| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
For the Kings, the path through the Western Conference has been daunting. They’ve fought off elimination six times -- four times against San Jose and twice against the Ducks, only now to be dealing with the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago...
| Jun 1, 2014
The Kings' stress of two straight losses and a hostile road date against the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks is eased by the fact Justin Williams is on their side.
Williams not only is 6-0 in Game 7s, he has six goals and six assists in the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:23 PM
Henrik Lundqvist sat alone at his locker stall for minutes, his face resting on his hands.
He rose after the long delay to zip his windbreaker to the top notch, rubbing both sides of his beard with his hands.
Knowing that his New York Rangers now...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The fork in the road where the Kings turned it all around before they went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2012 was so much easier to identify and isolate.
They parted ways with Coach Terry Murray, strapped in and hopped aboard the Darryl Sutter Express in...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:15 PM
How do they keep skating? How do we keep breathing?
The Kings pulled off another unlikely comeback Saturday night in a spring full of them, fighting back for nearly five full periods of hockey before turning the Staples Center ice into a dancing,...