NHL.com: Pacific race heating up

Competition for first place in the Pacific Division has turned into a three-team race thanks to runs by the San Diego Gulls and San Jose Barracuda.

NHL.com: Reviewing the first half

The six-month grind that is the AHL’s regular season has reached its midpoint. Up next for many teams in the coming weeks will be re-tooling for a late-season push to the Calder Cup Playoffs.

NHL.com: Texas home for the holidays

The Texas Stars will not leave their home state until Jan. 11, a rare blessing for a team with one of the toughest travel schedules in the AHL.