| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:50 PM
The original purpose of the NHL's All-Star game — before it even was given that name — was noble.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs played a team of NHL stars in Toronto in 1934 as a tribute to Irvin (Ace) Bailey, whose career...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:03 PM
The Keeper of the Cup would not budge.
Despite the begging, he would not waver.
Despite the pleading, he stood steadfast.
Despite blatant bribery, he would not allow me to complete a bucket-list item for sports fans around the globe.
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Those stress-heightening one-goal games are so last week for the Ducks, whose run of full health and attention to defensive detail have led to consecutive one-sided victories.
Friday’s 5-1 takedown of the New Jersey Devils was illustrated by the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen said he never saw Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth skating toward him during the third period of the Ducks’ 4-0 victory.
The NHL saw the encounter quite differently.
The league on Thursday announced that...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:00 AM
January’s grand plan of Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is to address all that was ailing the team.
To get healthy.
To tighten up the defensive holes.
To sharpen the offensive precision.
The Ducks have 20 days off this month and have spent at...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 11:11 PM
A wealth of practice time moved the Ducks closer to perfection Wednesday.
Right wing Corey Perry scored a hat trick, goalie Frederik Andersen and his defensemen secured their first shutout since Oct. 28, and the Ducks rolled to a 4-0 victory over the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:46 PM
The idea of returning near his Canadian home to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs tugged on Corey Perry's heart two years ago.
All things considered, including the Maple Leafs' firing of coach Randy Carlyle earlier this month, Perry is entirely pleased...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 11:34 PM
Fans at Staples Center were just getting settled in their seats Monday night when Kings center Anze Kopitar promptly got them standing again.
Less than one minute into the Kings' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kopitar fired at the Toronto goal...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:53 PM
Another month, another dose of adversity.
In this case, it was a double dose for the Kings.
The Kings will be without forwards Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli for an indefinite period. Toffoli was diagnosed Friday with mononucleosis and did not...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:41 PM
Matt Beleskey continues to increase his value without wanting to know how that price is being established.
The Ducks forward said Tuesday he's told his agent, Murray Kuntz, to continue contract extension talks as Beleskey focuses on hockey.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Can anybody out there hum the "Chelsea Dagger" song? Seems like forever since Blackhawks fans have heard it.
Remember those drop-to-one-knee-and-pump-your-fist celebrations after a spectacular scoring play? Or those leaps into the boards to punctuate...