| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:35 PM
The return of Patrick Sharp has made the Blackhawks’ already-potent attack considerably more dangerous, and they entered Tuesday’s game against the struggling Avalanche ranked fifth in the league in scoring offense.
The Blackhawks went on to...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:37 PM
VANCOUVER -- It was a night to pay homage to Roberto Luongo as schizophrenic Canucks fans showered their all-time winningest goalie with trademark chants of, "Loooooo! Loooooo!'' every time he touched the puck.
In the end it was Huby-dooby-doo...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ By scoring three times against the Philadelphia Flyers last Saturday, New Jersey forward Jaromir Jagr became the oldest NHL player to record a hat trick, at...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Four of the Blackhawks on the ice for the national anthem before Sunday night's game at the United Center are headed to the NHL All-Star Game.
Less than a minute after the opening faceoff against the Stars, a fifth All-Star jumped over the boards during...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 9:18 AM
The path to becoming the starting goalie for Team USA had a common genesis: a younger brother's team needed someone to guard the net.
In this case, Brittany Bugalski's mom had some apprehension about her daughter taking the job.
"My dad was coaching....
| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:13 PM
When it comes to elections, Chicagoans are renowned in lore for voting early and often.
That was on display again in balloting for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game as the Blackhawks dominated the fan voting and as a result had five players already earn...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:04 PM
The people have spoken — many of them with a Latvian accent — and they’ve given Latvian-born forward Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres the most votes in fan balloting for the NHL All-Star game.
The NHL on Saturday announced the...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:34 PM
The Florida Panthers have had longer road trips than the 14,076-mile odyssey that will take them to six cities, including four stops north of the border, in the next two weeks.
With a 2-0 victory over the Sabres on Friday to begin the trek, the Panthers...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 9:45 AM
Panthers at Sabres
When/where: 7 p.m., Niagara Center
TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: WQAM-560
Scouting report: The Panthers take a solid 7-5-6 road record into a grueling, seasonlong six-game trek that begins against an improved Sabres' squad that...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Ed Olczyk, like most NHL players, grew up playing hockey outdoors. He has fond memories of endless hours skating in frigid weather around the Chicago area during the 1970s. His father even built an outdoor rink in their backyard.
"I remember my mom...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The second game of this three-game trip resulted in Todd Nelson’s first win as an NHL coach. There was a clear sense of relief for the struggling Oilers and a feeling of increasing frustration for the Kings. A few more takeaways after yet another...