The New York Rangers will attempt to stave off elimination again on Saturday when they visit the Boston Bruins for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings' penalty-killing philosophy doesn't change at home, but the results certainly do.
Brent Seabrook stood in front of his dressing-room stall and answered every question thrown his way - except the one about his reduced playing time.
With a win Saturday night in Game 5 at Chicago's United Center, the seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings can complete the biggest upset of the 2013 postseason.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.-The Stanley Cup had visited Utah before, but not when the marching band was making it vibrate.
Mike Babcock has done much to goad the Red Wings to the verge of exterminating the best team in hockey's regular season, to jam well-timed adrenaline needles into his club. Cheerleading is not one of those things.
DENVER - This spring, John Elway held court with the NFL draft, Joe Sakic was given the stage with the Avs, and Walt Weiss lifted the Rockies near the top of the NL West.
Boston or the New York Rangers? To be honest, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson doesn't think it matters who the Pittsburgh Penguins face in the Eastern Conference finals.
LOS ANGELES-Matt Greene's return has increased the Kings' physicality and lifted their collective mood, and there's no saying which is more vital to a team that has clawed its way into position to clinch its second straight tense, punishing playoff series on Sunday.
The day after being pushed to the brink of elimination, the Blackhawks met to discuss their predicament.
Jonathan Quick saved his best save for the final minute, sliding deftly across his crease and snagging Joe Pavelski's shot from point-blank range to the grateful gasps of the Los Angeles Kings' sellout crowd.
The Pittsburgh Penguins expected desperation.
The Chicago Blackhawks began the year with a record-breaking start.
Detroit Red Wings fans across America would like to thank Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks.
DETROIT - Jonathan Toews barked at officials from the penalty box, venting his frustration during an almost-surreal string of three penalties called against the Blackhawks captain in a span of 5 minutes, 34 seconds.
The Sharks gathered at their practice facility Friday and were blunt about their performance the night before in a game in which they were outhit, outshot, out-hustled and outplayed by the Los Angeles Kings.
The NHL awards will be revealed over a two-day span during the Stanley Cup Finals.
DETROIT - Down one goal Thursday night with the prospect of a season implosion very much looming, the Chicago Blackhawks and their array of goal-scoring whizzes went on a third-period power play.
LOS ANGELES - The curt answers and the grim expressions Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning augured a strong effort by the Kings in Game 5, and it was forthcoming.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan said winger Adam Burish, who initially was ruled out for their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Kings with an injured right hand, "is very close and he may be an option on Sunday."
You get the feeling this Sharks-Kings series will go seven games.
During a sluggish first period, a difficult second period, and a tense third period, there were few signs the New York Rangers would be able to hold off the Boston Bruins and extend their season for at least one more game.
LOS ANGELES-Sometime after the Los Angeles Kings' season ends - and that might not be for a while - it wouldn't be surprising to hear that center Anze Kopitar had been hampered by an injury from mid-March onward.
Several years ago the NHL started handing out an award for leadership and they aptly named it after Mark Messier, who was undoubtedly one of the greatest captains his sport has ever seen.
DETROIT - Bewildered, Jonathan Toews stood in front of his locker Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena and offered an explanation he didn't have.