| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:40 PM
The Kings and Ducks could have honored Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake with a series of unrelenting open-ice hip checks.
What better way to pay homage to Blake, who had his No. 4 Kings jersey retired Saturday night at Staples Center. It was an...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Playing to the hometown crowd in Columbus, Ohio, the NHL on Wednesday named Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets as one of two captains for All-Star weekend, Jan. 23-25 in Columbus. The other captain will be Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Rule changes and modifications intended to increase scoring did little to pump up goal production during the first half of the season, a point the NHL passed Saturday.
Through Saturday's action (624 games) the goals-per-game average was 5.36,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Teemu Selanne was late to everything, sometimes so tardy his Ducks teammates would tell the bus driver to leave the practice rink without him. He'd ride back to the hotel in the equipment truck, fuming, but never for long. And no one could be angry with...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:20 PM
They slammed, threw and broke their sticks. Said things that wouldn't make their mothers proud. Even threw a few punches.
All of it did no good Wednesday night for the Ducks, who suffered a 3-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center — only...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
The Ducks' endless search for a left wing to complement Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry looped back on itself during Saturday's practice when Coach Bruce Boudreau auditioned Rene Bourque in that spot. Boudreau had put Bourque there earlier this season but...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The NHL is investigating circumstances of a Ducks practice held Friday during the league's mandated three-day holiday period, the team confirmed Monday.
General Manager Bob Murray said the practice was arranged by team captain Ryan Getzlaf without any...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:15 PM
It was power-play practice for the Ducks earlier this week, against a mishmash penalty-killing unit featuring a guy coming off a head injury, a frequently scratched defenseman, an early-season acquisition and one regular.
Yet even with that talent...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Instead of a panic button, Ducks forward Patrick Maroon was handed a vote of confidence at practice Friday.
Although Maroon is in the middle of a 15-game goal-less skid that has featured 31 shots getting denied, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau placed...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:26 PM
Kings center Anze Kopitar and defenseman Drew Doughty, as well as Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf were chosen Saturday to represent their teams at the NHL All-Star game, to be played Jan. 25 at Columbus.
The first six players were chosen in fan balloting. The...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:26 PM
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has won two Stanley Cup and two Olympic gold medals for Team Canada but has never played in the NHL's All-Star game.
That omission on his resume will change this month.
Kings center Anze Kopitar and Doughty, as well as...