| Jun 7, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Just as the Tampa Bay Lightning's offense got healthy, goaltender Ben Bishop was stricken by an undisclosed ailment or injury that forced him to yield the net to rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy twice in the third period Saturday. Bishop was in the locker room...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:23 PM
The NHL will have a new champion and the Stanley Cup playoffs will welcome back some long-absent teams.
The Kings became the first champion to miss the playoffs the following season since Carolina in 2007. They were joined on the sidelines by the Boston...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 6:35 PM
There are, most assuredly, few secrets when it comes to the Kings and the Canucks.
Kings center Anze Kopitar gave a look of understanding when that concept was broached following their 3-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday night at Staples Center....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:19 PM
Despite a drawn-out breakup that took nearly two years before it ended in a messy divorce, when Roberto Luongo steps on the ice Thursday night in Vancouver's Rogers Arena for the first time since being traded to the Panthers last March, he will most...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:00 PM
There's perhaps no other position in sports where you have to pay your dues and wait your turn longer before establishing yourself as a pro than an NHL goalie.
That's certainly true for Sam Brittain, the Panthers' fourth-round pick of the 2010 draft,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Chicago wing Patrick Kane is giving Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby a good challenge for the scoring title. Kane's assist Sunday in the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Saturday won’t be remembered as the NHL’s finest hour.
The league absorbed a one-two punch of ridicule for the line brawl that erupted two seconds into the Vancouver-Calgary game, Canucks Coach John Tortorella’s attempt to invade the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Much has been said of Vancouver Canucks Coach John Tortorella's attitude change since he left New York for the Pacific Northwest.
Though he may be a bit more mild-mannered behind the bench and in news conferences, don't overestimate his ability to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Sami Vatanen’s value to the Ducks is seen in the fact he’s scored a goal in two of the past four games he’s played, contributing more than 21 minutes of ice time a week ago.
With the return of defenseman Luca Sbisa from a torn right...