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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

  • Playing for the injured Jonathan Quick, Jeff Zatkoff struggles in goal for 0-3 Kings

    Playing for the injured Jonathan Quick, Jeff Zatkoff struggles in goal for 0-3 Kings

     Kings Coach Darryl Sutter seemed to know the question was coming and it won’t be the last time he will be answering it. Here, there and everywhere. The Kings are 0-3 to open the season after losing, 6-3, to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. Is there more to this than the...

  • Winless Kings prepare to face Minnesota Wild and former Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau

    Winless Kings prepare to face Minnesota Wild and former Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau

    The summer meet and greet with the hockey state was one thing for newly minted Minnesota Wild Coach Bruce Boudreau. He even went to the state fair for a day of promotional activities, and his family settled in nicely in Minnesota, purchasing a house in suburban Woodbury. But his true introduction...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 4-2 loss to the Flyers

    What we learned from the Kings' 4-2 loss to the Flyers

    A few takeaways from the Kings’ home opener, on Friday night. The sentimental buzz over a nicely executed pregame ceremony, honoring the past and team from the first season, quieted in the second period when the Flyers scored four straight goals. Slow start, 2.0  The Kings lost their first three...

  • Things go from bad to worse as Flyers spoil Kings' home opener, 4-2

    Things go from bad to worse as Flyers spoil Kings' home opener, 4-2

    A grim mood in the morning — uncertainty over the prognosis for an injured Jonathan Quick — turned sour by night, by the time the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Kings, 4-2, at Staples Center. The Kings have had many unpleasant days the last two seasons and Friday managed to find its way onto...

  • Kings' Jonathan Quick will consult with several doctors on how to handle injury

    Kings' Jonathan Quick will consult with several doctors on how to handle injury

    Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said that injured goalie Jonathan Quick will consult with several doctors in an effort to determine the course of treatment and rehabilitation. Quick was injured late in the first period of Wednesday's season-opening loss at San Jose. He suffered a Grade 2 groin...

  • Kings put goaltender Jonathan Quick on injured reserve

    Kings put goaltender Jonathan Quick on injured reserve

    The Kings’ best-laid plans — the blueprint to their season, in fact — didn’t even make it through the season-opening game without significant disruption. Their All-Star goaltender, Jonathan Quick, was injured near the end of the first period of Wednesday’s opening-night loss at San Jose. On Thursday,...

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