| Jun 2, 2015
| 7:01 PM
Stanley Cup won by the Lightning, in 2004 against the Flames. Blackhawks center Brad Richards won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP that year for the Lightning after posting 12 goals and 14 assists.
Stanley Cups won by the Blackhawks (1934,...
| May 29, 2015
| 10:32 PM
HARTFORD — A year ago, the Hartford Wolf Pack rebuilt their roster on the fly and made a frantic playoff push in the final stretch of the season.
But they were in too deep of a hole after starting the season with inexperienced players and fell...
| May 28, 2015
| 2:09 PM
Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon re-signed minor league center Brett Olson to a one-year, two-way contract to provide front-end depth for the team's new AHL affiliate in Portland.
The 6-foot Olson, 28, enjoyed a career-best 45 points (14 goals) in...
| May 27, 2015
| 9:30 PM
HARTFORD — In February, the Hartford Wolf Pack were battling for a playoff spot and were viewed as little more than a middle-of-the-pack team in the American Hockey League.
As their season ended at the XL Center, the Wolf Pack had evolved into a...
| May 27, 2015
| 8:24 PM
HARTFORD — The Wolf Pack's 18th AHL season in Hartford ended at 9:15 Wednesday night. Save for Dylan McIlrath's arena-shaking hits, their best playoff run since 2004 would end with too little noise in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Wolf Pack...
| May 26, 2015
| 7:47 PM
HARTFORD — With talent and experience sprinkled throughout their roster, the Manchester Monarchs were the best team in the American Hockey League this season.
The Los Angeles Kings' affiliate had two of the top three scorers in the league. As a...
| May 26, 2015
| 11:58 AM
On the surface, it looks like a risky move.
Somewhat unproven general manager hires somewhat untested coach.
Yet no one should be all that surprised that Ron Hextall went in a completely unconventional direction in naming Dave Hakstol to run his...
| May 25, 2015
| 2:51 PM
HARTFORD — The march through the American Hockey League playoffs is taking the Manchester Monarchs to Connecticut this week and the timing couldn't be better for a native son.
Sean Backman was raised in Greenwich, honed his hockey skills at Avon...
| May 23, 2015
| 7:59 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. — For a few glorious minutes, the Hartford Wolf Pack sucked the life out of Verizon Wireless Arena and had the Manchester Monarchs reeling.
The Wolf Pack erased a two-goal deficit in Game 2 of the AHL Eastern Conference final...
| May 18, 2015
| 5:27 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patrick Sharp remembers a time during his career when he was "living and dying with every goal scored" during the playoffs.
Nowadays, Sharp and his Blackhawks teammates don't get too high when they're up in a series nor too low...
| May 22, 2015
| 3:36 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Manchester Monarchs compiled the best home record in the American Hockey League this season, winning 30 of 38 games at Verizon Wireless Arena.
Somehow, though, the Monarchs have been even better on home ice in the...