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  • Kings' special teams have been effective in series against Blackhawks

    Kings' special teams have been effective in series against Blackhawks
    The most obvious showcases of the Kings' passion to recapture the Stanley Cup that was won by the Chicago Blackhawks last year have been in special teams. Monday night, in shoving Chicago to the brink of elimination with a 5-2 victory at Staples Center,...
  • Jeff Carter does it again, leading Kings to 4-3 win and series lead

    Jeff Carter does it again, leading Kings to 4-3 win and series lead
    You suspect the Kings' thank-you notes to the Columbus Blue Jackets might be getting too long and too wordy right now. June 2012: The deep gratitude for the Jeff Carter trade. April 2014: Appreciation for sending Marian Gaborik out West to the Kings....
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  • Trying to Capture the Spirit of the Thing

    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 4-3 loss Saturday to the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals: ✓ Patrick Kane shoveled the puck ahead to Michal Handzus at the Kings line. The play died, then Handzus...
  • Kings' scouting and development system is key to recent run of success

    Kings' scouting and development system is key to recent run of success
    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. "He was...
  • Bears, fair-weather fans showing Blackhawks love

    Bears, fair-weather fans showing Blackhawks love
    Thanks to Corey Crawford & Co., it’s still hockey season in Chicago. The defending champs are now only three wins away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which means it's time for bandwagon fans to come out of the woodwork and buy...
  • Blackhawks' Patrick Kane hopes to get going in Game 4 against Kings

     Blackhawks' Patrick Kane hopes to get going in Game 4 against Kings
    One of the Kings' defensemen referred to Chicago star forward Patrick Kane the other day as "undercover fast," taking note of his special brand of dangerous speed. So far, through three games of the Western Conference finals, Kane has been undercover...
  • Kane, Sharp and a more dangerous Hawks offense

    Kane, Sharp and a more dangerous Hawks offense
    Heads up, Patrick Kane. Or duck. Whatever, the Kings were converging on the Blackhawks' dynamic goal-scorer the way everybody used to try to eliminate Michael Jordan. It was only one game of the Western Conference finals. I get that. It also might'...
  • Matchup between Kings' Anze Kopitar, Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews is key

    When Kings center Anze Kopitar lines up against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Kopitar is keenly aware he's facing one of the most accomplished players in the world, an Olympian, winner of the Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward in the...
  • Kings' Drew Doughty rolls with changes as leadership role increases

    Kings' Drew Doughty rolls with changes as leadership role increases
    Two Olympic gold medals, one Stanley Cup ring and an increasing position of leadership … does this all mean the Kings have seen the last of Dewey-isms? That would be the often quirky observations of the uber-talented Drew Doughty (aka "Dewey")....
  • Former King Michal Handzus still going strong with Blackhawks

    Michal Handzus’ career seemed near its end when the Kings let him depart as a free agent after the 2010-11 season and he signed with San Jose. But the Slovakian center is still going strong at age 37 and has become the second-line center for the...