| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:44 AM
Points that have slipped away in the dead of winter are starting to rear their ugly heads in the Blackhawks' quest to capture the Central Division title.
Mediocre play that resulted in a 6-7-0 record in January and three losses in the first five games...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:13 PM
While the Panthers have been focusing on catching one of the two wild-card playoff berths in the Eastern Conference, forward Shawn Thornton has loftier goals.
"We're right in the mix but we got to string something together to get back into it,'' Thornton...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Continuing his remarkable recovery from a stroke, Gordie Howe attended a dinner last week in Saskatoon, Canada, where a rink was named for him. Howe, who will...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:32 PM
As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:05 PM
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in the shootout to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center. Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist and David Rundblad also scored in regulation...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:10 PM
In the mountains high above the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Ariz., Al Michaels and Stan Kroenke were hiking a tough trail near a health and fitness resort.
Michaels, a longtime sportscaster for NFL games, joked that the steep incline they faced amid the...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:54 PM
For the two Panthers representatives, goalie Roberto Luongo and rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad, Sunday's 60th NHL All-Star Game will be a lifelong memory to treasure.
But at the same time, two of the Panthers' main reasons for their vastly improved...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:38 PM
There are times, apparently, when Bill Belichick cracks a smile. The man has a sense of humor. That became clear Saturday afternoon when, during an impromptu press conference, he referenced one of the great comedy films of the last 25 years, "My Cousin...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Panthers rookie blue-liner Aaron Ekblad grew up in Windsor, Ontario, about an icing call away from Joe Louis Arena, where he would study Detroit Red Wings 11-time All-Star defenseman Niklas Lidstrom.
At 13, Ekblad had dinner with his father and...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:47 AM
In an effort to find some offense and end a three-game losing streak, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant shook up his lineup Monday by benching veteran forwards Scottie Upshall and Sean Bergenheim for Monday night’s game against the Canucks.
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:29 PM
The Panthers carried a 2-1 lead into the third period and then had three power-play opportunities to none for the NHL bottom-feeding Oilers Saturday night on home ice.
The Oilers had lost all 23 games when trailing after two periods and 14 straight on...