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  • Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks

    Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks
    All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke. The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
  • Kings' Justin Williams has been the calm in a storm of Game 7s

    The Kings' stress of two straight losses and a hostile road date against the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks is eased by the fact Justin Williams is on their side. Williams not only is 6-0 in Game 7s, he has six goals and six assists in the...
  • That's how they rule: Kings win Game 7 again, reach Stanley Cup Final

    That's how they rule: Kings win Game 7 again, reach Stanley Cup Final
    They had not traveled so far and played so long, been through so much, to just skate away quietly and quickly into the night. A two-goal deficit for the Kings less than nine minutes into Game 7 at the United Center would not be the final word about...
  • 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...
  • Hawks' loss Chicago's toughest blow since Bartman

    Hawks' loss Chicago's toughest blow since Bartman
    On the day after the Blackhawks delivered Chicago a new sports low of this decade, it still stung badly enough to wince at the memory. It felt worse instead of better. It made even less sense Monday morning than it did Sunday night when Alec Martinez...
  • 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...
  • Jonathan Quick is there for the Kings when it counts

    Jonathan Quick is there for the Kings when it counts
    So much has changed around Jonathan Quick this postseason. But with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers set for Wednesday at Staples Center, his approach remains the same. As the defense-minded Kings have been confronted in...
  • After classic West final, Kings-Rangers series could be even better

    After classic West final, Kings-Rangers series could be even better
    The Kings' seven-game victory over Chicago in the Western Conference finals was so thrilling and emotionally draining — and that's just to watch — it might have set a new standard for playoff excellence. Simply put, it was fabulous hockey....
  • Round 2 NHL Playoff Picks: Can Rangers beat Pens?

     
    Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
  • NHL playoff Picks: Can Flyers or Rangers go deep?

     
    Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
  • Andretti and Karam will get some attention during ABC's 50th anniversary coverage of the Indy 500

    The Super Bowl is on a different network each year. The World Series used to be on NBC, and then moved around to ABC and CBS before finding a home at Fox. The NHL and NBA playoffs have moved around, too, and the NCAA's Final Four is now even on cable....