| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Thank you, college football, for ceding New Year’s Day to the NHL, and even ceding the Big House in Ann Arbor for Maple Leafs-Red Wings.
Question was, would fans be familiar with the home team playing defense in that stadium?
After the game, the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and forward Dustin Brown, as well as Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, are among the 25 players on the U.S. roster for the Sochi Olympics, as announced after the Winter Classic game Wednesday.
The biggest surprise was the...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
CHICAGO — The Ducks won't dare say they've solved the Chicago Blackhawks, but their 5-0 run after a December 2011 road loss is nonetheless head-turning.
The teams renew acquaintances Friday night at United Center.
"We've won enough games against...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:04 PM
It might seem logical to give Ducks' goalie Jonas Hiller a breather Friday night against the last-place Edmonton Oilers.
But why quit when you’re ahead?
Hiller, riding a team-record nine-game winning streak that makes him one of the NHL’...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:45 PM
CHICAGO — While it’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end, the Kings’ long-sustained excellence ended with a thud Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks.
Chicago showed why it’s the NHL’...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Although many kids had hockey dads pushing them, Nick Bonino didn't need any prodding to explore an athletic life that built him into a versatile Ducks center who was recently awarded a $5.7-million contract extension through 2016-17.
It started with...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Welcome back, Blackhawks.
After kicking off the regular season with a win over the Washington Capitals Tuesday at the United Center, the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse with Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Robin Thicke had company when he came to Chicago over the weekend to perform at V103's 25th anniversary concert at the Allstate Arena.
The "Blurred Lines" singer -- who seems to perform or make a promotional appearance here every other month -- was...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:43 PM
He may have been the only Thor sporting a boot on Halloween, but there is no arguing Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka's uncanny resemblance to the God of Thunder—the Marvel version, anyway.
"I think that started maybe [the] beginning of last...