| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:53 PM
As the Washington Capitals sat in the dressing room at their Arlington, Va., practice facility ahead of a flight to Boston for a final showdown with the Boston Bruins in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, the mood was noticeably loose....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
It's not you, it's me.
That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:28 PM
Words failed them Sunday, but their faith in one another never wavered.
The Kings, capable of so much this spring, were unable to describe the exhilaration they felt after completing the most stunning in a series of remarkable comebacks, too dazed to...
| May 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
For the Kings, the path through the Western Conference has been daunting. They’ve fought off elimination six times -- four times against San Jose and twice against the Ducks, only now to be dealing with the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Is this the year that Kings center Anze Kopitar solidifies his lofty position in the NHL in the view of people … outside of L.A.?
That might sound a bit odd when talking about someone who led the NHL in playoff scoring in 2012 when the Kings...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:28 PM
All that is standing between the Kings and Ducks for a first meeting in the playoffs is one game.
If this script sounds like a recycled one — local teams on the verge of a playoff showdown — you would be correct. Last...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:58 PM
SAN JOSE -- The fluke injury taking Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell out in the second period of Game 6 against the Sharks has had lingering implications for the series.
Mitchell, as expected, won't play in the decisive Game 7 on Wednesday night at...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The great unknown of the first Kings-Ducks playoff series is which potential tipping point will matter most.
Is it Jonathan Quick, the Kings' Stanley Cup champion goalie of two years ago who returned to his old stingy tricks against San Jose in the...
| May 4, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Every so often, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter will veer off message and drop a bit of significant injury information.
Sunday was not that day.
After all, it is the playoffs and the Kings took the opening game against the Ducks in the second round on...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The Ducks dedicated their regular-season meetings against the Kings to getting their rivals out of their heads.
Time to start anew.
The Kings, in a 3-1 victory at Honda Center, extended their Western Conference semifinal series lead to 2-0 on Monday...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, missed opportunities or just another dramatic turn, but the Ducks couldn't finish off the Kings on Wednesday night, and hockey's freeway series is now going the distance.
Riding a signature 21-save performance by...