The Los Angeles Kings need a big comeback if they’re going to defend their Stanley Cup title. The St. Louis Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Kings in their opening round playoff series. Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times joins Bill Littlefield for an update.
The You Can Play Project, founded in 2012 by former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke and his son Patrick, was created to promote tolerance in professional sports. Patrick Burke joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the group’s efforts and the impact of Jason Collins’s recent announcement.
After a 2011 plane crash killed nearly the entire Russian pro hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team is back on the ice. Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com joins BIll Littlefield to discuss the team’s season.
Larry Kwong played just one shift in the NHL, but that shift made history. In 1948, Kwong became the first man of Chinese descent to play in the NHL. Kwong and writer David Davis join Bill to remember that milestone.
A high school hockey game in Minnesota took a bizarre turn on Tuesday when senior goaltender Austin Krause scored on his team’s own goal — on purpose. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joined Bill Littlefield to explain.
After a three-month lockout, the NHL season finally begins this weekend. The lockout’s been tough, especially for fans. But the road to a repeat championship victory is even tougher, especially after a lockout. OAG’s Susan Valot has the story from Los Angeles.
While hockey fans may not completely have lost interest in their NHL teams, they lost this year’s Winter Classic, the outdoor hockey extravaganza that takes place every New Year’s Day. But as Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports, in Williamsport, Pa., players and fans alike are getting their fill of hockey in the great outdoors.
Who won and who lost in the NHL labor struggle? And how will the rest of the season play out? Bill Littlefield talks with OAG’s hockey analyst Helene Elliott, who covers the NHL for the Los Angeles Times.
There will be an NHL season after all – or, at least, half a season. Bill Littlefield reports on how players and fans are reacting to the end of the lockout.
In 1977, a recipe of minor league hockey, swearing and violence produced an enduring piece of sports cinema. This year marks the 35th anniversary of ‘Slap Shot’. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the staying power of the hockey comedy that starred Paul Newman and three bruising, bespectacled brothers.