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LA Kings hire former Sharks, Oilers coach Todd McLellan

Apr. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd McLellan was hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, taking over a two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise that slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season. McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who wasn't retained after he replaced John Stevens early...

NHL suspends Voynov for 2019-20 season for domestic violence

Apr. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his eligibility restored on...

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...

Kings begin coaching search after letting go of Desjardins

Apr. 7, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings said Sunday that Willie Desjardins is not a candidate to become the next head coach after serving in an interim role for most of the season. "We thanked Willie Desjardins for his effort and dedication while serving as our interim head coach," general manager Rob...

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...

Anaheim Ducks wrap up season with 5-2 win over rival Kings

Apr. 6, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — No previous edition of the Freeway Faceoff had ever meant less. The state of Southern California hockey has rarely been lower. The Anaheim Ducks still moved into a long summer with an emphatic win over their rivals. Korbinian Holzer scored his first NHL goal in just over two years,...

Kings hurt Coyotes' wild-card chances with 3-1 win

Apr. 3, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An impressive performance by Jack Campbell helped the lowly Los Angeles Kings push the Arizona Coyotes to the brink of elimination from the Western Conference playoff race. Campbell made a career-high 49 saves and Trevor Lewis scored 3:29 into the third period, sending the Kings to a...

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...

Pearson leads Canucks to 3-2 shootout win over Kings

Mar. 29, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver fans got a glimpse of the future Thursday when defenseman Quinn Hughes made his NHL debut and the Canucks kept their faint playoff hopes alive. Tanner Pearson scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2. Brock Boeser...