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Ducks’ Confidence Is “Pretty High” In Coming Back 2-0 On Kings

Although the Anaheim Ducks are running short on chances to prove they’re more than just a regular-season power, they didn’t seem daunted before they headed out on a 30-mile road trip that could define their year.


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Welcome To New York! Rangers Announce Alain Vigneault As New Head Coach

One week after Alain Vigneault emerged as the leading coaching candidate, the New York Rangers hired him on Friday to replace the fired John Tortorella. Vigneault agreed to a five-year contract.


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Pens, Malkin Agree On 8-Year, $76 Million Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Evgeni Malkin have agreed to term on a contract extension with superstar Evgeni Malkin.


Goalie Jonathan Quick #32 and Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on April 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won 2-1. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kings Prepare For Another Playoff Round With Blues

Coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team’s chances of making a deep playoff run, but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, Los Angeles won all three games this season, too, and have taken eight in a row overall.


EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 22 : Shawn Horcoff #10 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for the puck against Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks on April 22, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (credit: Marko Ditkun/NHLI via Getty Images)

Ducks Clinch Pacific Title With 3-0 Victory Over Edmonton

Viktor Fasth made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.


Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Dennis Wideman #26 of the Calgary Flames off his feet during the first period at Staples Center on March 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Beat Flames For Second Time In Three Days 3-1

Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves and the surging Kings beat Calgary 3-1 on Monday night for their second win over the Flames in three days.


Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts to his second goal of the game for a 2-0 lead in front of Ryan Ellis #4 and Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators during the third period at Staples Center on March 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Carter’s Hat Trick On Hat Night Leads Kings Over Predators 5-1

Jeff Carter completed his fifth career hat trick with two goals in a 19-second span of the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Monday night despite taking only 16 shots on net.


Goaltender Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks makes a save as David Moss #18 of the Phoenix Coyotes attempts to control the puck during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 4, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ducks Lose To Coyotes In Shootout For Second Time In Series

For Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Phoenix Coyotes, the encore was as productive as the original.


Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal with Justin Williams #14, Anze Kopitar #11 and Slava Voynov #26 for a 2-2 tie with the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at Staples Center on February 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Beat Ducks 5-2 For Fourth Straight Win

Slava Voynov scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory while snapping the Ducks’ six-game winning streak.


Goalie Jonathan Quick looks on as he warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Kings 3-1. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kings Fall To Wings In Final Seconds

Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday on a game-winning goal from Jonathan Ericsson with 5 seconds left — less than a minute after the defending Stanley Cup champions tied the game.


Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils for the puck during Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Cancels Regular Season Through November 1

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule. […]


Los Angeles Kings v St Louis Blues - Game One

Kings Come Home To Another 2-0 Series Lead

David Backes was grateful the St. Louis Blues were out of their homes and comfort zones Wednesday, practicing in an opponent’s practice rink just a few slap shots from the Pacific Ocean.


San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

Kings Blank Flames 3-0

Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Wednesday to move into the eighth place in the Western conference.


Los Angeles Kings v Nashville Predators

Williams Scores Twice As Kings Beat Predators 5-4

Justin Williams scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.


Los Angeles Kings v Philadelphia Flyers

Kings Offense Comes Alive In Win Over Washington

Jack Johnson showed remarkable confidence in himself and the Los Angeles Kings a day earlier when he promised his buddies he would celebrate his next goal by Tebowing. After all, the defenseman hadn’t scored since Dec. 1, and the Kings don’t even have a fraction of the Denver quarterback’s offensive mojo lately.