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  • Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks

    Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks
    This has been the year of the comeback in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Tuesday, there were 11 games in which the winning team had trailed by two goals or more, and there were three first-round series in which the eventual winner lost the first two...
  • Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve

    Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve
    The last time Ben Lovejoy made such a glaring miscue, he and the Ducks regrouped for a 21-1-2 roll. Now on the heels of another rare lapse, the defenseman and his teammates skated through one of their most determined practices Wednesday, emerging,...
  • Ducks beat Blues, 1-0, in return from Olympic break

    Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller wasn't one of the five on his team who won an Olympic medal in Russia. Friday night, Hiller and his defense-minded teammates had to settle for something else in their return from the Olympic break: a shutout victory over the...
  • Kings can still have numbers add up right

    Kings can still have numbers add up right
    The math is fairly simple for the Kings coming out of the NHL's three-week Olympic break. Beginning with Wednesday's game in Colorado, they will close the regular season with 23 games in 46 days. Win more than half of them, and they'll finish with at...
  • Olympics are over, but memories linger for Kings' Anze Kopitar

    DENVER — The Kings welcomed back their final four Olympians — Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter from the gold medal-winning Canadian team and Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown from the U.S. — in snowy Denver, where they practiced Tuesday at a...
  • Ducks boost offense for Game 3 against Kings

    Ducks boost offense for Game 3 against Kings
    Rather than try to match the Kings’ defensive prowess, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is positioned to double down on his team’s potent scoring ability Thursday night in Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center. With...
  • Ducks turn net into a revolving door for Frederik Andersen, Jonas Hiller

    Ducks turn net into a revolving door for Frederik Andersen, Jonas Hiller
    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,...
  • John Gibson or Jonas Hiller? Read the Ducks goalie tea leaves

    John Gibson or Jonas Hiller? Read the Ducks goalie tea leaves
    The coach’s words steered attention one way. The goalies’ post-skate expressions conveyed something else. Whether 20-year-old rookie John Gibson or veteran Jonas Hiller will start in goal Saturday night for the Ducks in Game 4 of the Western...
  • Ducks to call up goalie John Gibson, coach says he's a Game 4 option

    In response to Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen's lower-body injury suffered in the third period of Anaheim's Game 3 victory over the Kings, rookie goalie John Gibson is expected to be called up from minor-league Norfolk, Va., on Friday. The promotion...
  • Marian Gaborik has fit in perfectly with the Kings

    Marian Gaborik has fit in perfectly with the Kings
    The Kings' Marian Gaborik has had a far more enjoyable playoff experience against the Ducks than in his previous encounter. Gaborik, a right wing, has three goals and three assists in helping the Kings to a 2-1 Western Conference semifinal series lead....
  • Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings

    Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings
    John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one. The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...
  • Saturday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Admirals fall behind 2-1 in series; Langley rained out

    Hockey: After their main goaltender was called up by the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, the Norfolk Admirals lost 5-3 Saturday night at Scope Arena to fall behind the St. John’s IceCaps 2-1 in their best-of-seven AHL Eastern Conference semifinal series....