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  • Lessons from loss lead to first win for Caps

    It took until the fifth try and the eighth day of the season, but the Washington Capitals finally managed to put together a complete game under the guidance of first-year coach Adam Oates and come away with a victory. Fueled by contributions from every...
  • Dwight King, three others receive qualifying offers from Kings

    The Kings tendered qualifying offers to four players, including winger Dwight King, before Monday’s deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents in order to retain negotiating rights to those players. They also tendered qualifying offers to...
  • Kings' Willie Mitchell begins search for a new team

    Kings' Willie Mitchell begins search for a new team
    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...
  • Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek find new homes via NHL free agency

    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...
  • Bargain-shopping Blackhawks sign Brad Richards

    Bargain-shopping Blackhawks sign Brad Richards
    The bold moves by the Blackhawks' Central Division rivals came early on the opening day of free agency. A short time after the Stars acquired Jason Spezza in a blockbuster trade Tuesday, the Blues opened their pocketbook to sign the coveted Paul...
  • NHL playoff Picks: Can Flyers or Rangers go deep?

     
    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......
  • Montreal Canadiens find scoring touch in win over Boston Bruins

    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. The...
  • Kings' season was one with many twists, turns

    Kings' season was one with many twists, turns
    On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold. There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
  • 10 free agents for Blackhawks

    10 free agents for Blackhawks
    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: 1....
  • Let It Be About Hockey, Not Racism

    Let It Be About Hockey, Not Racism
    BOSTON — The puck is black, the ice is white and, by the grace of all that is good, both are color-blind. The game and its players are not to be blamed for what happened to P.K. Subban in a world in which 140 characters can unleash such a lack...
  • Canadiens beat Lightning in overtime, 5-4, in playoff opener

    Dale Weise scored 18 minutes 8 seconds into overtime Wednesday night to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the host Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Daniel Briere passed from...
  • Teemu Selanne injury not believed serious in Finland's rout of Austria

    Teemu Selanne injury not believed serious in Finland's rout of Austria
    SOCHI, Russia -- Finland got a bit more of a challenge than it expected in its Olympic hockey opener against Austria on Thursday, giving up a goal 36 seconds into the game and trailing twice in the first period before pulling away to an 8-4 victory at the...