| May 16, 2013
| 4:05 PM
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the remainder of his team’s Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings -- a ban of up to six games -- for what the NHL judged was an illegal hit to the head of Kings center...
| Jun 1, 2013
CHICAGO — It was only a theory, but the thoughts Dean Lombardi expressed a few years ago on how a losing team evolves from pretender to contender made a lot of sense.
First, a team hopes it can win — hope being the key word because it lacks...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
SAN JOSE — If any doubts remained that the Kings' playoff journey this spring will be tougher than last year's relatively smooth path to the Stanley Cup, those doubts were shredded Tuesday in the jaws of a bunch of fast-moving, hungry Sharks....
| May 22, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Anze Kopitar suspected something might be up. In two games at San Jose the Kings had scored two goals and lost twice to the Sharks, dropping into a 2-2 tie in the teams' Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The Kings perfected the art of playing...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Kings 4, Sharks 3 (final)
The Los Angeles Kings have taken a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series against the San Jose Sharks by scoring twice in a 22-second span in the final minutes of Game 2 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
| May 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Thursday’s game-day skate at Staples Center was mandatory for the Kings, who are hoping to retain home-ice advantage and take the lead in their Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. The series is even at 2-2...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Sometime after the Kings' season ends — and that might not be for a while — it wouldn't be surprising to hear that center Anze Kopitar had been hampered by an injury from mid-March onward.
A sore shoulder, maybe. An abdominal pull. Or some...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Matt Greene's return has increased the Kings' physicality and lifted their collective mood, and there's no saying which is more vital to a team that has clawed its way into position to clinch its second straight tense, punishing playoff series on Sunday....
| May 10, 2013
| 10:16 PM
The crowd yelled for Dustin Penner to shoot as the final seconds of the second period ticked off the clock Friday at Staples Center. His teammates yelled for Penner to shoot and the coaches joined the chaotic chorus.
Penner, not known for always...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:35 PM
With the Kings headed to San Jose for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday, there has been lots of talk about the Sharks being nearly unbeatable at home this season.
Asked about the challenge of playing at HP Pavilion, also known as the...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. The Los Angeles Kings, though, were enough of both Friday night in a series-clinching victory over the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center.
Dustin Penner's long slap shot in the final second of the second...