| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:12 PM
SAN JOSE — The Pacific Division lead might change hands dozens of times before the season ends, but knowing that the winner of Wednesday's game between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks would take over first place added a dash of tension when the...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
At 11-2-2, the St. Louis Blues have matched their best start in franchise history. They last earned 11 wins in their first 15 games in the 2003-04...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:46 PM
SAN JOSE — Mike Richards enjoys having his father, Norm, come along on the Kings' annual fathers' trip — and not only because he usually plays well when his dad is around.
With his dad, 16 other players' fathers and Jordan Nolan's brother,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
For decades the Kings simply couldn't draft and develop an elite goaltender.
Their two best goalies were established players acquired through trades: Rogie Vachon was a three-time Stanley Cup champion when the Kings got him from Montreal in November...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Saku Koivu insisted his tip of Ben Lovejoy's shot 51 seconds into overtime to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday at Honda Center was "more luck than anything else," but anyone who has watched the Finnish center through his...
| Oct 5, 2012
The NHL on Thursday used its most potent hammer and ensured locked-out players will lose at least one paycheck when it canceled a segment of the regular-season schedule from the Oct. 11 openers through Oct. 24.
The action was the next step following...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Most NHL coaches divide the season into quarters or 10-game segments and set goals for wins or points. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau takes a shorter-term view, preferring to break things down into digestible, one-week chunks.
"That just comes from when I...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:21 PM
The briefest consideration of the San Jose Sharks' talent makes it tempting to pick them to win the Pacific Division and Western Conference titles every season. But every spring they seem to run into a roadblock, whether on the ice or in their own heads,...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:20 PM
The 18,000-plus fans who crammed into Staples Center didn't want to leave, lingering to digest what they had seen and savor an improbable moment. Who could blame them for trying to prolong a moment so stunning that it was at least the equal of the many...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:44 PM
SAN JOSE — Jonathan Quick waved his stick and yelled at both referees as he left the ice after the Kings' 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks on Saturday night, irate over the third-period penalty calls that put the Kings at a two-man disadvantage and...