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April 3, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
It was an expensive trip to Hollywood for Tom Renney. Actually, it was a costly night at Staples Center for the Oilers coach.   Renney was fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the NHL for comments made in his postgame session Monday night, specifically about the officiating in the Kings' 2-0 win against the Oilers.  "Maybe you need Hollywood in the playoffs. I'm not sure," Renney said. The 'you' apparently referred to the NHL, and Hollywood, the Kings, hence the fine. At least Renney didn't start talking about the clock at Staples Center...  ALSO: The NFL: Sam Farmer's mock draft Is Tim Tebow too good to be true and yet not good enough?
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SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Hockey fans will have to wait for the first-ever playoff series between the Kings and the Ducks, but a matchup between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks promises to be the next-best thing. The Ducks on Wednesday wiped out any chance of there being a local derby in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by clinching first place in the Pacific Division when they powered past the San Jose Sharks for a 5-2 victory at the Honda Center. In winning, the Ducks assured themselves of the No. 1 or No. 2 seeding in the West -- they're a point ahead of St. Louis but the Blues have a game in hand -- and consigned the Sharks to second place in the Pacific and a matchup with the third-place Kings.
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SPORTS
February 19, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
EDMONTON, Canada - Greetings from the great white north. There have been snow flurries most of the day but no accumulation of snow, which is always good news for travel concerns. The media turnout for the Oilers' and Kings' morning skates at Rexall Place on Tuesday was astonishingly high for a regular-season game. It's always fun to come up here and see the level of interest. Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, meaning he's expected to start against the Oilers on Tuesday night.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
CALGARY, Canada - After 80 regular-season games, it is official: The Kings will be making their way to San Jose. That's where they will open the first round of the playoffs with many signs pointing to a Game 1 possibly Wednesday at San Jose. The drama in Anaheim with the Ducks beating the Sharks paved the way and set up the playoff matchups. At the same time, there was an uneven game going on at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Calgary Flames won, 4-3, needing a shootout after the Kings rallied from a three-goal deficit.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2012
There are 68 official Kings items listed on the TeamLA e-commerce website, including: Leather jacket — $325 Jerseys — $79.99 to $225 Customized jersey with choice of name — $250 Cap — $27.59 Knit cap — $22.78 T-shirt — $27.59 Women's V-neck shirt — $36.45 Toddler hoodie — $30 Mini Hockey Stick — $14.71 Playoff pin — $3.65
SPORTS
March 31, 2011
Kings tonight AT VANCOUVER When : 7 PDT. Where: Rogers Arena. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 44-26-6, Canucks 51-17-9. Record vs. Canucks: 2-1-0. Update: Center Anze Kopitar had surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle, an injury he suffered last Saturday. A club spokesman said the surgery was successful and that Kopitar remains out indefinitely. Jonathan Quick is scheduled to start in goal for the Kings, who have a four-game winning streak and have earned points in 10 of their last 11 games.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
With the NHL regular-season schedule on the verge of being released, the Kings on Wednesday announced their seven-game preseason schedule. Just two games are to be at Staples Center: Sept. 15 against the Phoenix Coyotes and Sept. 24 against the Ducks. The Kings, after advancing to the Western Conference finals against eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago this past season, are also to be the designated home team in a pair of games at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. On Sept.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
This will be the first time in 17 playoff series the Kings will have home-ice advantage. They last had home ice at the Forum, in a first-round series against Edmonton in 1992. The fifth-seeded Kings and sixth-seeded Sharks each won two games in their season series, but the Kings got five points because one of their losses was in a shootout. Brent Burns led both teams with eight points, on two goals and six assists. Justin Williams led the Kings with six points, on two goals and four assists.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The Kings are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot -- but there's also a chance they could finish ninth and miss the postseason party. Courtesy of Jeremy Zager, the Kings' stat guru and manager of communications and broadcasting, here are their playoff scenarios as they prepare to finish the season with home-and-away games against the San Jose Sharks. The Kings' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is one. They can clinch a spot Thursday by one of the following ways: -- A Dallas loss (in regulation, overtime or shootout)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one's ever mentioned that about the Kings,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “The guys have fought long and hard to get to first place. … It's about the satisfaction of playing for six months and being the best.” By beating the Sharks in any fashion at Honda Center, the Ducks would clinch their second consecutive Pacific Division title and at least the No. 2 Western Conference playoff seeding.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
CALGARY, Canada  - The numbers are quite close to his point total two years ago, then considered a downward trend for a big-name center. At least there was a tangible reason for the Kings' center Mike Richards' recording 44 points in 74 games in 2011-12. He missed most of December of that season because of a concussion, probably came back too quickly and didn't really find his form until he dominated the likes of the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler in the opening round of the playoffs.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Los Angeles Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is on the verge of winning the Jennings Trophy, which goes to "the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against. " The oddity is that Quick has played only 47 games. Ben Scrivens played 19 before the Kings traded him to Edmonton, and Martin Jones has played 18. It's a significant award and would be a first for the Kings.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
For Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, the bottom line is being ready by April 16, the start date for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Doughty injured his shoulder in the first period against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday and did not return to action. He got back on the ice Monday and took part in most of the Kings' practice in El Segundo. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, true to form, did not elaborate much when asked about Doughty by reporters after practice. Forward Dwight King, who has sat out four games because of an unspecified injury, also practiced.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - Three games remaining in the regular season on the yellow brick road to the playoffs, and the Kings finally catch a break in the schedule. They don't play again until Wednesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is always mulling schedules and timetables - maybe it's the lasting influence of his early farm years - and he pondered what to do during the three days between games. One consideration was having a mini-camp in scenic Banff, Alberta, before Wednesday's game at Calgary.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - All the years of near misses, tedious bus rides and one excruciating waiting game faded away on Saturday morning for Andrew Campbell. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter summoned the 26-year-old defenseman and told him that he would be making his NHL debut, against the Vancouver Canucks. Televised on "Hockey Night in Canada," no less. "I got like a shiver right down my body, 'Wow, This is going to be the night,'" Campbell said after the morning skate. Arguably, this was the most important conversation of Campbell's hockey life.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - This had the feel of a nicely paced scrimmage between the Kings and the Canucks with not much on the line. Then came the third period and an intense hockey game suddenly erupted on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Kings defenseman Matt Greene got hit with a puck and his skate was soon bloodied. He left the game, came back to play and watched his team lose it with 1:23 remaining as Brad Richardson, the former King, gave the Canucks a 2-1 win and helped Vancouver avoid official playoff elimination.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada  - The panicked hue and cry from the Kings' fan base when defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday's game in San Jose was almost like that bleak November night in Buffalo when goalie Jonathan Quick suffered a serious groin injury. That's where the similarities end. Quick immediately went home to Los Angeles and missed a substantial portion of the season. By contrast, Doughty, who appeared to injure his shoulder against the Sharks in the first period, continued on the trip with the team to Canada.
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