The Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold — perhaps for the last time.
WARROAD, Minn. | As T.J. Oshie was leading the U.S. men's team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia in Sochi on Saturday, his tiny Minnesota hometown was celebrating the Olympic success of yet another of its hockey players and wondering if he'd be the latest to medal.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Eleven Illinoisans are competing with the U.S. Olympic team in the winter games that start Thursday in Sochi, Russia.
BUFFALO, N.Y. | Ryan Miller's freshly designed red, white and blue goalie mask — with Uncle Sam on one side and a soaring bald eagle on the other — has arrived. The flights have long been booked for himself, his wife and father. And Miller has already arranged for his mother and sister to ta…
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller helped the United States win the silver medal four years ago in Vancouver.
In another sign of the growing concern about head trauma in sports, the NHL and the U.S. ski team will each have at least one concussion expert at the Sochi Olympics.
Dr. Jeff Kutcher is going to Russia as a volunteer for the U.S. Olympic Committee to look out for the well-being of Americans’ neurological health in every sport.
Sidney Crosby and Canada are traveling halfway around the world in search of another golden moment. Sweden, Finland and the U.S. team arrive in Sochi brimming with NHL talent and intending to depart with medals.
NEWARK, N.J. | Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon's Pick Boy was in the house.
ARLINGTON, Va. | There's been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.
TAMPA, Fla. | Radko Gudas was able to joke after being center stage in what both coaches called a crazy ending.
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, second from right, can't stop a shot by Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane as the Blackhawks' Brandon Pirri (37) and Lightning's Eric Brewer (2) look on during the second period Thursday in Tampa, Fla.
CHICAGO | Valtteri Filppula scored in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, left, blocks a shot by the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews during the second period Saturday.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane reveled in being a Sports Illustrated cover boy this week.
CHICAGO | The last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and a frustrating title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
The Blackhawks' Byron Froese (58) celebrates his first period goal with teammates Brad Mills and Ben Smith, right, during a preseason NHL hockey game against Detroit. Smith is one player who could have a larger role this season.
Swept out of the playoffs, Evgeni Malkin is itching to get back on the ice with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates.
SPEEDWAY | Kyle Busch and his Nationwide Series team tested at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this season, trying to find the secret to making it all the way to the finish of the Indiana 250, after coming up short in last year’s Brickyard 400.
CHICAGO | After two Stanley Cup championships in four seasons, there will be no question who the boss of the Blackhawks will be going forward.
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