| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Monday night's late free fall against the Calgary Flames at Staples Center pretty much crystallized the Kings' recent problems and what they will put at the top of their wish list coming out of the Christmas break.
Seeking consistency. Or avoiding...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 10:50 PM
This was the way the Kings can and should play.
They overcame an early deficit Saturday against San Jose, capitalized on their power plays, took only two minor penalties and stifled a high-scoring opponent to win a division game, returning from their...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When pressed — and when fresh after a few days off to heal their bumps and bruises — the Kings can play the formidable defensive game that has been the foundation of their success the last three seasons. After squandering a late lead over...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Anze Kopitar didn't think it was a big deal that he needed several stitches to repair the damage done Saturday when a high stick cut through the side of his right ear in the second period of the Kings' game against San Jose.
"Honestly, I don't know. I...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez is the latest player to be signed to a long-term contract extension by General Manager Dean Lombardi, inking a six-year, $24-million deal Wednesday.
Martinez, 27, has played an important role in each of the Kings'...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:17 PM
A good day turned into an excellent one for Kings defenseman Alec Martinez on Wednesday.
First, he suffered no ill effects from his return to the lineup Tuesday night against Boston after being sidelined because of an injured finger. Then he practiced...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Alec Martinez has made obvious strides as an NHL defenseman, transforming last season from a player who struggled through a series of healthy scratches to scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal at season’s end.
In his first comments Thursday since...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:47 PM
There was a slightly scary moment in the waning moments of Kings' practice Sunday morning.
Kings forward Tyler Toffoli had a close call with the skate blade of a teammate, defenseman Jake Muzzin. It happened near the corner, just to the left to the net,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:42 PM
They've had the necessary experience, going through the long and winding journey as reigning Stanley Cup champions.
But when the Kings first won the Cup in 2012, they didn't start their defense until 2013, opening the shortened season on Jan. 19 because...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
What we learned from the Kings’ 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday:
1. When the Kings' big, mobile forwards go to the net, they’re hard to stop.
The Kings scored two of their three goals from around the net: Trevor...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Brad Richards scored two goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Saturday night. Just how important was this rematch, the first meeting between the Kings and Chicago since June 1?
The Kings saw fit to rest No. 1 goaltender...