| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
There were tears in the building.
And if there weren’t any on the Ducks’ bench when their former teammate Saku Koivu’s voice cracked mentioning his fight against cancer in the pregame retirement ceremony for Montreal’s former...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Friday; CSN, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Blackhawks are riding a four-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 11. Antti Raanta will start his second consecutive game in goal. The Canadiens, who are in the midst of a four-...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers haven't played all that well over the first two months of the season, but if their past two games are any indication, they may be close to turning things around.
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves and the Rangers...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; CSN, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Blackhawks will conclude a stretch of nine games in 15 days. They will try to snap a two-game skid and attempt to right the ship after five defeats in their last seven contests. Montreal...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:17 PM
His words were engraved on the back of Jonathan Quick's goalie mask during the NHL playoffs last spring. His words will be engraved in the heart of Connecticut hockey this weekend.
"Everybody rides." That was the saying on Quick's mask as the Los...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:27 PM
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens just seem to have the Boston Bruins' number.
Left winger Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Canadiens to their fourth consecutive win with a 5-1 romp over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at the Bell Centre....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 54-19-9 (117 points), 1st.
Salary-cap problems forced the Bruins to let right wing Jarome Iginla (30 goals) and rugged Shawn Thornton leave as free agents. They're counting on...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Scoring champion and MVP Sidney Crosby and goal-scoring champ Alexander Ovechkin have more in common than shiny trophies. Both Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals have a new coach and general manager.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:42 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Canada has an unequaled group of centers. Sweden, though depleted up front by injuries, has fine goaltending. Finland boasts an unshakable team ethic that clicks in whenever its players reunite. And Russia, blessed with enormous...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week.
+ Consecutive victories over Minnesota, Washington and Pittsburgh have fueled the Montreal Canadiens' 5-1-1 surge. Tomas Plekanec won 14 of 19 faceoffs he...