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The National Hockey League on Saturday issued a $100,000 fine to the San Jose Sharks organization for comments made by general manager Doug Wilson regarding the suspension levied to Raffi Torres earlier in the week.
The NHL fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 on Saturday for general manager Doug Wilson's public comments about forward Raffi Torres' suspension.
This lockout-shortened season has been an easy ride for the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the corner of the Boston Bruins' locker room, hanging from the hooks in Andrew Ference's stall, is a yellow running singlet with the team's "Spoked B" logo on the front.
Jason Spezza doesn't have much time to return to form if the Ottawa Senators want to extend their season.
A practically perfectly executed game got the Detroit Red Wings the split they came into Chicago hoping to achieve.
Brendan Smith netted the game-winning goal late in the second period, part of a four-goal burst which lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to even this Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece. Damien Brunner, Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula also lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who recovered nicely following Wednesday's series-opening 4-1 loss. Henrik Zetterberg posted two assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 19 shots for the win. Patrick Kane registered the lone goal and Corey Crawford made 26 saves for the Blackhawks, who saw their eight-game win streak against Detroit ended. Game 3 shifts to Joe Louis Arena on Monday.
Brendan Smith netted the game-winning goal late in the second period, part of a four-goal burst which lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to even this Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece.
Sharks forward Martin Havlat will make his long-awaited return to action in Game 3 of a Western semifinal against the Los Angeles Kings.
Loui Eriksson scored twice on the power play and Jhonas Enroth made 30 saves to lead Sweden in a 3-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals of the 2013 World Hockey Championship.
Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has been diagnosed with a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the team announced Saturday.
The San Jose Sharks will try to rebound from a crushing loss when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals on Saturday.
The top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks will try to extend their lead in the Western Conference semifinals on Saturday when they host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 at United Center.
Dan Bylsma has spent more than four years watching Sidney Crosby be Sidney Crosby.
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Viktor Stalberg took the ice wearing his now-familiar white No. 25 sweater for practice Friday at the United Center.
The day before the Blackhawks got their hands on the Red Wings, Daniel Carcillo and Jamal Mayers got their hands on each other. Right around the neck, actually, with some pushing and scowling followed by unpleasant words as they eventually skated away.
The names on the backs of their Blackhawks sweaters read like an All-Star team: Toews, Kane, Keith, Hossa, Sharp.
SAN JOSE, Calif.-Being ever the optimist about the San Jose Sharks, I pointed out to coach Todd McLellan on Friday that no team in franchise history has recovered from losing the first two games of a playoff series to come back and win it.
Raffi Torres had to keep his thoughts to himself Friday, as the Sharks declared the suspended left wing off limits to media microphones.
If you remember, they didn't think they played well last year, either.
The Sharks' power play and penalty killing units that were so effective against the Vancouver Canucks are finding things to be a bit more difficult against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Ottawa Senators have plenty of respect for Sidney Crosby.
It's a short flight. Nice weather. Beautiful team hotel. The Kings, it would seem, enjoy everything about visiting this city except for the small matter of playing hockey games inside HP Pavilion.
Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby tends to step it up a notch when playing in the postseason, especially against the Ottawa Senators.
Brendan Smith became the social media poster boy for all that went wrong for the Red Wings in the Game1 debacle Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Henrik Zetterberg had a good laugh when it was suggested the Red Wings try a pea under Johan Franzen's mattress Friday night.
Danny DeKeyser joined practice, and then he joined his first Red Wings barbecue. His right hand might be in a cast, and that won't change for at least another week, but a man has priorities: work and food.
LOS ANGELES-No one had to tell the Los Angeles Kings they were struggling on the power play.
On Friday, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson revealed his thoughts about the league-mandated suspension to veteran forward Raffi Torres.
The Sharks on Friday wanted to forget about a controversial delay of game call on Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the late stages of Game 2 against the Los Angeles Kings that put San Jose down two men with less than three minutes left in the third period.
Drew Miller called himself a viable option to rejoin the lineup, and that was all coach Mike Babcock needed to hear.
It is never good, in the sports world, to be worried about your "own end," not in horse racing, not in sumo wrestling and certainly not in hockey.
If the punishment Brendan Shanahan levied against San Jose's Raffi Torres was designed to send a message, the only one that came across is life isn't fair if you are a hockey player named Raffi Torres.
The New York Islanders agreed to terms on a one-year contract with tough guy Eric Boulton on Friday.
Swedish defenseman Alexander Edler has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 World Hockey Championship.
Anaheim's Bruce Boudreau, Ottawa's Paul MacLean and Joel Quenneville of Chicago have been named finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the top coach in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to extend their lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals, as they host the Ottawa Senators in Friday's Game 2 at CONSOL Energy Center.
Brad Marchand left the morning skate early. The Bruins were thrilled he was on the ice at the end of the game Thursday night.
Although Trevor Lewis knows all about postseason heroics after scoring two goals in a Stanley Cup-clinching victory last season, even he was a bit overwhelmed by the Los Angeles Kings' latest spectacular playoff feat.
Two power-play goals by the Los Angeles Kings 22 seconds apart with less than two minutes to play turned a bad day for the Sharks into a miserable one.
LOS ANGELES - It is the crime that brings unrelenting punishment, it seems, especially at playoff time.
Heading into the lockout-shortened season that promised rare challenges to players and coaches alike, Joel Quenneville had three things he wanted the Blackhawks to accomplish over the 48 games to be a contender.
LOS ANGELES - Two power-play goals by the Los Angeles Kings 22 seconds apart with less than two minutes to play turned a bad day for the Sharks into a miserable one.
LOS ANGELES-Trevor Lewis, the mellowest of the low-key Los Angeles Kings, is hardly given to out-sized statements or outlandish proclamations.
LOS ANGELES - In two improbable minutes, the Kings went from soul-searching to celebrating.
LOS ANGELES-The 18,000-plus fans who crammed into Staples Center didn't want to leave, lingering to digest what they had seen and savor an improbable moment. Who could blame them for trying to prolong a moment so stunning that it was at least the equal of the many feats the Kings pulled off last spring in winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in 45 years?
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LOS ANGELES - However long their series with the Los Angeles Kings lasts, Raffi Torres won't be in the Sharks lineup.
Carmelo Anthony showed early in Game 5 the Knicks weren't going down without a fight. Anthony set the tone with a hard foul in the opening minute and went on to pace New York with a game-high 28 points as the Knicks stayed alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 wire-to-wire victory over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Following consecutive 11-point losses at Bankers Life Fieldhouse that saw them shoot 35 percent from the floor, the Knicks connected on 41 percent of their shots Thursday to pull within 3-2 in the series. J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland stepped up with 13 points apiece off the New York bench, while Raymond Felton added 12 for New York, which forced 19 turnovers, including seven in the fourth quarter. Paul George scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half while David West checked in with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who were trying to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2004. They get another chance when the series shifts back to Indianapolis for Game 6 on Saturday, where they are 4-0 against the Knicks this season.