March 2, 2009 |
A fast start helped the Chicago Blackhawks put a timely end to a mini-slump. Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Dustin Byfuglien scored in the first period, and Antti Niemi made 22 saves in his first NHL start Sunday to give the Blackhawks a 4-2 win over the Kings. Dave Bolland added a power-play goal with 43 seconds left in the third as the Blackhawks ended an 0-2-1 skid and defeated the Kings for the first time in three games this season.
April 13, 2010
No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 7 Nashville Records: Blackhawks 52-22-8, Predators 47-29-6. Power Play: Blackhawks 17.7% (16th), Predators 16.4% (24th). Penalty Killing: Blackhawks 86.3% (fourth), Predators 77.1% (28th). Leading scorers: Blackhawks: Patrick Kane 30-58—88. Predators: Steve Sullivan 17-34—51. Outlook: The Blackhawks had a superb season, earning a franchise-record 112 points but losing the No. 1 seeding on the final day of the season.
January 28, 2008 |
ATLANTA -- Until this weekend, Kings forward Anze Kopitar thought of Ducks forwards Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf as enemies. After sitting beside them in the West All-Stars' locker room this weekend, Kopitar gained a new appreciation for his rivals. "We actually became good friends," he said Sunday. "It doesn't really matter if we're Kings and Ducks. They're good guys off the ice. On the ice that's the job and we kind of have to maybe hate each other, but now we can respect each other."
April 18, 2012 |
Canucks star forward Daniel Sedin, out because of a concussion since March 21, said he expects to be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Kingsfor Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at Staples Center. In fact, he was fairly emphatic. "Yeah. Absolutely," he said in the dressing room after Wednesday's morning skate. Wednesday night they are planning to start goalie Cory Schneider in Game 4, the team said. Roberto Luongo, the starter in the first two games of the series, was not made available for comment.
June 1, 2013 |
The Chicago Blackhawks scored two second-period goals as part of a repeated shot-taking effort on gifted Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, producing a 2-1 victory over visiting Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday at United Center. Following a first-period goal by Kings winger Justin Williams -- his third goal in two games -- Chicago produced two goals within a four-minute span in the second period to take the lead. First, with 7:31 left, Johnny Oduya blasted a shot from the right side that Blackhawks veteran center Patrick Sharp followed, beating Quick to the left.
March 17, 2010 |
The Ducks probably can't win this struggle, but they still have some fight in them. After a feisty 4-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday at the Honda Center, they have beaten the top two teams in the Western Conference in consecutive games. But even after the wins over San Jose and Chicago, they are still eight points out of a playoff spot with 13 games left — and four teams between them and eighth-place Detroit. Add another concern after defenseman James Wisniewski's second-period hit on Brent Seabrook knocked the dazed Chicago defenseman out of the game with what was termed — in one of hockey's euphemisms — "an upper-body injury."
February 20, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday's Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn't taking the bait. Though Doughty said he hoped to confront Quick in a shootout, the Kings and U.S. goalie said neither would have an advantage if it came down to that. “He's seen me go a lot of times in the shootout. I've seen him go a couple times,” Quick said Thursday after the U.S. team's practice.
March 30, 2006 |
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle for the New York Rangers' single-season points record Wednesday night, assisting on four straight goals in a 5-1 victory over the host New York Islanders. Jagr passed Ratelle at 7:23 of the first period, setting up Petr Prucha's power-play goal for point No. 110. Jagr also assisted on Martin Straka's three goals to help the Rangers move four points ahead of second-place Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division.
March 23, 2009 |
Getting forward Patrick Sharp back in the lineup and gaining a lead helped the Chicago Blackhawks snap their longest winless streak of the season. Sharp and Martin Havlat each scored two goals, Nikolai Khabibulin made 14 saves, and Chicago defeated the Kings, 4-1, on Sunday to end an 0-3-2 slump. Sharp skated in his first game after missing 16 with a left knee injury.