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Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore, left, scores on Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dustin Brown has hat trick, Kings beat Wild 7-3

Mar. 8, 2020 3:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Brown had three goals and an assist and the Los Angeles Kings won their fifth straight game, 7-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Blake Lizotte and Trevor Moore scored 53 seconds apart in the second period, Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and Gabriel Vilardi added a...

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen, right, stops a shot against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kings come through in shootout for 1-0 win over Maple Leafs

Mar. 6, 2020 2:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe scored in the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Jonathan Quick made 36 saves in his 52nd career shutout for the Kings, while Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in his 19th...

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Kopitar scores twice, Kings win in Vegas, 4-1

Mar. 2, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored twice, rookie Calvin Petersen made 42 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Sunday night. The Kings improved to 6-2-1 in their last nine games, a winning stretch that came on the heels of a 1-9-1 skid that spanned from Jan. 11 to Feb. 9....

Kempe gets winner in OT, Kings edge Devils 2-1

Feb. 29, 2020 7:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Saturday. Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings. Los Angeles is 3-1-1 in its past five games. “They had a lot of opportunities that Quicke stood big...

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, left, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

McDavid shines in return from injury, Oilers hold off Kings

Feb. 24, 2020 2:02 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers added one key player with the return of Connor McDavid on Sunday night after he missed six games with a quad injury. Then they picked up another, trading for veteran defenseman Mike Green from Detroit. McDavid gave Edmonton a boost with a goal and two assists in a 4-2...

Los Angeles Kings center Gabriel Vilardi celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Vilardi scores quickly in NHL debut as Kings defeat Panthers

Feb. 21, 2020 2:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not many players can top the NHL debut that Gabriel Vilardi had on Thursday night. The Los Angeles center scored 10 seconds into his first shift and added an assist as the Kings defeated the Florida Panthers 5-4. “My first shift I wasn't expecting that. No one was," Vilardi said....

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, center, looks to redirect the puck, between Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, left, and defenseman Samuel Girard during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubows

LA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to Vegas

Feb. 19, 2020 4:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks on Wednesday. The Kings got the Knights' second-round pick in 2020 and St. Louis' second-round choice in 2021 for Martinez, the defenseman who scored...

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) scores on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wheeler scores 2, Jets beat Kings 6-3

Feb. 19, 2020 12:19 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler was glad to be back playing on a line with Mark Scheifele, and it showed. Wheeler had two goals and an assist in his 700th game in franchise history, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night. Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists and...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Toffoli scores NHL's first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

Feb. 16, 2020 12:08 AM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons. The thundering jets' flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts. Oh, and...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) stops the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Blackwood gets 2nd straight shutout, Devils beat Kings 3-0

Feb. 8, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mackenzie Blackwood is starting to play his best hockey of the season and so are the New Jersey Devils. Blackwood stopped a penalty shot and made 37 saves in posting his second straight shutout and the Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 Saturday night to extend their points streak to...