Oilers end 11-year playoff drought

/ Mar 29, 2017

Oilers end 11-year playoff drought

The Edmonton Oilers are finally back in the playoffs. Cam Talbot made 34 saves as the Oilers officially earned a postseason berth for the first time in 11 years with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. “It’s a special ...

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 ...

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 ...