| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 PM
They came to raise a glass to a Cup, again, to toast a game played on ice in a city where it no longer rains, much less snows.
They lined the metal barricades 20 deep, shoulder to shoulder in black jerseys. They were tatted homies, mustachioed hipsters,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta have a new voice to help guide them through the 2014-15 season.
The Chicago Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite as their new goaltending coach Monday, replacing the fired Steve Weeks.
Waite is a former Hawks goalie and is the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Haven't the Sharks suffered enough?
The Kings will open their Stanley Cup title defense — including the highly anticipated championship banner-raising ceremony — on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Staples Center. Their opponent in...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Deep in the fine print of a news release about the Kings' regular-season schedule, the Stanley Cup champions made a point of thanking the Clippers and Doc Rivers, the Clippers' coach and president of basketball operations.
The Clippers shifted a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2, double-overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
Kings defenseman Alec...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:51 PM
Is there no end to the Kings' resilience, no situation too dire for them to wiggle out of, even if they skate off with the hair at the ends of their lengthy playoff beards singed from the flames they just escaped?
Heavy-legged Wednesday in the first...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:15 PM
How do they keep skating? How do we keep breathing?
The Kings pulled off another unlikely comeback Saturday night in a spring full of them, fighting back for nearly five full periods of hockey before turning the Staples Center ice into a dancing,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Say goodbye to those loose, high-scoring, defense-challenged impostors. That particular Kings team living on the brink, the playoff edge, needing overtime in three straight games.
They were such fun to have around.
That gut-wrenching version of the...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:25 PM
It was April 22 and the Kings had just lost their first three playoff games against the San Jose Sharks, with their only consolation being that Game 3 had been close — a 4-3 overtime decision — instead of the blowouts they'd endured in the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:56 PM
It is proving to be a taut competition, changing by the game, shifting momentum and all that you come to expect at the highest level of sport.
The Stanley Cup Final?
Things have a way of turning in a playoff series — just ask...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:28 PM
As Darryl Sutter tells it he was in the barn on his 3,000-acre farm in Canada, not long after he had finished shoveling manure, when Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi called on a cold Alberta day in December 2011 and offered him the team's coaching job....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:57 PM
NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history.