| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:32 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
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...
| 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 22, 2014
| 11:50 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:42 AM
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&...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:29 PM
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.