Pacific Division

Hope Still Lives

The Kings have to win twenty-five more games to wind up with 94 points. They have only thirty-two games to do that in. That’s the math. Now, you probably don’t want to hear about that for one of two reasons. Fi...

Why Not Every Night?

Back-to-back. You’re supposed to be tired, especially if your arms are weak from raising them on seven goal celebrations. But the Penguins were anything but that way in the early going on Saturday night. They c...

Who’s the Jerk Here?

This was going to be a happy story. It was going to start out this way: “The Ducks were never as bad as their recent record showed,” and then go on to talk about how a big win against the Penguins changed every...

The Only Goal

Exactly the same lineup, save for one defenseman. Even the same goalie. How cheeky is that of Ottawa coming off the first half of a back-to-back? Maybe they figured what worked down the road in Anaheim would wo...

Hand Me A Mirror

Eight games dropped in a row. That’s gotta change if the Ducks want to make the playoffs, and hosting Ottawa, the worst team in the league if standings points is your measurement, is a good way to start the tra...

Very Frustrated

Ken Hitchcock ripped his team in the most direct, least subtle post-game presser I’ve seen in my 600-plus game career covering the NHL after the Oilers lost 4-0 in LA on Saturday. In short, he began by saying t...

Knights Rounding Into Shape vs Devils

Las Vegas, NV- No story captivated the hockey world quite like the championship-minded Vegas Golden Knights in 2018. The expansion team won the Pacific Division and the Western Conference in their first year of...

One Showed Up

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed how poorly the Edmonton Oilers played in LA Saturday night on the way to a 4-0 loss. When their coach, Ken Hitchcock, was asked about his team after the game, he sa...

Photo Gallery: Flames vs Flyers (01/05/2019)

The visiting Calgary Flames defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 3-2 in overtime. Three Star Selections: 1st TJ Brodie (#7 CGY) 2nd Travis Konecny (#11 PHI) 3rd Johnny Gaudreau (#13 CGY)...

Blackwood Sparking Devils

NEWARK--Mackenzie Blackwood has as many NHL wins as he does leagues played in this season--three. It's part of the 22-year-old goaltender's journey that has re-energized the club, winning three-straight for the...