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Stanley Cup Playoffs

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  • Kings on the outside looking in at playoff berth

    Kings on the outside looking in at playoff berth
    If there is a price to be paid for playing 11 playoff series and 64 playoff games in the past three years, one can argue that the Kings are making that payment right now. As of Tuesday, the reigning Stanley Cup champion Kings are on the outside...
  • Bianchi: Stanley Cup has been in war zones and strip clubs, celebrated with, urinated in

    Bianchi: Stanley Cup has been in war zones and strip clubs, celebrated with, urinated in
    The Keeper of the Cup would not budge. Despite the begging, he would not waver. Despite the pleading, he stood steadfast. Despite blatant bribery, he would not allow me to complete a bucket-list item for sports fans around the globe. I showed...
  • 'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov

    'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov
    Few moments in Cold War mythology were as thrilling as the U.S. hockey team's 1980 Olympic defeat of a superior club of Soviet players who personified the skill and collective beauty the communist world held up as a buttress to the freedoms and capitalist...
  • Fans thrill at sight of Stanley Cup at City Hall

    Fans thrill at sight of Stanley Cup at City Hall
    A building full of city planners, code enforcers and permit issuers shouldn't be this much fun. That's the effect a special visitor had during lunchtime at Orlando City Hall on Tuesday, prompting police officer Wayne Costa to say it was "one of the...
  • Takeaways from the Kings' 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames

    A few takeaways -- which sound a lot like some of the same old ones -- from the end of a long homestand for the struggling Kings following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday. Losing third-period leads … again It’s not...
  • Kings had a hand in helping Flames get out of a slump

    Kings had a hand in helping Flames get out of a slump
    The Calgary Flames' season was hanging by a thread when they faced the Kings at Staples Center on Dec. 22. After a strong start, the Flames had fallen into an 0-7-1 slump, the kind of frustration that challenges players' character, belief and patience....
  • Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81

     Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81
    It was the fourth quarter. Navy was beating Army, 21-7, on a grim early December day in Philadelphia. "You're going to do what?" announcer Lindsey Nelson asked between commercials of the college football game. What CBS director Tony Verna wanted to do...
  • Rob Blake's jersey retirement ceremony is fit for a King

    Rob Blake's jersey retirement ceremony is fit for a King
    The ceremony the Kings staged to retire Rob Blake's jersey was very much like Blake himself: unpretentious, mostly understated but illuminated by genuine emotion that hit home as hard as any punch to the gut. The emotional jolts Saturday weren't as...
  • Stan Kroenke finishes what he starts; will finish line be in L.A.?

    Stan Kroenke finishes what he starts; will finish line be in L.A.?
    In the mountains high above the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Ariz., Al Michaels and Stan Kroenke were hiking a tough trail near a health and fitness resort. Michaels, a longtime sportscaster for NFL games, joked that the steep incline they faced amid the...
  • Solar Bears to take center stage at ECHL All-Star Classic events

    Lake Eola won't freeze over because Orlando will host a hockey all-star game this week. Sales of hand warmers, thermal underwear and hot chocolate won't spike. Buddy Dyer might be willing to participate in a video-game dance-off at the Orlando Science...
  • This is almost the way Rob Blake dreamed it

    This is almost the way Rob Blake dreamed it
    Rob Blake dreamed of this day long ago, of seeing the Kings retire his jersey at the end of a long and successful career. That much will happen as he envisioned it, when his jersey joins those of Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, Wayne Gretzky and...