McNabb, Quick lift Kings to 5-2 win over Avalanche

DENVER (AP) — Brayden McNabb had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots and the Los Angeles Kings beat Colorado 5-2 on Tuesday night to end the Avalanche’s three-game win streak. Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Jake Muzzin also scored as the reigning Stanley Cup champions crept closer to playoff[…]

Varlamov will sit out contest vs. Kings with groin ailment

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will sit goaltender Semyon Varlamov on Tuesday night against Los Angeles after he injured his groin over the weekend. Coach Patrick Roy confirmed after the morning skate that rookie Calvin Pickard will take Varlamov’s place in net. Varlamov has started 22 straight games, one away from matching Craig Anderson’s[…]

Downtown Los Angeles plan drops from area’s NFL sweepstakes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The developer that wanted to bring an NFL stadium to downtown Los Angeles abandoned its plans Monday after the proposed Farmers Field went from front-runner to impossible underdog in the race to return an NFL team to the region. With no franchise attached to the project and two competing stadium plans[…]

Hornqvist scores OT winner in Penguins’ 1-0 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To beat the defending Stanley Cup champions in their building, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew they needed to buckle down defensively, weather a big shots disparity and play for a game-changing goal. In an instant deep in overtime, Patric Hornqvist provided it. Hornqvist scored on a Kings turnover in the slot 1:44[…]