Pavel Datsyuk's Slick Moves Put Detroit Up 1-0 Over Bruins

Just 30 seconds before this play, Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard watched Milan Lucic 's redirection of Jarome Iginla's shot/pass on goal harmlessly trickle through the crease. It was the Bruins best chance of the night and on the pendulum swing back, they were down 1-0. These things always seem to happen that way: a… » 4/19/14 9:49am 4/19/14 9:49am

The Year's Best Crossover Came In The NHL

Picking a "best hockey player in the world" is a fool's errand. We anoint an Alex Ovechkin, who seems determined to prove us wrong. We back one or another Penguin, when's it not even clear which is the best on his own team. We even, for a feverish couple of weeks, decide on Claude Giroux; whoops. But you can't ever… » 3/29/13 9:40am 3/29/13 9:40am

Pavel Datsyuk Scores Goal After Skating Through Entire Team

This is hockey's version of going coast-to-coast, though with a much greater degree of difficulty. It's the Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk single-handedly tying the Predators and forcing overtime with 6:30 to play last night in Nashville. Datsyuk ultimately couldn't do it all, though. The Preds went on to win in OT. » 2/20/13 12:50pm 2/20/13 12:50pm

The NHL Barely Dodged A Putin-Backed Russian Mutiny, But The League…

The NHL lockout is over, and most of the players (not Lubomir Visnovsky, though) who kept their games sharp in the KHL have returned to work in the United States. Washington's Alex Ovechkin is back in the States, saying funny things and wearing funny t-shirts. Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has abandoned Magnitogorsk, a… » 1/08/13 5:00pm 1/08/13 5:00pm