| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:39 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game.
The wild, no-defense exhibition even featured a fake fight...
| 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 17, 2015
| 11:04 PM
The ceremony the Kings staged to retire Rob Blake's jersey was very much like Blake himself: unpretentious, mostly understated but illuminated by genuine emotion that hit home as hard as any punch to the gut.
The emotional jolts Saturday weren't as...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:22 PM
Rob Blake dreamed of this day long ago, of seeing the Kings retire his jersey at the end of a long and successful career. That much will happen as he envisioned it, when his jersey joins those of Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, Wayne Gretzky and...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Some Kings fans still haven't forgiven Rob Blake for relinquishing the captaincy in 2000 during a contract stalemate. Blake, now the team's assistant general manager, knows his election to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday likely won't appease his most...