Canada eyes elusive prize

Apr 15, 2015

Canada eyes elusive prize

Following the Ottawa Senators’ sizzling run to secure a last-minute playoff berth, Canadian teams enter the Stanley Cup tournament in their greatest numbers since 2004, raising hopes of ending the country’s 22-year Cup drought. Five of the seven Canadian NHL franchises will compete in ...

Ovechkin, Capitals defeat Rangers

Mar 31, 2015

Ovechkin, Capitals defeat Rangers

The Washington Capitals showed the urgency of a team that hasn’t secured a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The New York Rangers haven’t looked the same since they clinched their place in the postseason. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two ...

Oct 7, 2014

Defending champion Kings ready for opener

The NHL’s 98th season opens Wednesday with the Los Angeles Kings raising a Stanley Cup championship banner, Boston playing host to Philadelphia and two matchups between Canadian rivals. The Kings will celebrate their second NHL crown in three seasons at a ceremony on Wednesday ...

Desire fuels Kings' winning ways

Jun 15, 2014

Desire fuels Kings' winning ways

Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenseman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the ...

Kings prevail in Game 7

Jun 2, 2014

Kings prevail in Game 7

When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is the king of the road. Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time ...