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Lisa Dillman

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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

  • Kings captain Dustin Brown looks to playoffs

    Kings captain Dustin Brown looks to playoffs

    The often-maddening knack of goal scoring — now you see it and now you don't — was the first subject for Kings winger Dustin Brown. Brown is on a decided upturn with three goals in his last three games heading into Saturday's contest against the Boston Bruins at Staples Center. He had gone 15 consecutive...

  • Anze Kopitar leads Kings to 4-3 overtime victory over New York Rangers

    Anze Kopitar leads Kings to 4-3 overtime victory over New York Rangers

    So now it appears Anze Kopitar is merely competing with himself. Kopitar, who had a statement game just two days ago, scored twice in the Kings' 4-3 overtime victory Thursday over the New York Rangers at Staples Center. It was the Kings' league-leading 11th overtime victory this season, and Kopitar...

  • Kings make it easy for newcomers to fit in

    Kings make it easy for newcomers to fit in

    Vinny Lecavalier couldn't play for the Philadelphia Flyers, trapped in the two-word abyss known as the "healthy scratch" for close to two months before the Kings life raft came calling. Similarly, defenseman Rob Scuderi found himself on the outside in Chicago. He cleared waivers and played three...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars

    What we learned from the Kings' 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars

    A few more takeaways after the Kings completed a short tour through the Central Division, beating Chicago and Dallas on consecutive nights and outscoring the Blackhawks and Stars by a combined 10-2. Pluses and minuses The attack against Dallas was well-balanced with goals from five players: Kris...

  • Kings' scoring tear continues in Dallas with a 5-2 win over the Stars

    Kings' scoring tear continues in Dallas with a 5-2 win over the Stars

    Anze Kopitar's victims were numerous. The Kings center won faceoff after faceoff against Stars center Cody Eakin. Kopitar burned Stars defenseman Kris Russell, going around him with the greatest of ease, and then made Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen look helpless, waiting him out and finally lofting...

  • Washington goalie Braden Holtby is a strong MVP candidate but Chicago wing Patrick Kane may be stronger

    Washington goalie Braden Holtby is a strong MVP candidate but Chicago wing Patrick Kane may be stronger

    Here's the burning question for the day, or really for the rest of the regular season, with less than a month to go.Say Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby manages to win 44 games this season — he needs three to tie the victory total by Montreal goalie Carey Price last season, when he...

  • Jonathan Quick makes history as Kings blank Blackhawks, 5-0

    Jonathan Quick makes history as Kings blank Blackhawks, 5-0

    Not long after the Kings' Jonathan Quick completed his 41st career shutout — a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night — the goalie swiftly paid homage to one of the two men he moved past to get the record for U.S.-born goalies. Quick had recorded his 40th shutout on Dec. 28 at...

  • Kings need work on the power play after a poor showing against the Devils

    Kings need work on the power play after a poor showing against the Devils

    The Kings' to-do list grew considerably longer after Saturday night's overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils. What would be a good starting point? How to fix the power play, a woeful 0 for 5 against the Devils? Or, perhaps how to avoid another sluggish first period such as the opening 20 minutes...

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