| Jun 8, 2014
As I follow the coverage of the ongoing federal corruption trial of state Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, one word keeps coming to mind:
With all the venal, ethically greasy pols and bureaucrats slithering through our state and local halls of...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:30 PM
Jonathan Quick has been on hockey's biggest stage before and, as it turns out, he has played in one of its classic arenas before, too.
Quick grew up in Hamden, Conn., and among his fondest childhood memories is playing at Madison Square Garden with...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:54 PM
How in the puck is it possible for hockey to be a TV hit in June?
Well, when you have a faceoff between the NHL teams in the Nos. 1 and 2 media markets in the U.S., the Stanley Cup finals can finally score some impressive numbers for NBC.
| May 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored 22 seconds apart to help the Boston Bruins snap a five-year playoff power-play drought against Montreal and beat the Canadiens, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night.
The Bruins lead the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:45 PM
Justin Williams reached back and delivered some of his Game 7 playoff magic for the Kings in Game 4.
For the Kings, it might as well have been Game 7.
Justin Time. Or should that be Just In Time?
With the Kings facing playoff elimination against the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Boston's Jarome Iginla had a big day Saturday. The classy veteran reached the 30-goal level for the 12th time in his career and tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:30 PM
The regular season will end Sunday, and so will the voting period for the NHL's individual trophies.
Colorado Coach Patrick Roy is too brash to win any popularity contests but he deserves to win the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, an honor...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:57 PM
CALGARY, Canada — After 80 regular-season games, it is official: The Kings will be making their way to San Jose.
That's where they will open the first round of the playoffs with many signs pointing to a Game 1 possibly Wednesday at San Jose.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Los Angeles Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is on the verge of winning the Jennings Trophy, which goes to "the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
BOSTON — Each Stanley Cup playoff game has a pulse of its own. First round to last, each of its games pounds to its own heartbeat. Regular, irregular and sometimes, well, sometimes it races like a mad dog after a cheap cut of beef.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:28 PM
All that is standing between the Kings and Ducks for a first meeting in the playoffs is one game.
If this script sounds like a recycled one — local teams on the verge of a playoff showdown — you would be correct. Last...