| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:05 PM
CALGARY, Alberta Zach Parise said it very plainly Thursday morning.
With the amount of teams the 12th-place Wild is chasing, it has no choice but to beat teams like the Calgary Flames, who occupied the eighth and final playoff spot.
"It's the difference...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:57 PM
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Center Vincent Lecavalier scored an insurance goal in third period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Tuesday night.
Center Sean Couturier and right wingers Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds also scored...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Despite losing 223 man-games to injuries, the Columbus Blue Jackets have continued to surge. They're 9-1-1 in December, including 5-1-1 at home, and have one...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:16 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Before the Olympic hockey tournament began, Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin joked that if his country were to prevail at the sport it once dominated internationally, “it means gold only costs $50 billion,” the price tag...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:54 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Who’s the favorite to win the Olympic men’s hockey tournament?
“We are,” Finland forward Olli Jokinen said Monday after the team -- minus Ducks winger Teemu Selanne and defenseman Sami Vatanen -- skated at the...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Patrick Kane went forehand. Then backhand. Then top shelf.
Hello, Western Conference final.
Kane launched the Blackhawks into their fourth conference final in the last six seasons with a sweet and completely expected overtime game-winner.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before beating the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3, on Monday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in six games.
The Blue Jackets, closer to making...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Day baseball is great, but once Tommy Hunter shut the door on Boston and you were able to get back to work, you probably didn’t do much further reading. That’s why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion — where every...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:31 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.
Selanne, who scored two goals Saturday to lead Finland past the U.S., 5-0, in the semifinals and...