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Kings pushed to edge of elimination with 4-3 loss to Sharks

Kings pushed to edge of elimination with 4-3 loss to Sharks

What started as a game of crazy bounces and deflections ended precisely that way in overtime and put the Kings on the verge of a stunning playoff...

Kings' playoff performance could mark end of era

Kings' playoff performance could mark end of era

The Kings tried to reestablish their identity Tuesday and climb back into their first-round playoff series against San Jose. However, the resilient...

Canadiens take advantage of late goal to sweep Lightning

Canadiens take advantage of late goal to sweep Lightning

Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a power-play goal with 43 seconds...

Ducks have plans for Stars' bullying tactics

Ducks have plans for Stars' bullying tactics

DALLAS — It’s not just about getting under the Ducks’ skin with the Dallas Stars, it’s about penetrating their minds.

Gentlemen, start your Lady Byng campaigns

Gentlemen, start your Lady Byng campaigns

In a sport that prizes crunching hits and rugged players, it’s comforting there’s still room for an award for gentlemanly play.

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A gutsy, great day for Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf

A gutsy, great day for Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf

Someday, Ryan Getzlaf will explain to his daughter Willa why he looked like Frankenstein's monster in photos taken the day she was born, his...

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Sharks getting first-rate efforts from third and fourth lines

Sharks getting first-rate efforts from third and fourth lines

Every San Jose¬†forward recorded at least two points in the team’s two playoff victories over the Kings, a testament to the...

Kings, looking for an energy boost, recall forward Colin Fraser

Kings, looking for an energy boost, recall forward Colin Fraser

He happens to be the kind of hard-working, energetic player coaches like and trust, so it is not entirely surprising that forward Colin...

Kings hope to tighten defense for Game 3 vs. Sharks

Kings hope to tighten defense for Game 3 vs. Sharks

At least the Kings have no illusions about how badly they played in losing the first two games of their first-round series against the San...

Pittsburgh Penguins overtake Columbus Blue Jackets in the third, 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins overtake Columbus Blue Jackets in the third, 4-3

Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2 minutes 13 seconds of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh...

A not-so-magnificent seven has Kings, goalie Jonathan Quick in a hole

A not-so-magnificent seven has Kings, goalie Jonathan Quick in a hole

Gather 'round for a history lesson, of bright playoff campaigns gone bad . . . and gone south, fast.

Kings routed by Sharks, 7-2, in Game 2

Kings routed by Sharks, 7-2, in Game 2

SAN JOSE — It started with a surprise lineup change, a surge and a resounding thud.

Bruins rebound from Game 1 loss to beat Red Wings, 4-1

Bruins rebound from Game 1 loss to beat Red Wings, 4-1

Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period, and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a...

Sharks' Brad Stuart talks about development of Kings' Anze Kopitar

Sharks' Brad Stuart talks about development of Kings' Anze Kopitar

SAN JOSE -- Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart played in 63 games for the Kings in 2007-08, a rough campaign in which the Kings won 32 games, the...

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook suspended for three games

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook suspended for three games

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their...

Kings on the lookout for swarming Sharks

Kings on the lookout for swarming Sharks

One of the lasting impressions of Game 1 between the Kings and San Jose was the sight of fourth-line Sharks agitator

Blues edge Blackhawks in overtime again

Blues edge Blackhawks in overtime again

Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic 5:50 into overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 OT...

Red Wings surprise Bruins in opener, 1-0

Red Wings surprise Bruins in opener, 1-0

Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the visiting Detroit Red Wings...

Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'

Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'

Vulcanized rubber ricocheting off plexiglass wasn't the only source of echoes at the Kings' practice facility Friday.

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