| May 29, 2014
| 6:07 PM
There seemed to be a difference of opinion this week.
The Kings were pushing for back-to-back Stanley Cup championships a year ago, only to be eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals. Now the Kings can send the defending...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Did anyone truly think that the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks would manage to settle the issue in four, five or six games?
Of course not.
And so, one of the more entertaining playoff battles in recent years will continue on for a few more days,...
| 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......
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Aw, Canada.
It's hard to work up any sort of serious dislike for those quaint neighbors living in America's attic, but this hockey thing is getting ridiculous.
Twice during a 24-hour period at the appropriately named Bolshoy...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Patrick Kane is officially ready for the NHL postseason.
The Blackhawks star visited 316 Club Barber Spa in the Loop Tuesday to get a playoff mullet for the fourth time in five years, according to 316 Club general manager and barber Carmelo Preiti....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Before heading to the Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues game Wednesday at the United Center and watching teammate Charles Tillman take part in Shoot the Puck, the Bears’ Jay Cutler had dinner with friends at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. On one side of Cutler'...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The Bulls' season is history and Chicago baseball isn't exactly lighting it up, so it's a safe bet that the city is ready to raise a glass for the Blackhawks.
Generally when hockey fans pull up in front of the TV or at their local arena, their...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller wasn't one of the five on his team who won an Olympic medal in Russia.
Friday night, Hiller and his defense-minded teammates had to settle for something else in their return from the Olympic break: a shutout victory over the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:53 PM
The math is fairly simple for the Kings coming out of the NHL's three-week Olympic break.
Beginning with Wednesday's game in Colorado, they will close the regular season with 23 games in 46 days. Win more than half of them, and they'll finish with at...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Four years wiser, Ducks stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf insisted Wednesday that the satisfaction of the gold medal that swung around their necks three days earlier won't dull their enthusiasm for a Stanley Cup.
"Coming back from Vancouver [in 2010],...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In Russia, Teemu Selanne was hockey's hero.
In Anaheim, will he be more than just another player on the NHL team with the most points?
Selanne returned to Honda Center ice for practice Thursday, showing more bounce in his skating than when the 43-...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau has chatted with Teemu Selanne about the veteran forward’s MVP performance in the Winter Olympics and the ramifications of it with Anaheim.
“I said, ‘You played great, and you’re going to get an...