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Scant offense but Kings still winning

Sun Oct 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES – They aren’t doing much for the collective blood pressure inside Staples Center, but the Kings are finding ways to win their home games. The predictable combination of goaltending, special teams and scoring from the “70s’’ line carried the Kings to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday and elev

Scant offense but Kings still winning

Sun Oct 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES – They aren’t doing much for the collective blood pressure inside Staples Center, but the Kings are finding ways to win their home games. The predictable combination of goaltending, special teams and scoring from the “70s’’ line carried the Kings to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday and elev

Kings still looking for a power-play spark

Sat Oct 18, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – On June 11, 2012, the Kings pulled off a miracle. They also won the Stanley Cup that night. In the Cup-clinching game against New Jersey, the Kings scored three power-play goals. It was almost funny, given how much the Kings had struggled on the power play in recent years, that the greatest moment in franchise history

Kings still looking for a power-play spark

Sat Oct 18, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – On June 11, 2012, the Kings pulled off a miracle. They also won the Stanley Cup that night. In the Cup-clinching game against New Jersey, the Kings scored three power-play goals. It was almost funny, given how much the Kings had struggled on the power play in recent years, that the greatest moment in franchise history e

Kings' Quick reaches midseason form in hurry

Fri Oct 17, 2014

Remember those concerns about Jonathan Quick being ready for the start of the season? Well, never mind. Quick, who had wrist surgery in June, missed the bulk of the Kings’ exhibition schedule last month but seems prepared to retain his position as one of the top goalies in the world. Just ask the St. Louis Blues. Quick reco

Kings, Quick shut down Blues in 1-0 shootout win

Thu Oct 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES – One word – analytics – has dominated off-ice discussion in the NHL over the past year, but within most teams, there hasn’t been an overnight, stats-based revolution. Some have been at it awhile. Consider the Kings and St. Louis Blues. They remain, at heart, gritty, defense-first teams that enjoy hitt

Kings sign defenseman Muzzin to 5-year, $20 million extension

Wed Oct 15, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin grew up in a Canadian town called Woodstock, so perhaps it’s no surprise that he took something of countercultural road to NHL success. Muzzin signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension Wednesday, meaning that the core of the Kings’ defense – Drew Doughty, Slava Vo

Kings' '70s line' has a nice day in 6-1 win

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The Kings are still living in the 70s, and that seems more modern than ever. Tanner Pearson (jersey No. 70), Jeff Carter (77) and Tyler Toffoli (73) formed a potent line during the Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup last spring, but would they be able to maintain it over the long haul of a season? So far, the

Kings' '70s line' has a nice day in 6-1 win

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The Kings are still living in the 70s, and that seems more modern than ever. Tanner Pearson (jersey No. 70), Jeff Carter (77) and Tyler Toffoli (73) formed a potent line during the Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup last spring, but would they be able to maintain it over the long haul of a season? So far, the

Muzzin injury increases load on Kings' Doughty

Mon Oct 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Injured Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin will apparently miss at least two more games, so that means, get ready, Drew Doughty. Doughty has already played 80 minutes, 59 seconds, in three games this season. That’s the second-highest ice-time total in the NHL (behind Boston’s Zdeno Chara). Doughty has already cra

Muzzin injury increases load on Kings' Doughty

Mon Oct 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Injured Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin will apparently miss at least two more games, so that means, get ready, Drew Doughty. Doughty has already played 80 minutes, 59 seconds, in three games this season. That’s the second-highest ice-time total in the NHL (behind Boston’s Zdeno Chara). Doughty has already cra

Kopitar's goal eases worries about Kings' slow start

Sun Oct 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Last October, Martin Jones, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli were riding buses on minor-league road trips. Now they’re riding high in the NHL as increasingly large contributors for the Kings. Jones, the Kings’ backup goalie, and Pearson and Toffoli, 22-year-old second-line wingers, have made seamless trans

Kopitar's goal eases worries about Kings' slow start

Sun Oct 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Last October, Martin Jones, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli were riding buses on minor-league road trips. Now they’re riding high in the NHL as increasingly large contributors for the Kings. Jones, the Kings’ backup goalie, and Pearson and Toffoli, 22-year-old second-line wingers, have made seamless trans

Kings sqaunder early lead in Arizona loss

Sat Oct 11, 2014

The Kings’ defense of their Stanley Cup championship is off to a shaky start. Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal with 14 seconds remaining in overtime and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Kings, 3-2, on Saturday night at Gila River Arena. The Kings, who led 2-0 late in the first period after goals fro

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