| Dec 31, 2013
With the phrase "bowl eligible" becoming the most meaningless words in sports and with the college bowl season now stretching for nearly three weeks, New Year's Day no longer belongs exclusively to the college kids.
After all, after you've seen...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Ask any former NHL player who's about 45 or older if he ever had a concussion and he's likely to say he got his bell rung once or twice but went back out and played. It was unthinkable not to. Stoicism was — and is — as much a part of the game...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:42 PM
MONTREAL — Still glistening with moisture, the game puck from Martin Jones' second consecutive shutout sat behind him in the Kings' locker room at the Bell Center on Tuesday. Someone had grabbed it as a souvenir after the team's 6-0 rout, a...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:13 PM
TORONTO — After the Kings made the most of their sagging energy by playing a smart, simple game on the second night of a back-to-back sequence, after they won the third period against the Maple Leafs to pull out a 3-1 victory Wednesday that extended...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:12 AM
The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since.
“It says volumes about getting...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Colin Fraser has that secret, that certain veteran savvy, to know what would happen if he made a play. Or, in this case, did not.
And so, the Kings center didn't back off when faced with a bigger and stronger Frazer McLaren of the Maple Leafs last...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Tim Leiweke, the chief executive of AEG and No. 1 Kings fan for 17 years until his surprising departure last March, has learned some important lessons since he became president and chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment last April....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:17 PM
The Kings considered goaltender Ben Scrivens almost a throw-in when they acquired him from Toronto last June, with winger Matt Frattin and a second-round draft pick, for goalie Jonathan Bernier. Kings executives liked Frattin but were so unsure about...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:27 PM
ST. LOUIS — The back end of two demanding road games isn't usually the place to find a spike of energy.
Among the reasons that give the Ducks' season a feeling of greater future accomplishment, their resolve in a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The men who will wear the red, white and blue of Team USA at the Sochi Olympics have been sporting a lot of black and blue this season.
Injuries have clouded the medal prospects for the Americans, who will bring back the core of a team that won the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:45 PM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey.
Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit...
| Dec 15, 2013
DELUSIONTOWN — After Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that the state had been in touch with groups interested in bringing the NHL back to Connecticut, commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce Christmas Eve an expansion franchise will be...