| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Newly acquired Blackhawks center Brad Richards didn't get the typical free-agent news conference when he signed. There was no horde of reporters for a jersey presentation.
No, the first real chance Richards had to speak publicly came Saturday before...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The Blackhawks' overtime loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals surely broke hearts in Chicago, but few would argue that it was great television--perhaps the NHL's most rivoting viewing of the season.
So it should be no...
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, always capable of editing his opinions to the bare minimum, was asked about his team’s next opponent, the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final beginning Wednesday night at 5 p.m. at Staples Center.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:37 AM
After loooooong regular seasons, the NBA and the NHL both have their championship series set.
On Wednesday, the New York Rangers will host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs host the Miami...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The NHL's 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers averaged about 5 million viewers on NBC and NBC Sports Network, according to Nielsen, making it professional hockey's second-most-watched championship round since 2006....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:25 PM
It was April 22 and the Kings had just lost their first three playoff games against the San Jose Sharks, with their only consolation being that Game 3 had been close — a 4-3 overtime decision — instead of the blowouts they'd endured in the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made good on his bet with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti following the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the New York Rangers in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.
De Blasio took to Times Square on Monday to sing Randy Newman's...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a man of his word. Even when it means he has to go on national TV and sing the praises of Los Angeles.
Heading into the NHL finals, De Blasio and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti made a bet: If the Kings won, De Blasio...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 PM
They came to raise a glass to a Cup, again, to toast a game played on ice in a city where it no longer rains, much less snows.
They lined the metal barricades 20 deep, shoulder to shoulder in black jerseys. They were tatted homies, mustachioed hipsters,...