| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:06 PM
CALGARY, Canada — The Saddledome, along with its ever-changing corporate names, was almost like a second home for goalie Martin Jones in his formative hockey years.
His junior team, the Calgary Hitmen, shared the building with the NHL's Calgary...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:22 PM
There were distinct flickers of playoff-like hate, here and there Saturday night at Staples Center.
You had Kings forward Jeff Carter and Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin snapping and taking jabs at each other behind the play in the first period...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake.
And Marian Gaborik.
First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Flyers fans booed every time Kings forward Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, but it was music to his ears.
Carter, traded by Philadephia to Columbus and later dealt by the Blue Jackets to the Kings, scored the Kings’...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:21 PM
PHILADELPHIA — If Flyers fans booed every time Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, it must have sounded like music to his ears.
With extra zip in his step if not revenge in his heart for the acrimonious end to his tenure with the Flyers, Carter...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Conventional wisdom says a team playing the second game of a back-to-back sequence should tire as the second game progresses.
So much for conventional wisdom.
The Kings scored three times in the third period Tuesday and then converted...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:39 PM
PITTSBURGH — With the Kings scheduled to play their third road game in four days when they face the Penguins on Thursday at Consol Energy Center, Coach Darryl Sutter declared Wednesday’s practice an optional session.
Not surprisingly, most...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:24 PM
CALGARY, Canada — Of course Drew Doughty wants to play.
He always does.
But the Kings' top defenseman is giving way to common sense with three games remaining before the playoffs. That and the advice of the team trainers and medical staff....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:57 PM
CALGARY, Canada — After 80 regular-season games, it is official: The Kings will be making their way to San Jose.
That's where they will open the first round of the playoffs with many signs pointing to a Game 1 possibly Wednesday at San Jose.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:02 PM
Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi remembered what it was like after his team's double-overtime exit against Chicago in Game 5 in June.
The playoffs were over. But the doctors and trainers had plenty of work ahead of them, trying to put...