| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:30 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Kings center Anze Kopitar will lead his native Slovenia in its Olympic hockey debut Thursday, a moment he and his compatriots are sure to cherish.
Not to dampen their enthusiasm, but there is one small fact that must be mentioned:...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:02 PM
DENVER — The Kings returned from their three-week Olympic break Wednesday in Colorado. And like most people coming back to work after a long vacation, they were a little rusty.
But they refused to knock off early and were rewarded when a tip-in by...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:18 PM
So much for all that extra elbow room, that additional breathing room in the Pacific Division.
Suddenly, things have gotten tight and tense — take your pick — between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes in the race for third place.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Three weeks ago, when the Kings were losing more often than any team in the NHL, they were telling anyone who would listen that they weren't as bad as they were playing.
So now that they've won three in a row it seems fair to ask whether they are as...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:29 PM
One particular statistic might as well be printed in capital letters and practically leaps off the page. It resonates even more in a tight, stretch-run situation in which points and wins are carefully hoarded.
Kings defenseman Alec...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:49 PM
The prevailing winds shifted within the NHL when the high-spending, short-term-thinking New York Rangers declined to overpay winger Ryan Callahan or give him the leverage of a no-trade clause and traded him to Tampa Bay for 38-year-old Martin St. Louis....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:07 PM
To add the scoring threat he felt the Kings urgently needed and stay under the salary-cap limit, General Manager Dean Lombardi had to persuade the Columbus Blue Jackets to retain half of winger Marian Gaborik’s remaining salary this season, give...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Some, but not all, of the signs pointed toward Kings goalie Jonathan Quick making his first start since injuring his groin on Nov. 12 against the Buffalo Sabres.
Tangible: Quick left the ice at Saturday’s morning skate at about the same time as...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Monday night's nasty fight-filled game against the Vancouver Canucks took its toll on the Kings after all, with defenseman Matt Greene going out of the lineup with an undisclosed upper body injury.
Greene will not be accompanying the team on its...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:49 PM
ST. LOUIS -- On a night when the Kings and St. Louis Blues between them showcased more than a dozen players who were chosen to participate in the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, a player who was invited to the U.S. Olympic orientation camp but didn&...