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  • The art and science of hockey bench management

     The art and science of hockey bench management
    It is a ballet. And a kind of speed chess. It has a basic pattern. But it also has improvisation, created by the coaches' tactical decisions. It has straightforward movement and seemingly chaotic swirl. Bodies leap over boards or race in and out of...
  • 5 things: Is Scott Darling making Corey Crawford a salary-cap casualty?

    5 things: Is Scott Darling making Corey Crawford a salary-cap casualty?
    Taking a look at some of the things that came out of the Blackhawks' 4-2 victory in Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Predators: 1. Is it too early to wonder if Corey Crawford could be a salary-cap casualty this summer?...
  • Tavares scores early in OT in Isles' 2-1 win over Caps

    John Tavares can be excused if the Islanders captain doesn't recall the previous time New York won a playoff game in overtime. "I was only 3 years old then," Tavares said, when informed it's been 22 years since that happened. He'll certainly remember...
  • No matter the style, goaltenders getting tougher to beat

    As the NHL playoffs arrive, it's become quite clear that keeping the puck out of the net has evolved into an art form. Goalies are spending more time on their knees, using their pads to cover more space than ever and, maybe above all else, becoming...
  • No Shea Weber for Predators meant no excuse for Blackhawks

    No Shea Weber for Predators meant no excuse for Blackhawks
    The situation was simple: The Blackhawks could not afford to lose a game that Predators defenseman Shea Weber missed. Could not. Period. Paragraph. No chance. No way. No how. Not if they wanted to beat the Predators in this first-round series. A...
  • Jim Souhan: Wild is poised for big things � if it can win at home

    You know the old hockey saying: It's not a playoff series until someone patronizingly pats you on the head. Steve Ott did so to Jason Zucker on Saturday, illustrating a theme: The St. Louis Blues will try to intimidate their smaller, faster opponents....
  • Capitals goalie Holtby healthy, ready for Game 3 at Isles

    Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn't sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory. "It wasn't fun. A lot less stressful...
  • Crosby, Penguins get even with 4-3 win over Rangers

    Sidney Crosby woke up, and so did the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby scored twice and the Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3 win Saturday night. The Rangers won Game 1 by making Crosby virtually...
  • LA Kings' Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas

    Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas resort. Stoll was released on $5,000 bond from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night. He's accused of being in...
  • Predators captain out two games against Blackhawks at the United Center

    Predators captain out two games against Blackhawks at the United Center
    The Predators left one of their best players behind as they made the trip to Chicago on Saturday. Captain Shea Weber, the anchor of the Predators defense, did not travel with the club for Sunday's Game 3 at the United Center and is out through Game 4 on...
  • Did Jordan Spieth peak at age 21?

    Did Jordan Spieth peak at age 21?
    One week ago, we watched 21-year-old Jordan Spieth shoot 18 under par at Augusta to win the tacky but legendary green coat, tying the Masters' scoring record set by Tiger Woods when he was 21 in 1997. Almost makes you think that it's all downhill after...