| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:25 PM
SOCHI, Russia — With four goals to his credit in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has single-handedly outscored Team Slovakia (2), Team Norway (3) and Team Switzerland (2).
As he did at Vancouver in 2010,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:51 PM
At least Sidney Crosby didn't have to field questions Wednesday about never having scored against the Kings.
He did just that on March 20, 2009, against goalie Jonathan Quick at Pittsburgh.
The "new" story angles about the Pittsburgh Penguins star and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Saturday won’t be remembered as the NHL’s finest hour.
The league absorbed a one-two punch of ridicule for the line brawl that erupted two seconds into the Vancouver-Calgary game, Canucks Coach John Tortorella’s attempt to invade the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:40 AM
SOCHI, Russia—Team Canada Coach Mike Babcock issued a strong and unusual directive to his players after they arrived in Sochi and held a brisk practice Monday at the Bolshoy Dome:
Don’t go to sleep.
Instead of giving in to jet lag, he told...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Jaromir Jagr on Saturday became the seventh NHL player to score 700 goals. The New Jersey Devils' enduring right wing joins Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:42 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey.
Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Sidney Crosby again proved that he’s a big-time, big-game scorer.
Crosby, held without a goal in Canada’s first five games at the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, scored on a breakaway in the second period of Sunday&...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Rugged defenseman Niklas Kronwall, captain of undefeated gold-medal finalist Sweden, plays in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings and Coach Mike Babcock, who has guided undefeated Canada to Sunday's hockey finale. So Kronwall knows how...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
SOCHI, Russia—Canada will have the opportunity to defend the gold medal it won four years ago at Vancouver, a chance it earned Friday with a thoroughly sound defensive effort that stifled a fast and prolific U.S. team in the Sochi Olympic hockey...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:52 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Back home in Los Angeles, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown are the best of friends, a bond that was strengthened during the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run.
Here in Sochi, their friendship will be temporarily suspended Friday...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:12 PM
SOCHI, Russia — When these are the rivalries — Canada facing the U.S. in one semifinal of the Olympic hockey tournament after Sweden plays Finland in the other — Xs and O's and detailed analysis have less to do with the outcome than...