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  • Ben Lovejoy flourishes for Ducks on defense

    Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it. A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the...
  • Ducks' motivation is winning the division

    The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one&...
  • Ducks claim division crown with 5-2 win over Sharks

    The Ducks believe their second consecutive Pacific Division title is different from last year's, which was soured by a first-round playoff exit. That difference is added grit. Fittingly, on the night Anaheim clinched the division title Wednesday...
  • Kings-San Jose series has controversy built in

    Controversy usually unfolds AFTER a playoff series starts. But it's already there, riding shotgun with the Kings and Sharks, who will be meeting for the third time in the postseason in the last four years. This all has to do with the knee-on-knee...
  • NHL playoff preview: Breaking down the first-round matchups

    One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West. The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
  • Kings routed by Sharks, 7-2, in Game 2

    Kings routed by Sharks, 7-2, in Game 2
    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...
  • Kings pushed to edge of elimination with 4-3 loss to Sharks

    Kings pushed to edge of elimination with 4-3 loss to Sharks
    What started as a game of crazy bounces and deflections ended precisely that way in overtime and put the Kings on the verge of a stunning playoff elimination. Sharks star forward Patrick Marleau didn't get much on a backhand effort, but he didn't need...
  • Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar expected to reunite on Kings' top line

    Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar expected to reunite on Kings' top line
    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...
  • Kings' Doughty, Carter get Olympic nods, as do Ducks' Getzlaf, Perry

    Kings' Doughty, Carter get Olympic nods, as do Ducks' Getzlaf, Perry
    Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter, and Ducks forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry were named to Team Canada’s roster for the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, giving both Southern California teams strong representation at next month&...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Blues honor Jaden Schwartz's late sister

    NHL pluses and minuses: Blues honor Jaden Schwartz's late sister
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + Kudos to the St. Louis Blues for detouring during an East Coast trip to practice at Yale on Friday and attend a women's hockey game in honor of Mandi...
  • Team Canada's Sochi roster features 11 returning gold medalists

    From mighty Canada with its 11 returning gold medalists to humble hopefuls Latvia and Norway, the remaining entrants in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament announced their rosters Tuesday, triggering vigorous debate in hockey rinks around the world....
  • Ducks' take-away from loss to Sharks? 'You have to be physical'

    If you can't win, you better learn, and the lessons that emerged from the Ducks' loss in San Jose on Sunday are expected to be put into effect in the New Year's Eve rematch at Honda Center. For one, playing physically is more effective than relying on...