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Western Conference (NHL)

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Top Western Conference (NHL) Articles

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  • Kings' Justin Williams has been the calm in a storm of Game 7s

    The Kings' stress of two straight losses and a hostile road date against the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks is eased by the fact Justin Williams is on their side. Williams not only is 6-0 in Game 7s, he has six goals and six assists in the...
  • Kevin Baxter's all-time U.S. all-star team

    Ten of the 23 players selected to the U.S. World Cup team play their club games in Major League Soccer, the league that stands as the legacy of the 1994 tournament, the only World Cup played in this country. So who are the most decorated MLS vets to...
  • Hawks' loss is no tragedy

    Sunday night, the Chicago Blackhawks lost in the seventh game of the National Hockey League Western Conference finals 5-4 in overtime. I was watching the 10 o'clock news on CBS when the announcement came. The sportscaster described the event as...
  • 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...
  • Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings

    Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings
    Corey Perry, opportunistic and crafty, saw the opening, took advantage and pulled off the trick against the Kings. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with scoring. The Kings, by virtue of their 3-1 win against the Ducks on Monday night in Game 2 in...
  • Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line

    Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line
    If it was good enough to win the Pacific Division and gain the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, then why aren't the Ducks using their shutdown line of Andrew Cogliano, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik in that role against the Kings? "That sounds...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play

    Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play
    Is this the year that Kings center Anze Kopitar solidifies his lofty position in the NHL in the view of people … outside of L.A.? That might sound a bit odd when talking about someone who led the NHL in playoff scoring in 2012 when the Kings...
  • Youngsters earn a place at the grown-ups' table in Kings-Ducks series

    It was late in the third period, when legs can tire and skates can turn sluggish. Just the right time for Tyler Toffoli to inject a little energy into the game. Hopping off the bench, the young Kings forward scrambled across center ice, tracking...
  • 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,...
  • 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...