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  • Adam Jones and Capitals star Alex Ovechkin an unlikely Sports Illustrated cover pair

    Adam Jones and Capitals star Alex Ovechkin an unlikely Sports Illustrated cover pair
    With the start of the NHL season and MLB playoffs running concurrently as the calendar turns to October, Sports Illustrated lumped them together with some regional, cross-sport cover coverage. One of those regional covers features Orioles centerfielder ...
  • Kings defenseman Drew Doughty could return to action next week

    Kings defenseman Drew Doughty could return to action next week
    Sorry if it’s starting to sound a tad repetitive: Another injured Kings player reported improvement, and this time it was defenseman Drew Doughty. Doughty missed some time earlier in training camp because of an undisclosed upper-body injury that...
  • Controlling the faceoff is critical to the game of hockey

    Controlling the faceoff is critical to the game of hockey
    His hands gripped the hockey stick a little tighter as he glided into the faceoff circle. Jarret Stoll spread his skates wide, crouching low to the ice, positioning himself nose-to-nose with his opponent. It was early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup...
  • Ryan Kesler prepares to bring his tough stuff to the Ducks

    Ryan Kesler prepares to bring his tough stuff to the Ducks
    It's a new home, a new team and a new way of arriving at the rink for the Ducks' Ryan Kesler. "I'm ready to get going, excited about this new chapter in my life," Kesler said. "Found a place overlooking the ocean, the kids are in school . . . waking...
  • Kings captain Dustin Brown is better than a year ago

    Kings captain Dustin Brown is better than a year ago
    Future headline: This is 30. It's almost hard to conceive that Dustin Brown, the baby-faced longtime captain of the Kings, will be having a milestone birthday in November. The father of four youngsters, owner of two Stanley Cup rings and two-time U.S....
  • Kings' John Stevens is wholly behind split-squad idea

    Kings' John Stevens is wholly behind split-squad idea
    John Stevens, promoted to the position of associate head coach by the Kings over the summer, said he initially didn’t like the concept of playing split-squad games in training camp. But as the man in charge of the squad that will face a Coyotes...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award

    Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award
    For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets. The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle. But not until last season,...
  • What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 exhibition shootout victory

    What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 exhibition shootout victory
    Some thoughts on the Kings’ first home preseason game, a 4-3 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night at Staples Center: Marian Gaborik is a scoring machine You could probably awaken Gaborik from a nap, put him on the ice, and...
  • For Kings and center Mike Richards, trust is a two-way street

    For Kings and center Mike Richards, trust is a two-way street
    In a sport increasingly influenced by analytics, in a league where one bad decision can wreck a team's salary-cap structure and cramp its future, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi relied on old-fashioned methodology in deciding to keep Mike Richards...
  • Penguins' Crosby caps NHL awards with second Hart Trophy

    Despite the disappointment of another playoff flameout by his Pittsburgh Penguins that resulted in his coach and general manager getting fired, center Sidney Crosby put a cap on a successful regular season Tuesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas....
  • Kings beat Blackhawks in overtime to advance to Stanley Cup Final

    Kings beat Blackhawks in overtime to advance to Stanley Cup Final
    The Kings have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime, tonight at the United Center in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Kings defenseman Alec Martinez shot inside the blue line...