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  • 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-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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • Kings coach downplays severity of Drew Doughty's injury

    Kings coach downplays severity of Drew Doughty's injury
    VANCOUVER, Canada¬†— The panicked hue and cry from the Kings' fan base when defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday's game in San Jose was almost like that bleak November night in Buffalo when goalie Jonathan Quick suffered a serious groin injury....
  • Ducks suffer steep fall from first but remain calm

    SAN JOSE -- Corey Perry saw an official’s key call go against him, watched the San Jose Sharks celebrate their first lead in the Pacific Division since Dec. 5 and witnessed the official collapse of what on Jan. 15 was a 13-point division lead....
  • Sharks knock Ducks off top with 3-2 victory

    SAN JOSE — The opportunity to seize the Pacific Division lead slipped away from the Ducks on Thursday, when a criticized official's whistle and third-period breakdowns left them instead beaten by the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, at SAP Pavilion. With one...
  • Ducks' Cam Fowler out three to five weeks

    Ducks' Cam Fowler out three to five weeks
    Defenseman Cam Fowler, a U.S. Olympian who leads the Ducks in ice time per game, suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will miss three to five weeks, the team announced Wednesday. Fowler, 22, suffered the injury Friday when...
  • 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....
  • 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&...