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Lisa Dillman

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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 control Flames early, cruise to shutout victory

    Kings control Flames early, cruise to shutout victory

    It took until the 12th game of the regular season for the Kings to do something that in past years had become pedestrian and almost commonplace. They finally won a game in regulation.  It happened Saturday night against their Pacific Division rivals, the Calgary Flames, with Jeff Carter and Devin...

  • Amid troubles, Kings coach reaches a superb milestone

    Amid troubles, Kings coach reaches a superb milestone

    Even at the best of times, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter generally doesn’t speak much about personal milestones or achievements. Ever since he took over behind the Kings’ bench from Terry Murray in December, 2011, Sutter’s operating philosophy has focused on team goals and successes; the only two Stanley...

  • The injuries are mounting for the Kings, though goalie Jeff Zatkoff is due to return soon

    The injuries are mounting for the Kings, though goalie Jeff Zatkoff is due to return soon

    The state of the (injured) Kings … Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, like most of his colleagues in the NHL, is often reluctant to discuss the specifics of injuries. Fresh off another overtime effort — a 3-2 victory against Pittsburgh — Sutter provided the latest update Friday about his injured players....

  • Kings finally break the ice, beating Penguins in overtime

    Kings finally break the ice, beating Penguins in overtime

    And so, Trevor Lewis, Matt Greene and Nic Dowd led the Kings out of the darkness, out of the scoreless abyss. Just like everyone thought, right? The Kings scored for the first time in a week and added two more goals for good measure, beating the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins,...

  • Kings' Tom Gilbert is suspended three games by the NHL

    Kings' Tom Gilbert is suspended three games by the NHL

    The Kings will be without another one of their defensemen for the next week after Tom Gilbert drew a three-game suspension, according to the NHL's Department of Player Safety. Gilbert was suspended for boarding Ducks forward Nick Ritchie in the second period of Tuesday's game between the Kings...

  • Kings' depleted defense group could take another hit if Tom Gilbert is suspended

    Kings' depleted defense group could take another hit if Tom Gilbert is suspended

    At a time when they are already down one defenseman, the Kings could potentially lose another from their top six, depending upon the results of an NHL disciplinary hearing. Tom Gilbert is under scrutiny for a hit he put on Ducks forward Nick Ritchie in the second period of Anaheim’s 4-0 victory...

  • Ducks take fight out of Kings

    Ducks take fight out of Kings

    This time, Rickard Rakell didn’t need to fight. On Tuesday night, the talented Ducks forward stayed with what he does  best: score and set up goals. He made his long-delayed season debut a memorable one, helping lead the Ducks to a 4-0 win against the Kings at Staples Center with a goal and two...

  • Los Angeles Kings trying to stay afloat as they host Anaheim Ducks for first time this season

    Los Angeles Kings trying to stay afloat as they host Anaheim Ducks for first time this season

    Landing a playoff spot in the Pacific Division might be a little more challenging this season, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said  Monday.  This was the morning after a lost weekend in which the Kings were shut out twice on the road — by the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks — and Sutter reiterated...

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