| Sep 16, 2012
| 8:38 PM
No threat to Classic
A debate rages between the optimistic side of me (rarely used) and the pessimistic side (hello, old friend) when it comes to the NHL lockout. I'd say cooler heads will eventually prevail, but neither side...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Chicago wing Patrick Kane is giving Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby a good challenge for the scoring title. Kane's assist Sunday in the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Despite winning three straight games and five of their last six, the Kings aren't the NHL's hottest team. They're not even the hottest team in Southern California.
The Ducks, who will face the Kings on Monday at Staples Center, have the league's...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:15 PM
CALGARY, Canada -- The Kings turned their season around and launched themselves toward the Stanley Cup when they acquired forward Jeff Carter from Columbus last Feb. 23. This season, he is almost single-handedly sustaining their hopes of having a chance...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:45 PM
When Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf invited his teammates, the club's owners and top executives to his home for a barbecue during training camp, they probably expected burgers and corn on the cob. What they got was insight into Getzlaf's keen desire to rebound...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:05 PM
What had been softly whispered for months, almost as if saying it aloud might make a terrible thing come true, became sad and public knowledge Thursday.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss, not seen this season around his beloved team and for nearly a year removed...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:15 PM
The Kings’ superb goaltending and team defensive play were crucial to their Stanley Cup triumph last season. Their mental and physical toughness and attention to defense became their identity as they rolled out one cohesive performance after...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:17 PM
While the Ducks were missing the playoffs last spring for the second time in three seasons, the Kings were winning the Stanley Cup and captivating the modest but passionate local hockey audience.
The Ducks were pushed to the brink of oblivion and they...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 10:05 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Kings got their first win of the season, each member of their top line got his first point of the season, and rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin played clutch minutes while scoring his first NHL goal.
Notably missing from that list...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:40 PM
DALLAS — Jonathan Bernier played goal Sunday with a heavy heart, still grieving the recent death of his maternal grandmother, Georgette St-Gelais.
"It's never an easy time to go through," said Bernier, who missed the Kings' trip to the White...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Look past the cascade of records quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods set Saturday in USC's 50-6 rout of Colorado at the Coliseum and you'll see why the Trojans had some concerns after what should have been a purely happy romp through...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Like the fans who chanted his name when he came to bat in the ninth inning Thursday, Torii Hunter wondered if that would be his final appearance at Angel Stadium in the home team's uniform — not only this season, but for good.
"I was thinking about...