| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:57 PM
TV/radio: 8 p.m. Sunday; WGN-Ch. 9, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Blackhawks are playing the second of back-to-back games after taking on the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night. The Hawks are 4-1-1 at home. Antti Raanta is expected to start in goal....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Last week Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo blanked the Sabres for his 67th career shutout to pass Hall of Fame netminder Patrick Roy into a tie for 13th place on the all-time shutout list.
After morning skate Tuesday at the Pepsi Center, where the Panthers...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ There's some terrific goaltending going on in Southern California. Jonathan Quick of the Kings stopped 114 of 116 shots in defeating Edmonton, St. Louis (by...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Former Chicago Blackhawks right-wing Rene Bourque, who skates for the Montreal Canadiens, paid $1.5 million for a newly constructed house in the Roscoe Village neighborhood.
"He loves it here. He loves the city," Bourque's sports agent, Ben Hankinson,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:14 AM
SUNRISE The coaches in the NHL are a tight-knit fraternity but Monday night’s adversaries behind the benches are even closer.
Panthers first year coach Gerard Gallant was not only a linemate and teammate of Ottawa Senators coach Paul...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The Philadelphia Flyers said Monday that forward Vincent Lecavalier will miss two weeks with a lower-body injury.
Lecavalier appeared to sustain an injury to his left foot when he blocked a shot taken by defenseman Mark Streit during a 4-3 shootout loss...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Imagine a hockey game outdoors in Los Angeles.
The NHL did, and the warmest NHL regular-season game, played in Dodger Stadium last January, was a resounding success.
But this week Commissioner Gary Bettman brushed off the notion of staging a similar...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:54 PM
No lockout to shorten the season. No Olympics to condense the schedule. No major rule changes or alterations to a playoff format that introduced wild-card races last season.
With the NHL enjoying prosperity on many fronts, the 2014-15 season will...
| 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 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project.
A student of sports...
| 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.