| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:17 PM
The Kings considered goaltender Ben Scrivens almost a throw-in when they acquired him from Toronto last June, with winger Matt Frattin and a second-round draft pick, for goalie Jonathan Bernier. Kings executives liked Frattin but were so unsure about...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi likes to talk about walking the shop floor, making him sound more like factory foreman than the overlord of an NHL team.
His two-week trip around the shop floor consisted of scouting ventures into Canada but mostly...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The Kings got mixed news on the injury front Sunday, with Jarret Stoll returning to practice for the first time in more than a week while Kyle Clifford was forced to sit out after sustaining a blow to the head in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Vancouver...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Kings center Jarret Stoll skated hard for about an hour at practice Saturday morning, trying to rush back from an upper-body injury that has sidelined him a week. But given the way his replacements played in his absence Saturday night, Stoll might...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:12 PM
When the Kings meet the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday at Staples Center, it will be the team's sixth look at a Pacific Division opponent in eight games. And so far Coach Darryl Sutter isn't sure he likes what he sees.
"The division's tough, and every...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:09 PM
They are hockey's equivalent of a quick cleaning, a sure-fire way to spiff up the place before getting to the serious stuff later.
Yes, things often look a lot better after a game against the struggling Buffalo Sabres.
The Kings have been...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:12 PM
For Linden Vey, the long wait appears to be over.
The promising center has been playing hockey since he was 4 years old, dreaming of reaching the NHL. Vey had been playing in the minors and was called up by the Kings last week and he is...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Nothing personal … really.
That's the way Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell took the recent critique of his penalty-killing skills, an edgy assessment by his coach, Darryl Sutter.
Sutter also included stay-at-home defenseman Matt Greene in his...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:35 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Greetings from Jobing.com Arena, where the Kings will face the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. Ben Scrivens was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate, and the first goalie to exit usually starts the game. That...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Call the mini-break in the Kings' schedule a case of good timing.
They practiced Sunday — Kings Coach Darryl Sutter called it a "good aerobic day" — will have Monday off, and do not play until Thursday, giving their wounded centers more time...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:00 PM
Thirteen games went by in relatively uneventful fashion and the Kings managed to stay fairly free of injury, a refreshing trend from past seasons.
Games 14 and 15 were their undoing.
In consecutive games, they lost two of their top four centers...