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  • Kings hang on to force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Ducks

    Kings hang on to force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Ducks
    Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, missed opportunities or just another dramatic turn, but the Ducks couldn't finish off the Kings on Wednesday night, and hockey's freeway series is now going the distance. Riding a signature 21-save performance by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 the 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...