Kings prevail in Game 7

Jun 2, 2014

Kings prevail in Game 7

When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is the king of the road. Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time ...

Kane forces Game 7

May 31, 2014

Kane forces Game 7

Patrick Kane skated to a patch of open ice near the painted Stanley Cup logo and fired a long, low shot at the Los Angeles net, hoping to hit an invisible hole. His Chicago Blackhawks teammates weren’t shocked when he found it. Kane’s career ...

'Hawks best Kings in 20T

May 29, 2014

'Hawks best Kings in 20T

Michal Handzus is every day of 37 years old and 15 seasons in the NHL. He knows he’s near the end of his career. He knows he’s slower than most of his Chicago teammates. He also knows how to finish a play in a ...

May 27, 2014

Kings capitalize on fast start in rout of 'Hawks

The ovations started after the Los Angeles Kings’ third goal in 16 minutes to open Game 4 of the Western Conference final, and the home crowd eventually serenaded its team off the ice for intermission. The low-scoring Kings have become the Stanley Cup playoffs’ ...

Kings slip by Blackhawks

May 25, 2014

Kings slip by Blackhawks

Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are among the few Los Angeles Kings who don’t have a Stanley Cup ring from two years ago. Jeff Carter is grateful the youngsters are carrying him along on their own Cup chase after their line came up with ...

May 22, 2014

Goal outburst powers Kings

Jeff Carter and the Los Angeles Kings know how to come back in the playoffs. This was no big deal compared to the first two rounds. Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on ...

Blackhawks beat Kings in Game 1

May 19, 2014

Blackhawks beat Kings in Game 1

Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates. Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had ...

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

Apr 28, 2014

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

First, it was Jonathan Toews on a power play, and then Patrick Sharp got loose on a breakaway. Andrew Shaw tipped one home, and it was all over. One dazzling stretch for the Chicago Blackhawks put an end to their tight first-round series against ...

Toews shot sinks Blues

Apr 26, 2014

Toews shot sinks Blues

Jonathan Toews caught the St. Louis Blues’ defense napping after the Chicago Blackhawks got a lucky carom. Just like that, the puck was in the net and the defending Stanley Cup champions were in command of the first-round series. “I wasn’t even sure where ...

Steen's goal gives Blues 3OT victory over Blackhawks

Apr 18, 2014

Steen's goal gives Blues 3OT victory over Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions. Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a ...

Blackhawks claim third straight win

Apr 7, 2014

Blackhawks claim third straight win

The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a more direct approach to generating offense without injured star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. So far, it’s working. Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp’s go-ahead goal in the second period, and injury-depleted Chicago held ...