| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:50 PM
What started as a game of crazy bounces and deflections ended precisely that way in overtime and put the Kings on the verge of a stunning playoff elimination.
Sharks star forward Patrick Marleau didn't get much on a backhand effort, but he didn't need...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago.
The prototypical stay-at-home...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:45 PM
The Kings tried to reestablish their identity Tuesday and climb back into their first-round playoff series against San Jose. However, the resilient but still-flawed performance now leaves them facing an early end to their season.
And, maybe, to an era....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Vulcanized rubber ricocheting off plexiglass wasn't the only source of echoes at the Kings' practice facility Friday.
After Thursday's 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Kings players were repeating the...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:47 PM
The irrepressible and hugely talented Drew Doughty was lamenting his ice time — not so much a complaint, but an honest desire to play more — following Game 2 of the Kings' first-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.
| May 16, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Maybe the Kings should start every playoff series one game from elimination. It has certainly worked through two series thus far.
The Kings have reached the Western Conference finals for the third consecutive season, burying the Ducks early in a 6-2...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:28 PM
That's Australian Blackhawks fan Paul Wilkins' record when he attends games at the United Center. Hard to argue with that success.
Same goes for just about everything Hawks related Sunday. Wilkins (@pwilkins10) and more than 21,000 others saw...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Here, the NHL said, here’s a big glass of stupid for everybody.
In the second period of the Blackhawks Western Conference Final opener against the Kings, Jonathan Toews scored.
And then he didn’t.
Toews goal was overturned upon review...
| May 19, 2014
Upon further review, the clearest statement Sunday at the United Center came from the Blackhawks in a 3-1 victory over the Kings that left no ambiguity they are as strong mentally as physically.
Overcoming a bad official's call of a negated goal that...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Quietly—and to the surprise of some—Corey Crawford is becoming one of the NHL's best goaltenders.
"As a team we want to keep raising our level of play as the stage gets bigger and bigger, but I think if there's anyone that's doing that, it's...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:05 PM
SAN JOSE — This was like a nasty flashback, one bad journey into the darkness for Kings fans.
The loyal old-timers have scar tissue around the old wound — long ago playoff blowouts, losses to the likes of the Edmonton Oilers and the...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:20 PM
LOS ANGELES — Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf, but perhaps the ultimate team sport. Everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs.
One man can do only so...