The NHL denied reports on Wednesday that the league is planning to expand to Las Vegas, Quebec City, Seattle and Toronto. Expansion is “not in our plans. There is absolutely nothing new on that,” according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
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The NHL commissioner is showing a liking for Las Vegas, so that’s a start. Gary Bettman is planning to expand the 30-team league, and Seattle, Portland, Ore., Kansas City and Quebec City are on his short list. But he’s definitely ready to bring ice to the desert, according to a report from the Vancouver Province.
A charity hockey game featuring several past and present NHL and ECHL players will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fiesta Rancho’s Sobe Ice Arena.
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season. The NHL announced Wednesday that the Pacific Division foes will meet at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara on Feb. 21.
The local soccer pubs started filling up early Tuesday because the U.S. was playing Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup. These fans appeared to be dedicated, and perhaps a little loaded. They were not, however, the most dedicated sports fans in Las Vegas.
Dustin Brown has yet to spend his official day with the Stanley Cup, but the Los Angeles Kings captain has already celebrated several days with the most storied trophy in sports with his teammates and family.
It would be hard to find a player more worthy of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy than New York Rangers center Dominic Moore — who returned to the NHL this season after taking a leave of absence from the league in the spring of 2012 to care for his wife, Katie, after she’d been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.
The NHL commissioner said the league has no plans to expand right now but will keep an eye on the MGM-AEG arena project that could one day bring Las Vegas into the fold. The NHL is in town this week for its annual Awards Show Tuesday at Wynn Las Vegas.
In advance of Tuesday’s NHL Awards show at the Wynn’s Encore Theater, 18 NHL trophies will be on display at the MGM Grand’s hotel lobby from 1 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Sunday.
Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.
Captain Dustin Brown redirected Willie Mitchell’s shot 10:26 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings outlasted the New York Rangers 5-4 Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.
In what figures to be a long, hard-fought series, stellar goaltending by Jonathan Quick could be the key factor working in the Los Angeles Kings’ favor in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
The Kings-Blackhawks series wasn’t the Hanson brothers putting on the foil. It wasn’t Ned Braden stripping down to his athletic supporter, either. It would have been fun to watch, even had the organist played “Lady of Spain” between every period.
Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.
The Las Vegas Wranglers minor league hockey team will skip the 2014-15 season because it does not have a place to play, but will work on finding a permanent venue for the 2015-16 season.
The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team Wednesday informed the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas that the minor league club has pulled the plug on its ice rink-arena project at the hotel parking lot because it cost too much, leaving fans wondering where the team will play next season in Las Vegas.
The Wranglers played their final game at the 7,773-seat venue that has been their ECHL home for the past 11 seasons Friday night in a 3-2 loss to the Alaska Aces before a crowd of 2,543.
Only a handful of teams in pro sports history have rallied to win a playoff series after trailing 3-0. That’s the daunting challenge facing the Wranglers.
Earlier this season, Wranglers center Chad Nehring’s girlfriend, Canadian Karinne Seiferling, outlasted four other people to win a Calgary radio station’s “Panic Room” contest.
For the second straight game, the Wranglers scored late in the first period to quiet the constant clanging of cowbells at Alaska’s Sullivan Arena.
A little more than an hour after the eighth-seeded Detroit Red Wings upset the top-seeded Boston Bruins in the opener of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night, the Wranglers hit the ice against the Alaska Aces intent on repeating the feat in the ECHL playoffs.
Las Vegas will need to embark on a good run to upset the Alaska Aces in their ECHL Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series, which starts today at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
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