LAS VEGAS -- Undrafted, signed by the Calgary Flames for a taste of the NHL, off to Russia for a season and then back to Calgary, through injuries and self-doubt, Mark Giordano has traveled a very different path through his hockey career.
LAS VEGAS -- Jason Zucker made a bold fashion statement in a wide pinstriped suit in the green of his Minnesota Wild at NHL Awards Media Day on Tuesday. It was being worn for the first time but, he said with a grin, "will be worn again next year, absolutely."
BOSTON -- Glenn Hall is bursting with pride about the St. Louis Blues' first Stanley Cup championship, their 4-1 Game 7 victory against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday coming 52 years after he was the first player selected by the club in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft.
BOSTON -- At some point Wednesday, Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson wanted to bail out of the ninth-floor TD Garden press box, go downstairs, lace up his skates and join the St. Louis Blues lineup.
BOSTON -- The lore of the Stanley Cup added another chapter Wednesday, the historic trophy arriving at TD Garden not in the hands of Hockey Hall of Fame caretakers Phil Pritchard and Craig Campbell, but smuggled in by two NHL security officers.
BOSTON -- If Wednesday evening unfolds as planned, photographer Bruce Bennett will be on the ice within a few seconds of the 2019 Stanley Cup having been won, once more capturing the unspeakable elation of triumphant players and the crushing disappointment of those who have come up short.
BOSTON -- It was the early 1960s and future Hall of Famer Brad Park, about 15, was in his Toronto driveway, a tennis ball on his stick and Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in his mind, calling play-by-play of his own imminent heroics.