Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Ducks shut out Kings on Dodger Stadium ice ]]> Lead story image

LOS ANGELES — Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored first-period goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night in the NHL’s first warm-weather outdoor game. Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in his 20th career shutout as the league-leading Ducks dominated the landmark meeting of Southern California’s two hockey teams under the stars in Chavez Ravine. Andrew Cogliano added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left to close this unusual chapter in the NHL’s expanded slate of outdoor games. The league threw a California carnival for the event, filling left field with a … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:22:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lightning’s Ryan Malone arrested, charged with DUI, cocaine possession ]]> Lead story image

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said. An officer saw Malone’s SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, said Tampa Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski. After being pulled over, Malone got out of his vehicle, and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, Lusczynski said. According to the police report, the officer also found 1.3 grams of cocaine in one of Malone’s pockets. Malone refused to take field sobriety tests, but a breath test given … ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ U.S. hockey team beats Russia 3-2 ]]> Lead story image

SOCHI, Russia — In the beginning, it was a rematch of one of the greatest games ever played, a rivalry of epic proportions, the Cold War somehow reborn on ice. In the end, it was just two points in pool play, an appetizer, a mere harbinger of things to come. In between? The United States’ 3-2 shootout victory over Russia on Saturday afternoon was a hockey game. A riveting, unbelievable and unforgettable hockey game between two of the most talent-laden rosters in the world. ]]> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:39:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ U.S. Cellular Field on NHL’s radar ]]> Lead story image

With regards to Los Angeles and New York, Chicago always was an undeniable option to cap the NHL’s unprecedented run of outdoor games in the United States. ]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:31:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oilers’ Ben Scrivens sets NHL shutout record with 59 saves ]]> Lead story image

EDMONTON — Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 in a spectacular performance that helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Wednesday night. Scrivens topped the previous mark set by Phoenix’s Mike Smith, who stopped 54 shots in a victory over Columbus on April 3, 2012. The Sharks matched the record for shots against the Oilers, accomplished by the New York Rangers in a 4-3 loss in 1993. This time, the recently acquired Scrivens turned away all 59 as Edmonton won its third straight. Justin Schultz, Jordan Eberle and Taylor … ]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:52:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kings, Ducks say Dodger Stadium is ready ]]> Lead story image

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings stepped out of the home dugout and filed onto the fresh sheet of ice. Instead of a roof over their heads, helicopters hovered in the cloudy sky above Chavez Ravine. Dodger Stadium isn’t a field of dreams for many hockey players, but the Kings and the Anaheim Ducks are thrilled by the chance to play the NHL’s most unlikely outdoor game on Saturday. “We were trying to figure out how we could shoot a puck over the left field wall,” Los Angeles defenseman Robyn Regehr said. “Too many people around, though.” Southern California’s … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ CHAD: NHL has its problems ]]> Lead story image

I already have broken the only New Year’s resolution I made: Respect the NHL. Heck, I broke it less than 24 hours into the New Year while watching the Winter Classic go to a shootout. Shootout? What is this, an arcade game? OK, let’s review all the aspects of the NHL I cannot abide: ◆ The fighting, which I will not discuss any further today because, well, I’m not in a  fighting mood. ◆ The nearly year-round schedule, which I also will not discuss today because, well, life’s too short to complain about hockey taking up too much of our calendar. ◆ The … ]]> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:02:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Leafs edge Red Wings 3-2 in shootout at Winter Classic ]]> Lead story image

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey. Light snow swirled down in the Big House, making it tough to push the puck through piles of the white stuff on a sheet of ice where football is usually played. Teeth-chattering temperatures and a brisk wind were factors, too, that made the NHL’s Winter Classic much more of an event than a game. Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting Toronto to a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Wednesday in front of 105,591 fans — … ]]> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 21:36:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Wayne Gretzky statues vandalized in Ontario hometown ]]> Lead story image

Two new statues of hockey great Wayne Gretzky have been vandalized in his hometown. ]]> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:54:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ John Anderson to return as Wolves coach ]]>

By Wolves standards, winning only two playoff games over the last two seasons is a monumental disappointment. So in effort to return the organization to prominence the team is going to bring back John Anderson as its coach, a team source told the Sun-Times. ]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:24:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ U.S. Olympic hockey team might change its thinking in Sochi ]]> Lead story image

NEW YORK — Newly named U.S. general manager David Poile believes that the return of Olympic hockey to the larger European-size rink means the Americans have to expand their thinking on the team they should send to Sochi, Russia, next winter. “A player who was successful in Vancouver in 2010 may not be successful in Sochi,” Poile said said at a news conference Saturday. The Sochi Olympics will be played on the standard 200 by 100-foot international rink, meaning it will be 15 feet wider than the 2010 Vancouver rink. “(In 2010) you heard Brian Burke talking about words like … ]]> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:12:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ NHL draft: Avalanche looking at Nathan MacKinnon with first pick ]]> Lead story image

The Colorado Avalanche own the top pick in the NHL draft and a whole lot of options. Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones. Jonathan Drouin and Aleksander Barkov. They are the top candidates to go first Sunday at the Prudential Center. Colorado won the draft lottery and has flirted with the idea of picking a puck-moving defenseman in Jones. But it appears the Avalanche are leaning toward choosing a forward, perhaps the 17-year-old MacKinnon. MacKinnon, a 6-foot, 182-pound center, is a solid two-way presence with strong hands and stick-handling and skating skills. He is considered a natural scorer and a very … ]]> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:12:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bruins sweep Penguins for spot in Stanley Cup Final ]]> Lead story image

BOSTON — The Bruins defense shut down the potent Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the Eastern Conference finals. Then a Boston defenseman scored the goal that sealed the stunning sweep. Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Bruins reached the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win on Friday night. The Bruins dominated the series and held the high-scoring Penguins to just two goals. Pittsburgh never even had the lead in any of its four losses. “I think first and foremost, we’re obviously trying to be solid defensively,” McQuaid said … ]]> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 06:22:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bruins’ Gregory Campbell finished shift with broken leg ]]> Lead story image

BOSTON — Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell will miss the rest of the NHL playoffs with a broken right leg. General manager Peter Chiarelli made the announcement Thursday. Campbell was hurt during the second period of the Bruins 2-1, double-overtime victory Wednesday night that gave them a 3-0 lead over Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference finals. Game 4 is Friday night. During a Penguins power play, Campbell fell in the right faceoff circle with about eight minutes left. He got up and dove in the high slot to try and block Evgeni Malkin’s shot. He kept playing for about a … ]]> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fiery John Tortorella fired by Rangers ]]> Lead story image

The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. ]]> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:08:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Blackhawks’ Joel Quenneville up for Jack Adams Award ]]>

Joel Quenneville, Bruce Boudreau and Paul MacLean have been announced as the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given to the head coach who has contributed most to his team’s success. ]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:33:24 -0500