Western Conference

The Devils, NHL and Then Some as the Season Wraps Up

The unfortunate familiarity of an early April exit has retruned in the Garden State. After being a surprise team in the NHL last year, culminating in their first playoff berth in five seasons, the Devils will m...

Challenging a Widely Accepted NHL Playoff Cliche

Everyone who calls themselves a hockey fan hears it at least once come late March or early April. “You gotta be hot going into the playoffs.” One of the most commonly used cliches in the hockey world is...

Price Ties Plante, Weal Good!

Let’s not get weepy, but I’m gonna say this: had I been able to look ahead from my Montreal childhood and see myself in an NHL press box covering the game on a nightly basis, I would have thought it a dream. If...

Ya Just Never Know

Just when you think there’s nothing much to see at the LA Kings’ game, pow! They pop two power play goals in the first four-plus minutes against Chicago. Chicago. One of the reasons fans braved the weather a...