| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Three days felt like 30.
Three full days passed between Kings games at Staples Center. They were three days of emotions, starting with confusion and unanswered questions after their teammate, defenseman Slava Voynov, was suspended indefinitely after...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:06 PM
From the outset, when Commissioner Gary Bettman called Kings owner Philip Anschutz early Monday to say he had suspended Slava Voynov because of the defenseman's alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, it was clear the league was taking the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Members of the Kings said they expect the team’s closeness — one of its signature strengths during two Stanley Cup championship runs in the past three seasons — to continue to be a source of support during the absence of defenseman Slava...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 11:40 PM
Jeff Carter, in an isolated situation, is often close to automatic. Hit the button and he scores.
Of course, the same could be said about many situations for the gifted goal-scorer.
Already on Saturday night, Carter had scored off the rush for the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
What we learned from the Kings 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Some additional observations on Game 2 for the Kings, in which they squandered a two-goal lead and ended up losing in overtime at Gila River Arena … the building formerly...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Stanley Cup jealousy … the great and not-so-noble motivator.
The Kings looked into the past to analyze how they have reached their lofty level, winning the Stanley Cup twice in the last three seasons. Their second banner will be raised...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project.
A student of sports...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:56 PM
There’s no time for sentiment for the Kings. Players were businesslike Wednesday morning after their first game-day skate of the season, already in mid-season mental form and ready to defend their Stanley Cup championship.
“We want to get...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:29 PM
John Stevens, promoted to the position of associate head coach by the Kings over the summer, said he initially didn’t like the concept of playing split-squad games in training camp.
But as the man in charge of the squad that will face a Coyotes...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Some thoughts on the Kings’ first home preseason game, a 4-3 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night at Staples Center:
Marian Gaborik is a scoring machine
You could probably awaken Gaborik from a nap, put him on the ice, and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:57 PM
SOCHI, Russia — And then there were 12.
The first of 13 Kings and Ducks chosen to represent their respective homelands at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament was eliminated Tuesday, when Switzerland and Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller lost a...