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

  • What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 victory over San Jose

    What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 victory over San Jose

    A few more takeaways before moving on to Wednesday’s Game 4 here in San Jose. San Jose leads the first-round playoff series, two games to one. Game 3 = overtime Yes, the third game of the playoffs in a series between the Kings and the Sharks is bound to head to overtime. This was the fourth time...

  • Tanner Pearson's overtime goal gives Kings a 2-1 win and new life in playoff series against Sharks

    Tanner Pearson's overtime goal gives Kings a 2-1 win and new life in playoff series against Sharks

    The Kings kept insisting that this playoff series against the San Jose Sharks was far closer than the overall picture indicated. On Monday, their actions backed up their words. With a 2-1 victory in Game 3, the Kings cut their series deficit in half and avoided facing the specter of an elimination...

  • Three keys to Kings' 2-1 victory over Sharks in Game 3

    Three keys to Kings' 2-1 victory over Sharks in Game 3

    The Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, on Tanner Pearson's overtime goal at the SAP Arena in Game 3 of their first-round playoff matchup. Here are three keys to the Kings victory: 1. Special teams: The Kings' penalty killers were busy throughout and tired by the end. San Jose, which was ranked...

  • Kings hope to find shooting accuracy after falling behind, 2-0, to Sharks

    Kings hope to find shooting accuracy after falling behind, 2-0, to Sharks

    A sign of just how seriously the Kings are taking their 2-0 deficit in their series against the San Jose Sharks: On Sunday, a day off in the series, the Kings met for 45 minutes at their practice facility and then went on the ice for a brisk 20-minute skate to shake out the cobwebs. Normally, in...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Sharks

    What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Sharks

    A few more takeaways before the playoff series moves north, to San Jose, for Game 3 on Monday. The Kings trail, 2-0, in the best-of-seven series. Gaborik should make an impact  It all seemed there for the skilled winger, except for the finishing touch. Marian Gaborik played his first game since...

  • It's too little and too late for 0-2 Kings

    It's too little and too late for 0-2 Kings

    Marian Gaborik didn't exactly ride to the rescue Saturday night upon his return to the Kings' lineup. Playing for the first time since injuring his right knee back on Feb. 12, the goal-scoring hero of the Kings' 2014 playoff couldn't immediately find his finishing touch against a resilient San...

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