| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
His hands gripped the hockey stick a little tighter as he glided into the faceoff circle.
Jarret Stoll spread his skates wide, crouching low to the ice, positioning himself nose-to-nose with his opponent.
It was early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The Kings had a long flight home from New York, where a line of slush on Madison Square Garden's notoriously bad ice became a wall between them and two goals that might have sent them back Wednesday with the Stanley Cup as a special passenger.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The Kings have decided against buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi.
Richards, who has been a key factor in the Kings' two Stanley Cup wins in the last three seasons, is in the middle of a 12-year...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:02 PM
There was no confetti, no megaphones or mega-buses to ride on, but the triumphant Los Angeles Kings finally got their true hometown welcome.
Two days after a raucous celebration through downtown Los Angeles, the hockey players celebrated with a...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:25 PM
As it turned out, there was a center named Richards bought out in the NHL on Friday — only it was Brad Richards of the New York Rangers.
Not Mike Richards of the Kings.
The Kings decided against buying out the contract of Richards, according...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The stretch run has such a way of magnifying the good and the bad.
For instance, a puck banks off the skate of Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin past his goalie Martin Jones and a segment of Kings fans want Muzzin put on the next plane back to the minors....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible.
He has coached 1,039 regular-season games,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump.
It hasn't quite happened.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Forget the torch passing.
Maybe there should have been the passing of a goalie stick when legend Rogie Vachon and Jonathan Quick convened in the dressing room Saturday afternoon after Quick became the winningest goalie in Kings history.
| May 25, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter and his boss, General Manager Dean Lombardi, were talking about their personnel and reviewing video during the Olympic break in February, not necessarily preparing just for the spring playoff run but beyond that.
What they came...
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-2 loss Monday to the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals:
✓The Hawks' power play hasn’t scored in the last seven road playoff games -- not since the first game...