| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was sitting in his office the other day, flipping through a guide that listed his counterparts in the NHL.
It was like looking at a high school yearbook without the cheery messages and autographs, one organized by...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:13 PM
On the first day of NHL free agency, the New York Rangers began to build the Hartford Wolf Pack’s 2014-15 roster.
The Rangers signed five free agents who figure as organizational depth players and could wind up in Hartford: goalie Cedrick...
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| 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......
| May 6, 2014
| 9:36 PM
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.
| May 5, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Ross Lonsberry, who played for the Kings from 1969 until early 1972 and went on to be part of the Philadelphia Flyers' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1974 and 1975, died of cancer Sunday in Santa Clarita. He was 67 and had lived in Southern California since...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
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:
| 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 4, 2014
| 4:32 PM
My initial impulse was to root for the Los Angeles Kings over the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final based on the transitive power of victory. The Kings barely beat the Blackhawks in a taut, seven-game series that......
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:55 PM
ST. LOUIS — Andrew Shaw still loves shin pads.
The forward's equipment played a huge role in a thrilling Blackhawks overtime victory Friday night and the defending Stanley Cup champions are one victory from dispatching the Blues in their first...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
BOSTON — The Bruins scored 16 goals and hit 13 goal posts in a seven-game series that ultimately ended in stinging season elimination.
Some would call the Bruins unlucky.
Hockey, like all great competitive endeavors, is a game of inches....