Rested Kings ready to host not-so-rested Hurricanes

LOS ANGELES -- After a three-day break, the Los Angeles Kings will try to make their way back to the winners' circle as they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at Staples Center. The Kings have been off since Sunday, when they were dealt a 5-4 loss in a shootout by the Montreal Canadiens. The Kings (13-10-2) were 5-0 in extra periods before Sunday's setback. Six of the game...
Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Kings notes: Darryl Sutter looking for more scoring from role players

EL SEGUNDO – Once again, or so it seems, the Kings face an all-too-familiar lack of secondary scoring beyond their usual suspects of Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli. It's a cause for concern for Kings coach Darryl...
Via The OC Register
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

December 7 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Trevor Lewis’ increased scoring rate: I think everybody likes to see Lewie score because of all the stuff he does [that] nobody notices, so I think teammates and coaches, everybody likes when Lewie scores. He did it once earlier in the year, and I told him he was going to win the Rocket Richard. […]
Via LA Kings Insider
20 hours ago

December 7 practice notes

Good morning, Insiders. The Kings began trickling onto the ice for practice shortly before 9:50 a.m. and ultimately aligned as such up front: Yellow: Gaborik-Kopitar-Lewis Blue: Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Green: King-Dowd-Brown Purple: Clifford-Shore-Nolan Red: Andreoff-Setoguchi -In other words, there were no changes from the lines shown on Sunday. This, surprisingly, was the team...
Via LA Kings Insider
21 hours ago

Kings' Dwight King, Jordan Nolan watch, support pipeline protest from afar

EL SEGUNDO – They arrived by the thousands, starting in April, to the remote grasslands of North Dakota, armed with sleeping bags, backpacks and a will to win. They pitched tents, erected yurts and teepees and settled in for what's become a long...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens Game 25 Recap: Sloppy Sunday

Via Jewels From The Crown
2 days ago

Waking up with the Kings: December 5

It’s easy to think of Saturday’s shootout loss to the Canadiens as another anomalous performance, one in which the strange juju of the Arizona game seeped into the weekend, but really, other than a mix-up up or two in coverage and intermittent loose play, Los Angeles was fine at home and showed good character in […]
Via LA Kings Insider
2 days ago

Nic Dowd’s Journey

Let your joy be in your journey, not in some distant goal — Tim Cook After being drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft, it would only have been natural for Nic Dowd to have tempered his excitement with a healthy dollop of realism. After all, he was taken 198th overall, with just 13 players selected behind him. Historically, only about twenty-five percent of seventh...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Game Day Preview #25, Montreal Canadiens @ Los Angeles Kings

Via Jewels From The Crown
3 days ago

Nolan scores twice, Kings beat Coyotes 4-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Asked if he knew when he scored his last goal, Jordan Nolan put his head down in the locker room. He laughed a little. ''I couldn't tell you,'' Nolan said. ''I don't even want to look back on it. Just kind of forget about it and just move on.'' Nolan scored his first two goals of the season - and his first since April 2015 - to help the Los Angeles Kings edge...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Lewis breaks tie, Kings beat Coyotes 4-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Trevor Lewis scored off a turnover with 4:05 left and the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night. Jordan Nolan scored his first two goals of the season for the Kings, and Anze Kopitar added two assists to help Los Angeles win for the sixth time in seven games. Jeff Zatkoff made 29 saves. Martin Hanzal scored twice for the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings goalie Peter Budaj goes with the flow

LOS ANGELES -- Peter Budaj turned 17, shortly after he got to Toronto."No goalie equipment," said Michael Futa, his first coach.No grasp of English, either.He played occasionally, on a bad junior team, on a small North American rink, with not much to comfort him but the other end of a telephone.
Via LA Daily News
7 days ago

Kings notes: Marian Gaborik not at his best in his season debut

EL SEGUNDO – Right wing Marian Gaborik didn't score a goal in his season debut Saturday at Staples Center. He didn't have an assist. He didn't record a shot on goal. He didn't really have much of an impact on the Kings’ 2-1 overtime victory over...
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter's OT goal puts Kings past Hawks 2-1, 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeff Carter scored his 10th goal of the season 1:06 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth consecutive victory. Alec Martinez scored and Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who persevered through a back-and-forth game between Western Conference contenders for their third straight...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHLer Brent Sopel overcoming dyslexia by enrolling in college

Brent Sopel is fighting his dyslexia head-on by re-enrolling in college. In an excellent feature by Justin Breen of DNAInfo Chicago, Sopel discusses battling the reading disorder throughout his life. He said he hid behind the problems and rarely wrote emails or read books to his kids, instead opting to make up his own stories. Growing up in Saskatchewan, Sopel recalled being humiliated...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NHL defenseman Brent Sopel going back to school despite dyslexia

Brent Sopel is a Stanley Cup winner (2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks), but he struggles to send emails to his friends or read books to children. The former NHL defenseman, who played for six teams, grew up with dyslexia and dysgraphia, but was not diagnosed until adulthood when he took his daughter to a doctor to get tested for the same problems. Sopel recently made the decision...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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