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  • Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist makes do-or-die stand to stop Kings, 2-1

    Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist makes do-or-die stand to stop Kings, 2-1
    Henrik Lundqvist, Anton Stralman's stick, a pile of snow and Derek Stepan's hand kept the Kings from hoisting the Stanley Cup on Wednesday. "When you play this game, you have to battle, you have to rely on your teammates, and sometimes you have to...
  • Kings won't let themselves off hook, never mind that immovable puck

    Kings won't let themselves off hook, never mind that immovable puck
    The puck squirted to the New York Rangers' goal line and halted dead in its vulcanized rubber tracks. Just stopped. Refused to move. Sat there alone and untouched. A shiny black hood ornament. A frozen omen. Twice during big moments of Game 4 of the...
  • Kings can thank former GM Dave Taylor for Brown, Kopitar and Quick

    Kings can thank former GM Dave Taylor for Brown, Kopitar and Quick
    There is no denying that General Manager Dean Lombardi has built the Kings into a consistent franchise. Still, it may be time for fans to revisit Dave Taylor’s years as general manager. The overall talent has been greatly improved under Lombardi....
  • Stanley Cup Final: A little light reading before Game 5

    Teams that won the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final have gone on to win the series 25 of 26 times. Will the Kings make it 26 for 27 Friday night at Staples Center against the New York Rangers? A sixth game, if necessary, would be played on...
  • Stanley Cup Final update: Slice of Los Angeles in Slovenia

    Stanley Cup Final update: Slice of Los Angeles in Slovenia
    Received an email the other day from a journalist from Slovenia, Bostjan Fon. It was titled, "Photos from Kopitar Town." A form of Stanley Cup Final fever has arrived in Slovenia. Despite the start time of Game 1 between the Rangers and Kings (at 2 a....
  • Kings will be at Staples Center, but where will the Stanley Cup be?

    Kings will be at Staples Center, but where will the Stanley Cup be?
    It's hard to find a more superstitious group than hockey players. Scraggly playoff beards. Bizarre on-ice rituals. Refusal to touch any trophy other than the actual Stanley Cup, making the conference trophies among the most lonely in sports. So it's...
  • Kane wields magic, Crawford saves the castle

    Kane wields magic, Crawford saves the castle
    The Kings thought they were playing in the Western Conference finals. But it appears they spent the last two games finding out they’re spectators at the Patrick Kane Invitational. Kane managed just one point in the first four games of this...
  • Kings being pushed to the gritty limits by in Game 7 by Blackhawks

    Kings being pushed to the gritty limits by in Game 7 by Blackhawks
    They've managed to send nearly everyone home the last three postseasons. Vancouver, St. Louis (twice), Phoenix, New Jersey, San Jose (twice) and the Ducks. All dispatched by the Kings in some fashion, sent off to some form of summer recreation. You'll...
  • 10 Things about the Hawks' Hollywood ending

    10 Things about the Hawks' Hollywood ending
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win in Los Angeles that created an improbable Game 7 on Sunday: 1. Patrick Kane struggled in last year’s Western Conference finals, and then found himself skating with...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense: 1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
  • The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again

    The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again
    The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...