| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Showing few signs of a letdown after its emotional victory over Russia, the U.S. men’s hockey team on Sunday rode a hat trick from Phil Kessel to a 5-1 victory over Slovenia at Shayba Arena in its final preliminary-round game....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:51 AM
SOCHI, Russia—Twenty years ago, in Slovakia’s first Winter Olympics appearance as an independent nation, Peter Stastny was given the honor of carrying the country’s flag into the opening ceremony of the Lillehammer Games.
In an odd...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:42 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Canada has an unequaled group of centers. Sweden, though depleted up front by injuries, has fine goaltending. Finland boasts an unshakable team ethic that clicks in whenever its players reunite. And Russia, blessed with enormous...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was appointed captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team for the upcoming Sochi Olympics, with Kings captain Dustin Brown and Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter appointed the alternate captains.
Parise was an alternate...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Long before they had heard of Sochi, well before they made it to the NHL, the five men who comprise the leadership group of the U.S. Olympic hockey team crossed paths many times on many rinks.
Fearless winger Dustin Brown grew up playing on B-level...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The men who will wear the red, white and blue of Team USA at the Sochi Olympics have been sporting a lot of black and blue this season.
Injuries have clouded the medal prospects for the Americans, who will bring back the core of a team that won the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and forward Dustin Brown, as well as Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, are among the 25 players on the U.S. roster for the Sochi Olympics, as announced after the Winter Classic game Wednesday.
The biggest surprise was the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:56 PM
AT ST. LOUIS
When: 5 PST.
On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150
Etc.: What is the impact of a losing trip? On Dec. 24, the Kings were second in the Pacific Division, five points behind the first-place Ducks and two ahead of the San Jose Sharks. Three...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:00 PM
ST. LOUIS — Their swagger had already taken hits before the Christmas break and now the Kings' once-supreme self-confidence has absorbed blow after blow.
And now, the Kings' confidence has gone missing in the locker room and on the ice during a...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:27 PM
ST. LOUIS — The back end of two demanding road games isn't usually the place to find a spike of energy.
Among the reasons that give the Ducks' season a feeling of greater future accomplishment, their resolve in a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis...