| 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&...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:40 PM
A comment from Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren that former Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger “is never going to play again” was met by a tribute Wednesday from a former teammate who played with Pronger on the Ducks' Stanley Cup-...
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
NEWARK, N.J. — As Stanley Cup rematches go, this left something to be desired.
On Friday night, the Kings played the New Jersey Devils for the first time in almost 17 months — and it was an uninspiring game until late in the third period,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium.
Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Riding a 17-1 surge, the Ducks are only the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 or more games in an 18-game span. A good omen? The first two, the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Prepare to dig deep into your wallets to pay for parking at Saturday’s Stadium Series outdoor game between the Kings and the Ducks at Dodger Stadium.
Parking prices — set by the NHL, not by the participating teams — are
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Saturday won’t be remembered as the NHL’s finest hour.
The league absorbed a one-two punch of ridicule for the line brawl that erupted two seconds into the Vancouver-Calgary game, Canucks Coach John Tortorella’s attempt to invade the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Much has been said of Vancouver Canucks Coach John Tortorella's attitude change since he left New York for the Pacific Northwest.
Though he may be a bit more mild-mannered behind the bench and in news conferences, don't overestimate his ability to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Sami Vatanen’s value to the Ducks is seen in the fact he’s scored a goal in two of the past four games he’s played, contributing more than 21 minutes of ice time a week ago.
With the return of defenseman Luca Sbisa from a torn right...