, 2014
| 9:36 PM
P.K. Subban, Dale Weise and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, Carey Price made 26 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday night to take the lead in their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series.
| May 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored 22 seconds apart to help the Boston Bruins snap a five-year playoff power-play drought against Montreal and beat the Canadiens, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night.
The Bruins lead the...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:29 PM
With his sixth division champion, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is one win from reaching his first conference final.
He came close once, as coach of the Washington Capitals, losing Game 7 to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2009...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
BOSTON — The Bruins scored 16 goals and hit 13 goal posts in a seven-game series that ultimately ended in stinging season elimination.
Some would call the Bruins unlucky.
Hockey, like all great competitive endeavors, is a game of inches....
| May 15, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Corey Crawford is getting hosed.
It might not bother him, but it bugs me. Crawford is proving he’s an elite goalie, and people need to wake up, especially national people.
The Blackhawks just reached the Western Conference finals because of a...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
A look at how the two teams in the Eastern Conference final matchup.
Def. Tampa Bay, 4-0; Def. Boston, 4-3.
Def. Philadelphia, 4-3; Def. Pittsburgh, 4-3
Playoff power play: Canadiens 26.3% (fourth); Rangers 10.9% (13th)....
| May 19, 2014
| 6:12 PM
MONTREAL — Rangers center Chris Kreider didn’t make much room for regret.
On Monday when Kreider addressed reporters, the news that Canadiens goaltender Carey Price would miss the rest of the series was still sinking in in the Rangers locker...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi knew his team needed a productive left wing in order to go far this season and he knew Columbus winger Marian Gaborik might be available, but Lombardi had season-long salary cap problems and Gaborik's salary was $7.5...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The reason behind the surge by the New York Rangers is now clear.
They have received the John C. McGinley bump.
No wonder the Rangers have skated all over the Montreal Canadiens during the first two games of the Eastern Conference final … in...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi joined repeat nominees Bob Murray of the Ducks and Montreal’s Marc Bergevin as finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year award, the league announced Friday.
Voting was conducted among all GMs and a panel...