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  • NHL suspends Raffi Torres for rest of Sharks-Kings series

    NHL suspends Raffi Torres for rest of Sharks-Kings series
    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...
  • Live discussion: Kings vs. Blackhawks, Game 4 preview

    Live discussion: Kings vs. Blackhawks, Game 4 preview
      Join Times Kings writer Lisa Dillman and hockey Hall of Famer Helene Elliott today at 1 p.m. as they discuss tonight's Game 4 between the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks in a live video chat. A lot of discussion after Game 3 focused on the high-...
  • Scoring woes aside, Kings' defense could have bailed them out

    Scoring woes aside, Kings' defense could have bailed them out
    The specifics behind the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, their first loss at Staples Center since March 23 and perhaps their final home game this season, were painfully clear. They made bad line changes that contributed to two...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: Game 4 live updates

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: Game 4 live updates
    Third period (Blackhawks 3, Kings 2) Empty net again. Kings left wing Dustin Penner backhands a pass to forward Jeff Carter, but there's no shot. Chicago celebrates at net with goaltender Corey Crawford as time runs out. The best-of-seven...
  • 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...
  • Kings have to step up play going into Game 2 at St. Louis

    Kings have to step up play going into Game 2 at St. Louis
    ST. LOUIS — From being overwhelmed by the Blues' frenzied forechecking at the start to losing on a stunning misplay by Jonathan Quick at the end, the Kings know they must improve in several areas to leave Scottrade Center on Thursday with a split of...
  • Red Wings' top line takes big hit with suspension of Abdelkader

    Red Wings' top line takes big hit with suspension of Abdelkader
    DETROIT -- The Ducks will be facing an altered Red Wings team at a most critical time, in Game 4 on Monday night. What has been the Red Wings' top line, the one carrying them into the playoffs, was dismantled when the NHL suspended Detroit forward...
  • Kings and Blackhawks look beyond numbers for Game 5

    Kings and Blackhawks look beyond numbers for Game 5
    CHICAGO -- Heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thinks too much has been made of what happened at the end of Game 4. His team managed only two shots in the third period, losing to the...
  • Blackhawks eliminate Kings, 4-3, in double overtime

    Blackhawks eliminate Kings, 4-3, in double overtime
    Patrick Kane comes through with a hat trick by scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime with 8:20 left to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Kane, who finishes with a hat trick, and captain Jonathan Toews connect...
  • 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....
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: Next chapter in Los Angeles-Chicago rivalry

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: Next chapter in Los Angeles-Chicago rivalry
    Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday. A quick primer. Lakers vs. Bulls The Lakers won  NBA playoff series...