| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:14 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:55 PM
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from capturing the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons.
Los Angeles turned back the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 on Monday, taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Incredible drama, dire moments, euphoria.
All of it clings to a Game 7, and for Kings forward Justin Williams so does another pattern.
A goal, an assist, a victory.
In the Kings' 5-4 Western Conference finals overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:49 PM
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...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:18 PM
LOS ANGELES — After being throttled by the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, the Blackhawks were quite interested in talking about what happened just over a year ago.
It was then the Hawks reeled off three...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:43 PM
For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land.
At the nine-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found himself frozen...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Ducks front-office executive Bob Murray, not relishing the spotlight, survived the moment and his speech after being named the NHL’s general manager of the year.
Soon after, he received kudos from a crosstown rival and peer, Kings General...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The NHL playoffs were a win-win for Marian Gaborik. He helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup with a league-best 14 playoff goals and also established his value as he headed toward free agency.
Exactly what he would have been worth on the open market...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:18 PM
In the end, the Ducks' decision to trade for center Ryan Kesler was about one thing — helping them reel in their crosstown rivals, the Stanley Cup champion Kings.
Kesler plays with a physical edge that the Ducks desperately need in the playoffs...