| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:40 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. men's hockey team was designed to be fast and hard to play against and it was all of that in the preliminary round of the Sochi Olympic tournament, sandwiching a dramatic shootout victory over Russia between routs of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:44 AM
SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. men’s hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic hockey tournament Wednesday with a solid 5-2 victory over the Czech Republic at Shayba Arena.
Team USA’s next opponent will be Canada, in a rematch of...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:39 AM
SOCHI, Russia — In a rare instance of a game exceeding its advance billing, Team USA and Team Russia battled hard and evenly through 65 deliciously tense minutes before T.J. Oshie scored the deciding shootout tally in the eighth round of the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:32 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It would be unreasonable to expect Paul Stastny to be as good a hockey player as his father, Peter, was on the international stage and in the NHL.
Peter was so highly regarded as an athlete and person that he was chosen to carry...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:51 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:11 PM
SOCHI, Russia — If NHL players don't participate in the next Winter Olympics there won't be more of those only-in-hockey moments like the one that occurred Monday, when Kings and Team USA winger Dustin Brown earnestly explained why he has no problem...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:56 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
There was disorder and chaos most of Monday as the Kings faced the Vancouver Canucks, although an occasional minute or two went by without some variation of a penalty being called at Staples Center.
The Kings beat the Canucks, 1-0, in one of the more...