Left Wing R.J. Umberger (#18) of the Philadelphia Flyers gets a step on Defenseman Andrej Sekera (#4) of the Carolina Hurricanes

Big on Defense

What’ new in LALALand? The Kings traded away a first-round pick (if they make the playoffs this year) and a prospect (Roland McKeown) for a defenseman to shore up a blueline weakened by suspension (Voynov) and ...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

Never Behind the D

The Wings had their Monday night game with Anaheim well in hand. They were ahead by a pair of goals, and they were continuing to dominate the play towards the end of the second period. But then the Ducks came t...
Goalie Cory Schneider (#35) of the New Jersey Devils gets into position

Kings Blow It at Home

Regular readers of NHL media information probably know more than they need to about the Eastern Conference teams. Why is that? Because despite the fact that the Stanley Cup has been won by the West in six of th...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

One Save, Many Iterations

All it takes is one save to make a career. Exaggeration? Maybe, but it’s one save repeatedly made, a great one, that has made Jonathan Quick the hero of the LA Kings nation. Monday night, he did it once more. H...
Eric Staal waits for the puck drop.(Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Quarter-pole Win for Kings

Carolina came into LA Thursday night eighth in the East’s wildcard race. That means they were way out of the playoffs. And they didn’t have the excuse of having games in hand. They just haven’t won much this ye...
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 mean.   Year ...
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, Stewart, ...
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, in...
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Bigger, Better, But Blue(s)

So the Ryan Miller thing didn’t work out for them. The St. Louis Blues aren’t looking back. They’ve played three games this year, letting in just four goals in regulation and OT. On Thursday night against th...