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Alec Martinez

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  • Stanley Cup spends a couple of days in a familiar area -- the South Bay

    Stanley Cup spends a couple of days in a familiar area -- the South Bay
    The Stanley Cup spent its first two days with its newest owners in a familiar part of Southern California — the South Bay. Every Kings player lives in Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach except one (Willie Mitchell, Venice), making it a natural...
  • Just call Kings' Justin Williams Mr. MVP

    Just call Kings' Justin Williams Mr. MVP
    Hockey is the ultimate team game, which is what makes the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded annually to the playoff's most valuable player, such an anomaly. Individual versus team award? Most winners will tell you that, as kids, they lie awake dreaming...
  • A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings

    A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings
    After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
  • Kings add up to a title, line by line and pair by pair

    Kings add up to a title, line by line and pair by pair
    Beyond the overall team chemistry that paced the Kings to the Stanley Cup title, there were complementary divisions of offensive lines and defense pairs that Coach Darryl Sutter established to create a Cup winner. Here is a line-by-line and pair-by-pair...
  • Kings edge Rangers, 3-2 in double OT, to win second Stanley Cup title

    Kings edge Rangers, 3-2 in double OT, to win second Stanley Cup title
    It took the Kings 45 years to win their first Stanley Cup. Then how come it felt like 45 years to win No. 2? Maybe this was simply cosmic and blood pressure-soaring payback for their Cup run of 2012 being far too smooth and so relatively unruffled....
  • Alec Martinez's overtime goal puts crown on the Kings

    Alec Martinez's overtime goal puts crown on the Kings
    A long wait packed with tension, uncertainty and the thought that something was slipping away was ended Friday by a player who knows those feelings well. Kings defenseman Alec Martinez won the Kings the Stanley Cup in the team's longest game in history,...
  • Lack of balance costs Kings in loss to Ducks

    The stretch run has such a way of magnifying the good and the bad. For instance, a puck banks off the skate of Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin past his goalie Martin Jones and a segment of Kings fans want Muzzin put on the next plane back to the minors....
  • Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'

    Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'
    Vulcanized rubber ricocheting off plexiglass wasn't the only source of echoes at the Kings' practice facility Friday. After Thursday's 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Kings players were repeating the...
  • Gaborik leads Kings to 3-2 win over Ducks

    Gaborik leads Kings to 3-2 win over Ducks
    Left winger Marian Gaborik scored with 7:53 left in overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in the first game of their Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 17,...
  • Kings defense wrests win from Ducks

    The irrepressible and hugely talented Drew Doughty was lamenting his ice time — not so much a complaint, but an honest desire to play more — following Game 2 of the Kings' first-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. In fact,...
  • Marian Gaborik helps Kings beat Ducks in overtime

    Marian Gaborik helps Kings beat Ducks in overtime
    Marian Gaborik and the Kings stole the Ducks' magic, then made their own Saturday night in a captivating Game 1 of the first freeway series of hockey. Gaborik scored with seven seconds remaining in regulation, and again, 12:07 into overtime to lift...
  • With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in Kings' lineup

    With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in Kings' lineup
    Every so often, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter will veer off message and drop a bit of significant injury information. Sunday was not that day. After all, it is the playoffs and the Kings took the opening game against the Ducks in the second round on...