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kings headed in wrong direction in loss to canucks – la times


top to bottom, the kings lacked stability when they squandered a 2-0 lead, which came courtesy of anze kopitar, who achieved a career-high nine-game point streak with a tap-in power-play goal at 3:14 of the first period. tanner pearson’s steep-angle shot made it past vancouver goalie anders nilsson 23 seconds into the game.






kings headed in wrong direction in loss to canucks


win or lose, the kings were still going to possess first place in the pacific division after tuesday. they were the third-highest scoring team in the western conference and the talk of the nhl to start the season.they still needed change.that was underscored by a 3-2 loss to the vancouver canucks at staples center that represented their third straight loss. beforehand the kings traded michael cammalleri to the edmonton oilers for jussi jokinen in a swap of veteran forwards.kings general manager rob blake wants regularity from a bottom-six forward group that has seen a rotation of prospects, coupled with the unsuccessful reunion with cammalleri. blake acquired jokinen in a transaction that came together “fairly quickly” over the last couple of days.“he’s been a very reliable player over his






baertschi, canucks send la kings to 3rd straight loss, 3-2


los angeles — the vancouver canucks gave up a goal on their opponents' opening shot for the second straight game, and they trailed 2-0 just 3:14 in at staples center.that sour start just made the rally even sweeter as they surged past the slumping los angeles kings.sven baertschi scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play early in the third period and the canucks wrapped up a four-game trip by sending the kings to their third consecutive loss, 3-2 on tuesday night.henrik sedin and bo horvat scored second-period goals for the canucks, who had lost two straight and five of seven. after tanner pearson and anze kopitar staked los angeles to a quick lead, the canucks appeared to be primed for another disappointment.instead, they methodically came back to knock off the pacific division leaders.






three takeaways from the kings' 4-1 loss to the boston bruins


with six losses in their last eight games, the kings are in their deepest funk of the season. they’re also in their worst scoring drought, with just six goals combined in those six losses – two of which ended in shutouts. if fact, when boston scored a pair of empty-net goals in the final 62 seconds thursday, that matched or surpassed the kings’ scoring total in seven of their last nine games.and that slump couldn’t have come at a worst time since the playoff race is entering its final lap. with that in mind, here are three takeaways from thursday’s 4-1 loss to the boston bruins.the kings are going the wrong way in the playoff racethe kings have won just two games since feb. 4, earning four points in the standings. over that same period, calgary and nashville have each picked up nine points






kings can't claw their way back in loss to canucks, 4-3


sven baertschi scored twice, ryan miller made 41 saves and the vancouver canucks ended a four-game losing streak by holding on for a 4-3 win over the kings on saturday night. henrik sedin had a goal, nikolay goldobin scored in his canucks debut and bo horvat had three assists as vancouver won in regulation for just the second time in its last nine games. trevor lewis and anze kopitar each scored a power-play goal, alec martinez scored a short-handed goal and ben bishop made 17 saves in his home debut for los angeles, which missed out on a chance to move three points ahead of st. louis for the second wild card in the western conference. baertschi gave the canucks a 1-0 lead 11:37 into the first period, taking advantage of a choice rebound off loui eriksson's shot. the kings never rotated ov






clippers blow 18-point lead in fourth quarter and lose to the kings, 98-97


in what had to be considered a stunning collapse, these up-and-down clippers took another step in the wrong direction by blowing an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter that took them down the path of an ignominious 98-97 loss to the going-nowhere sacramento kings.after chris paul was unable to deliver his team from their evil ways when he missed a 21-foot jumper with 1.2 seconds left at staples center, the crumble had been completed and the clippers were left trying to explain an inexplicable defeat so late in the season with so much at stake.“it’s a bad loss. it’s probably the worst one in the regular season in my career, probably,” said paul, who had 17 points and nine assists. “yeah, that’s tough. that was a bad one. that’s a bad loss. yeah.”the clippers had defeated utah on saturday an






clippers blow 18-point lead in fourth quarter and lose to the kings, 98-97


in what had to be considered a stunning collapse, these up-and-down clippers took another step in the wrong direction by blowing an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter that took them down the path of an ignominious 98-97 loss to the going-nowhere sacramento kings.after chris paul was unable to deliver his team from their evil ways when he missed a 21-foot jumper with 1.2 seconds left at staples center, the crumble had been completed and the clippers were left trying to explain an inexplicable defeat so late in the season with so much at stake.“it’s a bad loss. it’s probably the worst one in the regular season in my career, probably,” said paul, who had 17 points and nine assists. “yeah, that’s tough. that was a bad one. that’s a bad loss. yeah.”the clippers had defeated utah on saturday an






canucks edge kings 4-3 to end 4-game losing streak


los angeles — nikolay goldobin assumed his first goal with the vancouver canucks would simply cap off a comfortable win in his debut for his new team. it proved to be far more valuable than that.goldobin's goal midway through the second period proved to be the difference as the canucks held on for a 4-3 win over the los angeles kings on saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.sven baertschi scored twice, henrik sedin had a goal and ryan miller made 41 saves as vancouver won in regulation for just the second time in its last nine games."that was a real relief," canucks defenseman ben hutton said. "it (stunk), the third period there, a couple power-play goals for them, but the guys stuck with it. you could tell the guys wanted it tonight."appearing in just his 12th career game and fi






aaron dell shines as san jose sharks top vancouver canucks


san jose — the sharks will gladly take the two points that came with their 5-0 win over the vancouver canucks on saturday night. goalie aaron dell was stellar, the sharks’ penalty kill did its job and tomas hertl broke out of a mini scoring slump.still, the sharks will go into sunday’s game against the pacific division-leading los angeles kings knowing they have a few things to clean up.the sharks frittered away four power play chances and misfired on a handful of other scoring opportunities to help the canucks hang around. dell’s 41 saves — for his second career shutout — were the biggest reason why san jose was able to close out its five-game homestand with a 4-1 record.“we need to be a lot better than we were tonight to have a chance against (the kings). we know that,” said sharks cente






kings' odds don't look good even after a 2-0 win over canucks


the respirator has been unplugged and the last rites administered. but the kings’ postseason hopes aren’t dead just yet.even with friday’s 2-0 win over to the vancouver canucks, their road to the playoffs remains a painfully narrow one. with the st. louis blues and calgary flames both clinching postseason berths friday, only the nashville predators remain within reach of the kings.and even they aren’t that close.the kings trail nashville by eight points with five games — worth a maximum of 10 points — to play. if they win all five and nashville loses its final five, the kings go to the playoffs. if the teams finish even in points, the kings move on based on the nhl tiebreaker: more regulation and overtime wins.however any combination of nashville wins and kings losses that total two will s






canucks edge kings 4-3 to end 4-game losing streak


los angeles — sven baertschi scored twice, ryan miller made 41 saves and the vancouver canucks ended a four-game losing streak by holding on for a 4-3 win over the los angeles kings on saturday night.henrik sedin had a goal, nikolay goldobin scored in his canucks debut and bo horvat had three assists as vancouver won in regulation for just the second time in its last nine games.trevor lewis and anze kopitar each scored a power-play goal, alec martinez scored a short-handed goal and ben bishop made 17 saves in his home debut for los angeles, which missed out on a chance to move three points ahead of st. louis for the second wild card in the western conference.baertschi gave the canucks a 1-0 lead 11:37 into the first period, taking advantage of a choice rebound off loui eriksson's shot. the






kings have four days off to ponder shaky playoff status and correct problems


another quirk in a remarkably quirky schedule has given the kings four days off after their failed comeback attempt saturday in a 4-3 loss to the vancouver canucks. it’s their last chance to breathe before they finish the regular season with 17 games in 32 days — including four back-to-back sequences — and it should be enough time for them to correct the defensive shortcomings that have contributed to their 4-7-2 slide since feb. 4.or is it?“we’ll get one good practice in,” coach darryl sutter said, noting that sunday was a mandatory day off. “you’re not practicing winning right now. anybody’s who’s got to practice winning right now is on to next year, if you look at the schedule. we’re trying to get guys just healthy enough and fresh enough to play games.”the loss to the canucks dented th






their playoff hopes are all but extinguished, but the los angeles kings still ta


the kings may be just about out of the fight in terms of an nhl playoff berth. but the fight hasn’t gone out of the kings. wednesday’s brawl-filled win in calgary showed that if the kings are going to go down before the postseason, they intend to go down swinging.“we’re all fighters in here,” defenseman drew doughty said thursday after practice in vancouver. “we take a lot of pride when we put on the los angeles kings’ jersey and we take a lot pride in playing well for each other. we’re never going to go on the ice and not play as hard as we possibly can no matter the circumstances. it’s an honor to play in this league and you’ve got to treat every single day like it’s your last.”speaking of lasts, friday’s game against the vancouver canucks could be the last meaningful game of the season






their playoff hopes are all but extinguished, but the los angeles kings still ta


the kings may be just about out of the fight in terms of an nhl playoff berth. but the fight hasn’t gone out of the kings. wednesday’s brawl-filled win in calgary showed that if the kings are going to go down before the postseason, they intend to go down swinging.“we’re all fighters in here,” defenseman drew doughty said thursday after practice in vancouver. “we take a lot of pride when we put on the los angeles kings’ jersey and we take a lot pride in playing well for each other. we’re never going to go on the ice and not play as hard as we possibly can no matter the circumstances. it’s an honor to play in this league and you’ve got to treat every single day like it’s your last.”speaking of lasts, friday’s game against the vancouver canucks could be the last meaningful game of the season






kings beat canucks 4-3 after shootout in china


beijing — the los angeles kings beat the vancouver canucks 4-3 in penalties to win both of the nhl's first-ever preseason games in china.saturday's game in beijing caps a push by the national hockey league to popularize the sport in china ahead of the country's hosting of the 2022 winter olympics.game mvp jake muzzin opened the scoring for the kings in the first period.vancouver tied the score 3-3 in the third period with a goal from chris tanev but after a scoreless overtime, jonny brodzinski sealed the win for the kings.organizers put attendance at almost 13,000, including many drawn from the chinese capital's expatriate population.kings coach john stevens said time would tell if the games succeeded in boosting hockey's profile in the country of almost 1.3 billion people, where table ten






oilers beat canucks 3-2, clinch at least second in pacific


vancouver, british columbia — mark letestu scored the go-ahead goal on a power play in the third period and the edmonton oilers defeated the vancouver canucks 3-2 on saturday night to clinch at least second place in the pacific division.jordan eberle and iiro pakarinen also scored for the oilers, who can still finish first in the division if they beat the canucks in sunday's regular-season finale in edmonton and the anaheim ducks lose to the los angeles kings in regulation. cam talbot made 29 saves in his sixth straight start.brock boeser and alexander edler had goals for the canucks, and ryan miller made 32 stops.






iginla's 625th goal, quick's 35 saves get kings past canucks


vancouver, british columbia — jarome iginla thought he tied one of his heroes on the nhl's all-time goals list earlier this week. his math was a little off, but the veteran winger only had to wait a couple more days to reach the milestone.iginla scored the 625th goal of his career to match joe sakic for 15th place all-time, and jonathan quick made 35 saves for his 44th career shutout as the los angeles kings beat the vancouver canucks 2-0 on friday night.the 39-year-old iginla was under the impression his winner in wednesday's victory against the flames in calgary, where he played from 1996-13, put him on par with sakic before realizing he was still one short."i jumped the gun," iginla said. "that (puck), i will be keeping. i know what a great player he was and what a great person."tyler t






what we learned from the kings' 2-1 loss to the coyotes


at least the end didn’t lack drama.the kings were given every opportunity to extend their slim playoff chances. four power plays in the third period. a goal that was gifted to them on a freakish bounce.they outshot the arizona coyotes, 23-5, over the final two periods but the inevitable became reality sunday with a 2-1 loss at staples center.here’s what we learned:the offense is going to have to come from somewherethe kings’ big guns, namely anze kopitar and marian gaborik, were silent for too long, and jeff carter carried them for too long this season.how the team will find offense is uncertain, but it’s past time for the kings to dip into their system and look at younger players such as adrian kempe and jonny brodzinski.after sunday’s game, kopitar took full responsibility for his own pl






sharks face depleted canucks, hope to increase division lead


the sharks will looking to become one of the few teams in the nhl this season to win their first game coming out of their five-day break when they face the depleted vancouver canucks on saturday at rogers arena.with an assist from the los angeles kings, the sharks might even have the same five-point lead they had before the bye week began.if the sharks can beat the canucks and the kings can beat the anaheim ducks in regulation time saturday afternoon, the sharks will have 79 points and a five-point lead over both anaheim and edmonton by day’s end.plus the sharks will have games in hand on the ducks and oilers.entering saturday, nhl teams have gone 5-12-4 in their first game back after the bye.the canucks are also coming off a five-day break. but player rust is the least of their concerns.d






kings beat canucks in shootout to sweep china series


the kings beat the vancouver canucks, 4-3, in a shootout to win both of the nhl's first preseason games in china.saturday's game in beijing caps a push by the national hockey league to popularize the sport in china ahead of the country's hosting of the 2022 winter olympics.game mvp jake muzzin opened the scoring for the kings in the first period.vancouver tied the score 3-3 in the third period with a goal from chris tanev but after a scoreless overtime, jonny brodzinski had the decisive goal in the shootout.organizers put attendance at almost 13,000, including many drawn from the chinese capital's expatriate population.kings coach john stevens said time would tell if the games succeeded in boosting hockey's profile in the country of almost 1.3 billion people, where table tennis, badminton,






nhl notes: kings fire coach darryl sutter, gm dean lombardi


the los angeles kings on monday fired coach darryl sutter and general manager dean lombardi, the duo that led the franchise to its only two stanley cup championships.the kings promoted former defenseman rob blake to vice president and gm. longtime executive luc robitaille was promoted to team president in charge of all hockey and business operations.the moves bring an emphatic end to the best era in the mostly ordinary history of the kings, a second six expansion franchise. los angeles won the stanley cup in 2012 and 2014 but hasn't won a playoff round since."this was an extremely difficult decision and was made with an enormous amount of consideration for what we have accomplished in our past," said dan beckerman, president of aeg, the sports conglomerate that owns the kings. "but the pre






kings fall to predators 4-3 in overtime after big rally – la times


the kings, who don’t have a regulation home loss (5-0-2), stormed back from down 3-0 with goals by alex iafallo, his first in the nhl, and folin, his first with the kings, in the opening six minutes of the third period, and tied it on alec martinez’s power-play goal.






aaron dell shines as san jose sharks top vancouver canucks


san jose — the sharks will gladly take the two points that came with their 5-0 win over the vancouver canucks on saturday night. goalie aaron dell was stellar, the sharks’ penalty kill did its job and tomas hertl broke out of a mini scoring slump.still, the sharks will go into sunday’s game against the pacific division-leading los angeles kings knowing they have a few things to clean up.the sharks frittered away four power play chances and misfired on a handful of other scoring opportunities to help the canucks hang around. dell’s 41 saves — for his second career shutout — were the biggest reason why san jose was able to close out its five-game homestand with a 4-1 record.“we need to be a lot better than we were tonight to have a chance against (the kings). we know that,” said sharks cente






san jose sharks look to fix sagging power play


san jose — goalie aaron dell will get his fourth start in net this season as the sharks face the vancouver canucks on saturday hoping to get its sagging power play going and avoid back-to-back losses.dell’s last start came oct. 28 when he made 31 saves to help the sharks earn a 3-2 win over the buffalo sabres at the end of a five-game road trip. dell is 1-2 so far with a 2.47 goals against average and a .905 save percentage, and came on in relief of martin jones in wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the tampa bay lightning and stopped eight of nine shots.jones will almost certainly get the call when sharks play the los angeles kings on sunday to wrap up a weekend against pacific division opponents.vancouver (8-6-2) is 2-3-1 in its last six games, but remains tied for third in the pacific division. th






kings beat canucks, 2-0, as their playoff chances grow slimmer


jarome iginla scored his 625th career goal and jonathan quick made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season as the kings beat the vancouver canucks, 2-0, on friday night. tyler toffoli also scored for los angeles, which is clinging to slim playoff hopes and now sits eight points behind nashville for the second wild card in the western conference with five games remaining for each team. iginla's milestone goal tied joe sakic for 15th place on the league's all-time list. ryan miller made 24 stops for vancouver, which was eliminated from postseason contention last week and was shut out for the 10th time this season. iginla got the kings on the board on the power play with 7:17 left in the second period by deflecting a shot from alec martinez past miller for his 14th of the season and thi






iginla's 625th goal, quick's 35 saves get kings past canucks


vancouver, british columbia — jarome iginla scored his 625th career goal and jonathan quick made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season as the los angeles kings beat the vancouver canucks 2-0 on friday night.tyler toffoli also scored for los angeles, which is clinging to slim playoff hopes and now sits eight points behind nashville for the second wild card in the western conference with five games remaining for each team.iginla's milestone goal tied joe sakic for 15th place on the league's all-time list.ryan miller made 24 stops for vancouver, which was eliminated from postseason contention last week and was shut out for the 10th time this season.iginla got the kings on the board on the power play with 7:17 left in the second period by deflecting a shot from alec martinez past mille






what we learned from the kings' 2-0 win over the vancouver canucks


the kings moved both a step closer to the playoffs and a day closer to the end of the regular season friday with a 2-0 victory over vancouver to pull to within eight points of the nashville predators for the final playoff spot in the western conference with five games to play.with st. louis and calgary both clinching postseason spots friday, nashville is the only team left within reach of the kings in the playoff race. there are a couple of scenarios under which the kings can catch them, but, after winning their last two, they’ll have to stay hot, winning at least four of their last five, to have a chance.the kings have won six times in a seven-game stretch just once this season.here’s what we learned from friday’s game:jarome iginla is the best 39-year-old winger the kings have ever acqui






what we learned from the kings' 4-3 loss to vancouver on saturday


what we learned from the kings’ 4-3 loss to vancouver on saturday:a four-goal deficit is a lot to erase.well, duh. they came close to pulling even with the four goals scored by the canucks, who are all but sure to miss the playoffs and sold off some players before the trade deadline. but four goals were simply too many to match for a team that hasn’t been filling with any regularity this season.goaltender ben bishop, making his first home start, said the difference was the two vancouver goals that deflected off kings players — henrik sedin’s first-period goal that hit drew doughty’s stick, and the goal by sven baertschi that gave vancouver a 3-0 lead in the second period after it deflected off nic dowd. “if those two don’t go in, it could be a 3-2 game for us,” he said. but they did go in,






blackhawks rally to pick up a point but fall to canucks in overtime


everything is on the table for the blackhawks in the last three weeks of the regular season.the way they have played since the beginning of february, they could end up with the presidents' trophy for having the most regular-season points and have home-ice advantage throughout the stanley cup playoffs.but if they slide, they might lose their grip on the central division and end up in second place, which could mean beginning a second-round series on the road."we're going to look at trying to be in first in our division and if we can get the conference — that's what we're looking at," coach joel quenneville said. "anything after that is a bonus."the hawks took a small step toward bonus territory as they picked up a point in a 5-4 overtime loss to the canucks at the united center.daniel sedin






voters more upbeat on state than u.s.


californians are upbeat about their state — but they’re worried about the other 49.a new poll from uc berkeley’s institute of governmental studies found that 54 percent of registered voters think california is “going in the right direction,” while just 36 percent say the same about the u.s. as a whole.but the partisan divide when it comes to optimism has completely flipped since the presidential election: call it the trump effect:in a september poll, 57 percent of california democrats said the country was going in the right direction and 85 percent of republicans said it was on the wrong track. now, 74 percent of republicans say “right direction,” and 82 percent of democrats say “wrong track.”at the same time, the topline figures barely changed in the poll, which surveyed 1,000 california






what we learned from the kings' 3-2 shootout win over the senators


the kings could easily have packed it in and resigned themselves to a loss. they were down a goal with fewer than two minutes to go, on the road and on the second of back-to-back games.but these kings are different.they pulled out a 3-2 shootout win at the ottawa senators on tuesday to get to 7-1-1 and 2-1 midway through a six-game trip.here’s what we learned:adrian kempe could ease the loss of jeff carter. kempe took carter’s place as second-line center, with tyler toffoli and tanner pearson as his wings, and has shown he can handle that responsibility.consistency was a big question mark when kempe was in the minors and his next challenge will be maintaining that in the nhl. he can skate center ice well, and his skill is something the kings have really missed, especially from their prospe






three takeaways from the kings' 2-1 loss to the calgary flames


the kings returned home early wednesday in better shape than when they left for back-to-back games with minnesota and calgary. because despite consecutive overtime losses, they actually pulled closer to a wild-card playoff berth and added a top goaltender along the way by trading for tampa bay’s ben bishop.there were some negatives, of course. calgary, with a six-point lead, may be all but out of reach in the playoff race. but that will allow the kings to concentrate on the slumping st. louis blues, who are just a point ahead in the wild-card standings.with that as a backdrop, here are three takeaways from tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the flames:1. who needs wins?well, obviously, the kings do. but for the time being, they’re doing just fine without them, having gained two points in two games desp






kings lose key game against blues, 3-1


there was no need to watch the out-of-town scoreboard at the staples center on monday night. to check in on their nearest rival for the western conference’s final playoff berth, all the kings and st. louis blues had to do was look across the ice.and when they did it was the kings who blinked first, with goals by david perron, magnus paajarvi and an empty-netter by alexander steen lifting the blues to a 3-1 win that put a major dent in the kings’ postseason plans.dustin brown got the kings’ only goal after the kings pulled their goalie with less than three minutes to play, but that did little more than change the final score and make the final seconds interesting.the loss snapped the kings’ two-game winning streak and dropped them five points behind st. louis with 14 games left to play, a d






kings take another trip to overtime and lose to the flames, 2-1


if you’re looking for an omen regarding where the kings’ season may be headed, consider this: the team played twice in a 23-hour span, let one-goal leads slip away five times and lost both games in overtime, the latest coming tuesday in a 2-1 loss to the calgary flamesyet they came away with two points, pulling to within one of st. louis in the race for the western conference’s final wild-card berth. and now they come home for a season-long 14-day, seven-game homestand.“a little bit of puck luck,” coach darryl sutter said.sutter could just as easily have credited newly acquired goaltender ben bishop for tuesday’s point. obtained sunday from tampa bay, bishop made his kings debut against calgary and he was as good as advertised, making 30 saves — many on tough chances.he had little chance o






kings must get better, and fast, but there’s no quick fix


in an instant the kings went from the tension of overtime to the end of their season, veering from the giddy notion that they could prevent the ducks from winning the pacific division title to the realization that their next important decision will be when to schedule their tee times. the kings’ playoff hopes expired a week ago but the finality of an underachieving season hit them hard sunday after their 4-3 overtime loss to the ducks at honda center. while the ducks prepare to face the calgary flames, the kings will go through exit meetings with team executives and try to figure out where it all went wrong. “it sucks. that’s one thing we talked about after the game. brownie addressed it,” defenseman drew doughty said of forward dustin brown, whose leadership was still captain-like even th






nhl hoping to make inroads in china with preseason games


shanghai (ap) — as the vancouver canucks held their first practice in shanghai before their exhibition game with the los angeles kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. the humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.large dehumidifiers were rolled in and the mist eventually cleared, but the nhl has perhaps a bigger visibility problem in china — a country with little tradition of winter sports, hockey included. the league is hoping to turn that around with a major push in the country, beginning with its first two preseason games between the canucks and kings in shanghai and beijing this week.the timing couldn’t be better for the nhl. with beijing set to host the 2022 winter olympics, the government is putting a massive emphasis on developing winter sports. hoc






gorsuch says trump's attacks on judiciary are 'demoralizing' and 'disheartening'


president donald trump's escalating attacks on the federal judiciary drew denunciation wednesday from his supreme court nominee, neil gorsuch, who told a senator that the criticism was "disheartening" and "demoralizing" to independent federal courts.sen. richard blumenthal, d-conn., said gorsuch made the comments during their private meeting wednesday, and the account was confirmed by ron bonjean, a member of the group guiding the judge through his confirmation process.trump on wednesday morning declared that an appeals court's hearing tuesday night regarding his controversial immigration executive order was "disgraceful," and that judges were more concerned about politics than following the law.the remarks followed earlier tweets from trump disparaging "the so-called judge" who issued a n