| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 54-19-9 (117 points), 1st.
Salary-cap problems forced the Bruins to let right wing Jarome Iginla (30 goals) and rugged Shawn Thornton leave as free agents. They're counting on...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:25 AM
John Gibson didn’t match the preseason success of Frederik Andersen and he’s short of his fellow Ducks goalie’s NHL experience, but in Gibson’s homecoming game tonight, he’s the expected starter.
“He’s a gamer,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Jussi Jokinen's first experience on the ice with Alexsander Barkov was while playing in his native Finland during the NHL lockout two years ago.
Barkov was a teenage phenom in Finland's top professional league, and Jokinen saw why in two meetings between...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Scoring champion and MVP Sidney Crosby and goal-scoring champ Alexander Ovechkin have more in common than shiny trophies. Both Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals have a new coach and general manager.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:38 PM
1. New coach, general manager in Pittsburgh — new direction?
Another early playoff exit cost Coach Dan Bylsma and General Manager Ray Shero their jobs, taken by Mike Johnston and Jim Rutherford, respectively. They must resolve defensive chaos, a...
| Sep 17, 2014
As the Panthers get set to begin their 21st training camp on Thursday, it seems like 2011 all over again when General Manager Dale Tallon brought in a busload of free-agent veterans with Stanley Cup rings in their trophy case to complement some young...
| Apr 16, 2014
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......
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| May 9, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Kings' Marian Gaborik has had a far more enjoyable playoff experience against the Ducks than in his previous encounter.
Gaborik, a right wing, has three goals and three assists in helping the Kings to a 2-1 Western Conference semifinal series lead....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before beating the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3, on Monday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in six games.
The Blue Jackets, closer to making...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:47 AM
WASHINGTON — Greetings from the nation’s capital, where winter seems to be firmly entrenched even though spring officially began last week.
It’s snowing here, and accumulations of two to four inches are expected to build until the snow...