New Series… Old Story

By HOWARD BERGER NEWARK (May 31) – And, so it goes. With a clever, patient maneuver, Anze Kopitar resumed the astonishing pattern of the 2012 NHL playoffs by scoring at 8:23 of overtime last night and giving the Los Angeles Kings their ninth road victory in as many games – a 2-1 triumph over New […]

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 in 2011/2012 Season, Blog, Hockey News
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Media Frenzy at The Rock

By HOWARD BERGER NEWARK (May 30) – Players, coaches and managers of the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings gathered with reporters on the Prudential Center concourse Tuesday afternoon for Stanley Cup Media Day 2012. It was a well-organized and mostly-relaxed occasion as the Cup final combatants told their stories after skating earlier in […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 in 2011/2012 Season, Blog, Hockey News
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It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

By HOWARD BERGER NEWARK (May 29) – With a nod to the opening line of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album of June 1967, two decades has passed since a critical moment in the post-Stanley Cup era of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Yes, it was 20 years ago today – May 29, 1992 – that Pat […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 in 2011/2012 Season, Blog, Hockey News, Leafs, Leafs Photos
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NHL Logo-Mania

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 27) – Several weeks ago, while in St. Louis covering the Blues-Los Angeles Western Conference semifinal, I posted a blog in this corner that included National Hockey League team logos since 1967 – wondering which was your favorite. It was a simple question and it generated much response. The NHL, […]

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 in 2011/2012 Season, Blog, Hockey News, Leafs
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Kings Will Top Devils in Lengthy Final

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 26) – Do I believe the Los Angeles Kings are for real? Yes. Do I believe the Kings will win their first Stanley Cup this spring? Yes. Do I think it will happen as precisely and thoroughly as the Kings romped through the Western Conference playoffs? Not a chance. Get […]

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 in 2011/2012 Season, Blog, Hockey News
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Ah, the Joy of Commercial Aviation

By HOWARD BERGER PHOENIX (May 24) – Well, folks, I’ve got to be honest: after traveling as a reporter in the National Hockey League for more than two decades, I truly believed I had encountered just about every delay, misadventure and inconvenience imaginable. That isn’t to complain; I love my job and missed running around […]

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 in 2011/2012 Season, Blog, Hockey News
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