| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:43 AM
A few takeaways -- which sound a lot like some of the same old ones -- from the end of a long homestand for the struggling Kings following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday.
Losing third-period leads … again
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:10 PM
Maybe the upcoming pause in the action will revive the Kings in much the same way the long Olympic break did last season.
Unfortunately, there aren't 20 days between games, only because of All-Star festivities and then a game against Chicago on Jan. 28....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:12 PM
If there is a price to be paid for playing 11 playoff series and 64 playoff games in the past three years, one can argue that the Kings are making that payment right now.
As of Tuesday, the reigning Stanley Cup champion Kings are on the outside...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:11 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi drifted over to another sport — using a baseball analogy — to describe the perplexing decline of center Mike Richards, whom the team placed on waivers Monday.
"Mike, through his career, has shown he can be...
| 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 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 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'...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:53 PM
Another month, another dose of adversity.
In this case, it was a double dose for the Kings.
The Kings will be without forwards Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli for an indefinite period. Toffoli was diagnosed Friday with mononucleosis and did not...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 10:44 PM
You might say Jonas Hiller, the former Ducks goalie, seems to be winning the Battle of California, even if he isn't in Anaheim anymore.
The Kings may have looked like helpless bystanders during the Johnny Gaudreau Show a week ago at Staples Center in an...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:20 PM
What do the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers have in common?
The three teams are in the "Connor McDavid Derby," the right to pick No. 1 in June's entry draft, with the chance to bring a generational-type talent into the...