| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
DENVER -- The NHL's Olympic break may be over but its effects are lingering for the players who made the long trip home from Sochi last weekend.
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who joined the team Monday in Denver after helping Canada win a gold medal...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:27 PM
DENVER — The Kings welcomed back their final four Olympians — Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter from the gold medal-winning Canadian team and Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown from the U.S. — in snowy Denver, where they practiced Tuesday at a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:05 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday’s Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn’...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:32 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It would be unreasonable to expect Paul Stastny to be as good a hockey player as his father, Peter, was on the international stage and in the NHL.
Peter was so highly regarded as an athlete and person that he was chosen to carry...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:51 AM
SOCHI, Russia—Twenty years ago, in Slovakia’s first Winter Olympics appearance as an independent nation, Peter Stastny was given the honor of carrying the country’s flag into the opening ceremony of the Lillehammer Games.
In an odd...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
This month all eyes are on Sochi — the Russian resort city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As exciting as it is to cheer on the world’s elite athletes competing in this quadrennial event, let’s be honest:...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:25 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Visiting teams about to play at Denver's Pepsi Center use the same entrance each time. Their buses drive into a loading dock, and when players exit their buses, they walk into the arena through a door that has a sign above the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Ben Scrivens might have saved the Kings' season after Jonathan Quick sustained a groin injury last week. Scrivens took over in goal with 1:20 left in...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:50 PM
Pity poor Ben Scrivens.
In the span of three nights the Kings goaltender has played six periods and two overtimes, more than 125 minutes of hockey, and given up three goals.
And all he has to show for it is two overtimes losses, the latest...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Ask any former NHL player who's about 45 or older if he ever had a concussion and he's likely to say he got his bell rung once or twice but went back out and played. It was unthinkable not to. Stoicism was — and is — as much a part of the game...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:46 PM
The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam....