| May 25, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter and his boss, General Manager Dean Lombardi, were talking about their personnel and reviewing video during the Olympic break in February, not necessarily preparing just for the spring playoff run but beyond that.
What they came...
| 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 22, 2014
| 12:14 PM
At least the Kings have no illusions about how badly they played in losing the first two games of their first-round series against the San Jose Sharks by an aggregate of 13-5.
“Everything that’s gone wrong, we’ve allowed to do it...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:43 PM
He happens to be the kind of hard-working, energetic player coaches like and trust, so it is not entirely surprising that forward Colin Fraser was recalled by the Kings on Tuesday.
The timing was slightly surprising, though, coming on the eve of Game...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The band is getting back together.
Well, at least two-thirds of it.
Based on line rushes at Thursday’s morning skate at Staples Center, it appears as though Kings captain Dustin Brown and center Anze Kopitar will be reunited for Game 4 against...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:39 PM
| 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 27, 2014
| 7:15 PM
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains.
Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude — and, well, altitude — of a now-compelling...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Drama and intrigue were limited to one end of the hall at Staples Center on Monday before Game 6 of the Kings-Sharks playoff series.
The Sharks’ top defenseman, Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper-body injury), is out for Game 6, and goalie Alex Stalock,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:01 AM
You hear the names of the teams and years, spoken almost in hushed, ceremonial tones: the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers.
The 2014 Kings are within one game of joining these hockey-history makers,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
SAN JOSE — For once, a coach didn’t play it coy when asked about his starting goaltender for a crucial playoff game.
San Jose Coach Todd McLellan, whose team has relinquished its 3-0 lead over the Kings and faces a Game 7 on Wednesday...