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  • Preview: Ducks at Penguins

    The defending Metropolitan Division-champion Pittsburgh Penguins will open their season against another division winner when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. The Ducks were one point away from the Presidents' Trophy in 2013-14 and added an...
  • NHL preview: Western Conference capsules

    NHL preview: Western Conference capsules
    In predicted order of finish Pacific Division 1. KINGS 2013-14: 46-28-8 (100 points), 3rd. Coach Darryl Sutter wants more from the kids, and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson look ready to deliver. Sutter also will have a full season of...
  • Penguins' Malkin practices but uncertain for opener

    The Sports Xchange Penguins' Malkin practices but uncertain for opener Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is hoping to play in Thursday night's season opener against the Anaheim Ducks after missing more than two weeks of preseason camp with an...
  • NHL team-by-team preview: Western Conference

    In order of last year's finish CENTRAL DIVISION Colorado Avalanche Last season: 52-22-8 (lost to Minnesota in first round of playoffs). Coach: Patrick Roy (2nd season, 52-22-8). Top returning players: G Semyon Varlamov (2.41 GAA, .927 save pct.)...
  • Profiles of Western Conference teams

    (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 14 teams in the Western Conference ahead of the 2014-15 National Hockey League (NHL) season. - - CENTRAL DIVISION CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Head coach: Joel Quenneville 2013-14 record: 46-21-15 (2013 Stanley...
  • NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions

    NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions
    There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
  • New Penguin makes his presence felt at net

    DETROIT Watch Patric Hornqvist operate near the net, and one might suspect he has always felt he was put on this Earth to play there. Not so. Not even close, actually. "I wanted to play like Peter Forsberg when I grew up," Hornqvist said. "But I decided...
  • Panthers roster for first game

    First game roster for Panthers vs. Predators Olsen, Kuli, Crabb, Huby, Hayes, Trocheck, Boyes, Bjugstad, Olson, Howden, Racine, Hodges, Racine, Shaw, Pirri, O’Brien, Brickley, Brown, Weegar in net Al Montoya starts with Sam Brittain coming in....
  • Pens sign Spaling to 2-year deal

    The Sports Xchange Pens sign Spaling to 2-year deal The Pittsburgh Penguins and restricted free agent forward Nick Spaling agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.4 million contract, the team announced Thursday. The sides were scheduled for a salary...
  • Rangers' Nash Struggles, And So Does His Team

    Rangers' Nash Struggles, And So Does His Team
    NEW YORK — He barreled in on a 3-on-1 break. The puck stood on its edge and Rick Nash shanked a wrist shot wide of the Pittsburgh net. Ugly. On a power play that has been 36 shades of destitute, Nash turned the puck over in the neutral zone....
  • Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...