| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter painted a vivid picture when asked last week about his players' struggles to defend their championship.
"They have to keep understanding and listening to what I'm telling them about how tough it is," he said. "The train has got...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:00 PM
For years the NHL's most familiar player was Mr. Hockey, who gave way to the Great One, who in turn gave way to the Next One.
The next Next One could be any of a half-dozen players who will participate in this weekend's All-Star festivities at...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Goaltenders Jaroslav Halak of the New York Islanders and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday were designated as injury replacements for the NHL’s All-Star weekend, which will take place Jan. 24-25 in Columbus.
They will take...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Playing to the hometown crowd in Columbus, Ohio, the NHL on Wednesday named Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets as one of two captains for All-Star weekend, Jan. 23-25 in Columbus. The other captain will be Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Before heading west to play the Ducks, Kings and Sharks, the New York Rangers said they saw the trip as a measuring stick for where they stand. Now, everyone...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Rule changes and modifications intended to increase scoring did little to pump up goal production during the first half of the season, a point the NHL passed Saturday.
Through Saturday's action (624 games) the goals-per-game average was 5.36,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:37 PM
It wasn’t a decision as much as it was second nature.
And it’s one of the reasons the Ducks believe they’re championship-worthy.
In the final minute of Sunday’s eventual 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Honda...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:34 PM
As the Hawks reach their season's midway point in one of the NHL's fiercest divisions, they will need production from a few relatively unheralded skaters to stay fresh.
The Hawks hammered home an average of more than three goals per game during their...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:59 PM
The Blackhawks began the second half of their regular season on the wrong foot Friday night with a 5-2 road loss to the last-place Oilers. But with 56 points, the Hawks are hot on the heels of the Predators, who lead the Central Division and Western...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
The Ducks' endless search for a left wing to complement Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry looped back on itself during Saturday's practice when Coach Bruce Boudreau auditioned Rene Bourque in that spot. Boudreau had put Bourque there earlier this season but...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 11:03 PM
Sitting atop the NHL standings after 41 games of their 82-game schedule, the Ducks have every reason to say their glass is half-full.
If it's being filled mostly with one-goal victories, that's fine.
Pushed hard Sunday by the aggressive Nashville...