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  • Rookie Frederik Andersen to start in goal for Ducks in playoff opener

    With grand postseason plans, the Ducks are expected to put a rookie in goal tonight when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin against the Dallas Stars at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, who was 20-5 during a season he capped with a shootout win over...
  • Ducks make an opening statement, defeat Dallas Stars, 4-3

    Ducks make an opening statement, defeat Dallas Stars, 4-3
    The Ducks uncorked the nearly yearlong energy that had been bottled up in their bid to atone for last year’s first-round playoff elimination. And when they needed one last surge to stave off a furious Dallas Stars rally Wednesday at Honda Center,...
  • Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf expected back for Game 2

    Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, who was struck in the face by a puck and required “numerous” stitches to close the wound, has been cleared to play Game 2 of the team’s Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Dallas Stars on...
  • Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3

    Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3
    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...
  • More from Michael Futa on the Kings' success at drafting, developing

    More from Michael Futa on the Kings' success at drafting, developing
    The continued success of forwards Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson has brought renewed attention to the Kings’ scouting and development process, and deservedly so. General Manager Dean Lombardi hired more scouts and essentially reorganized the...
  • Kings hope they're able to keep silencing Patrick Kane

    Kings hope they're able to keep silencing Patrick Kane
    Good morning from Staples Center, where the Kings held their game-day skate before Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, to be played Monday night. It was a full-team skate, as opposed to the usual optional session, and the defense pairs and line...
  • This is when the Blackhawks usually solve their foes

    This is when the Blackhawks usually solve their foes
    The temptation now is to say that by beating the Chicago Blackhawks at even strength, with no excuses, the Kings have taken control, up two games to one, in the Western Conference finals that resume with Game 4 tonight at Staples Center with a 6:20 p.m....
  • Kings find success with Jeff Carter at center, naturally

    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...
  • Kings take 3-1 series lead over Blackhawks with 5-2 victory

    Kings take 3-1 series lead over Blackhawks with 5-2 victory
    The Kings are one victory from a few accomplishments. By defeating the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday in the United Center, the Kings will eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions, pay the Blackhawks back for ousting them from last season’...
  • Kings dominate, push Blackhawks to the brink

    Kings dominate, push Blackhawks to the brink
    LOS ANGELES — After being throttled by the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, the Blackhawks were quite interested in talking about what happened just over a year ago. It was then the Hawks reeled off three...
  • Hawks' best players deliver some of their worst plays

    Hawks' best players deliver some of their worst plays
    Your best players have to be your best players. That’s a Stanley Cup playoff mantra. A playoff rule. Problem was, most of the Blackhawks best players were their worst when it mattered most in Game 4 of their Western Conference finals. That...
  • Kings fan reportedly files water-spray complaint against Chicago goalie

    Kings fan reportedly files water-spray complaint against Chicago goalie
    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford has been under fire from the Kings throughout the Western Conference finals, allowing 13 goals in three consecutive losses. Now there’s a report that Crawford has been named in a complaint to the Los...