| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
The season will end Sunday and so will the voting period for the NHL's major trophies. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Assn. vote for most trophies; the Jack Adams (Coach of the Year) is selected by the NHL Broadcasters' Assn., and the...
| Apr 4, 2013
Like the NHL season, the annual deadline-day trading frenzy was late in starting. But a flurry of deals in the hour before Wednesday's noon Pacific time cutoff changed the complexion of several teams and added depth to others hoping for long playoff runs....
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2013
SAN JOSE — When Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had his day with the Stanley Cup last summer, he held a party in his hometown of London, Canada, and encouraged guests to pose for photos with the gleaming trophy. Logan Couture, Doughty's childhood...
| 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 26, 2013
| 11:15 PM
SAN JOSE — Darryl Sutter wasn't in a philosophical mood Sunday night, and he surely wasn't inclined to appreciate the finer points of the Kings' playoff history after what felt like their 20th 2-1 playoff loss this spring.
Who could blame the...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:44 PM
SAN JOSE — Neatly framed but almost forgotten, a front page from the San Jose Mercury News sits against the wall in a room above the Sharks' practice rink. The newspaper photograph depicts a coach and two players, and the headline is bold:...