CHICAGO -- Just about every time the Los Angeles Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks, the talk beforehand turns to the thrilling playoff series the teams played during their dynasty years.
This visit followed suit, even though the participants have fallen off since they combined to win five of the past eight Stanley Cups. Kings coach John Stevens...Read more
CHICAGO -- One Blackhawk scored a goal Monday during a 3-1 loss to the Kings, two days after seven scored Saturday during a win against the Capitals.
The Hawks fell for the eighth time in 10 games overall and seventh in their last eight tries at the United Center as a trying month continued.
"Definitely been a tough month," Hawks coach Joel ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Anthony Duclair said he has heard the slurs, seen the gestures.
The Blackhawks' lone black player, and one of about 30 in the NHL, Duclair said he was disappointed but not surprised at the racial taunts four fans aimed at Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly on Saturday night at the United Center.
"Happens so often, not only in ...Read more
NEW YORK -- White-knuckle hockey has been the norm this season for the Wild, what with 22 games decided by one goal and another 16 boiling down to two.
Considering the results from those showdowns are split among wins, losses and extra-time defeats, more experience dealing with nerve-racking finishes probably doesn't hurt a Wild group with ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The racial taunts four fans directed at the Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly on Saturday night at the United Center left the Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair disappointed but "not really shocked."
"Happens so often, not only in hockey, not only in sports, but in society as a whole," Duclair said Monday afternoon before the Hawks faced...Read more
DETROIT -- Auston Matthews snapped a 2-2 tie with 30.2 seconds left as the Detroit Red Wings went on to lose, 3-2, to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night at Little Caesars Arena.
It was Matthews' team-leading 27th goal of the season. Former Michigan standout Zach Hyman assisted on the goal.
Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, left all ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- What's that old saying about payback, again?
Reversing -- at least to some degree -- the result of a New Year's Eve game in the Lonestar State, the Sharks beat the Dallas Stars, 5-2, on Sunday to wrap up a three-game homestand on a positive note.
Mikkel Boedker scored twice and goalie Martin Jones made 26 saves as the ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The Flyers lost another starting goaltender, but their backup, Alex Lyon, was outstanding in relief as he keyed a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Lyon, a rookie who was a one-time star at Yale, stopped 25 of 26 shots and restored some order to a sloppy game as he collected his first NHL victory....Read more
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It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 for Britain's Great Exhibition. Alice soon discovers ...
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman issued a statement Sunday after four fans were ejected from the United Center during the Blackhawks-Capitals game late Saturday night for directing racial taunts at a Capitals player.
Forward Devante Smith-Pelly was sitting in the penalty box during the third period when, according to a Capitals spokesperson, the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks accomplished in 59 minutes, 59.2 seconds Saturday night what they hadn't in their previous six games combined -- they scored more than two goals in a game.
That helped propel them to their first victory in nine games, 7-1 against the Capitals in front of a season-high crowd of 22,066 at the United Center, where the ...Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An early goal that delighted teammates and a solid overall effort helped the Red Wings topple of the NHL's best teams.
Luke Witkowski scored a beauty of a first NHL goal Saturday at Bridgestone Arena to help the Wings push past the Nashville Predators, 3-1.
Gustav Nyquist also scored in the first period. The Wings had ...Read more
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The bad karma cleared. All the old hexes were swept out of the building.
Actually, not really, by the way the Kings talked about ending a 15-year losing streak in Buffalo. Although Anze Kopitar's chuckle said a lot about a 4-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres.
"It feels good," Kopitar said. "I don't think we were worried...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild's five-game homestand opened with an extra-time loss and also ended with one, as the Ducks secured an 11-round 3-2 shootout win on Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center.
With the win, Anaheim pulls into a tie with the Wild for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Ducks winger Nick Ritchie ...Read more
The Blues, who have stood alone in third place in the Central Division for much of the new year, now have company. After a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Dallas at American Airlines Center, the Blues and Stars are now tied for third in the Central with 72 points apiece.
But the Stars have the edge because they have played two fewer games than St. ...Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Flyers last won in this building, George W. Bush was our president, Ken Hitchcock was the Flyers' coach, Keith Primeau their captain and silent Bob Esche their goaltender du jour.
That was way back in December of 2005, and the only parallel to be drawn is, like now, the Flyers were looking for a goalie to lean on. The...Read more
The wait is over the Florida Panthers: Roberto Luongo is ready to play again.
After serving as the backup goalie on Wednesday in Vancouver, Luongo is poised to start Saturday night in Calgary, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said during a Friday teleconference. Luongo has not played since Dec. 4 due to a groin injury that sidelined him for more ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brent Burns' time as a forward Thursday night lasted a little more than one period.
Moments after it did end, Burns scored with a slap shot from just above the circle.
Burns' goal from an all-too-familiar spot on the ice came at the 4:57 mark of the second period, as the San Jose Sharks got past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 at...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- A show like the one that Jonathan Quick put on often ends in gap-toothed smiles and head taps. This ended with a mighty two-handed stick whack of the goal post by a seething Drew Doughty.
The Los Angeles Kings got the stand-on-his-head performance from Quick. They got a lift from Dion Phaneuf in his Kings debut. That alone was ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Two Blackhawks ended droughts Thursday night during their 3-2 loss against the Ducks at the United Center.
But Duncan Keith's first goal on the season on his 139th shot on goal and Brandon Saad's first goal since Jan. 7 weren't enough to stop two more droughts from carrying on.
The defeat was the Hawks' eighth in a row overall, and ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Red Wings played well for parts of the game but the disparity in talent led to the predictable outcome.
The Wings' losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning extended to 11 games after a 4-1 defeat Thursday at Amalie Arena.
The Wings trailed 3-0 when Tomas Tatar scored late in the second period and trailed by ...Read more
- Jason Zucker scores twice as Wild skates past Islanders, 5-3
- Blackhawks say fans ejected for racial taunts are banned from United Center
- Blackhawks' Anthony Duclair: 'There's a lot more racism than you guys think'
- Blackhawks come out flat against Kings, lose 3-1
- Sharks deliver some payback, top Stars, 5-2