| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:25 PM
This was must-see, priceless video — defenseman Drew Doughty pounded the glass and toppled over the bench after the Kings won Game 7 in overtime in Chicago, completing an epic Western Conference final series.
His gleeful inner 8-year-old emerged...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:12 PM
New York Rangers star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will be backed up Wednesday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Kings by a 31-year-old who hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2010-11 season, Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault said.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The tipping point in the Stanley Cup Final very well could be which premier defenseman can most effectively continue his inspired postseason run.
Like the Kings' Drew Doughty, the New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh is listed at 6 feet 1, 213 pounds. Each...
| Jun 8, 2014
As I follow the coverage of the ongoing federal corruption trial of state Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, one word keeps coming to mind:
With all the venal, ethically greasy pols and bureaucrats slithering through our state and local halls of...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Sure, go to the highlight reel.
Watch Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick make that toe save on the New York Rangers' Derick Brassard. See him deny the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane with a flypaper-like grab. Admire the way he punched the Ducks' Corey...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter joined a pretty exclusive club Friday: coaches who have won more than one Stanley Cup.
Only 15 have done it in the history of the NHL, which pre-dates the stock market crash — the 1929 stock market crash.
Sutter has two...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Whether veteran center Saku Koivu will return to the Ducks or not is still uncertain.
If the 39-year-old does, the team acquired a depth player by trading for former first-round pick Louis Leblanc, 23, from the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
I don’t know what the Blackhawks are going to do in free agency to fix their blown chance at another Stanley Cup, but because I’m a pleaser, not a teaser, I’m here to help with a list of 10 (mostly) unrestricted free agents:
| 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
| 9:15 PM
John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one.
The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...
| 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...