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  • Kings find little humor in losing to Ducks' John Gibson

    Kings find little humor in losing to Ducks' John Gibson
    For anyone who was unclear on the concept of sarcasm, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was there to translate Tuesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was asked about Ducks goaltender John Gibson after a 4-3 loss Tuesday and responded in his usual manner, "He'...
  • Kings hope cleaning up mistakes will extend their season

    Kings hope cleaning up mistakes will extend their season
    Facing elimination for the fifth time in the playoffs this spring, the Kings on Wednesday appeared calm after their morning skate at Staples Center in advance of Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal series against the Ducks. They didn’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blackhawks' biggest threat in conference finals is themselves

    In the Chicago Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can. "Great job!"...
  • Kings ramp up the drama, and stage is set for Blackhawks rematch

    Kings ramp up the drama, and stage is set for Blackhawks rematch
    The Kings' perilous playoff path this spring has been nothing like the pleasure cruise they took two years ago on the way to winning their first Stanley Cup championship. After battling to get into the playoffs in 2012 and grabbing the eighth seed, they...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: How the teams match up

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: How the teams match up
    Chicago Blackhawks vs. Kings How they got here: Chicago defeated St. Louis in six games and Minnesota in six games; the Kings defeated San Jose in seven games and the Ducks in seven games. Playoff power play: Blackhawks: 18.2% (eighth); Kings 22.9%...
  • Blackhawks too much for Kings, winning series opener, 3-1

    Blackhawks too much for Kings, winning series opener, 3-1
    Chicago's home record in the Stanley Cup playoffs remained impeccable this postseason as the Blackhawks defeated the Kings, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at United Center behind Brandon Saad's goal and assist and Marian Hossa's two assists in Game 1 of the...
  • Transition game is lacking as Kings fall to Chicago in Game 1

    Transition game is lacking as Kings fall to Chicago in Game 1
    They have become so expert at moving on, from the highs after series victories and the lows after devastating losses. The Kings mute their emotions and simply get on with it. Except Moving Day never works quite so well against the Blackhawks....
  • Kings' Gaborik, Hawks' Hossa put friendship aside

    Kings' Gaborik, Hawks' Hossa put friendship aside
    May the best Marian prevail … The Blackhawks have veteran winger Marian Hossa of Slovakia, and the Kings counter with veteran winger Marian Gaborik of Slovakia. Gaborik, 32, has 347 career NHL goals; Hossa, three years older, has 464. The...
  • Kings' Drew Doughty rolls with changes as leadership role increases

    Kings' Drew Doughty rolls with changes as leadership role increases
    Two Olympic gold medals, one Stanley Cup ring and an increasing position of leadership … does this all mean the Kings have seen the last of Dewey-isms? That would be the often quirky observations of the uber-talented Drew Doughty (aka "Dewey")....