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  • Kings suffer double downer in 5-4 loss to Blackhawks in Game 5

    Kings suffer double downer in 5-4 loss to Blackhawks in Game 5
    Almost eight eye-catching minutes flew by — 7:56, to be precise — without a stoppage in play between the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks in the first overtime period at the United Center. The edge-of-your-seat, frenzied action surely had to...
  • 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,...
  • Kings look like the regal deal, beat Chicago 5-2 for 3-1 series lead

    One game from the abyss has turned into one game from the bliss of the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings may not always be the world's most interesting team in the regular season, but they have seized that mantle in the postseason and owned it in the month...
  • Attention to detail has helped Kings take control of Chicago series

    Attention to detail has helped Kings take control of Chicago series
    As the Kings threaten to reverse the outcome of last year's five-game Western Conference finals elimination against the Chicago Blackhawks, the difference appears to be the Kings' attention to detail. The Kings are playing smarter, being more...
  • Epic fail: Hawks choke Cup defense

    Epic fail: Hawks choke Cup defense
    This Blackhawks season just became a failure. There’s no other way to look at it. The franchise’s motto is “One Goal.’’ This isn’t that goal. This is failure. Some franchises might be happy to reach the conference...
  • Once poised for a third-round knockout, Kings are now on the ropes

    Once poised for a third-round knockout, Kings are now on the ropes
    Now, the Kings know how they made the San Jose Sharks feel after the first round of the playoffs and the regrets they left the Ducks to brood over just a couple of weeks ago, in the second round. The Kings, who staged an epic comeback after losing their...
  • Meet the Kings' Justin Williams — Mr. Game 7

    Incredible drama, dire moments, euphoria. All of it clings to a Game 7, and for Kings forward Justin Williams so does another pattern. A goal, an assist, a victory. In the Kings' 5-4 Western Conference finals overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks...
  • Blackhawks, Kings embrace pressures of Game 7

    Blackhawks, Kings embrace pressures of Game 7
    The Blackhawks and Kings have been asked repeatedly throughout the Western Conference finals to pin the burden of pressure on the other team. The only thing is, there probably aren’t two NHL teams that embrace anxiety-wracked games as an...
  • Kings give a nod to Clippers for smoothing out schedule

    Kings give a nod to Clippers for smoothing out schedule
    Deep in the fine print of a news release about the Kings' regular-season schedule, the Stanley Cup champions made a point of thanking the Clippers and Doc Rivers, the Clippers' coach and president of basketball operations. The Clippers shifted a...
  • Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact

     Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact
    From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard. "I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...
  • Patrick Kane's assessment of pressure no joke to Kings now

    Patrick Kane's assessment of pressure no joke to Kings now
    In a personal slump, his team trailing the Western Conference finals by two games, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane drew some chuckles from Kings players earlier this week when he said they were the ones under the most pressure. Kane on Friday...