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Honing Skills in U.S., a Group of Teenagers Is Fueling China’s Hockey Shift

Trained in the United States, a group of teenagers are getting ready to display the evolution of Chinese hockey as interest spreads ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Wayne Gretzky Has a Few Points to Make About a Decline in Scoring and Creativity

The points scored by league leaders reflect how far removed hockey is from its offensive heyday, when Gretzky roamed the ice.

The Enduring Power of Jaromir Jagr

After 22 years and eight teams, the Panthers’ Jagr is bound for another playoff appearance and seems unlikely to retire any time soon.

U.S.A. Hockey Has No Need for Miracles Anymore

Though some initially blanched at the cost, U.S.A. Hockey’s concerted effort to develop talent has paid big dividends.

On Penalty Kill, Islanders Turn a Weakness Into a Weapon

A season ago, the Islanders were 26th in the N.H.L. in killing penalties; this season, they were fourth.

Jaromir Jagr vs. Islanders: A Long, Point-Filled History

Jagr, who has more regular-season points against the Islanders than any other player, leads the Panthers in scoring.

Rangers Sign Jimmy Vesey, Coveted by Much of the N.H.L.

The former Harvard forward signed a two-year contract with the Rangers, four years after the Nashville Predators selected him in the third round of the N.H.L. draft.

Slap Shot’s Content Is On the Move

Thank you for visiting Slap Shot. This blog’s regular features, including live game analysis, reader discussion, news and notes from Jeff Z. Klein and others, can now be found on the Hockey section front.

Rangers’ First Pick Is One With Ties to the Islanders

With the 65th overall pick, the Rangers chose Adam Tambellini, a 6-foot-2 center whose father and brother each played for the Islanders.

Devils Work a Trade So They Can Select Brodeur’s Son

The Devils took Anthony Brodeur, an 18-year-old goalie, with the 208th pick of the 211-pick draft, sending their seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Kings in exchange for the chance to pick Brodeur.

Islanders Make Deal With Wild Before Selecting a Defenseman in the First Round

The Islanders sent Nino Niederreiter to Minnesota for Cal Clutterbuck, and took defenseman Ryan Pulock with the 15th over all pick in Sunday’s N.H.L. draft.

Rangers Decide to Keep Richards

The Rangers announced Friday that they would not use their remaining compliance buyout this summer, ensuring that Brad Richards will return to the team for at least one more season.

Paille Goes from Role Player to Difference Maker for Bruins

Normally a low-profile fourth-line player, Boston forward Daniel Paille has scored the game-winning goal in two Stanley Cup finals games against Chicago.

Lundqvist Heads List of N.H.L. Invitees to Swedish Olympic Camp

Sweden's ice hockey federation has included N.H.L. players on the list of players invited to its Olympic orientation camp even though the N.H.L. and the I.O.C. have not yet reached an agreement allowing full participation at the Sochi Games.

Keeping Score: Which Statistics Show Path to the Cup?

Determining factors that might predict the winner of this year’s Stanley Cup finals based on analysis of the championship games or series of the N.F.L., N.B.A., N.H.L. and Major League Baseball, and the major finals in golf and tenn...

A Glimpse of Where Chicago Hockey Was in 1934

An article in The Chicagoan in 1934 profiles Maj. Frederic McLaughlin, the Hawks' mercurial owner.

Blackhawks Replace Stalberg With Bollig in Game 1

The move may mean that Coach Joel Quenneville was not pleased with Viktor Stalberg’s play, or that he could be embracing a bigger lineup against the imposing Bruins.

Bruins Likely to Replace Campbell with Daugavins

The Boston Bruins appear likely to fill their roster hole with Kaspars Daugavins for Game 4 against Pittsburgh after Gregory Campbell was lost for the playoffs with a broken leg.

Bruins Lose Campbell for Remainder of Playoffs

Gregory Campbell, who centers the so-called Merlot Line for the Bruins, sustained a broken leg when he blocked an Evgeni Malkin shot in the second period Wednesday.

Bruins’ Domination of Penguins Has Been Very Penguin-Like

The Bruins flipped the script on the Penguins in the first two games of their Eastern Conference finals series.

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