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-...

Enough with the Worry

The moaning about whether the Kings will make the playoffs this year is getting, quite frankly, pretty boring. Even if they don’t have success in the post-season, they, and their fans, have a lot to celebrate. ...

One Goal Wins It

Andy Andreoff scored the only goal of the game Monday night as LA beat the Coyotes. It was his first NHL goal. And you could see that on the bench after it, he was replaying the moment. Why not? It’s been a whi...

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...

Everything’s Ducky in Anaheim

Goalie matchups make sense when coaching decisions make sense. On Friday, or really, back to Thursday, Darryl Sutter’s choices made no sense. Why play your number one guy (Quick), against a quite likely weak te...

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) and ...

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...

Hard, Heavy Hockey

The Anaheim Ducks romped through the West of Canada (in a kind of mini way) on the weekend, winning games in Calgary on Friday evening and Edmonton on Saturday. The score in Calgary was 6-3, and the one in Edmo...

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...

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.” That sy...