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Dustin Brown is fined but not suspended for illegal hit of Justin Schultz

Dustin Brown was fined $10,000 by the NHL for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz on Thursday night, but the Kings forward was not suspended. The NHL’s Player Safety department announced the fine following a hearing with Brown on Friday, before the Kings played the Ducks...

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NHL stands by its choice of Kid Rock as an All-Star game performer

The NHL knows some people are upset at its choice of Kid Rock to perform during its All-Star game festivities in Tampa. But the league has no intention of changing its mind on the matter. Steve Mayer, NHL executive vice president and executive producer for programming and creative development,...

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  • Kings goalie Darcy Kuemper deals with backup role like a pro

    Kings goalie Darcy Kuemper deals with backup role like a pro

    Some players used the NHL’s mandatory bye week to take a mini-vacation. Some simply stayed put and rested. Darcy Kuemper indulged in something he hadn’t done since he was a kid. He went to Disneyland. The Kings goalie put his mask away and saw other kinds of masked characters. And he didn’t have...

  • Ondrej Kase's clean bill of health a boost for Ducks

    Ondrej Kase's clean bill of health a boost for Ducks

    With Ondrej Kase recovered from a battle with flu, the Ducks finally had their full complement of players Saturday and they showed the kind of force they can be down the stretch. Kase wasted no time resuming his breakout season with his first career three-point contest. With a third-line player...

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

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

    The Ducks are cooking with a full lineup again and they’re in the Kings’ kitchen. After a first half of the season defined by who wasn’t on the ice because of injury, the Ducks were at full strength Saturday and it showed in a 4-2 win at Staples Center that dampened a celebration of Kings announcer...

  • Ducks finally get past Kings

    Ducks finally get past Kings

    Sensory overload was probably an apt description for the latest Kings-Ducks installment. It didn’t take long for a night dedicated to something standing still — a statue of former Kings broadcaster Bob Miller outside Staples Center — to turn into bodies and fists in motion. The teams got reacquainted...

  • Statue of longtime Kings voice Bob Miller is unveiled outside of Staples Center

    Statue of longtime Kings voice Bob Miller is unveiled outside of Staples Center

    They got it right, coaxing cold bronze into capturing the warmth of a man who was a constant presence in the life of Kings fans for more than four decades. The statue of Bob Miller that was unveiled Saturday night outside of Staples Center has a welcoming, friendly presence, like the man himself....

  • Longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller will have statue of him unveiled Saturday outside Staples Center

    Longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller will have statue of him unveiled Saturday outside Staples Center

    Bob Miller needed to catch a replay. The announcer who called thousands of plays live, without missing a beat, missed the ending to the Kings’ Oct. 28 game against the Boston Bruins. Sitting poolside in Hawaii, he monitored the game on his phone and television but stepped away and later saw a headline...

  • Kings' Kopitar, Doughty, Quick and Ducks' Rakell selected for NHL All-Star game

    Kings' Kopitar, Doughty, Quick and Ducks' Rakell selected for NHL All-Star game

    The Kings’ three-pronged attack of Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick was recognized Wednesday with their selection for the NHL All-Star game, along with first-time All-Star Rickard Rakell of the Ducks. The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to have three players chosen...

  • Breaking down the Kings' first half and what they need to contend for the Cup

    Breaking down the Kings' first half and what they need to contend for the Cup

    The dominant 200-foot game of Anze Kopitar. The energetic three-zone brilliance of Drew Doughty. The crab-like agility of Jonathan Quick. If the Kings were a rock band, they would be a power trio. They are more than Kopitar, Doughty and Quick, but few teams in the NHL can roll out such game-changing...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 loss to the Predators

    What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 loss to the Predators

    Forecheck vs. forecheck. Defense vs. defense. The Kings and Nashville Predators go about it differently — Nashville uses a 1-1-3 attack — but the teams have similar approaches and strengths that ran into each other Saturday. The Kings came out of it with a 4-3 loss at Staples Center. They made...

  • Kings trade goals with Predators in 4-3 loss

    Kings trade goals with Predators in 4-3 loss

    The dead silence lasted only momentarily, and it took on a somber tone as it came down in Staples Center. The last thing the Kings need is an injury to goalie Jonathan Quick. Not after last season was essentially lost when he went down in the opener. So the pall among the announced crowd of 18,230...

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  • Avalanche beat Ducks 3-1 for seventh straight win

    Avalanche beat Ducks 3-1 for seventh straight win

    Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday for their seventh straight win. Matt Nieto and Colin Wilson also scored for the Avs, who are outscoring opponents 29-0 during their longest...

  • Andrew Cogliano's iron-man streak will end with two-game suspension

    Andrew Cogliano's iron-man streak will end with two-game suspension

    Andrew Cogliano’s iron-man streak is over in the most surprising of ways. The Ducks winger, a four-time nominee for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy for sportsmanship, was suspended Sunday for two games because of an illegal hit on Adrian Kempe during the team’s 4-2 victory over the Kings one day...

  • Ducks acquire J.T. Brown, the first player in NHL to protest during national anthem

    Ducks acquire J.T. Brown, the first player in NHL to protest during national anthem

    J.T. Brown made waves when he raised his fist during the national anthem earlier this season, marking the first such protest by an NHL player against racial inequality and police brutality. Now, he's a member of the Ducks. The team moved quickly to pick up the right winger on Sunday after the Tampa...

  • Break over, Kings and Ducks ready to attack NHL's second half

    Break over, Kings and Ducks ready to attack NHL's second half

    The atmosphere at the Ducks’ first practice after their bye week felt like the first day of school after a happy summer vacation. “The energy displayed in just the chatter on the ice and the intensity, they were out there like a bunch of kids having fun today,” Coach Randy Carlyle said. “We want...

  • Andrew Cogliano signs three-year, $9.75-million contract to stay with Ducks

    Andrew Cogliano signs three-year, $9.75-million contract to stay with Ducks

    While most Ducks players relaxed and got mentally refreshed during the team’s five-day bye, Andrew Cogliano got reassurance about his future. The tenacious left wing, whose streak of 829 consecutive regular-season games played is the fourth-longest in NHL history, spent his time negotiating a three-year...

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