Los Angeles Times scribe covering 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup champion Kings.

With seven games left, Kings' playoff picture remains in flux

latimes.com — So much has happened since the Kings lost, packed up, left Minnesota and headed to Chicago. Little of it positive. First off, in the late game on Saturday night, Vancouver scored with 1:32 remaining to push the game into overtime against Dallas, and despite losing in overtime, the Canucks picked up a point.

Takeaways from the Kings' 4-1 loss to the Wild

latimes.com — It is down to seven games remaining in the regular season for the Kings and they are holding a playoff spot, for the moment. The Flames play later on Sunday at Nashville. Until then, here are a few more takeaways from the Kings' 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday -- a lost chance to pick up some points in the Western Conference race.

Wild ends the Kings' three-game winning streak, 4-1

latimes.com — Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals, and Devan Dubnyk had 31 saves in his 35th straight start with Minnesota to lead the Wild past the Los Angeles Kings, 4-1, on Saturday night. Niederreiter had a power-play goal with 3:03 left to play and Koivu added an empty netter with 1:22 remaining to seal Minnesota's fifth straight win.

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter sees room for improvement on scoring front

latimes.com — Kings Coach Darryl Sutter warmed up, slowly. You might say he is a lot like his team: Not great early but quite good late in the season. The Kings face the Wild tonight, attempting to win their fourth straight game on this crucial trip.

Kings newcomer Andrej Sekera contributes much to current success

latimes.com — Multiple-choice time: Reasons why the Kings are surging, on a three-game winning streak, and with just one road loss (in overtime) in their last seven games. A) Anze Kopitar. B) Jonathan Quick. C) Andrej Sekera. D) All of the above Answer: D.

Takeaways from the Kings' 3-2 win over the New York Islanders

latimes.com — A few more takeaways from the Last Waltz at Nassau Coliseum. Thursday night's 3-2 win against the Islanders will go down as the Kings' final regular-season appearance at the old barn. The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn next season.

Kings' Tanner Pearson might be returning soon from broken leg injury

latimes.com — This was the scene of Tanner Pearson's breakthrough individual moment last season: his first NHL goal. The Kings' left wing laughed and said he still didn't know whether the puck had crossed the goal line that night in Long Island on Nov. 14.

What we learned from the Kings' 4-2 win over the New York Rangers

latimes.com — A few more takeaways after Tuesday night's victory, before the Kings face the Islanders, traveling to the old barn, Nassau County Coliseum, for their last regular-season visit, on Thursday. Back in the New York groove Nothing quite like being in the New Jersey/New York area to lift the Kings' spirits and level of play.

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick likely to start against New York Rangers

latimes.com — Barring some late development, it appears as though Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will start against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, making it the second time this season he has played back-to-back nights. Now this didn't come from via a pronouncement from Kings Coach Darryl Sutter.

Takeaways from Kings' 3-1 win over Devils

latimes.com — What we learned about the Kings' 3-1 win against the New Jersey Devils on Monday night A few more takeaways from their first win in three games, and their 13th win in 34 road games. Stopped the momentum from slipping away They've been starting well and having problems finishing the job.
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Mar 30, 2015

Happy birthday Chris Sutter Very nice story on Des Moines TV about Chris and his older brother Brett. Brief clip of Darryl in Iowa too

Mar 29, 2015

RT @SWhyno: Mike Babcock says his father, who died last night, is in a better place after being sick. Mike Babcock Sr. was 78. bit.ly/1Da0p7P

Mar 29, 2015

RT @ArashMarkazi: "Let's get the f--- out of here" written on the Clippers whiteboard after the game. Last long road trip of the season.

Mar 29, 2015

RT @KristenOdlandCH: "I feel like I have 200 pounds off my back. It was one of the best feelings I’ve had, for sure,” Michael Ferland on his first #NHL goal.

Mar 29, 2015

RT @latbbolch: Thankfully, the Clippers return to the NBA portion of their schedule on Tuesday against the Warriors.

Mar 29, 2015

RT @DarrenWHaynes: Of the Flames forwards, Sean Monahan led team in TOI with 18:16 while Drew Shore was the low man at 10:05. Maybe the smallest gap all year.

Mar 29, 2015

Hiller gets the win for the Flames and noticed that the (Other) Shore Boy - Drew - had an assist

Mar 29, 2015

RT @MarkLazerus: #Blackhawks starters: Versteeg-Toews-Hossa, Keith-Rozsival, Crawford. Ondrej Pavelec in net for the Jets.

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