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Phil Kessel

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  • Which NHL team is the biggest surprise?

    Panthers on the prowl Harvey Fialkov Sun Sentinel Give Panthers general manager Dale Tallon props. The architect of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup championship team brought in 11 new players and rookie coach Kevin Dineen to transform last year's...
  • Ducks' Bruce Boudreau looks at the positive after consecutive losses

    The entertainment value of an NHL shootout quickly loses its thrill after consecutive losses. Still, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau won't get pulled into the debate of whether a skills competition — his sport's equivalent of a free-throw contest,...
  • Defense charged with returning Ducks to Western Conference lead

    The reputation that precedes the Ducks is their offense, as the team has the third most goals in the NHL. But it also ranks fifth in the league in team defense, allowing 2.36 goals a game. The unit was further lifted by Friday’s performance...
  • Ducks' woes continue, lose to Toronto, 3-1

    Shots aren't going in. There's great frustration with the power-play failures. The Western Conference lead has slipped away. And their old coach beat them. The Ducks are sitting squarely in what Coach Bruce Boudreau classified Monday as a funk after...
  • U.S. beats Russia in 8-round hockey shootout thriller

    U.S. beats Russia in 8-round hockey shootout thriller
    SOCHI, Russia — In a rare instance of a game exceeding its advance billing, Team USA and Team Russia battled hard and evenly through 65 deliciously tense minutes before T.J. Oshie scored the deciding shootout tally in the eighth round of the...
  • Olympics: Amanda Kessel gets back up to speed for U.S. women's hockey

    Olympics: Amanda Kessel gets back up to speed for U.S. women's hockey
    SOCHI, Russia — It wasn’t an official game, just a spirited and quick-paced scrimmage Tuesday for the U.S. women’s hockey team against Germany on the Olympic practice rink. But it was as close as Amanda Kessel has come to playing a...
  • Sochi 2014: Drew Doughty leads Canada past Finland, 2-1, in overtime

    Sochi 2014: Drew Doughty leads Canada past Finland, 2-1, in overtime
    SOCHI, Russia — With four goals to his credit in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has single-handedly outscored Team Slovakia (2), Team Norway (3) and Team Switzerland (2). As he did at Vancouver in 2010,...
  • Paul Stastny leads U.S. past Slovakia, 7-1, in Olympic men's hockey

    Paul Stastny leads U.S. past Slovakia, 7-1, in Olympic men's hockey
    SOCHI, Russia—Twenty years ago, in Slovakia’s first Winter Olympics appearance as an independent nation, Peter Stastny was given the honor of carrying the country’s flag into the opening ceremony of the Lillehammer Games. In an odd...
  • Kings, Ducks continue to make impact in Sochi Olympics hockey

    Kings, Ducks continue to make impact in Sochi Olympics hockey
    SOCHI, Russia -- The six Kings and seven Ducks who are representing their respective homelands have had a big impact on the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament. Here’s a look at how they did in games played Sunday: Austria 3, Norway 1: No Kings...
  • Ducks' Teemu Selanne of Finland named Olympic hockey MVP

    Ducks' Teemu Selanne of Finland named Olympic hockey MVP
    SOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament. Selanne, who scored two goals Saturday to lead Finland past the U.S., 5-0, in the semifinals and...
  • U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team

    Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. hockey team built for speed and toughness

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. hockey team built for speed and toughness
    SOCHI, Russia — Canada has an unequaled group of centers. Sweden, though depleted up front by injuries, has fine goaltending. Finland boasts an unshakable team ethic that clicks in whenever its players reunite. And Russia, blessed with enormous...