Lisa Dillman

Writer

Lisa Dillman is a former sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times; she left in 2016. She has covered the Kings, the Ducks, the Clippers, professional tennis, soccer and Olympic sports at five Summer Games and two Winter Games for the newspaper since 1992. With business reporter Jim Bates, she was honored by APSE, finishing second in the investigative category with a series of reports detailing the rise and fall of Kings owner Bruce McNall into bankruptcy and the subsequent federal investigation. More recently, she covered the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup in 2012. She plays tennis much better than she skates.

Recent Articles

  • Kings fall to Jets in shootout

    Kings fall to Jets in shootout

    The story of the game could have been the  controversial five-minute major and ensuing two power-play goals in the first period. The Kings weren’t content to let that narrative stand and managed to push the game into overtime. But the two kids, Winnipeg rookie forward Patrik Laine and Jets forward...

  • Kings could be without injured Anze Kopitar and Jeff Zatkoff against the Jets

    Kings could be without injured Anze Kopitar and Jeff Zatkoff against the Jets

    The injury saga has dogged the Kings in ruthless fashion into November. They could be without one of the NHL’s best players, team captain Anze Kopitar, for Sunday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter called Kopitar “day-to-day,” and it is clear they won’t take any chances...

  • Kings lose a heart breaker, 2-1, as the Senators strike twice in the third

    Kings lose a heart breaker, 2-1, as the Senators strike twice in the third

    It was a night of multiple losses for the Kings. First, of course, the one on the scoreboard, in which they let two points slip away and didn’t even skate away with one. Ottawa forward Zack Smith tied the game with 3:54 remaining in regulation, and the Senators won with Mark Stone’s goal with 6.5...

  • Kings can't beat Price in 4-1 loss at Montreal

    Kings can't beat Price in 4-1 loss at Montreal

    There was a certain full-circle type feeling Thursday at Bell Center. The night started by honoring a goalie, Rogie Vachon, who will be inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame next week in Toronto. It ended by honoring Montreal goalie Carey Price — named the game’s No. 2 star — and perhaps a future...

  • After starting season in minors, goalie Peter Budaj has been saving the day for the Kings

    After starting season in minors, goalie Peter Budaj has been saving the day for the Kings

    Presenting the NHL goalies with the most victories, heading into Wednesday night’s action.   Eight wins: Carey Price of Montreal and Cam Talbot of Edmonton.   Seven wins: Tuukka Rask of Boston, Peter Budaj of the Kings and Henrik Lundqvist of the  New York Rangers One of those five goaltenders...

  • Kings go big in victory over Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-0

    Kings go big in victory over Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-0

    There’s nothing like the sight of a rebuilding Canadian team to energize the Kings and spark their offense. On Tuesday, they put together their second one-sided victory in four days over a Canadian opponent, a 7-0 romp over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Center led by Jeff Carter’s two-goal...

  • Kings' Dustin Brown is showing old form

    Kings' Dustin Brown is showing old form

    Is it too early to suggest that the old Dustin Brown is back? Twelve games may not be an enormous sample size but it is enough to indicate that the Kings forward is recovering from difficult seasons on the ice and a most difficult summer off it. He has seven points in 12 games, collecting two more...

  • Devin Setoguchi strikes twice — finally — for the Kings

    Devin Setoguchi strikes twice — finally — for the Kings

    Two and a half years since scoring a goal in the NHL. So it's little wonder that Kings forward Devin Setoguchi couldn't remember the last time he scored. It was March 1, 2014, at Nashville when Setoguchi played for the Winnipeg Jets. On Saturday, Setoguchi didn't even have to wait long between...

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