| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The NHL's 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers averaged about 5 million viewers on NBC and NBC Sports Network, according to Nielsen, making it professional hockey's second-most-watched championship round since 2006....
| May 25, 2014
| 12:48 AM
Reports Saturday night indicated that the Washington Capitals are close to landing Barry Trotz to be the 17th coach in franchise history.
Trotz, 51, the most coveted coaching candidate available, was in Washington on Tuesday to meet with Capitals...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:56 PM
LAS VEGAS — Not long after capturing the Norris Trophy in 2010, Duncan Keith took a look at the names attached to it and something stood out to the Blackhawks defenseman.
"I was kind of surprised to see some of the players who have only won it...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Ducks front-office executive Bob Murray, not relishing the spotlight, survived the moment and his speech after being named the NHL’s general manager of the year.
Soon after, he received kudos from a crosstown rival and peer, Kings General...
| 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...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK —You get the feeling that if they all had broken jaws like Derek Stepan, they'd still be yapping. They'd still find a way to curse each other out and keep skating.
Drama in the NHL playoffs arrives in many ways and in various languages....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Boosted in part by strong synergistic interest in New York, NBC Sports generated impressive viewership numbers on Saturday for its back-to-back coverage of horse racing's Belmont Stakes and hockey's Stanley Cup Final.
The Belmont, held annually in New...
| May 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored 22 seconds apart to help the Boston Bruins snap a five-year playoff power-play drought against Montreal and beat the Canadiens, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night.
The Bruins lead the...
| 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....
| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
A look at how the two teams in the Eastern Conference final matchup.
Def. Tampa Bay, 4-0; Def. Boston, 4-3.
Def. Philadelphia, 4-3; Def. Pittsburgh, 4-3
Playoff power play: Canadiens 26.3% (fourth); Rangers 10.9% (13th)....