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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • Former Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov back for tryout as backup

    The Ducks signed their former goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a tryout contract Wednesday after learning that backup Jason LaBarbera suffered a broken hand Saturday in San Jose and will be out for two to three weeks. In addition to LaBarbera's injury, the...
  • Alec Martinez signs six-year contract extension with Kings

    Kings defenseman Alec Martinez is the latest player to be signed to a long-term contract extension by General Manager Dean Lombardi, inking a six-year, $24-million deal Wednesday. Martinez, 27, has played an important role in each of the Kings'...
  • Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension

    Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension
    A good day turned into an excellent one for Kings defenseman Alec Martinez on Wednesday. First, he suffered no ill effects from his return to the lineup Tuesday night against Boston after being sidelined because of an injured finger. Then he practiced...
  • Laudably, Blackhawks put Corey Crawford out front to explain injury

    Of all the teams in town likely to hurt themselves by skipping a step on the way to a championship, the Blackhawks would be at the bottom of the list. Yet there the Hawks were Wednesday night at the United Center, in front of a home crowd for the...
  • Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is back with the Ducks on tryout contract

    For the last two months, Ilya Bryzgalov said he's been operating as a "full-time dad," coaching his son's hockey team in New Jersey, doing homework with his kids at night. On Thursday, in his first practice with Anaheim after signing a tryout contract,...
  • Blackhawks making their own breaks and pucks keep bouncing their way

    Blackhawks making their own breaks and pucks keep bouncing their way
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With lights flashing and music at ear-splitting decibels, the public address announcer at Bridgestone Arena introduced the home team as "your Central Division-leading Nashville Predators!" Three hours later Saturday night,...
  • Sagging Canadian dollar could force Blackhawks to make big changes

    Sagging Canadian dollar could force Blackhawks to make big changes
    Hockey players don't live in a vacuum. Life isn't all about what happens on the ice. So when word recently circulated that due to the sagging Canadian dollar — referred to as the loonie — the NHL's salary cap for the 2015-16 season might...
  • It's Blackhawks' night this time against Kings

    Brad Richards scored two goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Saturday night. Just how important was this rematch, the first meeting between the Kings and Chicago since June 1? The Kings saw fit to rest No. 1 goaltender...
  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick gets some rest to keep him fresh

    Kings goalie Jonathan Quick gets some rest to keep him fresh
    Goaltender Jonathan Quick thrives on a heavy workload, so it's strange for him to go nearly a week between starts while he's healthy. Quick played at Dallas last Saturday before backing up Martin Jones in a shootout loss at Nashville on Tuesday and...
  • Matt Beleskey's scoring is helping Ducks overcome injuries

    Matt Beleskey's scoring is helping Ducks overcome injuries
    Many have been lost in the Ducks' ongoing battle to stay healthy. They've compensated thanks to the scoring touch that forward Matt Beleskey has found. The 26-year-old left wing is tied with former NHL most valuable player Corey Perry for the team...
  • Drew Doughty says Kings need to step up against Eastern teams

    Leave it to Drew Doughty to create a new measuring stick between Eastern Conference and Western Conference teams. How about the ice bag factor? The Kings defenseman was talking about the differences between the conferences and the need for the Kings...