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  • Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings

    Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings
    Corey Perry, opportunistic and crafty, saw the opening, took advantage and pulled off the trick against the Kings. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with scoring. The Kings, by virtue of their 3-1 win against the Ducks on Monday night in Game 2 in...
  • Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line

    Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line
    If it was good enough to win the Pacific Division and gain the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, then why aren't the Ducks using their shutdown line of Andrew Cogliano, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik in that role against the Kings? "That sounds...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play

    Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play
    Is this the year that Kings center Anze Kopitar solidifies his lofty position in the NHL in the view of people … outside of L.A.? That might sound a bit odd when talking about someone who led the NHL in playoff scoring in 2012 when the Kings...
  • Youngsters earn a place at the grown-ups' table in Kings-Ducks series

    It was late in the third period, when legs can tire and skates can turn sluggish. Just the right time for Tyler Toffoli to inject a little energy into the game. Hopping off the bench, the young Kings forward scrambled across center ice, tracking...
  • Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks

    Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks
    This has been the year of the comeback in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Tuesday, there were 11 games in which the winning team had trailed by two goals or more, and there were three first-round series in which the eventual winner lost the first two...
  • Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve

    Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve
    The last time Ben Lovejoy made such a glaring miscue, he and the Ducks regrouped for a 21-1-2 roll. Now on the heels of another rare lapse, the defenseman and his teammates skated through one of their most determined practices Wednesday, emerging,...
  • Businesslike Blackhawks far from satisfied

    Businesslike Blackhawks far from satisfied
    Listening to Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews compliment the Blues at his locker after eliminating them from the playoffs Sunday with a 5-1 victory at the United Center, you easily could hear teammate Duncan Keith parroting the praise a few stalls away....
  • Patrick Kane's brilliance lifts Blackhawks from workmanlike outing

    Patrick Kane's brilliance lifts Blackhawks from workmanlike outing
    If you struggled to explain Patrick Kane's did-you-see-that, one-on-four goal Friday night against the Wild in the Blackhawks' 5-2 victory in Game 1 at the United Center, don't feel badly. Kane couldn't either. "Sometimes you make some lucky plays and...
  • Andretti and Karam will get some attention during ABC's 50th anniversary coverage of the Indy 500

    The Super Bowl is on a different network each year. The World Series used to be on NBC, and then moved around to ABC and CBS before finding a home at Fox. The NHL and NBA playoffs have moved around, too, and the NCAA's Final Four is now even on cable....
  • 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...
  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will need more help

     Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will need more help
    LOS ANGELES — Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf, but perhaps the ultimate team sport. Everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs. One man can do only so...