| May 30, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, schooled deeply in Chicago Blackhawks tradition, summed up his years there in about a 15-second sound bite, managing to cover it quite succinctly.
“Young guy. Old guy. Single guy. Married guy. With children,”...
| Jun 1, 2013
CHICAGO — It was only a theory, but the thoughts Dean Lombardi expressed a few years ago on how a losing team evolves from pretender to contender made a lot of sense.
First, a team hopes it can win — hope being the key word because it lacks...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
SAN JOSE — If any doubts remained that the Kings' playoff journey this spring will be tougher than last year's relatively smooth path to the Stanley Cup, those doubts were shredded Tuesday in the jaws of a bunch of fast-moving, hungry Sharks....
| May 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Thursday’s game-day skate at Staples Center was mandatory for the Kings, who are hoping to retain home-ice advantage and take the lead in their Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. The series is even at 2-2...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Matt Greene's return has increased the Kings' physicality and lifted their collective mood, and there's no saying which is more vital to a team that has clawed its way into position to clinch its second straight tense, punishing playoff series on Sunday....
| May 18, 2013
| 12:47 PM
SAN JOSE -- Greetings from San Jose, where it appears that both the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks will make changes to their lineups Saturday night at HP Pavilion for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
The Kings won...
| May 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
There are the visible signs of what the Kings are missing without center Jarret Stoll. His skill in the faceoff circle, his penalty-killing expertise and the, well, talent for scoring a series-clinching goal at the right time last season –...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Kings 4, Sharks 3 (final)
The Los Angeles Kings have taken a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series against the San Jose Sharks by scoring twice in a 22-second span in the final minutes of Game 2 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:49 PM
ST. LOUIS — With Matt Greene apparently unable to play in the Kings’ playoff opener because of an undisclosed injury, the Kings will lose some experience on defense.
Keaton Ellerby, who is expected to replace Greene, has played only one...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:21 PM
ST. LOUIS — The play everyone will remember from the Kings’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Blues on Tuesday in the opener of their playoff series is, of course, Alex Steen’s shorthanded winner. According to the NHL, it was the first...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:44 PM
ST. LOUIS — From being overwhelmed by the Blues' frenzied forechecking at the start to losing on a stunning misplay by Jonathan Quick at the end, the Kings know they must improve in several areas to leave Scottrade Center on Thursday with a split of...
| May 4, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Based on the defense pairs the Kings deployed in their morning skate Saturday at Staples Center, it appears they will make a change to their lineup for Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
Alec Martinez, a puck-...