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  • Dean Lombardi hopes Kings can find their consistency on time

    Dean Lombardi hopes Kings can find their consistency on time
    Only a few players and the assistant coaches were on the ice Tuesday morning as a somber Dean Lombardi watched at rinkside. Most of the Kings had taken part in a meeting and left their chilly El Segundo practice facility for the sizzling temperatures...
  • Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau 'makes us believe,' Mathieu Perreault says

    Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau 'makes us believe,' Mathieu Perreault says
    With his sixth division champion, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is one win from reaching his first conference final. He came close once, as coach of the Washington Capitals, losing Game 7 to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2009...
  • Coffee Companion (5/14): Cabrera, Martinez spoil Orioles' night

    Coffee Companion (5/14): Cabrera, Martinez spoil Orioles' night
    Baseball Reference lists Tommy Hunter's Twitter account (incorrectly) as @TommyGoesBoom. He did just that on Tuesday, but that's not all that happened around here. Here's the Coffee Companion, which compiles the local sports headlines every weekday...
  • Ducks expect a fight tonight as they pursue a Kings kill

    Ducks expect a fight tonight as they pursue a Kings kill
    As crucial and hard-fought as Game 5 was, the Ducks are expecting the Kings to deliver their most complete effort in Wednesday night’s Game 6 at Staples Center. Anaheim leads the series three games to two, and can clinch the series and move on...
  • Kings hope cleaning up mistakes will extend their season

    Kings hope cleaning up mistakes will extend their season
    Facing elimination for the fifth time in the playoffs this spring, the Kings on Wednesday appeared calm after their morning skate at Staples Center in advance of Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal series against the Ducks. They didn’...
  • Kings hang on to force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Ducks

    Kings hang on to force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Ducks
    Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, missed opportunities or just another dramatic turn, but the Ducks couldn't finish off the Kings on Wednesday night, and hockey's freeway series is now going the distance. Riding a signature 21-save performance by...
  • Jake Muzzin is the man on the spot for Kings

    Jake Muzzin is the man on the spot for Kings
    This time defenseman Jake Muzzin wasn't the fall guy for the Kings. He came up with a better stunt for his team. He wasn't sprawled on the ice, watching the Ducks celebrate a goal. He was staring at a wide-open net. Muzzin buried a pass from Anze...
  • Kings force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over the Ducks

    Kings force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over the Ducks
    The first Stanley Cup playoff matchup between Southern California rivals is heading to Game 7. Facing elimination for the fifth time this postseason, the Kings snapped out of their most recent playoff funk with a 2-1 victory over the Ducks in Game 6...
  • Ducks look to reverse last year's Game 7 nightmare

    Ducks look to reverse last year's Game 7 nightmare
    The nerves, uncertainty and inconsistent play that caused the Ducks' Game 7 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings last May were used as motivation — by personnel men, coaches and players alike — to ensure this year would be different. Tonight at...
  • Trevor Lewis gives Kings scoring punch, but that's not all

    Trevor Lewis gives Kings scoring punch, but that's not all
    It seems every NHL team embarking on a memorable playoff run receives a few surprise contributions along the way. Dustin Penner and Dwight King stood out during the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run; Warren Rychel's play was one of the big surprises of the...
  • Kings' season was one with many twists, turns

    Kings' season was one with many twists, turns
    On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold. There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...