| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses around the NHL from the past week.
+ The legend of Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, nicknamed "Hamburglar" at Bowling Green for his ability to steal games, continues to grow. On...
| Apr 2, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS — Just when everyone thought they had UCLA's number, the Bruins changed it.
Turned the Final Four into the Indy 500.
Filled the RCA Dome with a scalding roar and covered LSU with skid marks.
Jordan Farmar flew into the corners, Luc...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:24 AM
It’s their heads or their hearts. Maybe both.
Either way, the Blackhawks are stinking it up these days. Get them a brain scan. Schedule an EKG. Figure it out because the Hawks apparently are incapable of preparing properly for a game and are...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 5:16 PM
With derision the Blackhawks deserved after sleepwalking through the first two periods of Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins, the United Center crowd of 22,104 booed perhaps the worst performance witnessed all winter in this building.
And that's saying...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 12:50 PM
It is a ballet. And a kind of speed chess.
It has a basic pattern. But it also has improvisation, created by the coaches' tactical decisions.
It has straightforward movement and seemingly chaotic swirl. Bodies leap over boards or race in and out of...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:56 AM
On the Instagram account of Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo, a smiling photo of late NHL defenseman Steve Montador with friends accompanies a caption that summed up sentiments around the league.
"The time we shared made me wiser, stronger, more...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:56 PM
After a good start carried them to the top of the Pacific Division, the Ducks understandably slipped into cruise control in early February.
"It's a tough time of year whether you're at the bottom or the top. When you're at the top it's almost tougher,"...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:58 PM
Shaved, shorn and suavely suited, Kings players and staffers gathered onstage in the White House East room Monday and smiled politely as President Obama joked how unfortunate it was that they had defeated his hometown Chicago Blackhawks on the way to...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 9:30 PM
If the Kings deserved an "A" for effort in a gritty 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday at the TD Garden — and they competed hard and fearlessly against a team whose size, physicality and defensive structure echoes their own — goaltender...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Rule changes and modifications intended to increase scoring did little to pump up goal production during the first half of the season, a point the NHL passed Saturday.
Through Saturday's action (624 games) the goals-per-game average was 5.36,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Only occasionally this season has General Manager Dean Lombardi seen the Kings resemble the group that blended a strong work ethic, forbidding goaltending and staunch defense to win the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons.
"There's been pockets where...