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 are shut out for second consecutive night in 3-0 loss to Blackhawks

    Kings are shut out for second consecutive night in 3-0 loss to Blackhawks

    The plot, essentially, didn’t change much in 24 hours during the Kings’ brief visit to the Midwest. They could not score against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night in a 3-0 loss at United Center. Just as they were unable to score against the St. Louis Blues the previous night. For the record,...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 1-0 loss to the Blues

    What we learned from the Kings' 1-0 loss to the Blues

    A few more takeaways from their loss at St. Louis on Saturday night, the first defeat in five games for the Kings. Power play issues St. Louis came into the game ranked No. 2 in the league on the penalty kill and the Blues met the challenge again. The Kings went 0 for 5 on the power play and had...

  • Kings don't have the magic in St. Louis, lose to Blues, 1-0

    Kings don't have the magic in St. Louis, lose to Blues, 1-0

     To summarize …  The Kings have played eight games and the calendar hasn’t even flipped from October to November. So far, they’ve lost their All-Star goalie for months, not weeks.  Their backup goalie got hurt during the morning skate and is on injured reserve. And a top-four defenseman looked...

  • Kings Coach Darryl Sutter not afraid to make changes to stay competitive while dealing with injuries

    Kings Coach Darryl Sutter not afraid to make changes to stay competitive while dealing with injuries

    Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, in a certain mood, has a way of directing the course of a conversation, a lot like a traffic cop. He sends it exactly where he wants it to go. There can be a bit of news, a wry observation or even a teachable moment. With the Kings preparing for their two-game trip, to...

  • Kings' overtime streak continues with win over Predators, 3-2

    Kings' overtime streak continues with win over Predators, 3-2

    It seemed like a one-off. Goalie Peter Budaj joined the Kings on an emergency recall basis last season when Jonathan Quick was injured in February and he won his first start, in overtime, and at Madison Square Garden, no less. That was February. Flash forward to Thursday and Budaj still hasn’t...

  • Next up for Los Angeles Kings: Thursday vs. Nashville Predators

    Next up for Los Angeles Kings: Thursday vs. Nashville Predators

    NEXT UP FOR KINGS VS. NASHVILLE PREDATORS When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. PDT. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV:  FS West; Radio: 790. Update: Goalie Peter Budaj has won all four of his starts for the Kings, three this season and one last season against the New York Rangers. Martin Jones, now with...

  • Alec Martinez nets overtime winner as Kings beat Blue Jackets, 3-2

    Alec Martinez nets overtime winner as Kings beat Blue Jackets, 3-2

    The Kings got through their morning skate and game without a goaltender getting injured. Indeed, that represents progress around here. After a rough first week, the Kings are trending up with three straight victories after starting the season 0-3-0. They rallied with a late goal in regulation Tuesday...

  • Injuries lead Kings to sign goalie Anders Lindback to tryout contract

    Injuries lead Kings to sign goalie Anders Lindback to tryout contract

    The search for organizational goaltending depth has led the Kings to sign veteran Swedish goalie Anders Lindback to a professional tryout. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi in a brief conversation Tuesday confirmed the move but said Lindback would be joining the team’s minor-league affiliate...

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