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  • Blackhawks top national TV slate with 20 games

    Blackhawks top national TV slate with 20 games
    The Blackhawks' overtime loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals surely broke hearts in Chicago, but few would argue that it was great television--perhaps the NHL's most rivoting viewing of the season. So it should be no...
  • Marian Gaborik finds comfort zone, re-signs with Kings for seven years

    The NHL playoffs were a win-win for Marian Gaborik. He helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup with a league-best 14 playoff goals and also established his value as he headed toward free agency. Exactly what he would have been worth on the open market...
  • Here's hoping Bowman is lying

    Here's hoping Bowman is lying
    Stan Bowman is lying, right? Blackhawks fans had better hope so. It’s pretty much the job of general managers to lie. Lying helps maintain leverage and creates cover for pursuing trades. Sometimes it’s a GM’s only option, and Bowman...
  • Round 2 NHL Playoff Picks: Can Rangers beat Pens?

     
    Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
  • NHL playoff Picks: Can Flyers or Rangers go deep?

     
    Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
  • Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination

    Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination
    Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment. The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
  • Kings' run to the Stanley Cup could be the best L.A. has ever seen

    Kings' run to the Stanley Cup could be the best L.A. has ever seen
    The world's most famous arena was no match for the world's best hockey team Monday, the Kings savaging and silencing Madison Square Garden with three powerful thwacks that cut off the New York Rangers at the heart. Now they are on the verge of doing the...
  • Letters: What the fans are saying about the Kings and the Stanley Cup

    Letters: What the fans are saying about the Kings and the Stanley Cup
    What Los Angeles should remember about the Kings besides their winning the Stanley Cup is there was no self-centered, all-about-me superstar, no crazy owner, no so-called prodigy who scoffs at direction and no coach whose ego is bigger than everyone else....
  • Kings win second title with 3-2 win over Rangers

    Kings win second title with 3-2 win over Rangers
    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...
  • Stanley Cup notes: Kings center Mike Richards gets on (score)board

    Stanley Cup notes: Kings center Mike Richards gets on (score)board
    While the Kings' leading scorers continued their personal race to finish as the NHL's playoffs points leader Monday, center Mike Richards pulled out of an extended drought. Richards sent a puck toward teammate Trevor Lewis early in the third period only...
  • Kings' season was one with many twists, turns

    Kings' season was one with many twists, turns
    On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold. There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
  • A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings

    A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings
    After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...