LA Fans Celebrate Kings’ Stanley Cup Victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, Lakers and Dodgers. Step aside, Trojans and Bruins. For now, hockey is King for LA fans. Los Angeles got its first chance to celebrate a Stanley Cup on Monday night as people decked in black, purple and ear-to-ear grins partied outside Staples Center and across the city following … [Read more...]

Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick Is Playoff MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP after yielding just 29 goals in Los Angeles' 20 playoff games on the way to the franchise's first Stanley Cup title. Quick allowed just seven goals in six games in the Stanley Cup finals, capping a breakthrough … [Read more...]

LA Kings Beat Devils 6-1, Claim 1st Stanley Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings' 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time. Hooray for Hockeywood. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis … [Read more...]

Devils Stay Alive, Force Game 6 With 2-1 Win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Salvador scored on a deflection off a defenseman and the New Jersey Devils derailed Los Angeles' Stanley Cup coronation for a second time, beating the Kings 2-1 in Game 5 of the finals Saturday night. Zach Parise ended a five-game goal drought on a rare mistake by goalie Jonathan … [Read more...]

Kings Keep Rolling, Beat Devils 2-1 In Overtime

It doesn't matter whom Los Angeles Kings face or where the play. East. West. High seed. Low seed. The results haven't changed this postseason. W after W after W. In becoming their latest victim, the New Jersey Devils quickly learned they are not facing the likes of the Panthers, Flyers or Rangers. … [Read more...]

Kopitar’s OT Goal Lifts Kings Over Devils 2-1

East. West. It doesn't make a difference to the Los Angeles Kings. All they have done in the playoffs is win and the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils became their latest victim. Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Kings … [Read more...]

Devils’ Missed Chances Costly In Game 1 Vs. Kings

Mark Fayne knew the puck was heading his way and he knew Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick was out of position. When the New Jersey defenseman went to fire a rebound into a seemingly wide-open net, an untimely bounce off the unsettled ice turned a potential go-ahead goal midway through the third period … [Read more...]

Sather Struggling To Deal With Rangers Elimination

Rangers general manager Glen Sather is still having a tough time dealing with his top-seeded club's elimination in the Eastern Conference finals. Sather, the architect of the Edmonton Oilers' dynasty teams in the 1980s, is still looking to build a champion in New York. He saw the Rangers reach the NHL … [Read more...]

Gary Bettman Hopes To Start NHL Labor Talks Soon

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects negotiations with the players' association on a new collective bargaining agreement to begin in a couple of weeks. In a wide-ranging 25-minute news conference before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils, Bettman said … [Read more...]

No Room For Healthy Gagne In Kings Lineup

Simon Gagne is finally healthy enough to play for the Los Angeles Kings. But with as well as the Western Conference champions have been playing, it is tough for the former All-Star forward to get back into a loaded lineup. Gagne has been medically cleared to return to the ice, following a concussion that … [Read more...]