With two days off in an all-California series, the Los Angeles Kings seized the opportunity to fly home for two days of practice before Game 4.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is a finalist for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which is presented to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season.
The Detroit Red Wings got much younger this year, rebuilding with rookies and prospects pushed onto the ice.
Henrik Lundqvist is the best goalie in the world. If he doesn’t start playing like it, though, this series is over.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has a habit of attracting attention.
Even as numbers on a roster, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play appears intimidating.
Brad Marchand didn’t find the back of the net during Boston’s seven-game series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but picked the perfect moment to get off the schnide against the New York Rangers.
Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.
Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of San Jose’s second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll during the opener.
Not that he would, but John Tortorella should never challenge Adam Oates to a fight. Oates doesn’t like that Torts has been bad-mouthing the Capitals, and when he was asked what would happen if the two were in a a one-on-one fight, well … he didn’t have to think about it.