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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

  • Former Kings center Mike Richards signs with Capitals

    Former Kings center Mike Richards signs with Capitals

    Center Mike Richards, who won two Stanley Cup with the Kings, will be resuming his NHL career with the Washington Capitals, having signed a one-year, $1-million (pro-rated) contact. Richards still has a court date looming in Canada in connection with his arrest at the border in Emerson, Manitoba,...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche

    What we learned from the Kings' 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche

    A few more takeaways, and a bit of looking ahead, after the Kings lost for the first time on the road since Dec. 19 at Toronto. They had been attempting to win their sixth straight game overall. Good time to schedule an off day Defenseman Jake Muzzin (minus-one) had a rough night and will be remembered...

  • Jarome Iginla hits milestone in Colorado's 4-1 victory over Kings

    Jarome Iginla hits milestone in Colorado's 4-1 victory over Kings

    He coached Jarome Iginla and then watched him closely from a management position in Calgary and would go on to coach against him. So Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was taking special note Monday morning of Iginla, who was in pursuit of his 600th NHL goal. "You look at him out on the ice this morning,"...

  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is pursuing all-time record

    Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is pursuing all-time record

    The mania about milestones can cut both ways. There's the attention about the pursuit of a career mark. When it comes to a prominent chase, however, the longer it takes the more it can become an anchor. Monday night in Denver, the Kings against the Colorado Avalanche will feature the intersection...

  • Milan Lucic says missing playoffs last season inspired Kings to make the most of this one

    Milan Lucic says missing playoffs last season inspired Kings to make the most of this one

    Milan Lucic wasn't around for the Kings' bitter end in April, the struggles on the road, in overtimes and in shootouts. But he might as well have been. Boston, two years removed from reaching the Stanley Cup Final, was a bit like Kings East, failing to meet expectations and missing the playoffs...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames

    What we learned from the Kings' 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames

    A few takeaways from the Kings' latest triumph as they finished their best December with 10 wins, a team record: Balanced scoring on display The Kings have morphed from the Tyler Toffoli/Jeff Carter scoring show into a well-balanced attack. Eight players had a hand in the scoring: Marian Gaborik...

  • Kings continue winning roll on stroll through Canada

    Kings continue winning roll on stroll through Canada

    Not that it's any consolation, but the Kings returned to the scene of the crime — where they missed the playoffs last season — and took it out on the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. The Kings received a first-period goal from Marian Gaborik and never looked back, cruising past the Flames, 4-1,...

  • Jeff Carter's leadership role didn't happen overnight

    Jeff Carter's leadership role didn't happen overnight

    The topic of evolving leadership started with Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi following the Kings' 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday and continued with center Jeff Carter on Wednesday after practice. Lombardi likes that topic, and has consistently lauded Carter's increasing leadership...

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