December 13, 2001 |
One of the more comical moments in the Kings' 1-1 tie against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night took place midway through the period when Eric Belanger and the Predators' Scott Hartnell traded punches ... inside the Kings' net. It looked as if Belanger was coming to the aid of goaltender Felix Potvin, who was bumped by Hartnell, but Belanger said there was more to it. "He punched me right in the face," he said of Hartnell, "so I punched him back.
April 13, 2012 |
A celebration following the Boston Bruins' 1-0 overtime win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday evening took a turn for the rowdy. As Bruins fans celebrated their team's dramatic win, they pushed out a pane of glass that encircles the ice and it fell on David Krejci's head. Each pane reportedly weighs about 125 pounds. Krejci remained on his hands and knees for a few moments before standing up. He did not participate in Friday's practice. "I got a little sore neck but other than that I am good and I'll play tomorrow," Krejci told reporters on Friday.
October 25, 1993 |
Kelly Miller's goal at 1:26 of overtime Sunday night gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Edmonton. The victory, the Capitals' first in five road games, extended their win streak to three games. The Oilers, who have lost five in a row, are 0-7-1 in their last eight games after opening with two victories. Miller took a pass from defenseman Kevin Hatcher and beat goaltender Bill Ranford from the faceoff circle for the game-winner.
January 16, 2012
When: 7. Where: Rogers Arena. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-15-9, Canucks 28-15-3. Update: Kings leading scorer Anze Kopitar did not skate Monday, according to the team. Considering the physical beating that the center has been taking of late, being given the day off made complete sense. Assistant coach John Stevens ran practice Monday in Vancouver because Coach Darryl Sutter remained behind in Alberta to take care of some family business.
January 25, 1995 |
Players, agents and coaches are closely watching Vancouver Canuck Pavel Bure's request to be paid for games canceled because of the lockout. Bure, who signed a five-year, $25-million contract last June, didn't report when camps reopened. He arrived two days before the start of the lockout-shortened season, and then only after the Canucks offered to put $1.5 million in escrow pending an agreement or an arbitrator's decision on whether he is entitled to the money.
April 16, 2012 |
The presence of Daniel Sedin in Los Angeles is not a sure-fire guarantee he will play for Vancouver in Game 4 of their playoff series with the Kings. First, there is the matter of Tuesday's full practice with the Canucks and how he is feeling the following day. Vancouver Coach Alain Vigneault spoke Monday afternoon in Santa Monica about Sedin's status and potential availability for Wednesday's game at Staples Center. Sedin last practiced with his teammates a week ago. "Again, that won't be my decision on that," Vigneault said.
January 26, 1985 |
Mike Krushelnyski scored two goals and assisted on another by Wayne Gretzky to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Friday night at Edmonton, Canada. After 48 games, Krushelnyski has 26 goals, his highest total in a four-year NHL career. The lanky left-winger had 25 goals in 66 games last year with Boston.
December 7, 1987 |
Wayne Gretzky is definitely out of his slump. The incomparable center of the Edmonton Oilers had only a single assist in back-to-back defeats last week and that constitutes a slump for the scoring machine. He showed signs of emerging Saturday night with two goals to snap the mild skid of the Stanley Cup champions. It was merely a warmup. Gretzky went on a rampage Sunday night at Edmonton to lead the Oilers to a 10-4 romp over the Minnesota North Stars.
November 20, 2006 |
Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th NHL goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1, Sunday night at New York. Jagr's goal was his ninth of the season and fourth in four games. Jagr, in his 16th NHL season and third with the Rangers, moved within one goal of tying Jari Kurri for 15th on the all-time list. "It is probably going to hit me a little later," Jagr said of his milestone goal, which came 1:43 into the game.
April 23, 2002 |
The hockey world was in shock when eighth-seeded Vancouver took a 2-0 lead over Detroit in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series. Watching the Canucks win consecutive games at Joe Louis Arena was especially tough on Red Wing fans, who booed or jeered Scotty Bowman's team throughout the last period of Detroit's 5-2 Game 2 loss last week. Detroit's fans shouldn't be so fickle. The Red Wings won this season's President's Trophy because they were the league's best team.