| May 10, 2013
| 12:11 PM
DETROIT -- David Steckel’s history with Bruce Boudreau goes well beyond their time together in Washington, winding all the way back to tours of duty in Manchester, N.H., and Hershey, Pa.
Steckel, who was a first-round draft pick of the Kings in...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:21 PM
ST. LOUIS — The play everyone will remember from the Kings’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Blues on Tuesday in the opener of their playoff series is, of course, Alex Steen’s shorthanded winner. According to the NHL, it was the first...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:55 PM
If Wayne Gretzky once had his "office," then so does the Ducks' Teemu Selanne.
Gretzky, in his day, often set up shop behind the net to create offense. Selanne's power-play "office" frequently has been the left-wing circle. Again, he delivered from...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Tuesday night, when the defending champion Los Angeles Kings opened defense of the Stanley Cup title at St. Louis, the game went into overtime and overlapped the start of the Los Angeles Clippers' key NBA playoff game against Memphis at Staples Center....
| May 2, 2013
| 1:10 PM
One happy byproduct of Teemu Selanne’s excellent hockey adventure is that his three sons, Eemil, Eetu and Leevi, and daughter, Veera, are around for first-hand viewing of their father.
But the teenage boys, or at least one of them, can be a little...
| Apr 29, 2013
The Stanley Cup playoffs will have a different look this season and not only because the Kings, for the first time in franchise history, are the defending champions.
This condensed season produced a lot of injuries and a lot of dramatic playoff races....
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Despite winning three straight games and five of their last six, the Kings aren't the NHL's hottest team. They're not even the hottest team in Southern California.
The Ducks, who will face the Kings on Monday at Staples Center, have the league's...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:45 PM
When Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf invited his teammates, the club's owners and top executives to his home for a barbecue during training camp, they probably expected burgers and corn on the cob. What they got was insight into Getzlaf's keen desire to rebound...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Rising above the muck of a lockout-compacted schedule to play gloriously intense hockey in mid-March, the Chicago Blackhawks and Ducks pushed each other to great heights. Their fast-paced, energetic battle Wednesday at Honda Center reinforced their status...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:55 PM
The NHL put the "no" in November and continued its determined march toward irrelevance by canceling games through Nov. 30, an announcement that was expected following the silent expiration of its Thursday deadline for a labor agreement with the players'...
| Sep 25, 2012
Representatives of the NHL and the players' union met twice in Toronto on Monday, once to review last season's revenue figures and again at an NHL Alumni dinner, but they appeared no closer to resolving the labor dispute that led the league to lock out...