| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:22 PM
There were distinct flickers of playoff-like hate, here and there Saturday night at Staples Center.
You had Kings forward Jeff Carter and Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin snapping and taking jabs at each other behind the play in the first period...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
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....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:18 PM
So much for all that extra elbow room, that additional breathing room in the Pacific Division.
Suddenly, things have gotten tight and tense — take your pick — between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes in the race for third place.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Keys to the best-of-seven series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks:
1. CAPTAIN OF CONTROVERSY: Kings captain Dustin Brown's ability to stay on course will be tested in the heated confines of SAP Center. "I'm prepared for the battle that it'll be...
| 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
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:15 PM
One of the lasting impressions of Game 1 between the Kings and San Jose was the sight of fourth-line Sharks agitator Mike Brown leaning hard with his shoulder into Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, knocking Voynov into Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
| Apr 20, 2014
| 11:05 PM
SAN JOSE — It started with a surprise lineup change, a surge and a resounding thud.
The sound was the Kings landing in deep trouble after blowing a two-goal lead in Game 2 and becoming utterly discombobulated in a woeful 7-2 loss to the San Jose...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Kings captain Dustin Brown looked ready after a full practice Wednesday and a serious "bag skate" for about 50 minutes Tuesday. On top of that, he sounded poised to rejoin the lineup after a two-game absence because of a lower-body injury.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake.
And Marian Gaborik.
First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump.
It hasn't quite happened.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:56 PM
For the Kings, it was almost like a carbon copy of their previous victory over the Florida Panthers this season.
This time, it was goalie Jonathan Quick with the 4-0 shutout against the Panthers, not Ben Scrivens, who pulled off that...