| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:52 PM
They’re scorers, not fighters, although Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry did their best Sunday night making audition tapes for WWE and boxing promoters.
In a 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks, the Ducks were met by a desperate Pacific Division rival who...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:15 PM
The brief moment of satisfaction Ben Lovejoy gained from the right uppercut he delivered to the face of San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski turned into a long stay on the injured list for the Ducks defenseman.
Lovejoy — who has been playing with...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Many of the major off-season moves made by Western Conference teams were motivated by one factor — to match up better against the Stanley Cup champions and beat the big, deep Kings at their own game.
With that in mind, a number of quality...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Many hockey fans love a good fight.
Like most Blackhawks fans, I loved watching the exploits of Stu Grimson and Bob Probert. However, much like Saturday morning cartoons, Blockbuster Video and the fullback in football, the enforcer role is being...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:01 PM
If the Blackhawks' tough-luck loss to the Flames on Wednesday night looked familiar, it's because it was eerily similar to a game between the teams a couple of seasons ago.
On Feb. 2, 2013, the Hawks sneaked out of Calgary with a 3-2 victory in a...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The Kings' summer was short but sweet, highlighted by celebrations of their second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons and the wonderful tradition of players and staff members enjoying a day with the Cup.
It was grand, but Coach Darryl Sutter is...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Of all the changes made by the IceArizona group since it purchased the Phoenix Coyotes from the NHL in August, one seemingly small decision symbolizes the new regime.
The Coyotes traditionally hold a dinner for players and their wives before the season,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Despite being plagued by injuries — they lost four of their top six defensemen at one point — the Pittsburgh Penguins have won 12 of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:53 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday upheld the league’s 10-game suspension of Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, who had filed an appeal of the sanction imposed for his illegal check to the head of Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The NHL continued to punish players who deliver illegal hits to opponents’ heads when its Department of Player Safety suspended Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott seven games for his blow to the head of Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson.