| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:32 PM
It took the Kings 45 years to win their first Stanley Cup.
Then how come it felt like 45 years to win No. 2?
Maybe this was simply cosmic and blood pressure-soaring payback for their Cup run of 2012 being far too smooth and so relatively unruffled....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:35 PM
A long wait packed with tension, uncertainty and the thought that something was slipping away was ended Friday by a player who knows those feelings well.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez won the Kings the Stanley Cup in the team's longest game in history,...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK — He barreled in on a 3-on-1 break. The puck stood on its edge and Rick Nash shanked a wrist shot wide of the Pittsburgh net. Ugly.
On a power play that has been 36 shades of destitute, Nash turned the puck over in the neutral zone....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:11 PM
NEW YORK — They weren't going to win Game 7 without a goal from Rick Nash. They weren't going to win without a goal from Martin St. Louis. They weren't going to win if they didn't finally, finally, finally score a power-play goal.
Well, it didn't...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:21 PM
The Kings, Wild and New York Rangers needed a Game 7 to win their respective first-round series, and Minnesota had to go to overtime.
Will the drama continue in the conference semifinals?
(Round 1: defeated Dallas, 4-2)...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 3:03 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey.
Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:25 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- The disappointment Anze Kopitar felt was immediate and deep after Slovenia’s 5-0 loss to Sweden Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, the end of the road for a gutsy team that won the admiration of...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:31 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.
Selanne, who scored two goals Saturday to lead Finland past the U.S., 5-0, in the semifinals and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:40 AM
SOCHI, Russia—Teemu Selanne’s dream of winning an Olympic gold medal will not come true.
The Ducks’ right wing, a six-time Olympian at 43 and the oldest player ever to score a goal in the men’s Olympic hockey tournament, lost his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ A 40-save performance Saturday by Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov against Washington — his former team — improved the Avalanche's record...