Kings GM Confirms Players Locked Darryl Sutter Out Of The Dressing Room

The prevailing analysis of why the Kings missed out on the playoffs is that they were simply physically exhausted, that so many deep postseason runs and shortened summers finally caught up to the team’s core. It’s a satisfying, unfalsifiable explanation, but the notion that this was a long, unhappy season is backed up… » 4/13/15 8:59am 4/13/15 8:59am

The Weirdness Of The NHL's First Modern Outdoor Game

On September 27, 1991, the Rangers and Kings played a preseason game on a rink built in a Las Vegas parking lot. Despite the novelty of the outdoor game being dulled somewhat by the various Winter Classics and Heritage Classics and Stadium Series, and despite the '91 game occasionally feeling like a big ad for… » 1/02/15 3:48pm 1/02/15 3:48pm

Darryl Sutter Uses Every Trick In The (Rule)book To Gain An Edge

It was, depending on your philosophies on hockey and on life, either a low-down attempt to rattle a goalie's concentration with a ticky-tack stoppage, or a completely valid demand that everyone play within the rules. But there's no question that Darryl Sutter pointing out the technically illegal orange tape on Ben… » 12/31/14 10:00am 12/31/14 10:00am

NHL Fines Kings $100,000 For Trying To Sneak Slava Voynov Into Practice

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended by the NHL from taking part in team activities since his domestic-violence arrest on Oct. 19. (He was charged with a felony count of "corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury" one month later.) Today, Voynov practiced with the Kings. That wasn't part of the… » 12/02/14 3:57pm 12/02/14 3:57pm

Jonathan Quick Slips A Fan An Autograph From The Bench

This is from a Kings' preseason game in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, with the video only posted online this weekend. It shows L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick surreptitiously passing an autograph to a fan through the glass during pregame introductions, which is a pretty cool thing for a guy seconds from taking the ice to do. » 10/13/14 12:29pm 10/13/14 12:29pm

The Kings Celebrate Stanley Cup Win Next To Devastated Henrik Lundqvist

The immediate aftermath of Alec Martinez's game-winning, double-overtime goal for the Stanley Cup on Friday night was a flash. Net, referee signals goal, and a Los Angeles mob around Martinez. It was great fun for the Kings, and absolute misery for the Rangers. Just look at all of these pictures of sad Henrik… » 6/14/14 10:28am 6/14/14 10:28am

Alec Martinez Was Mic'd Up For His Double-OT Stanley Cup Winner

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez deposited a meaty rebound in the back of the net at 14:43 in double-overtime, giving the Kings a 3-2 win and the Stanley Cup. The NHL had Martinez mic'd up for the moment and even though it's exactly what you'd expect it to be—a whole bunch of whooping and yelling "yeah" a… » 6/14/14 9:37am 6/14/14 9:37am