| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:48 AM
The Chicago Blackhawks seemed a step behind the streaking Dallas Stars much of Sunday night before finding a way to come out ahead.
Patrick Sharp scored 1:17 into overtime to give Chicago a 5-4 win that snapped the Stars' four-game winning streak....
| Jan 4, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Patrick Sharp scored the game-winner in overtime to help the Blackhawks rally past the Stars 5-4 on Sunday night at the United Center. Sharp also had an assist while Brad Richards had a goal and an assist and Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Bryan...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:02 PM
How can the Ducks' 10-3 record be the same as it was through 13 games last season yet be dramatically different?
The answer is their willingness to embrace the concept that defense wins championships in the NHL. For inspiration, all they had to do was...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 10:14 PM
The team that fearlessly won three Game 7s on the road en route to claiming the Stanley Cup last spring has forgotten how to win away games, forgotten how to use its size and strength and brawn to dominate around the net and consistently get into position...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:33 PM
In predicted order of finish
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Preseason: Stars at Panthers
When/where: 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center, Sunrise
TV: none; Radio: WQAM-560
Scouting report: The Panthers, ranked 29th of 30 teams last season, will begin their six-game exhibition season against the Dallas Stars, who earned...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:07 PM
When the Panthers signed goalie Al Montoya on July 1, General Manager Dale Tallon made it crystal clear that he would be Roberto Luongo's backup this season.
That meant that veteran goalie Dan Ellis, 34, who's expecting to begin his 11th NHL season,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:21 AM
The Panthers may have lost their preseason opener 4-3 in a shootout to the Dallas Stars but there was plenty of good to come out of it.
Of the young players who stood out I was impressed with the progress made by speedy wing Quinton Howden, who was...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| 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......
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Aw, Canada.
It's hard to work up any sort of serious dislike for those quaint neighbors living in America's attic, but this hockey thing is getting ridiculous.
Twice during a 24-hour period at the appropriately named Bolshoy...