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  • Kings' evolution from losing team to Stanley Cup winner continues

    Kings' evolution from losing team to Stanley Cup winner continues
    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...
  • Size doesn't necessarily matter, Kings say

    Size doesn't necessarily matter, Kings say
    CHICAGO -- If you compare the rosters, the Kings aren't really that much bigger than the Chicago Blackhawks, their opponents in the NHL Western Conference final beginning on Saturday. But their physical style of play can make them seem larger on the ice....
  • L.A. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is pressing on, not decompressing

    L.A. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is pressing on, not decompressing
    Soon after the Kings' chartered plane pointed its nose westward from Chicago, scene of their season-ending loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, Coach Darryl Sutter began getting ready to open training camp on...
  • Jonathan Quick won't be fined or suspended for Game 3 tirade

    Jonathan Quick won't be fined or suspended for Game 3 tirade
    SAN JOSE -- Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick will not be subjected to supplementary discipline from the NHL for going out of his way to yell at┬áreferees Wes McCauley and Marc Joannette on Saturday after the Kings’ 2-1 overtime loss to the...
  • Hit on Kings' Jarret Stoll by Sharks' Raffi Torres could alter playoff series

    Hit on Kings' Jarret Stoll by Sharks' Raffi Torres could alter playoff series
    San Jose winger Raffi Torres' jarring hit of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday triggered a sizable ripple effect that could alter the tone and course of the teams' Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The ripples could spread far enough for the...
  • Kings take 2-0 series lead over Sharks with 4-3 comeback victory

    Kings take 2-0 series lead over Sharks with 4-3 comeback victory
    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. The...
  • Man waives extradition in charge related to Aaron Hernandez murder case

    Man waives extradition in charge related to Aaron Hernandez murder case
    A man arrested in Florida has agreed to return to Massachusetts to face a charge in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Ernest Wallace, 41, faces a charge of accessory after the fact in the slaying of semipro...
  • Kings see Cup as part of their future, not just their past

    Kings see Cup as part of their future, not just their past
    The new video and song fell painfully flat, but the light show was nifty and the introductions brimmed with rah-rah enthusiasm before the Kings' first game at Staples Center this season. The festivities — mercifully — were brief, but that...
  • Dustin Brown is confident he will play in Kings' opener next week

    Dustin Brown is confident he will play in Kings' opener next week
    With the Kings heading off to the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, for two exhibitions, it almost seemed appropriate to ask a percentage-based question. Kings captain Dustin Brown continues to improve in his recovery from a hamstring injury...
  • Blackhawks beat Kings for 2-0 series lead

    Blackhawks beat Kings for 2-0 series lead
    The Kings will need to shine again at Staples Center after falling behind two games to none to the Chicago Blackhawks, losing 4-2 on Sunday in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference finals at United Center. Chicago, which owned the league’s best...
  • Kings better hope their confidence doesn't get a quick hook

    Kings better hope their confidence doesn't get a quick hook
    CHICAGO — In an arena crammed with nearly 22,000 fans whose roars fairly made the ground tremble, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made a solitary and silent skate from his crease to the bench. It was nine minutes and 20 seconds into the second...