| May 10, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Bold decision, brave play.
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau put 20-year-old goalie John Gibson in net for his NHL playoff debut Saturday night, an ultimate test of the elite prospect's poise with his team on the road, trailing the Kings in the Western...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Facing the game that can put them within one victory of a berth in the Western Conference final or push them within one loss of an early vacation, the Kings will have plenty to say to each other before they take the ice to face the Ducks at Honda Center...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Only a few players and the assistant coaches were on the ice Tuesday morning as a somber Dean Lombardi watched at rinkside.
Most of the Kings had taken part in a meeting and left their chilly El Segundo practice facility for the sizzling temperatures...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:45 PM
For anyone who was unclear on the concept of sarcasm, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was there to translate Tuesday.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was asked about Ducks goaltender John Gibson after a 4-3 loss Tuesday and responded in his usual manner, "He'...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Gather 'round for a history lesson, of bright playoff campaigns gone bad . . . and gone south, fast.
Sunday night's debacle at San Jose wasn't the first time the Kings have given up seven consecutive goals in a playoff game. It happened during, of all...
| 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,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Maybe it took going to Sochi for the Winter Olympics and getting out of the grinding day-to-day NHL routine to get a slightly different look at the abilities of goalie Jonathan Quick.
After all, Kings captain Dustin Brown has been there through the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
SAN JOSE -- If all goes to plan, he will play against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 tonight here, fly home to Los Angeles with his teammates, go straight to the hospital and greet the newest member of the family a few hours later.
Let’s just say...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:05 PM
SAN JOSE — This was like a nasty flashback, one bad journey into the darkness for Kings fans.
The loyal old-timers have scar tissue around the old wound — long ago playoff blowouts, losses to the likes of the Edmonton Oilers and the...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Asked to describe his performance during the regular season, Dustin Brown didn't hesitate.
"Disappointing," the Kings' captain said.
Mike Richards, asked the same question, had a similar answer.
"Unsatisfying, maybe," he said.
Yes, and yes again....