Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

Apr 23, 2016

Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings’ rally and the looming specters of San Jose’s postseason failures. Joonas Donskoi wasn’t around for any of that tawdry teal ...

Benn brothers lead Stars past Kings

Apr 3, 2016

Benn brothers lead Stars past Kings

Jordie Benn has 55 points in his five-season career with the Dallas Stars. That’s about the same number scored by his younger brother, NHL scoring champion Jamie Benn, in the last four months. Yet when the Stars needed a big goal and a statement-making ...

Johansen sparks Predators in win over Kings

Mar 22, 2016

Johansen sparks Predators in win over Kings

In a preview of their potential playoff matchup, the Nashville Predators gave the Los Angeles Kings plenty to think about. Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, leading Nashville to a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Monday night. James Neal and Roman ...

Kings punch ticket to postseason

Mar 20, 2016

Kings punch ticket to postseason

The Los Angeles Kings accomplished the first step toward their ultimate goal: a third Stanley Cup title in five years. Their 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, coupled with Arizona’s 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay, clinched a playoff berth a year ...

Quick, Kings blank slumping Blackhawks

Mar 15, 2016

Quick, Kings blank slumping Blackhawks

The Los Angeles Kings were so good they turned Jonathan Quick’s record-breaking shutout into an afterthought. That was just fine with Quick, too. Quick made 32 saves, Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist and the Kings routed the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 ...

Kings hold off late charge, beat Capitals in OT

Mar 10, 2016

Kings hold off late charge, beat Capitals in OT

The Los Angeles Kings took an early three-goal lead and then gave it all back to the Washington Capitals in the third period. Jeff Carter made sure the Kings edged the NHL leaders in a thriller that might have a little extra meaning in ...

Williams helps beat former squad

Feb 17, 2016

Williams helps beat former squad

Not long after assisting on the go-ahead goal with 122 seconds remaining in a victory over his former team, Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams stood in a hallway not far from the visitor’s locker room and caught up with a couple of members of ...

Pearson scores in OT as Kings top Rangers

Feb 13, 2016

Pearson scores in OT as Kings top Rangers

The Los Angeles Kings often work overtime. And it’s paying off for them in a big way. Tanner Pearson’s goal with 1:50 left in the extra period powered the Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Anze Kopitar ...

Perron, Getzlaf propel Ducks past Kings

Feb 5, 2016

Perron, Getzlaf propel Ducks past Kings

The Anaheim Ducks’ midseason surge hit a new peak in the first period when Ryan Getzlaf scored an even-strength goal. That’s normally not a big deal for a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a Stanley Cup champion, except Getzlaf hadn’t done it since last ...

Iginla scores 600th goal as Avalanche beat Kings

Jan 5, 2016

Iginla scores 600th goal as Avalanche beat Kings

Jarome Iginla sent a wrist shot in the vicinity of the goal, maybe even more a pass than scoring chance. Then a strange thing happened: The puck clanged off a skate and caromed into the net for his 600th NHL goal. Sure, it was ...

Kings defensemen ignite offense

Dec 6, 2015

Kings defensemen ignite offense

Drew Doughty is the only Los Angeles Kings defenseman with much of a reputation around the NHL. His fellow blue-liners showed they’re also worth watching during a remarkable second period against Pittsburgh. Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists during the Kings’ four-goal ...

Oct 10, 2015

Kings, Richards settle grievance

Center Mike Richards and the Los Angeles Kings have settled their dispute over the termination of Richards’ contract after his arrest in June. The NHL Players’ Association announced the settlement Friday, making Richards an unrestricted free agent. Richards was charged with possession of a ...