| Jan 26, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Both the penalty shot and the ensuing clean look that Anze Kopitar had ended badly in the Stadium Series, as has much in the Los Angeles Kings’ five-game losing streak that trails them to Monday’s game in San Jose.
“When you have...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp.
Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Brantford, Canada, the hometown of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, unveiled a statue of the Great One on Sunday outside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Center.
The next day, vandals besmirched the statue, spray-painting it.
The statue depicts Gretzky hoisting...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The NHL on Friday suspended St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre five games for a boarding infraction against San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle on Tuesday.
The hit sent Boyle into the dasher boards and knocked him unconscious. He was carried off...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Matt Hoppe remembers finally getting his hands on a red and white Titan hockey stick -- the one Wayne Gretzky was using to set record after record -- and plopping down in front of the television to spend 45 minutes applying tape to create the perfect...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, is engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson.
Yes, she of racy selfie fame shared the news Saturday on Instagram with a sweet pic that echoed several of the lovey-dovey pics her photo-sharing account has...
| 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 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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Skating fans in Culver City were celebrating a temporary victory after city officials dug out an obscure document that advocates hope can keep an ice rink in the neighborhood.
City officials informed the owner of Culver City Ice Arena of its findings...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Laugh all you want at those old public-access television clips of the late Dr. Gene Scott, the eccentric televangelist who sometimes wore two pairs of glasses at once and shouted at viewers to "Get on the telephone!" whenever his fundraising totals ebbed....
| 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...