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Los Angeles Kings' Blake Lizotte (46) and Minnesota Wild's Kirill Kaprizov (97) pursue the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Petersen makes 32 saves, Kings hold on to beat Wild 2-1

Jan. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carl Grundstrom and Kurtis MacDermid scored, and Calvin Petersen made 32 saves as the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. For the third time in three games between the teams, Los Angeles squandered a third-period lead. But this time, the Kings...

St. Louis Blues' Torey Krug (47) and St. Louis Blues' Ville Husso (35) defends the net against Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Moore (12) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)

Anze Kopitar has 3 points, Kings beat St. Louis 6-3

Jan. 24, 2021 11:39 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick made 28 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Sunday night. Alex Iafallo, Carl Gundstrom, Gabriel Vilardi, Lias Andersson and Drew Doughty each scored for the Kings as Los Angeles earned a split of its...

St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)

Krug, Perron lead Blues to 4-2 win over Kings

Jan. 24, 2021 12:01 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Torey Krug scored his first goal with St. Louis and David Perron added a goal and an assist, lifting the Blues to a 4-2 victory Saturday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Adrian Kempe and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who were playing in their first road game of the season. Vince Dunn...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Adrian Kempe, second from right, celebrates with center Anze Kopitar (11) after scoring a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kempe helps Kings rally past Avs for first win of season

Jan. 22, 2021 1:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first couple weeks of the Los Angeles Kings' season has been defined by blown leads. On Thursday night, they showed that they are able to come back after falling behind early. Adrian Kempe broke a tie with 3:50 left and Los Angeles Kings overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Colorado...

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews is congratulated for his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

MacKinnon reaches 500 points as Avalanche top Kings 3-2

Jan. 20, 2021 1:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon became the first member of the 2013 NHL draft class to reach 500 points, Devon Toews and Mikko Rantanen scored power-play goals and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night. MacKinnon, selected by the Avalanche with the first overall...

Minnesota Wild players congratulate Marcus Johansson, front center, on his overtime goal in an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Johansson's goal gives Wild another OT win against Kings

Jan. 17, 2021 1:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Wild won only two games last season when trailing after two periods. They have already equaled that total during the first week of the season. Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night as the Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los...

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba, right, leaps into the arms of left wing Kirill Kaprizov, second from right, after an overtime goal against the Los Angeles Kings, as Jared Spurgeon (46) and Nick Bonino, left, join the celebration at an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Kaprizov scores in OT in NHL debut, lifts Wild over Kings

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored his first NHL goal with 1:13 remaining in overtime and finished with three points as the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. The 23-year-old Russian scored on a breakaway, putting...

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson (36) blocks a shot as Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) looks for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Stone breaks tie in 3rd, Golden Knights beat Ducks 5-2

Jan. 15, 2021 1:56 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Stone scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Robin Lehner made 20 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. The Golden Knights improved to 9-2-2 against Anaheim since they entered the league in...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes plays against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. For the teams that missed the 2020 playoffs, they've spent the past 10 months waiting for the compressed 56-game 2021 season. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The wait is almost over for NHL teams that missed playoffs

Jan. 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils hadn't had a layoff like this since ... ever? More than 100 NHL players from New Jersey, Buffalo, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Ottawa, and Detroit have not played a meaningful hockey game since the league paused play in early March because of the...

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon waits for a face off against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, in this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo. MacKinnon views pressure almost like shots on goal — the more, the better. That's why the Colorado Avalanche forward fully embraces his team being mentioned among the Stanley Cup favorites. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Avs, Knights, Blues make realigned West tall at the top

Jan. 8, 2021 3:33 PM EST

The team that emerges from the limited-time-only West Division should enter the Stanley Cup semifinals in prime, title-winning position. Like those mountain ranges in the middle of this three time zone conglomerate, coronavirus-driven realignment yielded a division that sure looks tall at the top. “It will...