| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Since losing their opener at Colorado, the Ducks have won four straight games and have matched the best start in club history with eight points. But if last season should teach them anything, it's that how you finish is more important than how you start....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:52 PM
The new video and song fell painfully flat, but the light show was nifty and the introductions brimmed with rah-rah enthusiasm before the Kings' first game at Staples Center this season.
The festivities — mercifully — were brief, but that...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Ask any former NHL player who's about 45 or older if he ever had a concussion and he's likely to say he got his bell rung once or twice but went back out and played. It was unthinkable not to. Stoicism was — and is — as much a part of the game...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:42 PM
A year ago, the NHL was a few weeks into the third labor stoppage of Commissioner Gary Bettman's reign and fans vowed they would never come back.
Now, it's all sunshine and blue skies for the league and a firmly entrenched Bettman.
A settlement in...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ The San Jose Sharks didn't gain much ground during a 5-0-0 homestand because the Kings and Ducks each earned a loser point in shootouts. "Back in the day, teams...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Just picture it.
Palm trees sway and dusk darkens the San Gabriel Mountains as officials prepare to drop the puck for the first outdoor NHL game in California. The Kings and Ducks line up for the historic moment while fans at Dodger Stadium and a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A few words to those unforgiving fans who didn't disguise their disgust when Rob Blake became the Kings' assistant general manager because they consider him a traitor for leaving as a player in 2001 and again in 2008:
It's time to bury the hatchet....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Will this fall turn into the best sports season L.A. has ever seen?
Factor together a Dodgers World Series run, Doc Rivers' Clippers, Kobe's comeback, the Kings and the Galaxy, and you have a fall that L.A. sports fans may remember forever.
| Jul 18, 2012
Valley native and four-time ice hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero — one gold, two silvers, one bronze — was elected in 2010 by her fellow Olympians to the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee. She's one of 12...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:10 PM
An incidental but valuable benefit of growing a playoff beard is that it can hide some of the cuts and bruises players accumulate during a long postseason run.
Jeff Carter's thick beard almost covered a line of stitches on the right side of his chin,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:29 PM
BOSTON — Like a man who had done so before, the only Blackhawks captain to win two Stanley Cup titles hoisted the silver chalice over his head on the TD Garden ice after Monday night's manic 3-2 victory over the Bruins.