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  • U.S. hockey team avoids Olympic letdown, lets loose on Slovenia

    U.S. hockey team avoids Olympic letdown, lets loose on Slovenia
    SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. hockey team scaled a mountain by defeating Russia in a shootout. Coach Dan Bylsma immediately was concerned his team might fall off a cliff emotionally the next day against a lesser foe, Olympic first-timer Slovenia. He...
  • Sochi Games: Hockey semifinalists ready to put NHL friendships on hold

    Sochi Games: Hockey semifinalists ready to put NHL friendships on hold
    SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday’s Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn’...
  • Paul Stastny leads U.S. past Slovakia, 7-1, in Olympic men's hockey

    Paul Stastny leads U.S. past Slovakia, 7-1, in Olympic men's hockey
    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. hockey team built for speed and toughness

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. hockey team built for speed and toughness
    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...
  • Ducks surge early in 3-2 win over St. Louis Blues

    Ducks surge early in 3-2 win over St. Louis Blues
    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...
  • Kings are playing 'scared' and lose their fifth in a row

    Kings are playing 'scared' and lose their fifth in a row
    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...
  • Injuries are plentiful when looking at Team USA hockey roster

    Injuries are plentiful when looking at Team USA hockey roster
    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...
  • Heart of U.S. hockey team have links to boyhood rinks

    Heart of U.S. hockey team have links to boyhood rinks
    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...
  • Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Cam Fowler named to U.S. Olympic team

    Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Cam Fowler named to U.S. Olympic team
    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...
  • U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team

    U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team
    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...
  • Up next for Kings: Thursday at St. Louis.

    Up next for Kings: Thursday at St. Louis.
    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...