Pittsburgh learned it would be without star defenseman Kris Letang until next season because of a herniated disc in his neck.

After winning it all last June, the team had a short summer to recover physically. Then six of its best players — Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin, and Olli Maatta — ramped things up early, and missed most of training camp, by participating in the World Cup of Hockey. The 82-game […]

NHL playoffs 2017: Penguins not Capitals feeling heat as teams head to Game 7

When the Capitals fell behind the Penguins three games to one in their NHL playoff second-round series, it seemed as though history was about to repeat. Another Presidents’ Trophy regular season, another second-round exit. Two wins in elimination games later, and the Capitals have pushed all of that pressure back onto the Penguins. No longer […]

the Coyotes pick up a solid two-way center who has recorded 50 or more points in five of his seven NHL seasons

Ekman-Larsson slipped to 12 goals and 39 points a year ago after consecutive 20-goal seasons from the back end. In 2014-15 he scored 23 goals, and a year later he established a career-high with 55 points. In Stepan, the Coyotes pick up a solid two-way center who has recorded 50 or more points in five […]

Hawks GM Wes Wilcox insults black women, including his wife, with bad ‘joke’

Apparently, Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox thinks being in an interracial marriage gives him a free pass to insult minorities to their faces. Pacers forward Myles Turner scored 25 points with 15 rebounds and five blocks in a 121-109 win against the Nets. Turner, who is averaging 15.6 points per game this season, now has […]

Raptors call Lance Stephenson’s late score ‘disrespectful’; Paul George agrees

The Raptors and Pacers exchanged words near the end of Indiana’s 108-90 victory, leading to several technical fouls. And the comments didn’t end there. The Raptors didn’t appreciate a score by Pacers guard Lance Stephenson in the final seconds with the Pacers leading by 15. After Stephenson dribbled down the court for an uncontested layup […]