Steven Stamkos (91) and Valtteri Filppula (51) enjoying themselv

Kings Have Found It

The Kings got some help without even asking for it in the form of Boston beating Calgary Monday night. Wait. That was to be the headline, and when I headed upstairs to the Staples Center pressbox, the Bruins se...
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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Jeff Carter put it simply on Thursday night, explaining how his team won their game versus Calgary: “It’s simple hockey, really. It starts below the puck, and you don’t cheat on defense to get offense.”...
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...
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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 ...
Defenseman Robyn Regehr (#44) of the Los Angeles Kings shoves Left Wing Michael Raffl (#12) of the Philadelphia Flyers with one hand while teammate Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) tries to keep his eye on the puck

Catching Up with the Kings’ Depth Squad

Perhaps it’s just that we’re partway into the year and all the main stories have been told, but the media surrounding the LA Kings this week has focused on players other than the stars. Here are some update...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

One Save, Many Iterations

All it takes is one save to make a career. Exaggeration? Maybe, but it’s one save repeatedly made, a great one, that has made Jonathan Quick the hero of the LA Kings nation. Monday night, he did it once more....
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save with his glove

Kings All Fugued Up

Every year about this time, the Kings experience what psychiatrists would call a “fugue,” which is a time when someone suffers from loss of memory, begins a new life, and when she or he recovers, doesn’t ...
Right Wing Tim Jackman (#18) of the Anaheim Ducks gets congratulated by the bench after scoring

Ducks Grab a Point

SoCal NHL teams have made their doctors rich(er) this week, as both the Kings and the Ducks have been rolling sick wards in the past few days. The Kings’ woes were detailed in my story last night after their ...