New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21), Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) and defenseman Drew Doughty (8), and Islanders center John Tavares (91)

Kings win 3rd straight on trip, top Islanders 3-2

The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings have moved into a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Now they have eight games remaining to secure a return trip to the postseason. Their latest win […]


Florida Panthers' Jimmy Hayes (12) and Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams (14) slam into the boards as they fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Stanley Cup champion LA Kings slumping in their repeat bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The way their winter is going, the Los Angeles Kings might not even get a chance to defend their crown in the spring. The Stanley Cup champions are in a profound […]


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Kings sign two players to 3-year entry-level contracts

The Los Angeles Kings have signed right wing Justin Auger and defenseman Zachary Leslie to three-year entry-level contacts, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Both players were assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) on […]


Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, right, battles for the puck with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb, center, in front of Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in the second period of their NHL preseason hockey game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. Colorado won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/John Locher)

MacKinnon leads Avalanche past Kings in shootout

Nathan MacKinnon scored the only shootout goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Saturday night in the teams’ preseason finale. Dennis Everberg and Matt Duchene scored in regulation for […]


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Anaheim Ducks make changes for another run at Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks were the NHL’s highest-scoring team during the best regular season in franchise history last year, and general manager Bob Murray couldn’t wait to make changes. That’s because the […]


A hockey rink is ready at Dodger Stadium for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

NHL promotes outdoor game in Bay Area

The excitement is palpable, the tickets are nearly all sold and the stadium is a technological marvel. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman only needs one more thing for the league’s second outdoor game ever in California […]


FILE - This June 16, 2014, file photo shows Los Angeles Kings captain and right winger Dustin Brown holds up the Stanley Cup trophy while riding in a parade downtown Los Angeles. After two Stanley Cup titles and an NHL-record 64 playoff games in three years, the Los Angeles Kings are still hungry for more. Almost the entire core from last season's resilient championship team is back and determined to keep the Cup with this burgeoning dynasty on the West Coast.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

A Western tilt stands out for healthy, happy NHL

Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league. […]


Members of the Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey team ride on the back on a semi truck in a parade through downtown Los Angeles, Monday, June 16, 2014. The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Kings' second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons. The Kings defeated the New York Rangers for the title. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Kings grateful to stay intact for another Cup run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings showed off the Stanley Cup at a raucous downtown celebration last June, they had another parade through the quieter streets of the laid-back beach towns […]


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Ducks’ Kyle Palmieri out 2 weeks with ankle sprain

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri is expected to miss at least two weeks with a high ankle sprain. The Ducks announced Palmieri’s injury Friday, saying he hopes to return for Anaheim’s […]


Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby skates during the first day of NHL hockey training camp, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Reigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby cleared to practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like Sidney Crosby is a pretty quick healer. The Pittsburgh Penguins star and reigning NHL MVP practiced Friday, a day after the team announced he would be held out of the […]