Quick, Guess Who?

Surprise! They yell it when you enter your front door and a birthday party previously unbeknownst to you is about to commence. They yelled at Staples Center, too, only this wasn’t any birthday party. It was a c...

What’s Right with Colorado?

How easy it must be to be discouraged if you’re Colorado. You’ve lost nine in a row and 19 of 21 (sparing one OT point). You really, really suck on defense. Your primary goalie is out, and the guy you use on th...

Difference of a Day

What a difference a couple of days make. Or three. Monday night, the Kings were in LA versus Dallas. They posted four goals and still lost the game on a goaltending performance that was mediocre. In fact, even ...

Nasty, Ugly, and Entertaining

Nasty. That’s how things started Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Ottawa, by most accounts a rather docile team, came out hard, with Mark Borowiecki slamming Tyler Toffoli into the boards in the LA end and ea...

Not Necessarily Connected

Your superstar comes back from injury, and what do you do with him? This was actually a bigger problem for the LA Kings on Wednesday night than it might at first have seemed to be. The team had been percolating...

No Streak Here

The Kings are nothing if not streaky. Their record is of winning, or losing, in bunches this year so far. Three losses, four wins, three losses, three wins, four losses (one OT point) and, coming into Saturday,...

What’s a WonderCon?

WonderCon. It’s like ComicCon, but not held in San Diego. If that makes sense to you, you probably have a Wonder Woman or Batman costume in your closet. Leave it there. This is about hockey. So why mention i...

Rangers Call Interference

Don’t count out the New York Rangers. That’s the message that they sent without even having to say it on Thursday night versus LA. They had come off a night-prior 2-1 win in Anaheim, and thus ought to have been...

Perry Beats the Kings

It sure felt like the playoffs at Honda Center on Sunday evening with the LA Kings in town. For one thing, the place was full and raucous from the warm-up. Maybe it was the unfamiliar 6pm start (Anaheim games u...

Magic Alright

There was magic in the Pittsburgh offense versus LA Saturday afternoon, but two things made it fail: not enough of it, and a goalie in Jonathan Quick who was better than the shooters the Penguins offered. Wi...