| May 2, 2014
| 9:40 PM
They needed a way to combat and perhaps neutralize the Grim Reaper.
The earliest days of the Kings-Ducks rivalry were not about good hockey teams. It was about the Kings sinking fast after reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 1993 and missing the...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The great unknown of the first Kings-Ducks playoff series is which potential tipping point will matter most.
Is it Jonathan Quick, the Kings' Stanley Cup champion goalie of two years ago who returned to his old stingy tricks against San Jose in the...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The Kings' depth on defense will be tested in their second-round playoff series against the Ducks as they go without veteran Willie Mitchell for at least Saturday night's Game 1.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter confirmed that on Saturday morning during a...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| May 3, 2014
| 10:56 PM
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...
| May 4, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The Ducks dedicated their regular-season meetings against the Kings to getting their rivals out of their heads.
Time to start anew.
The Kings, in a 3-1 victory at Honda Center, extended their Western Conference semifinal series lead to 2-0 on Monday...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Whether you think of it as HP Pavilion, the Shark Tank, its current corporate name, SAP Center, or "the cage" as Kings Coach Darryl Sutter colorfully offered, one thing is evident:
The cage has become just that for the Kings in the playoffs, living...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:57 PM
CALGARY, Canada — After 80 regular-season games, it is official: The Kings will be making their way to San Jose.
That's where they will open the first round of the playoffs with many signs pointing to a Game 1 possibly Wednesday at San Jose.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
The name of the day: William M. Jennings.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is on the verge of succeeding last season's Jennings Trophy winners, the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford and Ray Emery. The award goes to "the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:27 PM
They paid tribute to his “class and charisma,” and the Kings sent Finnish icon Teemu Selanne of the Ducks off with a whimsical gift in a pregame ceremony honoring Selanne's career.
A standup paddleboard.
Selanne is not going off into the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible.
He has coached 1,039 regular-season games,...