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  • Controlling the faceoff is critical to the game of hockey

    Controlling the faceoff is critical to the game of hockey
    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...
  • Kings take Game 4 loss to Rangers as learning experience

    Kings take Game 4 loss to Rangers as learning experience
    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. Some...
  • Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards

    Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards
    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...
  • L.A. Kings finally come home, with a South Bay victory lap

    L.A. Kings finally come home, with a South Bay victory lap
    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...
  • Kings keep the trust, don't buy out Mike Richards' contract

    Kings keep the trust, don't buy out Mike Richards' contract
    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...
  • Lack of balance costs Kings in loss to Ducks

    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....
  • Coach Darryl Sutter helps keep the Kings on level ground

    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,...
  • Kings' Jeff Carter and Mike Richards get a change of practice partners

    Kings' Jeff Carter and Mike Richards get a change of practice partners
    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. Richards has...
  • Jonathan Quick becomes Kings' winningest goalie in 4-0 shutout

    Jonathan Quick becomes Kings' winningest goalie in 4-0 shutout
    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. Quick made...
  • Kings find success with Jeff Carter at center, naturally

    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...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play

    Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play
    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...
  • Trying to Capture the Spirit of the Thing: Kings 5, Hawks Uh-oh

    Trying to Capture the Spirit of the Thing: Kings 5, Hawks Uh-oh
    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...