| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2, double-overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
Kings defenseman Alec...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:48 AM
For Kings fans, anxiety didn’t just start when the game did. It started in the morning, hours and hours before the puck dropped.
"Now that I have my @LAKings ticket for tonight, how am I supposed to work?? #BecauseItsTheCup," tweeted Karine...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Of all the rigorous tests the Kings had to pass to get to the Stanley Cup Final, the final exam was
getting a winning shot past the New York Rangers’ highly skilled and determined goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Lundqvist, who was 11-2 in elimination...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Baseball Reference lists Tommy Hunter's Twitter account (incorrectly) as @TommyGoesBoom. He did just that on Tuesday, but that's not all that happened around here. Here's the Coffee Companion, which compiles the local sports headlines every weekday...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Corey Crawford is getting hosed.
It might not bother him, but it bugs me. Crawford is proving he’s an elite goalie, and people need to wake up, especially national people.
The Blackhawks just reached the Western Conference finals because of a...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
A look at how the two teams in the Eastern Conference final matchup.
Def. Tampa Bay, 4-0; Def. Boston, 4-3.
Def. Philadelphia, 4-3; Def. Pittsburgh, 4-3
Playoff power play: Canadiens 26.3% (fourth); Rangers 10.9% (13th)....
| May 19, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Quietly—and to the surprise of some—Corey Crawford is becoming one of the NHL's best goaltenders.
"As a team we want to keep raising our level of play as the stage gets bigger and bigger, but I think if there's anyone that's doing that, it's...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK —You get the feeling that if they all had broken jaws like Derek Stepan, they'd still be yapping. They'd still find a way to curse each other out and keep skating.
Drama in the NHL playoffs arrives in many ways and in various languages....
| May 29, 2014
| 5:58 PM
NEW YORK — After Canadiens winger Dale Weise took a hit to the head from Rangers defenseman John Moore in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday, he staggered to his feet and nearly fell over while yelling in Moore's direction.
| May 29, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK — He wasn't going to let in a goal. Not on this glorious night. No way. No how.
After what happened in Montreal two nights earlier, after Henrik Lundqvist was pulled in the second period by coach Alain Vigneault, the last guy the...