| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:57 PM
NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Greetings from Madison Square Garden, where the Stanley Cup will be brought Wednesday night to be awarded to the Kings if they get that ever-difficult fourth win over the New York Rangers in the Cup Final.
The Kings have a 3-0 series lead, and only...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:32 PM
My initial impulse was to root for the Los Angeles Kings over the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final based on the transitive power of victory. The Kings barely beat the Blackhawks in a taut, seven-game series that......
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Very soon, Philip Pritchard will know where he's spending summer vacation. You see, Pritchard is lucky enough to have a front-row seat to sports history as the "keeper" of the Stanley Cup.
He's had what some might say is one of the world's best jobs...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The Ducks uncorked the nearly yearlong energy that had been bottled up in their bid to atone for last year’s first-round playoff elimination.
And when they needed one last surge to stave off a furious Dallas Stars rally Wednesday at Honda Center,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Listening to Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews compliment the Blues at his locker after eliminating them from the playoffs Sunday with a 5-1 victory at the United Center, you easily could hear teammate Duncan Keith parroting the praise a few stalls away....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Chris Chelios played on some of the most electrifying Blackhawks teams ever, teaming with the likes of Jeremy Roenick and Ed Belfour on a memorable Stanley Cup Final run in the early '90s.
So how would his squad fare against the current bunch?
| May 27, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago.
The prototypical stay-at-home...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:45 PM
(Round 1: def. Detroit, 4-1)
vs. 3. MONTREAL
(Round 1: def. Tampa Bay, 4-0)
Matchup: The NHL’s new alignment has produced a traditional one, these teams meeting for the 34th time.
Playoff power play: Bruins 37.5% (first);...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The nerves, uncertainty and inconsistent play that caused the Ducks' Game 7 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings last May were used as motivation — by personnel men, coaches and players alike — to ensure this year would be different.