| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:10 PM
NASHVILLE — A tepid, almost boring hockey game was chugging along here Saturday night and seemingly was headed for overtime.
Then came the final 3:18.
What unfolded was the Kings' committing a penalty-kill miscue. Nashville countered with...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Their penalty-killing woes didn’t just start Saturday night. It had been building for the Kings as they have given up at least one power-play goal in each of the last six games.
Perhaps Kings Coach Darryl Sutter had seen enough after Saturday&...
| Nov 8, 2013
They are hockey's equivalent of a quick cleaning, a sure-fire way to spiff up the place before getting to the serious stuff later.
Yes, things often look a lot better after a game against the struggling Buffalo Sabres.
The Kings have been struggling...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Kings center Jarret Stoll skated hard for about an hour at practice Saturday morning, trying to rush back from an upper-body injury that has sidelined him a week. But given the way his replacements played in his absence Saturday night, Stoll might...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:31 PM
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VANCOUVER, Canada -- Greetings from Vancouver, where it’s chilly but sunny.
The big news from the Kings’ morning skate at Rogers Arena was that they planned to activate forward Jeff Carter...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:13 PM
SAN JOSE — Greetings from San Jose, the Kings’ first visit this season to what’s now known as the SAP Center and first since their second-round playoff series against the Sharks last spring. The Kings won that series by winning Game 7 at...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:54 PM
MONTREAL — The Kings exorcised decades’ worth of demons Tuesday with a 6-0 victory over the Canadiens at the Bell Center, turning what was supposed to be a defensive battle between two of the NHL’s top defensive teams into their first...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:46 AM
TORONTO — Greetings from Toronto — but first a bit of good news from back in Los Angeles.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick, out of the lineup since he sustained a groin strain on Nov. 12, skated on Thursday at the team's El Segundo practice...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Justin Williams yawned in mid-answer.
He was talking Sunday about the pleasant bounce back from the Kings' trip, and the long flight home from Nashville at the end.
"That flight from Nashville always feels longer than it should be," he said. "…...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:03 PM
Suddenly, the smooth-running, efficient penalty-killing machine known as the Kings started sputtering and eventually broke down at Staples Center.
It was supposed to be the Flames that were beset by woeful penalty killing. But the teams traded places as...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:11 PM
They've played 12 games, and the Kings' season doesn't even hit the one-month mark until Sunday.
One early theme has emerged: A five-minute overtime, followed by a shootout, if necessary. Of the Kings' eight victories, one came in overtime and four more...