| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Embarrassment is a mighty motivator.
The Ducks absorbed two tremendous blows to their ego last week in getting outscored by a combined 10-4 in consecutive losses to San Jose and Chicago.
Thursday, it didn’t matter that captain and points...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:47 PM
Just to get it out of the way, the last team that won the Stanley Cup and missed the playoffs the following season was the Carolina Hurricanes, who triumphed in 2006 but couldn't crash the postseason party in 2007.
That bit of NHL history is becoming...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:37 AM
A few more takeaways from a grind-it-out, often dull contest against the Coyotes on Monday night:
The stretch run isn’t always pretty
Tennis player turned television commentator Brad Gilbert once wrote a well-regarded book, “Winning Ugly.&...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 6:14 PM
Pick an adjective after the Panthers thoroughly outplayed the NHL-best New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden only to come away with an undeserved 2-1 loss early Sunday evening...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:47 PM
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau wants his team to play with more desperation as the playoffs loom in less than a month, but Anaheim is in a comfortable place.
Not only do the Ducks occupy first place in the Pacific Division by a wide margin, they possess the...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:19 PM
During the lockout shortened 2012-13 season, Dan Ellis was brought in to be the Carolina Hurricanes backup goalie behind Cam Ward.
Ellis, who started in the AHL that season, only got into 16 games before a self-inflicted gash on this thigh ended his...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin's league-leading 45th goal.
Martin St. Louis, Carl Hagelin and...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:38 PM
A couple of players on the Panthers breathed a sigh of relief as the clock reached 3 p.m. on Monday, signalling the end of trading between teams.
Panthers veteran forwards Tomas Kopecky and Scottie Upshall, who will be free agents on July 1, were...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:00 AM
What we learned about the Kings’ 4-0 loss to the Capitals at Verizon Center:
We learned that this season is teetering at the point of no return—as in no return to the playoffs for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. It’s a...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:12 AM
No matter what happened in his 500th NHL game, Troy Brouwer was going to mark the occasion by having dinner with his wife and teammates.
As it turned out, the real celebration took place long before they got to the restaurant.
Brouwer scored two...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Greetings from Dallas, where it’s raining and just warm enough to not freeze. Icy rain and cold temperatures snarled air traffic the past few days and canceled the flight that was supposed to bring newly acquired left wing Tomas Fleischmann to...