Toffoli Haunts Predators

For the first week of the season in LA, it looked, in the immortal words of Ernest Thayer, like “there was no joy in Mudville.” Nothing was going right, and the hockey team wasn’t winning. People were starting ...

Sharks Quicker to Quick

No miracles were forthcoming for LA on Wednesday night as they took a dispiriting loss to an energetic San Jose team to open the season. 5-1 was the final, and the numbers did no favors to LA. Twenty shots, tho...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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, ...

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...