| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:03 PM
Suddenly, the smooth-running, efficient penalty-killing machine known as the Kings started sputtering and eventually broke down at Staples Center.
It was supposed to be the Flames that were beset by woeful penalty killing. But the teams traded places as...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
NEWARK, N.J. — As Stanley Cup rematches go, this left something to be desired.
On Friday night, the Kings played the New Jersey Devils for the first time in almost 17 months — and it was an uninspiring game until late in the third period,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium.
Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Riding a 17-1 surge, the Ducks are only the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 or more games in an 18-game span. A good omen? The first two, the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:05 AM
David Poile, general manager of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, apologized Friday to forward Bobby Ryan after disparaging comments about the winger’s abilities that were made during the team selection process were published by two...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Kings center Anze Kopitar was named to Slovenia’s Olympic hockey roster and Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller was named to the roster for Switzerland on Monday, one day before 25-man rosters for the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament must be submitted....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
One of the key players in the often-fascinating rivalry between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings could be missing Thursday night's game at Staples Center.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan is out with a lower-body injury and did not play in the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Dallas Stars wing Ryan Garbutt was suspended for five games by the NHL on Wednesday after his helmet-to-helmet hit that briefly knocked out Ducks wing Dustin Penner.
Although no penalty was called when Penner was hit in the second period Sunday night at...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The Ducks unveiled their new addition Tim Jackman at Friday’s morning skate, putting the right wing on the same line with rugged center Daniel Winnik and aggressive Matt Beleskey.
“All big, all can skate,” Winnik said before Friday...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
The Ducks demoted young wings Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly to minor league Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said that though each of the 21-year-olds will benefit from increased playing time, the move is also a reminder of the...