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Los Angeles Kings’ Season-Long Issues Are Finally Catching Up to Them

April 9th, 2015
After an 8-2 blowout victory over the Edmonton Oilers last week, the Los Angeles Kings fell 4-2 to that same borderline AHL team on Tuesday night. The crucial, embarrassing loss now leaves L.A. two points behind the Calgary Flames in the Pacific Division and three behind the Winnipeg Jets in the ...

It’s Now or Never for Los Angeles Kings to Get the Most out of Their Lineup

April 2nd, 2015
After lifeless defeats to the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks, time is running out for the Los Angeles Kings' playoff hopes. They currently sit three points behind the Calgary Flames and two behind the Winnipeg Jets, with a game in hand on each squad. The team was seemingly headed in the right direction ...

Pieces Falling into Place for Los Angeles Kings Down the Home Stretch

March 26th, 2015
The Los Angeles Kings have recovered from a slight bump in the road to win two straight contests and remain in hot pursuit of a Western Conference postseason spot. While they trail the Calgary Flames by one point in the Pacific Division and the Winnipeg Jets by two in the wild-card ...

Los Angeles Kings Need Anze Kopitar to Grab the Reins

March 19th, 2015
With a dozen games remaining in their regular season, the Los Angeles Kings sit on the Western Conference’s playoff bubble and need to string together wins soon. Unfortunately, the only consistent trait this team has displayed in 2014-15 is inconsistency. The club’s top forward, Anze Kopitar, has carried the flag in ...

Los Angeles Kings’ 3rd Line Requires Immediate Makeover

March 12th, 2015
The Los Angeles Kings picked up a vital win on Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, moving them within striking distance in the Pacific Division and wild-card races. Moreover, they caught a glimpse of an effective third line—a rare sight in recent weeks. Up-and-coming center Nick Shore replaced Jarret Stoll on the ...

Who Should Los Angeles Kings Pair with Drew Doughty for Rest of 2014-15?

March 5th, 2015
While the Los Angeles Kings are gradually finding their stride, the club must still remedy a few issues in order to extend its hot streak and clinch a playoff berth. Most notably, L.A. needs to address its top defensive pairing. All-Star blueliner Drew Doughty has performed very well for most of ...

Los Angeles Kings’ Defense Shaping Up Just in Time for Playoff Push

February 26th, 2015
For most of the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Kings resembled last year’s high-octane, Stanley Cup-winning squad...without the postseason intensity. In other words, they lacked the fire to offset their sloppiness. That’s changed, though. Riding superb individual showings until their collective game rounded into form, the Kings have reeled off eight straight ...

That ’70s Line 2.0 Delivering Critical Offense for Los Angeles Kings

February 19th, 2015
The forward unit comprised of Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson emerged as one of the league’s most dynamic last spring as the Los Angeles Kings took home their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. In a different incarnation in 2014-15—Dwight King has replaced the injured Pearson—That ‘70s Line is ...

Puck-Moving Defensemen Carrying the Torch for Los Angeles Kings

February 12th, 2015
It hasn’t been pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but the Los Angeles Kings’ two-game winning streak has vastly improved their postseason prospects. They currently sit six points outside of the Western Conference’s second wild-card spot. Though the club’s overall defense remains sloppy on a good day, two blueliners have delivered ...

Los Angeles Kings Are Running out of Time to Engineer Turnaround

February 5th, 2015
Well, they haven’t woken up yet. General manager Dean Lombardi tried to shock the Los Angeles Kings’ system by waiving center Mike Richards last week, but the move hasn’t yielded positive results. The team has mustered a 1-2 record since the decision and scored just four goals to the opposition’s 10 in ...