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  1. Hockey's Great Night of Game 7s (Games 7? Whatever.)

    Katie Baker

    Is it Games 7 or Game 7s? It's whatever you want it to be, as far as I'm concerned, because the truly important thing is that there were three of them taking place in the NHL on Wednesday night. The evening was like a pinball machine on mul...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  2. The Cold Never Bothered Him Anyway

    Katie Baker

    Some coaches mess with sunflower seeds, others chew gum. But as he stalks the bench, Mike Keenan gnaws on shards of ice, as if to toughen up while cooling down. It's a tic he cribbed early in his career from Scotty Bowman, the legendary NHL coac...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs: What to Watch for in the Winter Classi...

    Katie Baker

    Neither the Detroit Red Wings nor the Toronto Maple Leafs can be all too pleased with their long-awaited star turns as this year's Winter Classic participants. The weeks leading up to the NHL's annual showcase game, held this year at the University o...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  4. Billet families in the USHL

    Katie Baker

    Families who welcome promising young players from far and wide. Quirky hockey communities born in the heartland. Is this teenage hockey heaven? Nah, it's Nebraska.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  5. We Went There: Teenage Mutant Ninja Hertl's Four-Goal Night

    Katie Baker

    Tomas Hertl's first goal of the evening sent Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist packing. After his second, he stole a happy glance up at his mom and girlfriend. The Sharks were dismantling the Rangers and it was starting to get late when the young Czech...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  6. Team USA Takes to the Ice (Sorta)

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane is only 24 years old, but he's basically approaching middle age. The puckish puckhandler for the Chicago Blackhawks already has two Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe to his name, giving him a level of experience that very few NHL players sh...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  7. How We'd Keep It the Same: 15 Things That Should Never Change in ...

    Katie Baker

    So it turns out the NHL has a few things to work on during its summer vacation. But things aren't all bad! Here, in no particular order, are 15 things the NHL should never change. 1. The Goalie Masks I feel strongly on this subject. 2. The Re...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  8. Stanley Cup Final: Can the Blackhawks Win in Six (Again)?

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane was the first person to realize that the Chicago Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup. He had put a low-angle shot on net during overtime of Game 6 in Philadelphia, and the puck had disappeared from view, but Kane knew it wasn't stuck some...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  9. 2013 Stanley Cup Final: Chicago's Lucky Night

    Katie Baker

    What do you do when you're completely exhausted? Me, I get cranky. My eyes redden, my skin sags, my temper shortens, and everything seems like a much bigger deal than it probably is. Small tasks become grand impositions. Minor snafus seem life-ruinou...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  10. NHL playoff conference finals preview

    Katie Baker

    How will a week off affect Boston and Pittsburgh? (And other big questions about the NHL conference finals.)

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  11. NHL Playoff Round 2 Game 7s

    Katie Baker

    Can the San Jose Sharks topple the defending champs in Game 7?

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  12. Katie Baker on Sidney Crosby, the Penguins, and the rest of the w...

    Katie Baker

    Sidney Crosby helps lift the Pittsburgh Penguins, who could advance with a win Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  13. NHL Playoff Preview: An All-Canada Series & Plus Caps-Rangers! (A...

    Katie Baker

    This week, Grantland's Katie Baker will be previewing the NHL playoffs' first-round series. Today: Senators-Canadiens and Rangers-Capitals. Read Tuesday's installment here and Wednesday's here. Ottawa Senators (7) at Montreal Canadiens (2) Backst...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  14. NHL Playoff Preview: Will Crosby Return to Face the Islanders?

    Katie Baker

    This week, Grantland's Katie Baker will be previewing the NHL playoffs' first-round series. Today: Maple Leafs–Bruins, Islanders-Penguins, and Sharks-Canucks. Read yesterday's installment here. Toronto Maple Leafs (5) at Boston Bruins (4) B...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  15. The Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL playoffs

    Katie Baker

    The Blackhawks have won the Presidents' Trophy. What's next?

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  16. NHL Viewing Guide: WE BELIEVE IN YOU, COLUMBUS

    Katie Baker

    There are umpteen NHL games going on at any given time, and it's always hard to know how to allocate your attention. Here are our recommendations for the most interesting of the week's many matchups. New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils Tuesday,...

    Blog | March 19, 2013