| 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...
| 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,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Panthers at Penguins
When/where: 7 p.m., Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: WQAM-560
Scouting report: The Panthers, 5-1-2 in their last eight games, including 3-0-1 in four straight OT contests, won a 2-1 shootout over...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:43 PM
— Although the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins will be severely shorthanded Monday night at the BB&T Center, the Panthers certainly won't be complacent with so much riding on the outcome and as long as they still have to face a couple of...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Although the mumps-ridden Penguins were down to 10 forwards at one point, when a team has superstars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby on the ice, they're never out of a game.
The Panthers feel the same way about goaltender Roberto Luongo.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Panthers sidelined enforcer Shawn Thornton is known for his trademark momentum-shifting hits or fights, but Sean Bergenheim?
Yet there was Bergenheim practically lifting Penguins rookie Bobby Farnham off his feet and into a dazed heap on the ice with...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The NHL ushered in 2014 with its Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year's Day, drawing a record crowd of 105,491 to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to see the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, and celebrate the game's cold-weather...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:49 PM
The most famous Scott Darling, based on a Google search, is a photographer from California whose work displays, according to his website, "an energizing sense of drama."
The other Scott Darling, a Chicago kid who starred in net for the Blackhawks on...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:26 PM
Hockey limbo could have been the best description for the Kings' situation the last few days.
Because the Kings played short-handed in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers, they were able to use an emergency-roster exemption. They will recall winger...