Jeff Carter, the not-so-old goat, had a goal and two assists as the Kings rolled over the Blackhawks 4-3 Saturday to take a 2-1 series lead, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.
If anyone imagines that the progress in labor talks made this week will end up seeing Gary Bettman given the bum's rush out of the NHL's New York offices, they will be sadly mistaken, writes Scott Burnside.
Andreas Lilja went from hero to goat in the Red Wings' loss to the Ducks on Sunday.
Friday's score was close, but the game's impact on the Rangers-Sabres series, and the psyches of the respective teams, could not have been more significant.
The Leafs must-have win over the Canadiens was memorable in a different sense writes Scott Burnside.
In the past, NHL coaches were the automatic goat for a team's failures and disappointments. Now, the pressure all points to general managers, writes Scott Burnside.