| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In the NHL's summer season of hard-edged business decisions, for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray none was more difficult than the one involving center Saku Koivu.
Murray did not offer contracts to a trio of Ducks — longtime goaltender Jonas...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
STAMFORD — Mike Backman said he wasn't sure how terrific his son-in-law was Monday night until he got home and saw the replays Tuesday morning. It was then that Backman saw the stick save that Jonathan Quick made on Mats Zuccarello in the first...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:40 PM
That wasn't Drew Doughty. No way.
Not the guy who established himself as the NHL's best two-way defenseman in these playoffs.
But there he was in the first period, trying to work his way around the New York Rangers' defense at the point.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Out of stupidity comes victories.
I think Nietzsche said that. Or maybe it was Toe Blake.
Whichever, the Blackhawks benefited from their stupidity to the point that they just pulled even in their playoff series against the Blues.
The Hawks were...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Chicago's home record in the Stanley Cup playoffs remained impeccable this postseason as the Blackhawks defeated the Kings, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at United Center behind Brandon Saad's goal and assist and Marian Hossa's two assists in Game 1 of the...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:08 PM
There are the little areas of the Kings' dressing room on the road that are almost broken down into fascinating mini-neighborhoods.
Starting goalie Jonathan Quick is at one end, alongside backup Martin Jones. Defenseman Drew Doughty sits close by fellow...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:05 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday’s Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn’...
| 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 29, 2014
| 10:59 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — First place in the Pacific Division became the Ducks' again Saturday night, when they returned to the brand of play that put them there in the first place.
"It's a goal" to win the division, said center Saku Koivu, one of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
A victory by the Kings over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night at Staples Center — whether in regulation, overtime or shootout — will ensure the Kings of the third seed in the Pacific division and their fifth consecutive playoff...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:26 AM
SAN JOSE — Coming attractions?
The Kings and the Sharks again staged an entertaining, hard-hitting hockey game — perhaps a sneak peek of a potential playoff series between these intense California rivals — which San Jose won, 2-1....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The bizarre mingled with the familiar Saturday night, when the sensory overload of seeing beach volleyball, street hockey and Frisbee tossing taking place amid Dodger Stadium's greenery was balanced by seven concise words that set a sellout crowd to...