| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Sure, this is a short season. But a Canadian columnist might have been rushing things a tad when he suggested the Kings' Stanley Cup defense was doomed after they had lost their first three games.
"OK, so 0-2-1 isn't the end of the world. But in a 48-...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:15 PM
The Kings’ superb goaltending and team defensive play were crucial to their Stanley Cup triumph last season. Their mental and physical toughness and attention to defense became their identity as they rolled out one cohesive performance after...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 10:05 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Kings got their first win of the season, each member of their top line got his first point of the season, and rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin played clutch minutes while scoring his first NHL goal.
Notably missing from that list...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:59 PM
If you got a kick out of Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa's wink at the NBC-TV camera during the national anthem Saturday before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Kings, imagine how Hossa's buddies in a bar somewhere in Slovakia felt....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:15 PM
CHICAGO — Need another reminder that last spring was then and this is now and there's no sense comparing the Kings' romp to the Stanley Cup a year ago and the rocky journey they're traveling as they defend their title?
Another feeble offensive...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:20 PM
LOS ANGELES — In a Blackhawks dressing room late Tuesday night at the Staples Center after their 3-1 loss to the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, the truth hurt worse than the shot Niklas Hjalmarsson took to the knee that felled the...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
SAN JOSE — If any doubts remained that the Kings' playoff journey this spring will be tougher than last year's relatively smooth path to the Stanley Cup, those doubts were shredded Tuesday in the jaws of a bunch of fast-moving, hungry Sharks....
| May 22, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Anze Kopitar suspected something might be up. In two games at San Jose the Kings had scored two goals and lost twice to the Sharks, dropping into a 2-2 tie in the teams' Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The Kings perfected the art of playing...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Sometime after the Kings' season ends — and that might not be for a while — it wouldn't be surprising to hear that center Anze Kopitar had been hampered by an injury from mid-March onward.
A sore shoulder, maybe. An abdominal pull. Or some...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Making history has become routine for the Kings.
Last spring they became the first No. 8 seed to win the Stanley Cup, upsetting the 1-2-3 teams in the West before defeating the New Jersey Devils in the final. After opening their title defense by...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:44 PM
ST. LOUIS — From being overwhelmed by the Blues' frenzied forechecking at the start to losing on a stunning misplay by Jonathan Quick at the end, the Kings know they must improve in several areas to leave Scottrade Center on Thursday with a split of...