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  • Publication ranks Ducks No. 1 in player development

    Publication ranks Ducks No. 1 in player development
    The Ducks’ future is as encouraging as its present, according to a ranking of NHL prospects. Anaheim was ranked No. 1 in The Hockey News’ Future Watch 2014, a grading of prospects and player development. The Ducks are currently in second...
  • Defense charged with returning Ducks to Western Conference lead

    Defense charged with returning Ducks to Western Conference lead
    The reputation that precedes the Ducks is their offense, as the team has the third most goals in the NHL. But it also ranks fifth in the league in team defense, allowing 2.36 goals a game. The unit was further lifted by Friday’s performance...
  • Ducks' Bruce Boudreau looks at the positive after consecutive losses

    Ducks' Bruce Boudreau looks at the positive after consecutive losses
    The entertainment value of an NHL shootout quickly loses its thrill after consecutive losses. Still, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau won't get pulled into the debate of whether a skills competition — his sport's equivalent of a free-throw contest,...
  • Kings' Jeff Carter can relate to new guy Marian Gaborik

    Kings' Jeff Carter can relate to new guy Marian Gaborik
    WINNIPEG, Canada -- Kings forward Jeff Carter was once the new kid in town, attempting to fit in with a tight group late in the term. Big transitions, in life and work, aren't always seamless. And so, Carter fully sympathized with new teammate, winger...
  • An unsettled air in John Wall's slam dunk contest victory

    An unsettled air in John Wall's slam dunk contest victory
    NEW ORLEANS — It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby. Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting...
  • Sidney Crosby arrives for only his third game at Staples Center

    Sidney Crosby arrives for only his third game at Staples Center
    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...
  • Kings are looking for goals in San Jose

    Kings are looking for goals in San Jose
    Both the penalty shot and the ensuing clean look that Anze Kopitar had ended badly in the Stadium Series, as has much in the Los Angeles Kings’ five-game losing streak that trails them to Monday’s game in San Jose. “When you have...
  • Jonathan Quick helps Kings end skid in 1-0 victory over Sharks

    Jonathan Quick helps Kings end skid in 1-0 victory over Sharks
    SAN JOSE — From a game-opening backhand he gloved while sprawling to the game-ending threat he denied with his left leg pad, goalie Jonathan Quick gave the Kings the best response possible to their recent slump. A shutout. In San Jose. Anze...
  • Jonathan Quick to start for U.S. against Russia in Olympic hockey

    Jonathan Quick to start for U.S. against Russia in Olympic hockey
    SOCHI, Russia -- Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who made 22 saves against Slovakia to support Team USA’s Olympic-tournament-opening victory on Thursday, will start again when the U.S. faces Russia on Saturday in a much-anticipated game at the...
  • Ducks will try to maintain momentum after Olympic break

    Ducks will try to maintain momentum after Olympic break
    NASHVILLE — By making their final impression before the Winter Olympics break another case of imposing their will at crunch time, the Ducks have nearly three weeks to savor their labor. "That was us," Ducks forward Corey Perry said of the three-...
  • Ducks get some lucky bounces in 5-2 victory over Nashville

    Ducks get some lucky bounces in 5-2 victory over Nashville
    NASHVILLE — Corey Perry days earlier said one of the factors bedeviling the Ducks during their 10-game rut was that the puck wasn't bouncing the team's way. That changed Saturday night, as two Ducks' passes were deflected off Nashville players...