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  • Kings throw defense at defending champions

    Kings throw defense at defending champions
    Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago. The prototypical stay-at-home...
  • Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

    Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5
    No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense: 1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
  • Kings again dig out of a hole to beat Rangers in two overtimes, 5-4

    Kings again dig out of a hole to beat Rangers in two overtimes, 5-4
    Surely nothing could quite top this topsy-turvy postseason for the nerveless Kings? Just when you started thinking it was nearly impossible to surpass the wild events of the last week or so, the Kings and New York Rangers got together and produced a...
  • Henrik Lundqvist can't believe Rangers' position after Game 2 loss to Kings

    Henrik Lundqvist can't believe Rangers' position after Game 2 loss to Kings
    Henrik Lundqvist sat alone at his locker stall for minutes, his face resting on his hands. He rose after the long delay to zip his windbreaker to the top notch, rubbing both sides of his beard with his hands. Knowing that his New York Rangers now...
  • Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers

    Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers
    Of course, the Kings fell behind early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and went into the first intermission trailing the New York Rangers by two goals. Based on the Kings' playoff habits this spring, they had the Rangers exactly where they wanted the...
  • Kings raise comebacks to an art form, and Game 2 win is a masterpiece

    Kings raise comebacks to an art form, and Game 2 win is a masterpiece
    How do they keep skating? How do we keep breathing? The Kings pulled off another unlikely comeback Saturday night in a spring full of them, fighting back for nearly five full periods of hockey before turning the Staples Center ice into a dancing,...
  • Rangers stay alive with narrow Game 4 win over Kings

    Rangers stay alive with narrow Game 4 win over Kings
    NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist was superb on the ice, but got a little help from the hockey gods as the New York Rangers avoided a four-game sweep in the Stanley Cup finals, knocking off the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in Game 4 on Wednesday. The Rangers...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: No gloom about playing hockey in June

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: No gloom about playing hockey in June
    Greetings from Chicago, where the Kings will face the Blackhawks tonight in their third Game 7 of this playoff run. The Kings won the first two Games 7s on the road, contributing to the 5-1 record road teams have compiled in those games this spring....
  • 10 Things about the Hawks' Hollywood ending

    10 Things about the Hawks' Hollywood ending
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win in Los Angeles that created an improbable Game 7 on Sunday: 1. Patrick Kane struggled in last year’s Western Conference finals, and then found himself skating with...
  • 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...