| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The underachieving Washington Capitals began making changes at the top Saturday, firing Adam Oates as coach and not renewing the contract of George McPhee, the general manager and a vice president.
The NHL club made the announcements in a statement...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Yes, Friday night’s Game 7 between the Ducks and Kings could be Teemu Selanne’s final game, but the retiring 43-year-old veteran forward is not thinking that way.
“It’s obviously something we know about ... but it’s not the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:09 PM
One of my Scottish relatives asked me at the weekend wedding I attended in the birthplace of golf what Chicago sports team was the most enjoyable to cover.
The answer came as easily as it has the last several years: the Blackhawks.
| May 28, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Wouldn’t pulling Corey Crawford after the Kings’ third goal in the first period Monday night have sent a message to players? I would have if I were Coach Q. --Tom B., New Lenox
Game 4 of the Western Conference finals is no time to be sending...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Who doesn't want to relive a night when, after a painfully tense stretch of Orioles games, fans could relax a bit while watching the home team? That's why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every morning, Monday through...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
BOSTON — Each Stanley Cup playoff game has a pulse of its own. First round to last, each of its games pounds to its own heartbeat. Regular, irregular and sometimes, well, sometimes it races like a mad dog after a cheap cut of beef.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:18 PM
DALLAS — The Ducks have been here before, and not just in the physical sense.
Of course they've been to American Airlines Center, where they lost the third and fourth games of their playoff series against the Dallas Stars and surrendered the...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 11:03 PM
DALLAS — Nick Bonino has been a part of 28 comeback wins with the Ducks this season. Sunday night was the steepest — and most significant — yet.
Bonino lifted the Ducks to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars as top-seeded...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Halfway through the season -- heck, as late as a month ago -- the St. Louis Blues were the team you wanted to avoid in the playoffs. You wanted to avoid them for as long as possible.
They were good and getting better with the addition of a big-name...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Colorado Avalanche rose from the dregs of a 29th-place finish last season to win the Central Division title, and the St. Louis Blues collapsed late in the regular season and lost their chance to finish atop the Central, Western Conference and the...