| May 10, 2014
| 9:15 PM
John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one.
The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Barry Trotz met with Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick in Washington on Tuesday about the team's vacant coaching job, another indication in the mutual interest between the organization and the veteran bench boss.
Trotz, 51, is widely...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell sat near goaltender Martin Jones in the team’s locker room at Staples Center on Saturday morning, chatting about Mitchell being acquainted with Jones’ father, Harvey, an executive with the Vancouver Canucks....
| May 25, 2014
| 9:15 PM
A couple of Michael Futa's buddies had talked up a kid they'd coached who was a natural scorer despite being a poor skater, so Futa, then the general manager of Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, wanted to see the kid for himself.
| May 29, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-4 double-overtime win Wednesday over the Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals:
1. It’s amazing what happens when you skate, pass, shoot and crash the net. It shouldn&...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:51 PM
Is there no end to the Kings' resilience, no situation too dire for them to wiggle out of, even if they skate off with the hair at the ends of their lengthy playoff beards singed from the flames they just escaped?
Heavy-legged Wednesday in the first...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Big forwards crowding the net. Constant forechecking. Lots of hitting and defense.
No one has to tell Alain Vigneault about the Kings' brand of hockey. The New York Rangers coach knows what to expect in this Stanley Cup Final.
"I've got a real good...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The fork in the road where the Kings turned it all around before they went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2012 was so much easier to identify and isolate.
They parted ways with Coach Terry Murray, strapped in and hopped aboard the Darryl Sutter Express in...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
I don’t know what the Blackhawks are going to do in free agency to fix their blown chance at another Stanley Cup, but because I’m a pleaser, not a teaser, I’m here to help with a list of 10 (mostly) unrestricted free agents:
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump.
It hasn't quite happened.