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  • Evidence suggests NHL, NBA warmups may not be a good thing

    Jarome Iginla draws the blackout curtains and keeps his room at a cool temperature. He silences his cellphone and sometimes reads a relaxing book to drift off. Although he's an 18-year veteran, the Colorado Avalanche forward only recently happened upon...
  • Kings' Coyote-ugly win over Arizona a thing of beauty to Andy Andreoff

    Kings' Coyote-ugly win over Arizona a thing of beauty to Andy Andreoff
    He smiled after the puck got past Arizona goalie Mike Smith late in the second period. It lingered. He kept smiling on the bench and was still smiling at the end of second period. You can guess that 23-year-old Andy Andreoff was still smiling on the...
  • Calgary Flames stick to the script in approach to season

    Calgary Flames stick to the script in approach to season
    Whether playing a team outside the Western Conference or a foe blocking the Calgary Flames' improbable playoff drive, whether away or during their current stretch of seven of eight at home, Coach Bob Hartley maintains the same approach. He's taking...
  • Blackhawks make their move without Patrick Kane

    Blackhawks make their move without Patrick Kane
    When Patrick Kane skated off the ice cradling his left arm with a fractured collarbone on Feb. 24, it appeared the Blackhawks' chances of capturing the Central Division title left with him. But a funny thing has happened to the Hawks' so-called lost...
  • Wild edge Blues, 3-1, behind goalie Dubnyk

    ST LOUIS Now Devyn Dubnyk is tired, and he has every right to be. "I'll admit it now," the Minnesota Wild goaltender joked after deserving to be escorted out of Scottrade Center in handcuffs for stealing two points in a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis...
  • Predators rally quickly with help of Jake Muzzin to beat Kings, 2-1

    Predators rally quickly with help of Jake Muzzin to beat Kings, 2-1
    Sixty-six seconds was all it took to turn what was looking like a decent effort by the Kings at home into harsh reality, getting them knocked out of a wild-card playoff spot. For the moment. Nashville scored on consecutive shots, in a span of 66...
  • What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Predators

    What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Predators
    A few more takeaways from a game in which the Kings lost a third-period lead and fell out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference, slipping out of the wild-card position. Beware the Predators Funny how it all works. The Kings seem to have the...
  • Blues defeat Stars, 3-0

    DALLAS The Blues' anemic offense squeezed out three third-period goals Sunday for a 3-0 victory over Dallas at American Airlines Center. Vladimir Tarasenko's 34th goal of the season early in the third period opened the scoring, Alexander Steen's 20th...
  • Having NHL's best mark is low on Ducks' Bruce Boudreau's priority list

    Having NHL's best mark is low on Ducks' Bruce Boudreau's priority list
    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...
  • Ducks edge Wild, 2-1

    MINNEAPOLIS The old saying goes, "If you want to be the best, you've got to beat the best," and the Minnesota Wild will have to do its share of that this final month of the season. Friday the 13th began a hellacious schedule for the Wild initiated by...
  • Ducks' game against Minnesota Wild could be a playoff preview

    Ducks' game against Minnesota Wild could be a playoff preview
    The Western Conference standings probably will change on a daily basis until the end of the season, but the standings through Thursday’s games dictated a potential first-round playoff matchup between the Ducks, who lead the Pacific division, and the...