| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Did anyone truly think that the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks would manage to settle the issue in four, five or six games?
Of course not.
And so, one of the more entertaining playoff battles in recent years will continue on for a few more days,...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Now, the Kings know how they made the San Jose Sharks feel after the first round of the playoffs and the regrets they left the Ducks to brood over just a couple of weeks ago, in the second round.
The Kings, who staged an epic comeback after losing their...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Wouldn’t pulling Corey Crawford after the Kings’ third goal in the first period Monday night have sent a message to players? I would have if I were Coach Q. --Tom B., New Lenox
Game 4 of the Western Conference finals is no time to be sending...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:44 PM
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....
| May 29, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-4 double-overtime win Wednesday over the Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals:
1. It’s amazing what happens when you skate, pass, shoot and crash the net. It shouldn&...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Symmetry took the night off.
It could have been such a tidy completed hockey circle, two Stanley Cups clinched by the Kings exactly two years apart. But the Kings will have to wait two more days to get another shot at winning their second Stanley Cup....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Very soon, Philip Pritchard will know where he's spending summer vacation. You see, Pritchard is lucky enough to have a front-row seat to sports history as the "keeper" of the Stanley Cup.
He's had what some might say is one of the world's best jobs...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:32 PM
My initial impulse was to root for the Los Angeles Kings over the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final based on the transitive power of victory. The Kings barely beat the Blackhawks in a taut, seven-game series that......
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter joined a pretty exclusive club Friday: coaches who have won more than one Stanley Cup.
Only 15 have done it in the history of the NHL, which pre-dates the stock market crash — the 1929 stock market crash.
Sutter has two...