Predators fan, catfish-thrower Jacob Waddell vows to fight charges

A Nashville Predators fan who threw a dead catfish on the ice in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is facing criminal charges, the Pittsburgh Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. Jacob Waddell, 26, from Nolensville, Tennessee, has been charged via summons with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings and […]

Red Sox eye return of ace David Price after second rehab start

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price’s second rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket is complete. The left-hander was lifted after getting the first two outs in the fourth inning against Louisville. He retired the final four batters he faced. His complete line: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO. Pawtucket officials […]

Predators confirm Ryan Johansen suffered from compartment syndrome

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have confirmed center Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because he suffered from compartment syndrome in his left thigh. General manager David Poile detailed Johansen’s condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer’s season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of […]

Can never-say-die Ducks catch up with Nashville’s nimble skaters in Game 4?

Heading into a pivotal Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Nashville on Thursday, the Nashville Predators have an opportunity to take a three-games-to-one stranglehold on the series — while the Anaheim Ducks will try to even the series and turn this into a three-game affair. Nashville was dominant in Game 3, doubling up […]

Capitals brace for offseason changes after latest playoff exit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The aftermath of the Washington Capitals’ all-too-familiar early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time. No longer could players fall back on learning from the latest loss, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games in the second round, because some if not many of them won’t be back next season. With […]

Nick Bonino flopping incident puts focus on embellishment in hockey

With one head-snap motion, Nick Bonino of the Pittsburgh Penguins reminded everyone about hockey’s dirty little secret of embellishment. It’s not the same kind of flopping that occurs in, say, the NBA, and it’s certainly not done as frequently as in soccer, where diving is used effectively at the highest levels even as it is […]

The Oilers are better than you think

After missing the playoffs in 10 straight seasons, which tied the Florida Panthers for the NHL’s longest drought, the Edmonton Oilers are not only back in the playoffs but also in the second round, in which they are up 2-1 over the highly respected Anaheim Ducks. With a win tonight, the Western Conference finals will […]