| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Jason Akeson didn't want to return to the AHL's Phantoms. After leading the team in scoring for the last two years in Glens Falls, Akeson hoped that this was his year to make the leap into the NHL.
At first, it looked that way. But after playing in just...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The NHL's baffling mumps outbreak added a high-profile patient over the weekend in Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who practiced and spoke to the media Friday before tests confirmed the diagnosis.
Although the outbreak so far has been confined...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:08 PM
San Jose Coach Todd McLellan's job security didn't look so solid a month ago, when the Sharks were a wobbly 10-10-4. He heard speculation that he'd be fired and handled the uncertainty as best he could.
"We just come to work every day. We work hard," he...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter painted a vivid picture when asked last week about his players' struggles to defend their championship.
"They have to keep understanding and listening to what I'm telling them about how tough it is," he said. "The train has got...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Ed Olczyk, like most NHL players, grew up playing hockey outdoors. He has fond memories of endless hours skating in frigid weather around the Chicago area during the 1970s. His father even built an outdoor rink in their backyard.
"I remember my mom...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Rivalry action is starting to heat up for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The Phantoms, 4-2 and tied for second in the East Division of the AHL, host the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins 7:05 p.m. today at the PPL Center in a rematch of the season-opening...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Twenty eight years later, here was Raymond Bourque sitting inside the XL Center. That's right. The noblest opponent, who played more games, scored more points and skated infinitely more minutes than anybody against the Whalers, finally got off our ice....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ The Pittsburgh Penguins, fueled by a power play operating at a 37.5% success rate, have won seven straight games. Sidney Crosby, who had five assists against...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Their accents and homelands differed, but the six men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday expressed a common affection for the family and friends who helped them reach the pinnacle of their sport.
"Hockey is one language spoken...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Branded as a sixth or seventh defenseman by the Pittsburgh Penguins and unsure if he could rise above that ceiling, Ben Lovejoy wondered if his hockey career had stalled before it had really begun.
"I would have gone to Antarctica for a fresh start," he...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Aw, Canada.
It's hard to work up any sort of serious dislike for those quaint neighbors living in America's attic, but this hockey thing is getting ridiculous.
Twice during a 24-hour period at the appropriately named Bolshoy...