Posts Tagged ‘nhl’

Austin Wagner recalls value of Nate Thompson’s mentoring after shining in Kings’ loss

Austin Wagner was told to be ready to play when the Kings gathered for their morning skate. It wasn’t a motivational figure of speech. The rookie knew something was brewing, and it turned out to be his first taste of the cold realities of the NHL trade deadline

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Brianna Decker gets bonus she deserves for her All-Star skills performance

Kendall Coyne Schofield made history when she competed against NHL players in Friday’s NHL All-Star fastest skater skills contest and finished seventh among eight contestants. Her U.S. Olympic gold medal teammate Brianna Decker got less attention because Decker demonstrated a skill without actually…

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Gary Bettman paints a very sunny picture of the NHL

Gary Bettman presented the NHL as a haven of sunshine and rainbows, declaring on the eve of the All-Star game the league has never been healthier financially, more competitive, fan-friendlier, or more tech-savvy. And a unicorn appeared on the scene, too

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What we learned in the NHL last week: Capitals continue slide while Islanders streak

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL: Defending champions hit a bump in the road The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting on Sunday after their 8-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks extended their losing streak to five, their longest since early in the 2014-15 season. They’ve…

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Jake Muzzin has been a tower of strength for the Kings through a turbulent season

Jake Muzzin has a lot on his plate these days, so much so that he sometimes leans on teammates for advice. But this has nothing to do with bodying up the best forwards in the NHL every other night, killing penalties or blocking shots. Muzzin and his wife, Courtney, are expecting their first child,..

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What we learned in the NHL last week: Rough times in Anaheim call for some changes with Ducks

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL: The Ducks need changes. Or help.

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Dustin Brown’s overtime goal lifts Kings over Avalanche 3-2

Sean Walker waited for an equipment staffer to retrieve his souvenir puck when a teammate jokingly asked a question: Does he get one puck or two pucks? Walker’s initial score was nullified Monday night, but he eventually did get his first NHL goal, and it was the running gag in a relaxed Kings…

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Dustin Brown’s overtime goal lifts Kings over Avalanche 3-2

Sean Walker waited for an equipment staffer to retrieve his souvenir puck when a teammate jokingly asked a question: Does he get one puck or two pucks? Walker’s initial score was nullified Monday night, but he eventually did get his first NHL goal, and it was the running gag in a relaxed Kings…

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What we learned in the NHL last week: Ducks offense struggles

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL: The Ducks have forgotten how to score Just when it seemed the Ducks had gotten their act together by winning 11 of 13 games, they fell apart. They were outscored 9-2 in losing to the New York Rangers, Boston and Buffalo, and they will be at…

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What we learned from the Ducks’ 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes

Goals are still scarce for the Ducks, who have scored two goals or fewer in 17 of their 31 games this season. Through Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes , they ranked 30th in the NHL with an average of 2.35 goals per game, spared the indignity of ranking last only because the Kings have…

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