| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Jeff Carter in a walking boot.
Yes, the Kings have been there before with Carter, but the timing was much worse. It wasn't the first month of the season, like this time. Only a few games remained before the playoffs in 2012 when Carter suffered a deep...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The Kings have been through this well-worn script before, dealing with the loss of a front-line player.
Then again, hasn’t almost every other team in the NHL?
This time, they will have to adapt without the services of forward Jeff Carter, who is...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:18 PM
His arms thrust high … and just like that, the weight seemed to lift off the shoulders of a jubilant Anze Kopitar after his second goal of the season.
Nothing quite like an overtime goal against the league's best team to do the trick. The Kings...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:35 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Greetings from Jobing.com Arena, where the Kings will face the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. Ben Scrivens was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate, and the first goalie to exit usually starts the game. That...
| 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...
| 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 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 17, 2013
| 10:51 PM
NASHVILLE — To even reach the highlight package known as the shootout — in which Anze Kopitar won it for the Kings in the third round — the Kings had to do some decidedly unglamorous and old-school work Thursday night.
The Kings had to...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:27 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — The goalie was sharp, right from the opening shift. The team attacked with impressive speed up the middle. And its best players were the best players on Tuesday night, finishing with opportunistic flair.
This description happens to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:26 PM
TAMPA — Mike Richards? None. Anze Kopitar? None. Jarret Stoll? None. Colin Fraser? None.
That would be a grand total of no goals from the Kings' centers. Even Trevor Lewis, who has shifted over to that position of late, has not scored.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:23 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — It may not last more than one afternoon in practice or it could be an enduring partnership, but at the very least the combination of center Anze Kopitar and right wing Jeff Carter is an intriguing idea.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter...