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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • Hawks' best players deliver some of their worst plays

    Hawks' best players deliver some of their worst plays
    Your best players have to be your best players. That’s a Stanley Cup playoff mantra. A playoff rule. Problem was, most of the Blackhawks best players were their worst when it mattered most in Game 4 of their Western Conference finals. That...
  • The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again

    The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again
    The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...
  • Kings throw defense at defending champions

    Kings throw defense at defending champions
    Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago. The prototypical stay-at-home...
  • Blackhawks answer urgency with ineptness against Kings in Game 4

    Blackhawks answer urgency with ineptness against Kings in Game 4
    For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land. At the nine-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found himself frozen...
  • Kings' Drew Doughty discusses rugged playoffs; Robyn Regehr progresses

    Kings' Drew Doughty discusses rugged playoffs; Robyn Regehr progresses
    For the Kings, the path through the Western Conference has been daunting. They’ve fought off elimination six times -- four times against San Jose and twice against the Ducks, only now to be dealing with the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago...
  • More from Michael Futa on the Kings' success at drafting, developing

    More from Michael Futa on the Kings' success at drafting, developing
    The continued success of forwards Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson has brought renewed attention to the Kings’ scouting and development process, and deservedly so. General Manager Dean Lombardi hired more scouts and essentially reorganized the...
  • Kevin Baxter's all-time U.S. all-star team

    Ten of the 23 players selected to the U.S. World Cup team play their club games in Major League Soccer, the league that stands as the legacy of the 1994 tournament, the only World Cup played in this country. So who are the most decorated MLS vets to...
  • Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination

    Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination
    Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment. The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
  • Kings dominate, push Blackhawks to the brink

    Kings dominate, push Blackhawks to the brink
    LOS ANGELES — After being throttled by the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, the Blackhawks were quite interested in talking about what happened just over a year ago. It was then the Hawks reeled off three...
  • Kings blank Rangers for 3-0 series lead

    Kings blank Rangers for 3-0 series lead
    NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from capturing the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons. Los Angeles turned back the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 on Monday, taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is...
  • Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks

    Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks
    All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke. The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...