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Chicago Blackhawks on brink of dethroning LA Kings

Jonathan Toews celebrates a Blackhawks goal. Photo: AFP

The Chicago Blackhawks pushed Stanley Cup champions the Los Angeles Kings to the brink of elimination from the Western Conference finals with a thrilling 3-2 victory in game four.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 6:17am

Chicago Blackhawks stretch lead over Los Angeles Kings in play-off series

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and Johnny Oduya defend a Los Angeles Kings shot in the third period. Photo: Reuters

There's a sign in the hallway that runs from the home locker room to the ice at the United Centre. It says "EARN IT," and it was sure hard to argue that the Chicago Blackhawks haven't done just that during an impressive start to the Western Conference finals.

4 Jun 2013 - 2:56am

Quick's safe hands keep Kings title defence alive

Sharks goalie Antti Niemi blocks a shot against the Kings in their play-off series. Photo: AP

Reigning play-off MVP Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the defending champions the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the NHL semi-finals with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

30 May 2013 - 4:35am

Short Sport, February 27, 2013

Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday he would happily sign a contract for Melbourne to host the Grand Prix for 50 years, declaring "everybody loves Australia". 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Blackhawks spoil Kings' coronation with easy win in NHL season opener

Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis (left) and Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews reach for the puck. Photo: AP

The Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Los Angeles Kings’ opening day party when the visitors eased to a 5-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champions as the strike-shortened NHL season finally got underway on Saturday.

20 Jan 2013 - 2:44pm

NHL: LA Kings primed for Stanley Cup title defence as lockout comes to end

Darryl Sutter. Photo: AP

Jonathan Quick stood at the edge of the rink and looked up at the Staples Centre roof. Several large banners were rolled up tight against the rafters, just waiting to be unfurled.

Although the new ice was chilly, the Los Angeles Kings goalie warmed up at the sight.

"It'll be good to see those," Quick said. "And then we can finally put it out of our minds and get back to work."

12 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

Provisional deal could lead to a 48-game NHL season

Pittsburgh Penguins players practise at a local ice rink. Photo: AP

The NHL appears headed toward a 48-game season for the second time in two decades.

"I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their ratification process," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Boys in the hood bring home goods

In the 1980s in south-central Los Angeles, drive-by shootings were the norm and casualties piled up by the hundreds as gang warfare ruled much of the blood-soaked inner city hoods.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hockey show to warm the heart

Ice hockey fans are the poor relations of North American sports enthusiasts when it comes to available coverage in Hong Kong.

The three other major team sports - NBA, NFL and baseball - receive extensive exposure on ESPN in the territory with at least one, usually two live games a week. STAR chips in with live NFL and NBA action, too.

3 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Fresh deal for Gretzky

WAYNE Gretzky, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer, remains the league's top-paid player. Gretzky has signed a contract for a three-year, US$25.5 million contract that he agreed to in September with the Los Angeles Kings.

24 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Hrudey is hero for the Kings

THE Los Angeles Kings broke open a scoreless game with three third-period goals to beat the division-leading Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in the North American National Hockey League.

Kings goaltender Kelly Hrudey stopped 43 shots, including 17 in the final period, for his second shutout of the season and the 15th of his career.

17 Feb 1993 - 12:00am