| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
STAMFORD — Mike Backman said he wasn't sure how terrific his son-in-law was Monday night until he got home and saw the replays Tuesday morning. It was then that Backman saw the stick save that Jonathan Quick made on Mats Zuccarello in the first...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:01 PM
The coach's words were firm and his tone suggested he wasn't asking the impossible of someone he knows well.
Kings center Anze Kopitar is leading NHL playoff scorers with 24 points in 22 games and has been instrumental in the run that has brought the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Justin Williams' flair for the dramatic allowed the Los Angeles Kings to prevail in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Williams scored 4:36 into overtime, lifting the Kings to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers before a sellout crowd of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The face of Hollywood's hockey revolution looks like a closed fist.
The most powerful voice of Tinseltown's growing hockey chorus is an undiscernible mumble.
The biggest name on the Southland's coolest sports powerhouse is one that many people...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 PM
"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst
The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment.
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke.
The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:33 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman knew what was coming Monday as soon as the question began.
A little more than 21 years ago, at a news conference in Anaheim to announce the birth of the Ducks franchise — then called the Mighty Ducks — he got...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:31 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Her laptop glowing in the 3 a.m. darkness of a hotel room Thursday, Danielle Kang flipped through digital images of her late father. Even if she couldn't talk to him anymore, she needed to somehow know he was still close.
| May 21, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Jonathan Toews knows the narrative that will play out around town the rest of the week.
He's not buying it. You shouldn't either.
"If they score a goal to pull within one, it doesn't mean they have to score six unanswered,'' Toews said Wednesday night...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:08 PM
There are the little areas of the Kings' dressing room on the road that are almost broken down into fascinating mini-neighborhoods.
Starting goalie Jonathan Quick is at one end, alongside backup Martin Jones. Defenseman Drew Doughty sits close by fellow...