| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:59 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — First place in the Pacific Division became the Ducks' again Saturday night, when they returned to the brand of play that put them there in the first place.
"It's a goal" to win the division, said center Saku Koivu, one of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
A victory by the Kings over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night at Staples Center — whether in regulation, overtime or shootout — will ensure the Kings of the third seed in the Pacific division and their fifth consecutive playoff...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:26 AM
SAN JOSE — Coming attractions?
The Kings and the Sharks again staged an entertaining, hard-hitting hockey game — perhaps a sneak peek of a potential playoff series between these intense California rivals — which San Jose won, 2-1....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The stretch run has such a way of magnifying the good and the bad.
For instance, a puck banks off the skate of Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin past his goalie Martin Jones and a segment of Kings fans want Muzzin put on the next plane back to the minors....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:18 PM
So much for all that extra elbow room, that additional breathing room in the Pacific Division.
Suddenly, things have gotten tight and tense — take your pick — between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes in the race for third place.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Kings captain Dustin Brown looked ready after a full practice Wednesday and a serious "bag skate" for about 50 minutes Tuesday. On top of that, he sounded poised to rejoin the lineup after a two-game absence because of a lower-body injury.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake.
And Marian Gaborik.
First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump.
It hasn't quite happened.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Jaromir Jagr on Saturday became the seventh NHL player to score 700 goals. The New Jersey Devils' enduring right wing joins Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:05 PM
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder.
Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo, who was...