January 12, 2014 |
Not once since the Ducks distanced themselves from the Western Conference pack had goaltender Jonas Hiller recorded a shutout, but their plentiful production meant he never had to blank an opponent to be sure of a win. Sunday night, with their legs tiring in their third game in four days, the Ducks needed him to get a shutout. And he did. Hiller stopped 22 shots and Andrew Cogliano scored off a slick setup from Saku Koivu in the second period as the Ducks defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 1-0, at Honda Center to extend their winning streak to seven and long-term dominance to 17-1.
January 11, 2014 |
One bad line change, one well-placed rebound and one opportunistic, hard-charging forward. That was the game-changing play between the Kings and the Red Wings on Saturday night at Staples Center. Tomas Tatar of Slovakia scored the game-winner in the third period with 7 minutes 54 seconds to play, giving the injury-depleted Red Wings a 3-1 victory over the Kings. The breakdown came even before Kings goalie Jonathan Quick kicked the rebound of a Riley Sheahan shot right onto the stick of the on-rushing Tatar.
December 23, 2013 |
Is Justin Timberlake back? OK, so the superstar singer-actor hasn't exactly been away lately; indeed, it might be Timberlake's overexposure this year that led the Recording Academy to snub "The 20/20 Experience" in the recently announced nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards. (Then again, with the Recording Academy, general cluelessness is always a reliable bet.) Yet Timberlake has spent much of the past few months in celebrity mode as opposed to musician mode. Even headlining Staples Center just before Thanksgiving, he seemed more like a Hollywood king holding court than like a dude playing songs.
December 17, 2013 |
Dustin Penner might not be familiar with all of the details, but when the forward was asked about the Ducks' visit to Detroit tonight, he figured out all he needed to know. "Is that the first time we've played them since they eliminated us?" asked Penner, who spent last season with the Kings. "Oh, then it is a big game. " The Ducks (23-7-5) created this season's motto, "Unfinished Business," because of their disappointment over last season's first-round playoff exit against the seventh-seeded Red Wings.
December 16, 2013 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Chicago wing Patrick Kane is giving Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby a good challenge for the scoring title. Kane's assist Sunday in the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory over the Kings extended his point streak to nine games and 21 of his last 22. Through Sunday's games he had 19 goals and 45 points, one point behind Crosby. + The Vancouver Canucks seem to have grasped Coach John Tortorella's defensive intensity.
December 13, 2013 |
OTTAWA - The most impressive aspect of rookie right wing Tyler Toffoli's recent play isn't that he has earned points in three straight games and four of the last five, because he has always been a scorer. He personifies one of hockey's great, quaint sayings - that the puck seems to find him. He was a prolific scorer in the junior ranks and in his one full season with Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League, and he has eight goals and 15 points in 18 games with the Kings this season.
December 11, 2013 |
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the lingerie brand's annual fete of feathers and sparkle, was broadcast Tuesday on CBS and gave viewers up-close and personal interviews with its Angels supermodels. Well, they do wear a flurry of wings throughout, one of which was realized using 3-D printing technology. Enviously fit supermodels Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio , Joan Smalls and Cara Delevingne took to the runway in various stages of undress to model haute couture bras, panties, bustiers, riding crops and other accouterments.
December 10, 2013 |
Just in time for the holidays, Oprah Winfrey has selected a new book for her Book Club 2.0: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. “The moment I finished 'The Invention of Wings,' I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” Winfrey said in the announcement. “These strong female characters represent the women that have shaped our history and, through Sue's imaginative storytelling, give us a new perspective on slavery, injustice and the search for freedom.” Kidd's 2002 novel "The Secret Life of Bees," was a bestseller.
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December 10, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Is the Great Transgender Bathroom & Sports Team Scare of 2013 on the verge of petering out? Last August, Gov. Jerry Brown set off a right-wing frenzy when he signed into law an anti-discrimination bill that seemed pretty straightforward: Transgender public school students in California should be able to use the sex-segregated bathrooms and play on the sex-segregated sports teams of the gender with which they identify, not the gender listed on their school records.
November 30, 2013 |
Dwight King didn't need to go through the exercise of exit meetings with the Kings staff in June to know what needed to happen next for his fledgling career. It was, of course, totally up to him. The left wing processed what went right and what went wrong in the lockout-shortened 48-game season. Unfortunately, there was much more of the latter than the former. But just as vital was taking another step back and thinking about the 2011-12 season, his breakthrough campaign. "Obviously, you go to the summer time and review what was effective for me before," King said.