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  1. The Quick and the Dead: The Resurrection of the Kings Goalie

    Katie Baker

    "I don't think it would be any different if we were down 3-0," said L.A. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick late Monday night. He had just recorded a shutout in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, one that put his team a lone win away from i...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Another OT Thriller: How the Rangers Let Game 1 Slip Away

    Katie Baker

    When the Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins in five last season in the second round of the playoffs, the first game of the series was particularly frustrating for New York fans. Going into the matchup there was little doubt about who was the better te...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. We Went There: The Fall of the Blackhawks, the Return of the King...

    Katie Baker

    The last time I saw Luc Robitaille in person, he was standing behind a bar inside Staples Center tossing out victory cigars. This was two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings had just won the franchise's first Stanley Cup, and Robitaille &m...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. Hawks-Kings Game 5: One of the Greatest Hockey Overtimes Ever Pla...

    Katie Baker

    "I've seen a lot of games, been involved in a lot of games," said Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who has been behind the bench for 17 seasons. "That might have been the greatest overtime I&rsquo...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. King of L.A.: ‘Doughnut’ Doughty’s Stanley Cup ...

    Katie Baker

    The four most chilling words for a hockey fan aren't "late 3-1 lead" or "new collective bargaining agreement." They're "Drew Doughty is 24." The reminder that one of the...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. The Habs and the Hab-Nots

    Katie Baker

    Dustin Tokarski stood atop a tiny pedestal late on Thursday night, his back pressed up against the concrete Madison Square Garden wall. You could have said the same thing, really, about his entire team earlier that day. The Montreal Canadien...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. Triple Low-Fives for Everyone: Montreal Moves On

    Katie Baker

    Swept up in the exuberance of a new lifetime high in his young and promising athletic career, the joyful athlete took another man's head in his hands, as the TV cameras rolled, and planted a big, happy kiss right on his face. It was...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. How the Ducks Can Beat the Kings

    Katie Baker

    You might be forgiven for not realizing that the Anaheim Ducks have, or at least had, home-ice advantage over the L.A. Kings in the second round of the playoffs. With the two teams located just a traffic jam away from one another, Kings fans flocked...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. Marc-Andre Fleury Gets By With a Little Help From His Friend

    Katie Baker

    It's a sacred relationship, the one between a goalie and his net. It's a German shepherd and his bowl; a little rich girl and her pony; Wiz Khalifa and his bong. Which is why it wasn't surprising to see Pittsburgh Pengui...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Rangers-Flyers Heads to Game 7, Because of Course It Does

    Katie Baker

    Following Game 1 of the Rangers-Flyers first-round playoff series, Philadelphia forward Wayne Simmonds had some words of support for rookie teammate Jason Akeson. The young player had taken a costly third-period penalty in a tied game that led to two...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  12. The NHL Playoffs Start Getting Real: Say Good-bye to Young Tampa ...

    Katie Baker

    You never want to be the reality show contestant who gets sent home in the very first episode. After all that buildup - the auditions and the photo shoots, the well-wishes from all your friends and family, the commercials, and the wacky hou...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  13. We Went There: A Night in the Shark Tank

    Katie Baker

    Joe Louis Arena has its long history, TD Garden has its swagger, and the Bell Centre has that certain je ne sais quoi. But if I were compiling a list of favorite places to go to watch a hockey game, the Shark Tank in San Jose would be very close to t...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  14. Hockeytown Endures

    Katie Baker

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  15. Katie Baker's November Bake Shop

    Katie Baker

    Would you rather see your favorite team hoist the Cup or your home country capture Olympic glory? Plus, questions on wedding etiquette, bullying in sports, and New York FANdom in this month's Bake Shop!

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  16. 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