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Ten Crummy Shots

Every time you turn around, the race for the last playoff spot in the West gets tighter. Saturday afternoon, Winnipeg beat Vancouver to sneak ahead of LA. Saturday night, the Kings had Colorado in town off a 4-...
Luc Robitaille statue outside Staples Center in LA

Pigeons Beware

Hard to believe the following words: some of the greatest living hockey players in the world were in one place on Saturday night. That place was LA. And many of those players were former Kings. Think Gretzky, B...
Left Wing R.J. Umberger (#18) of the Philadelphia Flyers gets a step on Defenseman Andrej Sekera (#4) of the Carolina Hurricanes

Big on Defense

What’ new in LALALand? The Kings traded away a first-round pick (if they make the playoffs this year) and a prospect (Roland McKeown) for a defenseman to shore up a blueline weakened by suspension (Voynov) an...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

Never Behind the D

The Wings had their Monday night game with Anaheim well in hand. They were ahead by a pair of goals, and they were continuing to dominate the play towards the end of the second period. But then the Ducks came t...
Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kings Down Hawks

The LA Kings were going to exit Wednesday out of the playoffs no matter what they managed to do against the Chicago Blackhawks. They entered the night at 52 points, three behind Calgary for the West’s last wi...
Lou Lamoriello

What Year Is It Again?

What year is this? Lou Lamoriello is standing behind the New Jersey bench coaching a team that is playing Scott Gomez against Ilya Bryzgalov in net—for the Anaheim Ducks. If you said 2006, you’d be right. A...
Goalie Cory Schneider (#35) of the New Jersey Devils gets into position

Kings Blow It at Home

Regular readers of NHL media information probably know more than they need to about the Eastern Conference teams. Why is that? Because despite the fact that the Stanley Cup has been won by the West in six of th...
Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltender Jonathan Bernier. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Would Radio Silence Work?

With the Leafs in town to take on the Kings Monday (and the Ducks Wednesday), it seems like a good time to ask that pressing question: What’s up with the Toronto franchise, which again seems like it’s mired...
Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Jets Outgun Kings

So the Kings finally made a lineup switch. Two, in fact, with Winnipeg coming in for a Saturday night contest which started, due to TV obligations, at 7pm rather than the familiar 7:30.   The switche...
Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

Rangers Exact Revenge on Kings

The Kings are a remarkably consistent team. Their lineup rarely changes, except when someone gets hurt. They don’t even shift up their forward lines all that often. That’s only partly why I don’t feel so ...