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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • Rangers come to Dan Girardi's defense

    Rangers come to Dan Girardi's defense
    The New York Rangers circled around defenseman Dan Girardi on Thursday after the reliable protector of goalie Henrik Lundqvist made the turnover that set up the overtime loss to the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. "Our group believes so...
  • Kings have the will, find a way to beat Rangers in Game 1

    Kings have the will, find a way to beat Rangers in Game 1
    Is there no end to the Kings' resilience, no situation too dire for them to wiggle out of, even if they skate off with the hair at the ends of their lengthy playoff beards singed from the flames they just escaped? Heavy-legged Wednesday in the first...
  • Drew Doughty goes from low to high in Kings' 3-2 win over Rangers

    Drew Doughty goes from low to high in Kings' 3-2 win over Rangers
    That wasn't Drew Doughty. No way. Not the guy who established himself as the NHL's best two-way defenseman in these playoffs. But there he was in the first period, trying to work his way around the New York Rangers' defense at the point. Instead, he...
  • 10 things about Hawks' sudden offseason

    10 things about Hawks' sudden offseason
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was either the Blackhawks’ 2013-14 postmortem or the 2014-15 pregame show, pick one: 1. Maybe Stan Bowman is telling the truth, or maybe he’s lying. “I don’t think we’re...
  • Stanley Cup Final breakdown: How the Kings, Rangers match up

    Here's a statistical breakdown of the Kings and New York Rangers heading into Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday at Staples Center: KINGS 46-28-8 (100 points) 1st Rnd: def. San Jose, 4-3 2nd Rnd: def. DUCKS, 4-3 3rd Rnd: def. Chicago,...
  • Kings like quick turnaround, expecting Quick turnaround

    Kings like quick turnaround, expecting Quick turnaround
    The Kings held an optional morning skate Wednesday at Staples Center, where they will face the New York Rangers on Wednesday evening in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The NBC telecast will start at 5 p.m., and puck drop is scheduled for 5:22. The...
  • Readers' Q&A: K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag
    It’s a close call between the number of reader questions and number of players the Bulls are considering as they continue predraft workouts at the Berto Center. Neither issue has definitive answers yet, but at least I can fake it on the former....
  • Kings, seeking the Stanley Cup, have both a pedigree and a past

    This was must-see, priceless video — defenseman Drew Doughty pounded the glass and toppled over the bench after the Kings won Game 7 in overtime in Chicago, completing an epic Western Conference final series. His gleeful inner 8-year-old emerged...
  • Jonathan Quick is there for the Kings when it counts

    Jonathan Quick is there for the Kings when it counts
    So much has changed around Jonathan Quick this postseason. But with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers set for Wednesday at Staples Center, his approach remains the same. As the defense-minded Kings have been confronted in...
  • After classic West final, Kings-Rangers series could be even better

    After classic West final, Kings-Rangers series could be even better
    The Kings' seven-game victory over Chicago in the Western Conference finals was so thrilling and emotionally draining — and that's just to watch — it might have set a new standard for playoff excellence. Simply put, it was fabulous hockey....
  • Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact

     Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact
    From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard. "I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...