| Mar 31, 2015
| 5:51 PM
Niklas Hjalmarsson pinched deep into the offensive zone to pounce on a loose puck, walked into the slot and wired a wrist shot past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. The defenseman then leaped into the arms of blue line partner Johnny Oduya to celebrate...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:01 AM
A few more takeaways after Tuesday night’s victory, before the Kings face the Islanders, traveling to the old barn, Nassau County Coliseum, for their last regular-season visit, on Thursday.
Back in the New York groove
Nothing quite like being in...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 11:04 AM
Barring some late development, it appears as though Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will start against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, making it the second time this season he has played back-to-back nights.
Now this didn’t come from via a...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 7:03 PM
Their loss of discipline was swift as the Kings unraveled in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks and just as quickly they lost ground in the Western Conference playoff race.
Two potential points vanished at Staples Center on Saturday...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 11:55 PM
This was why the Ducks were so eager to acquire Ryan Kesler from Vancouver last season and pursued him again in June: to win games like their 3-2 overtime decision over the Kings on Wednesday and the other four games they won from the Kings in the rivals'...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 11:35 PM
The anointed difference maker between the Ducks who lost to the eventual-champion Kings in the playoffs last season and this year's version is Anaheim center Ryan Kesler.
As the postseason awaits in less than a month, Kesler reminded the Kings again...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:25 PM
According to experts, Jonathan Quick isn't an elite NHL goaltender.
"The problem is that while he has the power to carry a team, he also has the power to sink one, and that's what we've seen recently," Bleacher Report said on Feb. 11, comparing Quick'...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:37 AM
A few more takeaways from a grind-it-out, often dull contest against the Coyotes on Monday night:
The stretch run isn’t always pretty
Tennis player turned television commentator Brad Gilbert once wrote a well-regarded book, “Winning Ugly.&...
| Mar 8, 2015
Playing well was moderate consolation for the Kings on Saturday night after their 1-0 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they're well aware that getting one point instead of two has put them in a bind as the number of games left in the season...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:28 PM
If the Kings make up enough ground and climb into a playoff spot over the course of their 18 remaining regular-season games, they might look back at their 4-3 shootout victory over Montreal on Thursday as the moment they kept their hopes alive with...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 6:00 PM
They had a surprising Sunday afternoon snarl, that edge you like to see in the final month and a half of the season.
Unfortunately, for the Kings, there was little else behind their scowls and growls. Winnipeg scored three second-period goals on its way...