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  • 10 Blackhawks games to watch in 2014-15

    The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington. The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
  • The Kings' calm amid the playoff storm carried them to Stanley Cup

    The Kings' calm amid the playoff storm carried them to Stanley Cup
    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...
  • Rangers Prove Their Resilience In Game 4

    Rangers Prove Their Resilience In Game 4
    NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history. Earlier this...
  • Darryl Sutter's decision to coach Kings changed franchise forever

    Darryl Sutter's decision to coach Kings changed franchise forever
    As Darryl Sutter tells it he was in the barn on his 3,000-acre farm in Canada, not long after he had finished shoveling manure, when Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi called on a cold Alberta day in December 2011 and offered him the team's coaching job....
  • The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again

    The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again
    The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...
  • Ducks boost offense for Game 3 against Kings

    Ducks boost offense for Game 3 against Kings
    Rather than try to match the Kings’ defensive prowess, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is positioned to double down on his team’s potent scoring ability Thursday night in Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center. With...
  • Ducks turn net into a revolving door for Frederik Andersen, Jonas Hiller

    Ducks turn net into a revolving door for Frederik Andersen, Jonas Hiller
    Frederik Andersen gets surprise start in goal for Ducks, but he gets injured and Hiller steps in////The net remains a place of intrigue for Ducks as Andersen gets surprise start, but Hiller finishes The trickery began seven hours before game time,...
  • John Gibson or Jonas Hiller? Read the Ducks goalie tea leaves

    John Gibson or Jonas Hiller? Read the Ducks goalie tea leaves
    The coach’s words steered attention one way. The goalies’ post-skate expressions conveyed something else. Whether 20-year-old rookie John Gibson or veteran Jonas Hiller will start in goal Saturday night for the Ducks in Game 4 of the Western...
  • Ducks to call up goalie John Gibson, coach says he's a Game 4 option

    In response to Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen's lower-body injury suffered in the third period of Anaheim's Game 3 victory over the Kings, rookie goalie John Gibson is expected to be called up from minor-league Norfolk, Va., on Friday. The promotion...
  • Marian Gaborik has fit in perfectly with the Kings

    Marian Gaborik has fit in perfectly with the Kings
    The Kings' Marian Gaborik has had a far more enjoyable playoff experience against the Ducks than in his previous encounter. Gaborik, a right wing, has three goals and three assists in helping the Kings to a 2-1 Western Conference semifinal series lead....
  • Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings

    Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings
    John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one. The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...