| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock told reporters Monday he had to "try and take all the emotion out of it" while choosing goaltender Petr Mrazek over an experienced but struggling Jimmy Howard to start Detroit's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:01 PM
Blair Jones says he won't start thinking about next season until July.
Jason Akeson says his only thoughts are focused on finishing out the 2014-15 season as best as possible.
Jones and Akeson will be free agents following the 2014-15 season, and they...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 7:12 AM
The Phillies' unofficial theme song is "High Hopes," as sung by the late, great Harry Kalas. As I recall, they play it when the team wins.
Unfortunately, that won't be happening very often this season. Opening Day turned into a dispiriting 8-0...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:49 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Washington's Alexander Ovechkin is closing on his third consecutive Maurice Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal scorer. Through Sunday, he had 52 goals, 10...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Brett Hextall got in a pair fights on ice last weekend. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms right wing got in one in the second period Wednesday night, trying to generate some positive energy at Allentown's PPL Center, but that didn't quite work out in a 6-1...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:38 AM
When Cole Bardreau signed his amateur tryout contract to play for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms following the end of Cornell University's hockey season on March 7, he knew he was going to break into the AHL, but not as quickly as he has.
| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses around the NHL from the past week.
+ The legend of Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, nicknamed "Hamburglar" at Bowling Green for his ability to steal games, continues to grow. On...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:28 PM
Gloomy and gloomier.
That's the unofficial outlook from the outside looking at the AHL standings and the chances the Lehigh Valley Phantoms have to make the Calder Cup playoffs.
The Phantoms, playing their first season in the Lehigh Valley after going...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:47 AM
Gone is last season's NBA Rookie of the Year, 23-year-old Michael Carter-Williams.
Saying good-bye this week is LeSean McCoy, the Eagles' all-time leading rusher at age 26.
Phillies and Flyers fans can rest easy because there is no one as young,...
| Mar 8, 2015
Playing well was moderate consolation for the Kings on Saturday night after their 1-0 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they're well aware that getting one point instead of two has put them in a bind as the number of games left in the season...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:23 PM
In goaltender Jonathan Quick's second start for the Kings this season, he was yanked after yielding four goals to Winnipeg on 27 shots. In his third start he gave up a blooper goal to the New York Rangers when he dropped his stick and a dump-in...