| 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 17, 2015
| 11:40 PM
The Kings and Ducks could have honored Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake with a series of unrelenting open-ice hip checks.
What better way to pay homage to Blake, who had his No. 4 Kings jersey retired Saturday night at Staples Center. It was an...
| 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 3, 2015
| 7:37 PM
The search for an alliterative way to describe the Kings' late and wild comeback against Nashville screeched to an abrupt halt in overtime.
About as fast as you can say Roman Josi.
The wow factor was still settling for fans at Staples Center —...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:53 PM
With four days between their 7-6 overtime loss to Nashville on Saturday and a Stanley Cup Final rematch against the New York Rangers on Thursday at Staples Center, the Kings went through a lengthy practice Monday that included special-teams work and...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:03 AM
For a long spells, this felt like ‘80s hockey all over again, run-and-gun style and let’s forget about defensive structure for the afternoon. Nevertheless, there were several takeaways in the aftermath of a wildly unpredictable affair,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:43 PM
Frustrating and fascinating … often in the same game.
Yes, that might be the best way to describe the Kings after the first 35 games of this season, heading into their short Christmas break.
Exhibit A was unfurled Monday night at Staples...
| 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 11, 2014
| 9:40 PM
There was something for (nearly) everyone Thursday night as the Kings and Senators stayed in touch with that seasonal theme.
How about a nominee (Kings goalie Jonathan Quick) for the save of the year? If that wasn't enough, there was a nominee (Ottawa...
| 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 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....