| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Kings center Anze Kopitar, mired in one of the longer slumps of his career, recognizes the correlation between his personal scoring woes and the state of the team.
“I’ve been through this in the past,” he said Tuesday after the morning...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:55 PM
They were less than half a period from a more acceptable ending to what had been a troubling trip.
More acceptable turned truly awful for the Kings. It took only two minutes and 30 seconds to fall behind by two goals after holding a one-goal lead.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Kings captain Dustin Brown took the decidedly captain-like view of the team's upcoming rematch with the St. Louis Blues.
The Kings face St. Louis at Staples Center on Thursday, two nights after suffering a third-period collapse in which...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:45 PM
The cover boy was trying his best to uncover as many copies as possible of a national sports magazine.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez wanted to get Sports Illustrated as a keepsake for family members and friends, something he could give out later when...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The second game of this three-game trip resulted in Todd Nelson’s first win as an NHL coach. There was a clear sense of relief for the struggling Oilers and a feeling of increasing frustration for the Kings. A few more takeaways after yet another...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Dustin Brown doesn't recall that the Kings lost their last game before the Christmas break last season, a bit of history they repeated when they fell to Calgary on Monday.
"It all blends together for players," the Kings' captain said Saturday morning,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:53 PM
With four days between their 7-6 overtime loss to Nashville on Saturday and a Stanley Cup Final rematch against the New York Rangers on Thursday at Staples Center, the Kings went through a lengthy practice Monday that included special-teams work and...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:30 AM
There were times in the hard-hitting Saturday night game against the Kings that Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf said it seemed that “some guys didn’t even know there was a puck out there.”
Anaheim absorbed a very good shot from the Kings,...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:29 PM
January-type hockey? Not really.
There were times when the hard-hitting Kings-Ducks game reached another level at Staples Center. Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf said it seemed that "some guys didn't even know there was a puck out there."
The Ducks won, 3-...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:04 PM
The ceremony the Kings staged to retire Rob Blake's jersey was very much like Blake himself: unpretentious, mostly understated but illuminated by genuine emotion that hit home as hard as any punch to the gut.
The emotional jolts Saturday weren't as...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 11:18 PM
It's been a busy three weeks for the New Jersey Devils, who fired their coach, lost five of their next eight games, then headed out on a three-game West Coast swing without future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr, who has the flu.
All of which left Wednesday'...