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  • Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3

    Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3
    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...
  • Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'

    Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'
    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...
  • Kings' playoff performance could mark end of era

    Kings' playoff performance could mark end of era
    The Kings tried to reestablish their identity Tuesday and climb back into their first-round playoff series against San Jose. However, the resilient but still-flawed performance now leaves them facing an early end to their season. And, maybe, to an era....
  • Kings coach downplays severity of Drew Doughty's injury

    Kings coach downplays severity of Drew Doughty's injury
    VANCOUVER, Canada¬†— The panicked hue and cry from the Kings' fan base when defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday's game in San Jose was almost like that bleak November night in Buffalo when goalie Jonathan Quick suffered a serious groin injury....
  • Kings give Andrew 'Soupy' Campbell his shot

    Kings give Andrew 'Soupy' Campbell his shot
    VANCOUVER, Canada — All the years of near misses, tedious bus rides and one excruciating waiting game faded away on Saturday morning for Andrew Campbell. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter summoned the 26-year-old defenseman and told him that he would be...
  • Kings finally get a few days without a game on the schedule

    VANCOUVER, Canada — Three games remaining in the regular season on the yellow brick road to the playoffs, and the Kings finally catch a break in the schedule. They don't play again until Wednesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is always mulling...
  • Kings' Robyn Regehr takes toughness to an extreme, as an example

    Kings' Robyn Regehr takes toughness to an extreme, as an example
    Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi remembered what it was like after his team's double-overtime exit against Chicago in Game 5 in June. The playoffs were over. But the doctors and trainers had plenty of work ahead of them, trying to put...
  • Kings' Matt Greene adjusting to reduced role

    Kings' Matt Greene adjusting to reduced role
    PITTSBURGH — With the Kings scheduled to play their third road game in four days when they face the Penguins on Thursday at Consol Energy Center, Coach Darryl Sutter declared Wednesday’s practice an optional session. Not surprisingly, most...
  • Jonathan Quick had a leg up on competition with great save

    Upon further review . . . Teammates were more than impressed with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick's incredible kick save on Blake Wheeler with just under a minute remaining in their 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night. Quick was on his stomach and...
  • Kings lose Drew Doughty before falling to Sharks, 2-1

    SAN JOSE — Coming attractions? The Kings and the Sharks again staged an entertaining, hard-hitting hockey game — perhaps a sneak peek of a potential playoff series between these intense California rivals — which San Jose won, 2-1....
  • Kings find little humor in losing to Ducks' John Gibson

    Kings find little humor in losing to Ducks' John Gibson
    For anyone who was unclear on the concept of sarcasm, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was there to translate Tuesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was asked about Ducks goaltender John Gibson after a 4-3 loss Tuesday and responded in his usual manner, "He'...