| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:25 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday upheld the 15-game suspension of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton that had been imposed by the league on Dec. 14.
Bettman said he found “clear and convincing evidence” to support the ban, which...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said.
The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2013
Winter Classic probably coming to Nats Park in 2015
The 2015 NHL Winter Classic likely will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Since the Capitals were named the hosts of the 2015 marquee...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:19 PM
The Kings' rescue squad, armed with goals and assists, isn't going to come from the American Hockey League.
It is going to have to come from within, at least until Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi trades for a top-six forward. Of course, isn't almost...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:03 PM
A few days ago, Major League Baseball approved the expanded use of video replays next season. On Saturday, the limits of the NHL's current video replay rules became apparent — and painfully so for the Kings.
NHL rules don't allow for video...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau played his outdoor hockey under the lights, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter under the stars.
Growing up in Finland, Ducks center Saku Koivu played not on Golden Pond, but on frozen swamps. Kings center Mike Richards spent almost...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:04 PM
It might seem logical to give Ducks' goalie Jonas Hiller a breather Friday night against the last-place Edmonton Oilers.
But why quit when you’re ahead?
Hiller, riding a team-record nine-game winning streak that makes him one of the NHL’...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Maybe the Boston Bruins thought they had Jonas Hiller out of position and vulnerable Tuesday night.
Actually, he had them right where he wanted them.
Hiller, en route to his 12th consecutive win in the Ducks' 5-2 victory over the Atlantic Division-...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
NASHVILLE — Reward for a statement win over another first-place team?
Hop on a plane for a four-hour flight to Music City, de-board and report to the ice.
That was Wednesday for the Ducks, and for good reason.
"The first four trips we made...