The New York Rangers have rebounded from a disappointing 2013 and sit two wins away from the Stanley Cup Finals. Wall Street Journal reporter Matthew Futterman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the team’s unexpected rise.
For the first time in history, two Southern California hockey teams are facing each other in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Fans of the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings have been waiting for the showdown for 20 years. Susan Valot went to check out the rivalry.
The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have a storied playoff rivalry. Now they’re facing each other for the 34th time in the playoffs. OAG’s Doug Tribou gets the inside scoop on this rivalry.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have made it to the postseason for the second time in 14 years. They’re matched up against the powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins, but they aren’t backing down. Aaron Portzline joins Bill Littlefield to examine the matchup and the Blue Jackets’ postseason potential.
During their series with Tampa Bay, the Montreal Canadiens unveiled a new pregame video that turns the ice into a 3-D video screen and culimnates in a raging digital inferno. OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the production.
Of the 16 teams in the NHL playoffs, three hail from California. The LA Time’s Helene Elliott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss West Coast hockey’s heyday.
The Boston Globe’s John Powers has been in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. He shares one final update, including his prediction for the men’s ice hockey final.
2014 may be the last time that the NHL allows its athletes to compete in the Olympics. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will represent Sweden, and he joins Bill to discuss ice hockey and Sochi.
Last week Major League Baseball unveiled a new rule aimed at reducing head injuries. Bill Littlefield hopes more changes in other sports are on the way in 2014.
Just months after the NFL settled for $765 million, a group of NHL players have sued that league for failing to protect them against concussions. Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann explains why this lawsuit is different.