5:43 PM EST, Sun December 08, 2013
Los Angeles Kings Rumors & News
Jewels From The Crown 3 hours ago
Martin Jones makes 16 stops, while Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown take care of business at the other end.
LA Kings Insider 4 hours ago
-Though it took the Kings perhaps a period and a half to develop their legs, last night’s 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders was another example of the way the team uses composure, patience and quality goaltending to churn out wins in roughly 63% of their games. Martin Jones made key saves in...
LA Kings Insider 5 hours ago
First, the highlights from last night’s Kings victory over the Islanders… …and then the first intermission Insider Report… …and if you missed it in the previous thread, here’s Daryl Evans’ Jonathan Quick interview… …and a pair of interviews...
LA Kings Insider 6 hours ago
Following the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday, December 7 at STAPLES Center, goaltender Jonathan Quick provided a rehabilitation update on his Grade 2 groin strain and noted that he hopes to “get on the ice and see how...
LA Kings Insider 44 mins ago
Matt Greene (upper-body) and Trevor Lewis (lower-body) will both travel to Montreal with the team Monday morning, Darryl Sutter confirmed on Sunday. “Trevor’s still a ways away, and Greener could be available,” Sutter said. In a roster move that corresponded partially with Greene nearing a return, Jeff Schultz was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs. Schultz, who did not appear in a game with the Kings, was recalled earlier in the week as an insurance measure because the team had been relying on six healthy defensemen, and a concern arose over Robyn Regehr’s health after he became...
Los Angeles Times Dec 7, 2013
Jonas Hiller stops Chicago's Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane in the shootout to secure a 3-2 victory for the Ducks.
Los Angeles Times Dec 6, 2013
The Kings' coach holds forth on goalies, shootouts and so much more.Three days off between games might represent a vast, numbing landscape, resulting in silence and awkward pauses between reporters and the coach.
Ben Scrivens will return to Toronto next week as a member of the Los Angeles Kings, though there is no certainty that he will draw the start against his former club. The Kings open the trip with a pair of back-to-back games at Montreal and Toronto, and given Martin Jones’ play in his debut NHL performance, and Darryl Sutter’s acknowledgement that undesirable aspects were “slipping in a little bit” to Scrivens’ game, there’s certainly a possibility that Jones will draw one of the starts on the trip, which is comprised of a pair of back-to-back sets. Los Angeles will also [...]
On the players he admired growing up: I don’t really remember watching a whole lot. I remember going to Leafs games and stuff. I think it’d have to be some of the Leafs guys and obviously Mats Sundin was the top guy there and the top guy in the league. There were so many players when I was growing up. [Reporter: Is there someone you liked who would be considered a sniper?] I don’t really remember or recognize anyone that really stands out…Like I said, when I was growing up, I wouldn’t say I watched hockey every night. I would [...]
On whether he’s happy with the team at the Thanksgiving evaluation point: I don’t go by U.S. Thanksgiving because the season started this year a week earlier. So if you look at it, when you break it all out, I don’t look at it as 82. I look at it as 80, I look at it when you get to 20, I look at it when you get to 40. This year,41 is actually the calendar year, which if you base it on 82, that’s half a year. You know what? Tomorrow’s 30 games. If we had 40 points, you’d [...]
What does Darryl Sutter use as criteria to help him select players in the shootout after the familiar names are off the board?
Los Angeles Times Dec 6, 2013
Kids facing life-threatening diseases get a lift from a contingent of more than 20 Ducks, including Saku Koivu, who overcame his own cancer diagnosis in 2001 to play again.Surrounded by a room full of NHL players, high school freshman Christine Ianev sat on her hospital bed with a beanie atop her head and saw the Ducks' eyes straying to a wall with a photo collage.
LA Kings Insider will be going live with several minor changes to the site at 9:00 a.m. The biggest change will adjust the site’s facade. Instead of one lead story and a dominant banner photograph, the stories and excerpts will be placed into smaller, rectangular boxes with a thumbnail photo. When you click on the individual story, it will appear as it usually does, with large photograph at the top of the page. There will also be an adjustment to the site’s logo and branding at the top of the page. This will all come into focus very shortly. This [...]
On his first NHL win: It was an exciting time obviously. I was happy with the result, but it’s back to work today. We’ve got big games coming up here, so it’s right back to work. On the phone calls and texts he received after the game: I got a bunch that night from back home the next morning from the guys in Manch. It was lots of friends and family watching, which was great. Like I said, it was exciting, but right back to focus here. [Reporter: can you share what your folks had to say?] They were just [...]
Los Angeles Times Dec 5, 2013
As a kid, he played almost every sport. Now, he does a little of everything as a rapidly improving NHL center.Although many kids had hockey dads pushing them, Nick Bonino didn't need any prodding to explore an athletic life that built him into a versatile Ducks center who was recently awarded a $5.7-million contract extension through 2016-17.
On taking a hit from Dustin Penner: It didn’t feel great, so I owe him one. On the year Penner is having playing with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf: He looks good on the ice and obviously he’s having a really good year so something must be working for him down there. On where Penner hit him: I’m pretty sure it was his hairy back that got me. No, it was his back. I don’t think it was his elbow, because I was hunched over a little anyway and him being pretty tall. Maybe on the follow through it looked [...]
Jeff Schultz was the defenseman left without a roster spot when the training camp game of musical chairs finished. After recording a plus-four rating and one assist in three preseason games, the 6-foot-6 blueliner who recorded 23 points (3-20=23) and a plus-50 rating with the Washington Capitals in 2009-10 cleared waivers and joined the Manchester Monarchs, where he recorded one goal, two points and an even rating in 23 games for the first place club. Because the Kings had been operating with six healthy defensemen after Matt Greene was placed on injured reserve, Schultz’s recall provides...
‘Tis the season, Kings fans. The Kings are getting into the festive spirit with a Holiday Party during the Saturday afternoon game on December 21 against the Colorado Avalanche. A VIP Package costs $175 per ticket and includes the following perks: -Access to the Green Room starting 45 minutes prior to the game, ending 30 minutes after the game end -Lower level seats close to all the action in section 108 -VIP access to the Green Room located on the event level throughout the game -Catering throughout the game -Open bar (free beer, wine, and soda) -Visit from Bailey, the [...]