| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
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....
| May 31, 2014
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:10 PM
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Drew Doughty was pondering why the Kings have had so much trouble against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
Then again, who hasn't? The Kings are hardly alone as plenty of teams have struggled at the United Center.
"In the past, our...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:01 AM
You hear the names of the teams and years, spoken almost in hushed, ceremonial tones: the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers.
The 2014 Kings are within one game of joining these hockey-history makers,...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Keys for the Kings to win the series against the Ducks:
1. DEPTH: Veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, injured in Game 6 of the first round, probably will be unavailable for the early part of the second round. He has 77 games of playoff experience and is...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The Kings' depth on defense will be tested in their second-round playoff series against the Ducks as they go without veteran Willie Mitchell for at least Saturday night's Game 1.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter confirmed that on Saturday morning during a...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:47 PM
The irrepressible and hugely talented Drew Doughty was lamenting his ice time — not so much a complaint, but an honest desire to play more — following Game 2 of the Kings' first-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible.
He has coached 1,039 regular-season games,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:05 PM
SAN JOSE — This was like a nasty flashback, one bad journey into the darkness for Kings fans.
The loyal old-timers have scar tissue around the old wound — long ago playoff blowouts, losses to the likes of the Edmonton Oilers and the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Vulcanized rubber ricocheting off plexiglass wasn't the only source of echoes at the Kings' practice facility Friday.
After Thursday's 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Kings players were repeating the...