| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:07 PM
It was shootout karma.
Or something like that.
You can guess what happened a day after Kings Coach Darryl Sutter ripped shootouts after practice here, saying, "I don't have the time of day for them."
The Kings were forced to have the time of day...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:22 AM
The arbitrary nature of the road hit the Kings in Toronto as they showed improvement in many categories but still came away with a shootout loss. Again, there are always stand-out moments, a few more takeaways from Sunday.
Carter’s slump deepens...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ The Ducks have won seven straight games despite losing sniper Corey Perry to a sprained left knee. They've won seven straight games five times since the start...
| 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 18, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Asked Thursday morning to explain why the Kings had lost five of their previous six games, defenseman Drew Doughty couldn't come up with an explanation. But he was sure of one thing: no matter their problems, they would soon correct what was wrong....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:15 AM
What we learned from the Kings’ 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday:
1. There’s life in this team yet
Yes, there are nights the defense seems held together by hope, prayer and training tape, and Anze Kopitar’s scoring...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Was it center Anze Kopitar pushing Marian Gaborik to greater heights?
Perhaps it is the other way around with Gaborik pulling Kopitar out of his slump.
Either way, the two have been re-creating some of their playoff magic in last two games, the latest...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It was probably best not to remind Anze Kopitar about what happened to the most recent Kings player to be named the NHL’s No. 1 star.
Kings forward Jeff Carter was the league’s No. 1 star for the week ending Oct. 27 and then went into a...
| 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...