Guy Buys $1 Stanley Cup Tickets; StubHub Takes Them Away

Thanks to yet another StubHub seller who is bad at decimal places, a New York Rangers fan was able to purchase a few tickets for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals for $1 each (the purchase came with a $8.20 service fee, but who's complaining?). Unfortunately, this lucky Rangers fan probably won't end up attending any… » 6/04/14 11:56am 6/04/14 11:56am

Tuukka Rask Shuts Out Chicago Despite "Shitty" Ice; Bruins Lead 2-1

Game 3 actually ended in regulation, a nice change of pace from the first two games, but not before a short scuffle with about 11 seconds left. It looked like it was going to get really ugly for a second, but the refs quickly got control of the action and the game ended without (much) incident. Unless you count… » 6/17/13 11:21pm 6/17/13 11:21pm

Chicago Tribune Takes Back Its Post-Bombing Tribute To Boston

Remember the morning after the Boston Marathon bombings, when the Chicago Tribune dedicated the front page of its sports section to the city of Boston and its sports teams? That was a very sweet thing for the Tribune to do! But now, with the Bruins and Blackhawks facing each other in the Stanley Cup finals, the… » 6/14/13 10:25am 6/14/13 10:25am

Pucks, Lies, And Videotape: Where Is The Kings' Stanley-Cup-Winning…

The last puck of the Stanley Cup Finals: an important relic, timeless for the player who gets to keep it as a souvenir of the greatest achievement of his profession life, yet strangely secondary. In the rush to celebrate the final horn, not a single member of the Kings gave a thought to that little rubber disc. Not… » 6/29/12 11:05am 6/29/12 11:05am

L.A. Kings PR Staff Plans To Withhold Stats From The Devils,…

It's the responsibility of the home team's PR staff to compile statistics after each period, then rush print-outs down to both teams' locker rooms. It's not vital information, but it's nice for a coach to be able to quantify things like ice time and shots taken. During Saturday's game 5 in Newark, Devils PR was… » 6/11/12 5:31pm 6/11/12 5:31pm

Tonight No One Will Remember Hockey, Not Just Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Kings have had a pretty strange post season. They have completely dominated their opponents throughout each round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and endeared themselves to an increasingly Twitterized public all the while California has no idea who they are. The Devils meanwhile, are having a perfectly … » 6/09/12 5:54pm 6/09/12 5:54pm

Why Is No One Watching The Stanley Cup Finals?

It's not news that Stanley Cup Finals ratings are utterly abysmal, but here we are talking about them again because it's another year and the NHL has decided to hold another annual round of playoffs. Hooray for us, because the hockey has been really great! But not so good for NBC, which saw Games 1 and 2, broadcast on… » 6/05/12 10:50pm 6/05/12 10:50pm