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  • Patrick Kane, Blackhawks down Wild 2-1 in overtime

    Patrick Kane, Blackhawks down Wild 2-1 in overtime
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Brent Seabrook fired the puck around the boards where it struck a stanchion and wobbled into the slot. Blackhawks teammate Peter Regin, engaged in battle with the Wild's Ryan Suter, skated over the rubber disc and for a brief...
  • 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...
  • Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings

    Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings
    Corey Perry, opportunistic and crafty, saw the opening, took advantage and pulled off the trick against the Kings. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with scoring. The Kings, by virtue of their 3-1 win against the Ducks on Monday night in Game 2 in...
  • Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line

    Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line
    If it was good enough to win the Pacific Division and gain the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, then why aren't the Ducks using their shutdown line of Andrew Cogliano, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik in that role against the Kings? "That sounds...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play

    Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play
    Is this the year that Kings center Anze Kopitar solidifies his lofty position in the NHL in the view of people … outside of L.A.? That might sound a bit odd when talking about someone who led the NHL in playoff scoring in 2012 when the Kings...