Los Angeles Times

Lisa Dillman

Writer

Lisa Dillman is a sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times. 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' Kris Versteeg is back in practice after early exit against Ducks

    Kings' Kris Versteeg is back in practice after early exit against Ducks

    There are some occasions when you know it isn't going to be your day. One fine day? Not really. Saturday appeared to be just that for Kings winger Kris Versteeg. Like some of his NHL colleagues, Versteeg doesn't wear a helmet in pregame warmups and he suffered the consequences in the moments leading...

  • Ducks scrap their way past Kings, 3-2, and into first place

    Ducks scrap their way past Kings, 3-2, and into first place

    The Ducks lost one of their big-minutes defensemen and penalty-killers before the game was seven minutes old. Meanwhile, the Kings were down a forward by the 6:58 mark and lost another for the final two periods. Which raises the questions: How can these teams possibly survive a playoff series against...

  • The heated Kings-Ducks rivalry gets even hotter with Pacific Division lead at stake

    The heated Kings-Ducks rivalry gets even hotter with Pacific Division lead at stake

    You can be assured that this won't be a "pajama party," as Kings Coach Darryl Sutter once humorously described the sleepy nature of afternoon games. Not with first place in the Pacific Division up for (temporary) grabs between Southern California rivals, the Kings and the Ducks. Not with the Ducks...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens

    What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens

    A few more takeaways from the Kings' 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens before moving on to Saturday’s big game, the Kings versus their Southern California rival, the Ducks. Suffocating Kings  Montreal couldn’t generate much against the Kings, putting forth a season-low 15 shots on goal. Canadiens...

  • Kings strike early in 3-2 victory over the Canadiens

    Kings strike early in 3-2 victory over the Canadiens

    The Kings lost their long-held lead in the Pacific Division for a little more than an hour Thursday night.This time, they could do something about it. They took matters into their own hands with a welcome burst of offense, defeating the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, at Staples Center and jumped over...

  • Newest Kings winger Kris Versteeg is ready to make another run at a Stanley Cup title

    Newest Kings winger Kris Versteeg is ready to make another run at a Stanley Cup title

    Kris Versteeg was sounding like a man in a hurry. Yes, a good thing for a hockey player. The newest Kings winger met with the coaching staff Tuesday, had his first practice Wednesday — on a line with center Jeff Carter and winger Tanner Pearson — and addressed the nature of the stretch run. "You...

  • Kings make minor-league trade for Darryl Sutter's eldest son

    Kings make minor-league trade for Darryl Sutter's eldest son

    The Kings opted to make their bigger moves before the trade deadline, pulling off one small deal on Monday, not involving a current NHL player. What was interesting was the familiar name: forward Brett Sutter. He is the oldest son of Kings Coach Darryl Sutter and had been with the Iowa Wild, the...

  • Kings acquire winger Kris Versteeg in trade with Hurricanes

    Kings acquire winger Kris Versteeg in trade with Hurricanes

    Ever since winger Marian Gaborik went down with a long-term knee injury, the Kings have been looking to fill the scoring void created by his absence. On Sunday, they turned to the much-traveled winger Kris Versteeg, acquiring him in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. They sent prospect Valentin...

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