October 22, 2010 |
Kings Coach Terry Murray had to clear his throat twice before he could answer a question about the team's power play. That's one more "ahem" than power-play successes the Kings have had this season. "No, it's not a good thing," he said of their league-worst 4.6% success rate, on one goal in 22 chances. "It's not a good thing [as far as] the result, but there have been power plays that we've been very good on. Power-play breakouts have been, I think, tremendous throughout the year.
June 2, 2010 |
Pentimenti are the shadows of images covered over by later brushwork that sometimes emerge in old paintings. As all good Lillian Hellman fans know, the word derives from the Italian "pentirsi" — to repent — which suggests that the artist reconsidered an earlier choice. It does nothing to undermine the warm, exuberant triumph that Oscar Hijuelos has achieved in his much-anticipated new novel, "Beautiful María of My Soul," to say that it is a kind of pentimento on his hugely successful 1989 book, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love."
February 19, 2010 |
Jonas Hiller stopped Sidney Crosby the first time he faced the Penguins' superstar in the shootout that decided the Switzerland-Canada preliminary round Olympic matchup Thursday, but international rules allowed Canada to send Crosby out for a second try. That time, Crosby prevailed and so did Canada, 3-2. "He's a great player, no doubt about it," Hiller said. As in so many games in this hockey tournament, players from the Ducks and the Kings figured prominently in Thursday's events.
February 2, 2010
Kings tonight VS. N.Y. RANGERS When : 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 33-19-3, Rangers 25-24-7. Record vs. Rangers: 0-1-0. Update: The Kings return home after sweeping a five-game trip for the first time in club history. They've won six straight and eight of their last nine, but they were 3-4 on their last homestand. Anze Kopitar has points in six straight games.
December 30, 2009
Kings tonight AT CALGARY When: 6:30 PST. Where: Pengrowth Saddledome. On the air: Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-14-3, Flames 21-12-5. Record vs. Flames: 1-2. Update: Center Jarret Stoll accompanied the team on this two-game trip but hasn't fully recovered from a groin injury and isn't expected to play. Defenseman Randy Jones stayed home with wooziness but the Kings aren't calling his injury a concussion. The Kings' 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Monday was their third in a row and fourth in five games.
October 4, 2009 |
The Kings approached this season with hope, stability and a lineup that oozes promise at every position. The Phoenix Coyotes approached this season with Coach Dave Tippett in place for only a week, no clue about where they'll play next season and a hodgepodge lineup sprinkled with untried kids and retreads. The clueless team Saturday was the Kings, whose defense collapsed in a 6-3 season-opening loss before a stunned sellout crowd at Staples Center. "This is definitely not the start we wanted," Anze Kopitar said.
April 11, 2009 |
What was the first clue that there was something odd going on in Friday's installment of the compelling Blake Griffin Derby? Perhaps the first clue should have been the Clippers' Brian Skinner lighting up the Kings for 11 points in the first quarter, or, for that matter, 17 points in the first half. Or the Clippers taking a 31-point lead about midway through the second quarter.
April 2, 2009 |
Corona Santiago (8-2, 2-1) at Riverside King (13-2, 3-0) Today at 3:15 Why it matters: This is the second meeting this season between these Big VIII League heavyweights, with King winning the first game, 5-1, last month. The Wolves, ranked No. 10 in the Southland by The Times, feature Canisius-bound senior pitcher Amanda Braun (7-0) and Hampton-bound senior right fielder Carla Trimble, who is hitting .533 with 13 runs batted in. No.
April 1, 2009 |
Brendan Morrison finally showed Southland hockey fans what he hoped to do all season, scoring a pair of power-play goals to lead Dallas to a 3-2 win Tuesday night over the Kings. It was the type of performance Morrison expected to deliver for the Ducks when they signed him to a one-year, $2.75-million contract last summer. They hoped he would be their second-line center and Morrison, who was coming off torn knee ligaments, hoped he would show enough to get a longer deal this summer.
March 29, 2009 |
Kawhi Leonard says his first name, bestowed by his late father, holds no special significance in terms of meaning. To his coach, Kawhi (pronounced like the Hawaiian island of Kauai) simply means, "the best." "I have not seen a better basketball player," Riverside King High Coach Tim Sweeney Jr. said. To his teammates, the name means "provider." "He brings everything we need and everything we don't have," senior guard Steven Mallory said. To his opponents, it means "uh-oh."