| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:12 PM
The Ducks prevailed in a matchup of big, physical teams built around brawn and skill, squeezing a goal out of their slumbering power play and clamping down in the third period well enough to fend off the St. Louis Blues.
Matt Beleskey continued his...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:34 PM
It’s always a pleasure to cover the St. Louis Blues. Their players are usually thoughtful and forthright during interviews and their coach, Ken Hitchcock, delivers a coaching seminar every time he speaks.
There were two additional reasons to...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Once a small tournament considered a diversion during the Christmas and New Year's holidays, the World Junior Championship has become an obsession in hockey-obsessed Canada.
According to the National Post newspaper, nearly a half-million people tuned in...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Cam Fowler didn't know a backward pass was coming his way and wasn't even immediately aware that he scored the winning goal Sunday.
But the mob rushing him with big smiles told him all he needed to know — that a signature defensive performance...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The NHL ushered in 2014 with its Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year's Day, drawing a record crowd of 105,491 to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to see the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, and celebrate the game's cold-weather...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:05 PM
No one was chanting "Mar-tan, Mar-tan," like New Jersey Devils fans used to for goalie Martin Brodeur, but Martin Ouellette certainly deserved it.
Ouellette, a rookie pro making his first AHL start, made 33 saves plus six stops on eight attempts in...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The NHL's baffling mumps outbreak added a high-profile patient over the weekend in Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who practiced and spoke to the media Friday before tests confirmed the diagnosis.
Although the outbreak so far has been confined...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Kings captain Dustin Brown took the decidedly captain-like view of the team's upcoming rematch with the St. Louis Blues.
The Kings face St. Louis at Staples Center on Thursday, two nights after suffering a third-period collapse in which...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Kings went through slumps during the 2011-12 season and last season too and still went on to win the Stanley Cup.
So merely looking at their recent slide — they had won just one of six games before facing the St. Louis Blues Thursday at...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Asked Thursday morning to explain why the Kings had lost five of their previous six games, defenseman Drew Doughty couldn't come up with an explanation. But he was sure of one thing: no matter their problems, they would soon correct what was wrong....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:45 PM
TV/radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday; NBCSN, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Blackhawks return home from their six-game trip, and have won eight of their last 10 overall. Jake Allen is scheduled to start in goal for the Blues while newly-signed veteran Martin Brodeur...