Helene Elliott

Helene Elliott joined the Los Angeles Times’ Sports department in 1989. She became the first female journalist to be honored with a plaque in the Hall of Fame of a major professional sport as the 2005 winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Elmer Ferguson Award, awarded to writers “who have brought honor to journalism and to hockey.” Elliott, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, has covered 16 Olympics. She recently crossed covering Wimbledon off her bucket list.
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Kings defeat Blues, but they're still looking for consistency

On the rare occasions the Kings play with the unshakeable resolve and resilience they showed in rallying for a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center on Monday, one question inevitably arises: Why haven’t they done that more often?

What we learned in the NHL last week: Capitals continue slide while Islanders streak

The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting on Sunday after their 8-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks extended their losing streak to five, their longest since early in the 2014-15 season. They’ve been outscored 23-9 in that span and their power play is two for 13.