| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:30 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Defenseman Cody Franson drew widespread interest before the league-leading Nashville Predators acquired him and right wing Mike Santorelli from Toronto for Olli...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:26 PM
When/where: 7:30 p.m., Air Canada Centre, Toronto
TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: WQAM-560, ESPN 106.3 FM
Scouting report: The Panthers open an important five-game road trip with a date with the lowly Maple Leafs. … Florida sits three points behind...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:13 PM
TORONTO (AP) — Mats Zuccarello scored his second goal of the game with 5:56 left, snapping a tie and sending the New York Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the skidding Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Rick Nash had three assists, including a...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:50 PM
And now, for his next magic trick before the trade deadline …
His team is cratering in the standings — having won once in its last eight games — and Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi is contemplating the present...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ The All-Star break interrupted five-game winning streaks for the Ducks, Detroit and Winnipeg. That success put the Ducks atop the NHL with 68 points, moved...
| 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 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 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 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...