Latest Ilya Kovalchuk News

Kings face offseason with potential for many changes

Apr. 8, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Drew Doughty is happy that one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Kings history is over but the frustrations are going to linger for a long time. "I guess a little bit of weight is lifted off my chest," the defenseman said Monday as players went through end-of-season physicals...

Kovalchuk scores twice as Kings beat Golden Knights 5-2

Apr. 7, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights both accomplished their goals during their regular-season finale on Saturday night. The Kings — who will the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second time in three seasons — closed a dreadful season with a 5-2 victory over the...

Ryan scores twice, Flames chase Quick in 7-2 rout of Kings

Apr. 2, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Calgary Flames made wholesale changes to their lineup, sitting two top forwards and four defensemen one night after winning the Pacific Division and securing home-ice advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. They still steamrolled the hapless Los Angeles Kings. Derek...

Kings beat Blackhawks 3-2 on Doughty's power-play goal in OT

Mar. 31, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the better part of five thrilling minutes in overtime, it was as if the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks were battling each other again in the 2013 and 2014 Western Conference Finals. But when Drew Doughty's shot hit the back of the net, the Kings were another team set to...

Campbell records 2nd shutout, Kings beat Flames 3-0

Mar. 26, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The team in last place in the West tripped up the conference leaders Monday night. Backup goaltender Jack Campbell made 42 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings beat the conference-leading Calgary Flames 3-0. Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Derek Forbort...

Anze Kopitar's shootout goal puts Kings past rival Ducks 4-3

Mar. 24, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid every disappointment in an otherwise miserable season, at least the Los Angeles Kings rule the Freeway Faceoff. Captain Anze Kopitar scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Saturday night for their third win this season over their local...

Huberdeau scores late, Panthers edge Kings 4-3

Mar. 16, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau pulled an imaginary monkey off the back of Evgenii Dadonov just before the Florida Panthers went out on the ice for warmups, hoping to help his teammate get in the right frame of mind to end a season-high goal drought of nine games. It worked. Huberdeau had the...

Lightning beat Senators 5-1 for 50th win of season

Mar. 2, 2019 10:35 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning earn their 50th victory of the season in their 66th game by beating the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Saturday night, tying the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings as the fastest teams in NHL history to reach the...

Kings beat Blackhawks 6-3 to halt 10-game losing streak

Mar. 2, 2019 8:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Desjardins couldn't muster up a smile, but the relief among the Los Angeles Kings was visible from their head coach on down after avoiding tying the longest losing streak in team history. Adrian Kempe had a goal and an assist, and the Kings stopped a 10-game losing streak with a...

Hintz's goal in OT gives Stars 4-3 victory over Kings

Mar. 1, 2019 2:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roope Hintz and the Dallas Stars got a big win Thursday night in what is becoming a competitive race in the Western Conference. Hintz's goal 3:19 into overtime to lift the Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that vaulted them into the first wild-card spot. They are a point...