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  • Jake Muzzin is the man on the spot for Kings

    Jake Muzzin is the man on the spot for Kings
    This time defenseman Jake Muzzin wasn't the fall guy for the Kings. He came up with a better stunt for his team. He wasn't sprawled on the ice, watching the Ducks celebrate a goal. He was staring at a wide-open net. Muzzin buried a pass from Anze...
  • Kings force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over the Ducks

    Kings force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over the Ducks
    The first Stanley Cup playoff matchup between Southern California rivals is heading to Game 7. Facing elimination for the fifth time this postseason, the Kings snapped out of their most recent playoff funk with a 2-1 victory over the Ducks in Game 6...
  • Ducks look to reverse last year's Game 7 nightmare

    Ducks look to reverse last year's Game 7 nightmare
    The nerves, uncertainty and inconsistent play that caused the Ducks' Game 7 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings last May were used as motivation — by personnel men, coaches and players alike — to ensure this year would be different. Tonight at...
  • Trevor Lewis gives Kings scoring punch, but that's not all

    Trevor Lewis gives Kings scoring punch, but that's not all
    It seems every NHL team embarking on a memorable playoff run receives a few surprise contributions along the way. Dustin Penner and Dwight King stood out during the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run; Warren Rychel's play was one of the big surprises of the...
  • Making case for Crawford as elite goalie

    Making case for Crawford as elite goalie
    Corey Crawford is getting hosed. It might not bother him, but it bugs me. Crawford is proving he’s an elite goalie, and people need to wake up, especially national people. The Blackhawks just reached the Western Conference finals because of a...
  • Kings, Ducks await big moment in Game 7 tonight

    Members of┬áthe Ducks and the Kings said they were a bit anxious about playing Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night at Honda Center, but they also said they planned to embrace the moment. “I’m excited. It’s...
  • Friday's local pro sports roundup: Phoebus grad Adibi signs with CFL's Saskatchewan team; Admirals ousted

    Football: Former Phoebus High and Virginia Tech defensive standout Xavier Adibi signed with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Adibi -- 6-foot-2 and 242 pounds -- spent five seasons in the NFL, totaling 70 tackles and forcing two...
  • Kings rout the Ducks, 6-2, to advance to conference final

    Kings rout the Ducks, 6-2, to advance to conference final
    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...
  • NHL playoff preview: Kings vs. Blackhawks first look

    NHL playoff preview: Kings vs. Blackhawks first look
    By the time the Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals against the Blackhawks last season, most of their team was being held together by tape and hope. Battered after defeating St. Louis in six games and San Jose in seven, the Kings fell to the...
  • Ducks' Teemu Selanne reflective after abrupt end to NHL career

    Ducks' Teemu Selanne reflective after abrupt end to NHL career
    Teemu Selanne's devoted followers wanted a perfect ending. He, and they, were denied that — by the Kings' emphatic 6-2 victory over the Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday night — and so began the next phase for...
  • Seventh heaven for Kings with 6-2 rout of Ducks

    Seventh heaven for Kings with 6-2 rout of Ducks
    When it comes to winning a big game, the Kings' knowledge in how to do so was a mismatch over the Ducks. That strength more than any other defined the Kings' 6-2 victory in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal at Honda Center. From an early goal...
  • A different Kings team is entering rematch against Blackhawks

    A different Kings team is entering rematch against Blackhawks
    Anze Kopitar was asked about revenge. This was not about that, not about getting even. Instead, the Kings center said this had to do with seizing the moment, about capitalizing on an opportunity. The Kings reached the Western Conference finals for the...