Florida Panthers defenseman Dylan Olsen #4

Panthers Pass Test One

Hockey in Florida. Dumb idea, right? Well, people often say so. Except that each team from the state has been in the Stanley Cup Final, one a winner (Tampa Bay) and the other a loser (Florida). Now here the...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

Kings All Fugued Up

Every year about this time, the Kings experience what psychiatrists would call a “fugue,” which is a time when someone suffers from loss of memory, begins a new life, and when she or he recovers, doesn’t...
LA Kings Goaltender Martin Jones .(Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Kings Need McSomething

I’m going to steal a joke from my friend Dennis Bernstein, writer for www.thefourthperiod.com, who said on twitter that the way the Kings are going, signing defensemen, their next one will be McFlurry....
Vancouver Canucks Left Wing Daniel Sedin. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Canucks Lack Nothing

Sunday night, the Anaheim Ducks looked to put a whumping on the Canucks something like the Kings had done 23 hours prior, when they’d beaten them 5-1 and chased Ryan Miller from the crease after two...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32), Left Wing Dwight King (#74) and Defenseman Alec Martinez (#27) of the Los Angeles Kings watch the airborne puck

Vancouver Magic Goes Poof!

You know that saying, “Fifty is the new forty”? How about “red is the new black?” What about “Vancouver is the new Toronto”? In hockey terms, that’s just what’s happening. Here’s what I...
Right Wing Tim Jackman (#18) of the Anaheim Ducks gets congratulated by the bench after scoring

Ducks Grab a Point

SoCal NHL teams have made their doctors rich(er) this week, as both the Kings and the Ducks have been rolling sick wards in the past few days. The Kings’ woes were detailed in my story last night after their...
A New York Islanders fan holds a sign in support of his team as Anders Lee walks to the dressing room. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Shifting To and Fro

Can the LA Kings score goals? Not exactly. In their last six games, they’ve notched totals of 2-0-2-2-3-1. Can they score goals with Marian Gaborik in their lineup? Better question. But still, the answer’s...
Buffalo Sabres Tyler Ennis. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Sabres Buffaloed by Lack of Results

You would really think, looking at the Buffalo Sabres roster, that the average age was about 34. Why’s that? Because the names have been so familiar for so long. Try Gionta, Gorges, Moulson, Meszaros,...
Defenseman Cam Fowler (#4) of the Anaheim Ducks and Right Wing Matt Read (#24) of the Philadelphia Flyers use their feet to gain possession of the puck

Balance, Speed, and Two Goals

Generally speaking, you don’t go to an Anaheim Ducks game to admire the defensive corps. Not that they’re not good. But the team has, for as long as they’ve been successful (say since about 2003) been...
Jonathan Quick

How (Not) to Win a Hockey Game

The Minnesota Wild are frustrated. They have to be. They went to Anaheim Friday night having had a five-day layoff and lost a close 2-1 game, a game in which only a turnover in the late going gave the Ducks,...