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Junior Hockey Player Farts Out A Spectacularly Bad Shootout Attempt

This poor schmuck is named Marko Milovanovic, and he is the captain of the Serbian junior national team. During Sunday’s game against Spain, young Marko stepped up to take his turn in the tie-breaking shootout, and proceeded to just fall right the hell down, gently sliding the puck past the blue line and right into… »4/22/15 3:12pm4/22/15 3:12pm

How Those 3-on-3 Overtime Rules Would Cut Down NHL Shootouts

The NHL general managers are having their annual meetings this week and for the second year in a row they are discussing rule changes to decrease the number of games that are resolved by a shootout. The particular ideas they're tossing around—centered around adopting a 3-on-3 overtime—stand a very good chance of… »3/18/15 12:52pm3/18/15 12:52pm

L.A. Police Chase Results In Live, Televised Gunfight

A man police say is suspected of kidnapping led Los Angeles officers on a chase through south L.A. before stepping out of his car and firing a handgun at cops—before taking a barrage of return fire and seeking cover. All four Los Angeles major network affiliates covered the battle live—despite policies that recommend… »3/13/15 8:50pm3/13/15 8:50pm

Are NHL Teams Better Or Worse In Must-Score Shootout Situations?

Last week, the Panthers and Capitals set a record by taking a shootout 20 rounds, eclipsing the previous record (15) held by a November 2005 game between the Caps and Rangers. It was also the first time since the shootout was implemented in 2005/2006 that skaters were allowed a second attempt, which is only… »12/22/14 3:29pm12/22/14 3:29pm

I Wish That Panthers-Caps Shootout Were Still Going

The shootout is dumb and bad. It is a sideshow, a skills competition, a way to decide a hockey game that bears only the slightest resemblance to hockey. It is a poor answer to a question no one was asking. And yet, every once in a while, a shootout gets so absurd, so endlessly, deliriously bananas, that it nearly… »12/17/14 9:35am12/17/14 9:35am

​How The Long-Change OT Could Cut NHL Shootouts By A Third

The NHL General Managers are meeting this week in Boca Raton, FL, and one of the major issues on their agenda is how to increase the number of games that are resolved before a shootout. Currently, there are two ideas floating around on how to increase the number of overtime goals, and thereby prevent shootouts. Here,… »3/12/14 3:42pm3/12/14 3:42pm

Here's The Best Goal From The KHL All-Star Game, Which Had A Final Score Of 18-11

The KHL All-Star Game was more notable for the NHLers playing—Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk took part after getting permission from their American teams, even after Kovalchuk made comments casting doubt on his intentions to return to the Devils this year. (Lubomir Visnovky wasn't an all-star, but he's still not… »1/14/13 5:05pm1/14/13 5:05pm