| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:32 PM
Were they grasping at straws or coaxing small embers into becoming flames when the Kings repeatedly pointed out that their best players played better in the team's third straight playoff loss to San Jose than in the first two defeats?
Better, in this...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:28 PM
All that is standing between the Kings and Ducks for a first meeting in the playoffs is one game.
If this script sounds like a recycled one — local teams on the verge of a playoff showdown — you would be correct. Last...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has won two Olympic gold medals and one Stanley Cup championship, but he has yet to live out the dream he acted out as a kid growing up in London, Canada.
Whether carrying the puck up ice or dodging defenders in his...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:12 PM
SAN JOSE — Goodbye, Northern California. Hello, Southern California.
A playoff comeback for the ages was sealed in dramatic fashion by the Kings as they beat the San Jose Sharks, 5-1, on Wednesday in Game 7, becoming only the fourth team in NHL...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:50 PM
You suspect the Kings' thank-you notes to the Columbus Blue Jackets might be getting too long and too wordy right now.
June 2012: The deep gratitude for the Jeff Carter trade. April 2014: Appreciation for sending Marian Gaborik out West to the Kings....
| May 3, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Left winger Marian Gaborik scored with 7:53 left in overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in the first game of their Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 17,...
| 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,...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:15 PM
A couple of Michael Futa's buddies had talked up a kid they'd coached who was a natural scorer despite being a poor skater, so Futa, then the general manager of Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, wanted to see the kid for himself.
| 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 8, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Frederik Andersen gets surprise start in goal for Ducks, but he gets injured and Hiller steps in////The net remains a place of intrigue for Ducks as Andersen gets surprise start, but Hiller finishes
The trickery began seven hours before game time,...