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  • NHL teams' goalie choices may be make or break for the playoffs

    NHL teams' goalie choices may be make or break for the playoffs
    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...
  • Free-agent-to-be Jason Akeson looks for strong finish by Lehigh Valley Phantoms

    Free-agent-to-be Jason Akeson looks for strong finish by Lehigh Valley Phantoms
    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...
  • Low Hopes for Phillies

    Low Hopes for Phillies
         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...
  • Helene Elliott's NHL pluses and minuses

    Helene Elliott's NHL pluses and minuses
    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...
  • Lehigh Valley Phantoms player Brett Hextall and his doctor wife Mamie deal with long-distance marriage

    Lehigh Valley Phantoms player Brett Hextall and his doctor wife Mamie deal with long-distance marriage
    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...
  • Bardreau finds pro hockey a big step up

    Bardreau finds pro hockey a big step up
    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. The 5-foot-10,...
  • Pluses and minuses around the NHL

    Pluses and minuses around the NHL
    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...
  • AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms about to fight for playoff life on the road

    AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms about to fight for playoff life on the road
    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...
  • What's next for the four major Philadelphia professional sports teams?

    What's next for the four major Philadelphia professional sports teams?
    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,...
  • Overtime loss isn't pointless for Kings, but isn't productive either

    Overtime loss isn't pointless for Kings, but isn't productive either
    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...
  • Jonathan Quick holds himself accountable and it's the Kings who benefit

    Jonathan Quick holds himself accountable and it's the Kings who benefit
    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...