NHL LOCKOUT AT A GLANCE
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 29.
LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Thursday, Nov. 29, with federal mediators in New Jersey.
NEXT NEGOTIATIONS: None scheduled.
GAMES LOST: 423 (all games through Dec. 14, plus New Year's Day Winter Classic and All-Star weekend).
TALKS BREAK DOWN: A second straight day of meetings between the NHL, the players' association, and federal mediators ended without any progress Thursday. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement that "the presiding mediators concluded that the parties remained far apart, and that no progress toward a resolution could be made through further mediation at this point." No further meetings have been scheduled, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman offered the union a meeting of just owners and players — without any leaders from the league or players' association. The union was mulling the proposal, but hasn't gotten back to the NHL with an answer yet.
WHAT WE MISSED: An 11-game schedule was wiped out, including a visit by the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. Detroit, an Original Six team, has the third-most Cup titles with 11 — trailing only Montreal (23) and Toronto (13). Los Angeles, which entered the NHL in 1967, earned its first last season.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was fined $2,500 by the NHL for high-sticking Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban during a game. That started a rough day for the NHL-leading Penguins, who allowed four second-period goals to the Rangers in a 4-3 loss in New York. The Rangers won their seventh straight at home and improved to 7-1-1 at Madison Square Garden — their best start there since the 1992-93 season.