| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
So it is finally happening, hockey's Freeway Series, the one Kings center Jarret Stoll thought was going to occur last year after Los Angeles held up its end of the equation.
"I remember us watching Game 7 last year between Anaheim and Detroit and we...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:38 PM
As the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, a high-profile position in a passionate hockey market, Mike Richards couldn't go anywhere — to a baseball game, a restaurant, a club — without being recognized.
That changed when he was traded to...
| 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 3, 2014
| 10:59 PM
You can use several methods to assess progress but there are the old reliable signposts along the long-and-winding NHL path.
There's the first 20 games of a season, the record at Thanksgiving, and on New Year's. This season, there was the mark at the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Dustin Brown, who was benched by Kings Coach Darryl Sutter for much of the third period of the team’s 3-2 loss to Toronto on Thursday, did not practice Friday because he’s ill, Sutter said.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick also missed practice...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and winger Dustin Brown, both stricken by flu, will be game-time decisions Saturday night for the encounter with the Ducks at Staples Center.
Neither player participated in the Kings’ morning skate at El Segundo, an...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:08 PM
An iconic home of home runs and saves neatly morphed into hockey's temporary home on a historic January night at Dodger Stadium.
Of course, the startling transformation was not clever Hollywood sleight-of-hand but the guiding hand and mind of NHL...
| 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...
| 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...