| May 27, 2014
| 8:21 PM
As the Kings threaten to reverse the outcome of last year's five-game Western Conference finals elimination against the Chicago Blackhawks, the difference appears to be the Kings' attention to detail.
The Kings are playing smarter, being more...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Almost eight eye-catching minutes flew by — 7:56, to be precise — without a stoppage in play between the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks in the first overtime period at the United Center.
The edge-of-your-seat, frenzied action surely had to...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Did anyone truly think that the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks would manage to settle the issue in four, five or six games?
Of course not.
And so, one of the more entertaining playoff battles in recent years will continue on for a few more days,...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
This has been the year of the comeback in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Tuesday, there were 11 games in which the winning team had trailed by two goals or more, and there were three first-round series in which the eventual winner lost the first two...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win in Los Angeles that created an improbable Game 7 on Sunday:
1. Patrick Kane struggled in last year’s Western Conference finals, and then found himself skating with...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:57 PM
The Ducks are one victory from advancing to the Western Conference finals.
The Kings are one loss from elimination.
Both those scenarios could play out when the two teams play Game 6 at Staples Center on Wednesday.
The Ducks gritted out a 4-3...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:14 PM
SAN JOSE — Why should the series that has made such little sense start doing so now?
The Kings managed Saturday night to stave off playoff elimination for the second time in three days, this time in a forbidding place, an arena where they had...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:05 PM
It seems every NHL team embarking on a memorable playoff run receives a few surprise contributions along the way. Dustin Penner and Dwight King stood out during the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run; Warren Rychel's play was one of the big surprises of the...
| May 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
The Kings' perilous playoff path this spring has been nothing like the pleasure cruise they took two years ago on the way to winning their first Stanley Cup championship.
After battling to get into the playoffs in 2012 and grabbing the eighth seed, they...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Chicago's home record in the Stanley Cup playoffs remained impeccable this postseason as the Blackhawks defeated the Kings, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at United Center behind Brandon Saad's goal and assist and Marian Hossa's two assists in Game 1 of the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
They have become so expert at moving on, from the highs after series victories and the lows after devastating losses.
The Kings mute their emotions and simply get on with it.
Except Moving Day never works quite so well against the Blackhawks....
| May 19, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi knew his team needed a productive left wing in order to go far this season and he knew Columbus winger Marian Gaborik might be available, but Lombardi had season-long salary cap problems and Gaborik's salary was $7.5...