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  • Kings lose to Blackhawks, 5-4, in double overtime of Game 5

    Kings lose to Blackhawks, 5-4, in double overtime of Game 5
    Michal Handzus scored a little more than two minutes into double overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 win at United Center on Wednesday. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2, heading into Game 6 at Staples Center on Friday. After...
  • Blackhawks show some life in Game 5 to stay alive

     Blackhawks show some life in Game 5 to stay alive
    No way the Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. "Our guys find ways," coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday night after his team's 5-...
  • Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks

    Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks
    Any player who tells you home-ice advantage makes no difference is probably lying. No doubt the Blackhawks were thrilled Sunday's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was in Chicago and not in the Kings' home arena. "[Game 5 on Wednesday] was...
  • Kings throw defense at defending champions

    Kings throw defense at defending champions
    Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago. The prototypical stay-at-home...
  • With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in Kings' lineup

    With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in Kings' lineup
    Every so often, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter will veer off message and drop a bit of significant injury information. Sunday was not that day. After all, it is the playoffs and the Kings took the opening game against the Ducks in the second round on...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Coach Darryl Sutter helps keep the Kings on level ground

    Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible. He has coached 1,039 regular-season games,...
  • Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3

    Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3
    SAN JOSE — This was like a nasty flashback, one bad journey into the darkness for Kings fans. The loyal old-timers have scar tissue around the old wound — long ago playoff blowouts, losses to the likes of the Edmonton Oilers and the...
  • Kings finish like nobody's business; Ducks still an unfinished product

    Kings finish like nobody's business; Ducks still an unfinished product
    All season, the Ducks wore T-shirts imprinted with the slogan "Unfinished Business," the motto they adopted after their first-round, Game 7 loss to the Detroit Red Wings last spring. They can now wash those shirts and wear them again for another season....