Report: Mike Richards Stopped At Canadian Border With Oxycodone 

According to TMZ, former Kings center Mike Richards was stopped at the Canadian border two weeks ago and “questioned about oxycodone pills,” but has not been charged with any crime. (Update: According to the Winnipeg Sun, Richards was arrested at the border.) Rumors and allegations of substance abuse have dogged… » 6/30/15 7:53pm 6/30/15 7:53pm

Kings Terminate Mike Richards's Contract Under Mysterious Circumstances

The offseason hits are piling up for the Los Angeles Kings. Four days after center Jarret Stoll pleaded out his case after being arrested in Vegas for possession of ecstasy and coke, the Kings have terminated center Mike Richards’s contract for a “material breach.” Here’s the full, terse, statement:… » 6/29/15 7:54pm 6/29/15 7:54pm

Andrei Vasilevskiy Is Not Quite Good Enough As Blackhawks Even Series

In Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Lightning goalie Ben Bishop went in and out of the game in the third period, possibly because he had the runs. In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bishop was obviously hobbled yet still good enough to stone the Blackhawks. Finally, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bishop’s… » 6/11/15 1:24am 6/11/15 1:24am

Missouri TV Station Airs Branson Country USA Instead Of Game 7

Hockey fans in Joplin, Mo. hoping to see an exciting Game 7 between Chicago and Anaheim tonight aren’t getting live Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey on NBC. No, their affiliate KSNF has the most redneckian of redneck shows on instead: Branson Country USA. The channel helpfully advises viewers looking for hockey to tune… » 5/30/15 8:52pm 5/30/15 8:52pm

Blackhawks Top Ducks 3-2 In Triple OT

It isn’t the prettiest goal you’ll ever see—and it’s no head goal—but it did the trick just fine. Blackhawks forward Marcus Krüger punched the puck past Frederik Andersen 16 minutes and 12 seconds into the game’s third overtime; the longest game in the Chicago Blackhawks’s 89-year history. (It was only the second… » 5/20/15 2:23am 5/20/15 2:23am

Potential Double OT-Winning Goal Disallowed For Being Too Awesome

Hockey players regularly play soccer in the locker room before games, and Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw pulled his best Ronaldo impression when he headed in a goal that left the city of Chicago thinking they’d won Game 2 of the Western Conference Final in double overtime. But no! It turns out that’s illegal. But… » 5/20/15 1:15am 5/20/15 1:15am