| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The Blackhawks' overtime loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals surely broke hearts in Chicago, but few would argue that it was great television--perhaps the NHL's most rivoting viewing of the season.
So it should be no...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:25 PM
It was April 22 and the Kings had just lost their first three playoff games against the San Jose Sharks, with their only consolation being that Game 3 had been close — a 4-3 overtime decision — instead of the blowouts they'd endured in the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:39 PM
Michal Handzus is sure of one thing: He wants to play in the NHL next season.
What he isn’t sure of is which team — if any — will take a chance on a 37-year-old center coming off a disappointing season, and it apparently won’t be...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Misery recognizes company.
The Kings were not the only ones to lose the first two games in the first round of the playoffs — they lost the first three — and then were forced to go to a seventh game in the second round.
This is also about...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:31 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The NHL playoffs were a win-win for Marian Gaborik. He helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup with a league-best 14 playoff goals and also established his value as he headed toward free agency.
Exactly what he would have been worth on the open market...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Stan Bowman is lying, right? Blackhawks fans had better hope so.
It’s pretty much the job of general managers to lie. Lying helps maintain leverage and creates cover for pursuing trades. Sometimes it’s a GM’s only option, and Bowman...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
It's not you, it's me.
That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2, double-overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
Kings defenseman Alec...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:23 AM
The Kings held an optional morning skate Wednesday at Staples Center, where they will face the New York Rangers on Wednesday evening in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The NBC telecast will start at 5 p.m., and puck drop is scheduled for 5:22.