| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Praise is being heaped upon general manager of the year finalist Dean Lombardi now that his resilient, hand-crafted Kings have won a third consecutive Game 7 road playoff game to advance to the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers....
| May 29, 2014
| 8:44 PM
The Kings and Chicago Blackhawks could have played all night, it seemed, and no one would have minded.
Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was an exhilarating display of individual brilliance within a team framework, capped by sudden-death...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Now, the Kings know how they made the San Jose Sharks feel after the first round of the playoffs and the regrets they left the Ducks to brood over just a couple of weeks ago, in the second round.
The Kings, who staged an epic comeback after losing their...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Haven't the Sharks suffered enough?
The Kings will open their Stanley Cup title defense — including the highly anticipated championship banner-raising ceremony — on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Staples Center. Their opponent in...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke.
The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
| Jun 1, 2014
The Kings' stress of two straight losses and a hostile road date against the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks is eased by the fact Justin Williams is on their side.
Williams not only is 6-0 in Game 7s, he has six goals and six assists in the...
| May 31, 2014
| 9:02 PM
They've managed to send nearly everyone home the last three postseasons.
Vancouver, St. Louis (twice), Phoenix, New Jersey, San Jose (twice) and the Ducks. All dispatched by the Kings in some fashion, sent off to some form of summer recreation.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2, double-overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
Kings defenseman Alec...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. The San Jose Sharks are not preoccupied merely with hockey matters in this Summer of Shame.
Yes, the hockey team is the process of a fairly radical roster reboot following their humiliating playoff exit after taking a 3-0 lead over...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In the NHL's summer season of hard-edged business decisions, for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray none was more difficult than the one involving center Saku Koivu.
Murray did not offer contracts to a trio of Ducks — longtime goaltender Jonas...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold.
There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...