Matt Greene

Kings' dogs play right into the fans' hands

Kings' dogs play right into the fans' hands

One by one, some of the Kings' players came down the hallway after a photo shoot Friday at their practice facility in El Segundo.

The burning question was not: Were you wearing Prada or Versace?

It was: What's the name of your dog?

In the case of center, Jeff Carter, it would be dog(s). He posed with three of them, for the purpose of an upcoming team calendar for charity. It will benefit four organizations and could be released in late November or early December.

The post-practice mood was festive, befitting a team on a six-game winning streak, including two road victories earlier this week in Canada, at Edmonton and Winnipeg.

There is something about the...