| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
It's not you, it's me.
That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was either the Blackhawks’ 2013-14 postmortem or the 2014-15 pregame show, pick one:
1. Maybe Stan Bowman is telling the truth, or maybe he’s lying.
“I don’t think we’re...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:27 PM
So what does half a billion dollars buy these days?
For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday...
| 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 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The New York Rangers circled around defenseman Dan Girardi on Thursday after the reliable protector of goalie Henrik Lundqvist made the turnover that set up the overtime loss to the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
"Our group believes so...
| 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 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Will the wit, wisdom and considerable penalty-killing skills of defenseman Willie Mitchell be on display for the Kings next season?
The 37-year-old has won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings in the last three seasons. In fact, Mitchell hasn't lost a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:57 PM
NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington.
The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series "Game of Thrones." Other standouts include the new FX miniseries "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven."
Nominations by Series:
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
STAMFORD — Mike Backman said he wasn't sure how terrific his son-in-law was Monday night until he got home and saw the replays Tuesday morning. It was then that Backman saw the stick save that Jonathan Quick made on Mats Zuccarello in the first...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
NBC Sports Network's coverage of the Game 7 overtime thriller on Sunday night between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks has set a U.S. record for a non-Cup Final game in the National Hockey League.
Nielsen estimates that NBCSN averaged 4.137...