| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:27 PM
— Not even a windchill factor that made it feel like minus-40 degrees when the Panthers landed in Winnipeg could cool off red-hot forward Jonathan Huberdeau these days.
Huberdeau, playing with the confidence he displayed during his Rookie of the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf was surprised Saturday to be the lone Anaheim player selected to the NHL All-Star game despite the team's first-place standing in the Pacific Division (26-10-6).
"When you're talking about the first-place team … I'm...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe is in the hospital after family members fear he suffered another stroke.
Early Tuesday, son Mark Howe told the Free Press that Gordie Howe "had a major stroke yesterday. In ICU."
Another of Gordie and Colleen Howe'...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:10 PM
History meant nothing to the Kings on Thursday, except for the lasting feat their backup goalie is compiling.
As his team ended a five-game losing streak to the Arizona Coyotes and humbled troublesome opposing goalie Mike Smith in a 4-0 victory, Kings...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:15 AM
If Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came along at the right time to save the NBA with their skills and transcendent personalities, if Wayne Gretzky appeared to become the relatable face the NHL lacked and trigger a warm-weather hockey boom, Landon Donovan has...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Displaced from the United Center for their annual circus trip, the Chicago Blackhawks were an impressive 5-1 after finishing with back-to-back victories over...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The Blake family ran a farm machinery business alongside the corn, wheat and soybeans they grew in Simcoe, Canada, about 90 minutes southwest of Toronto, and everyone was expected to pitch in. Robert and Sandra Blake's oldest son, Russ, and youngest son,...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The season began with the Ducks talking about being at their best for the playoffs, and putting less emphasis on their drive to win in the regular season.
They are 7-1 and are leading the NHL in goals, evidence the accelerator is pressed to the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Gordie Howe, a Hall of Famer known to many as "Mr. Hockey," has lost some function on one side of his body and is having trouble speaking after suffering a stroke, the Detroit News reported on Tuesday.
The 86-year-old Howe, who spent the bulk of his...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, long ago nicknamed “Mr. Hockey” for his legendary toughness, durability and scoring exploits, suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some of the function and strength on the right side of his body, his son,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky and a sometime cover girl, is pregnant, she announced on Instagram.
"@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news..we're having a baby!!," she wrote late Tuesday,...