Canucks at Kings NYE primer with Doughty, Johnson, Stoll

Vancouver come to town tonight with a 15-3-1 record in their last 19 games. LA’s home team has gone 3-0-2 in the Sutter Era and is looking to continue their climb back up the Western Conference standings.
The Canucks are a team that have given the Kings fits at times recently, including bouncing them from […]

Jarret Stoll on his new linemates and their effectiveness

Center Jarret Stoll has been matched with just about every forward on the roster so far this season, except Anze Kopitar. He’s seen duty at center, wing, on the second and third lines, and everywhere in between.
Lately though, he’s had consistent linemates in Dustin Penner and Justin Williams. Here’s what he had to […]

What are Sutter and Doughty talking about on the bench?

In the period leading up to Darryl Sutter being hired as the new Kings coach many were talking about his aggressive, heavy handed approach.  Yet, GM Dean Lombardi tried telling anybody who would listen at the team’s press conference last week, ‘He’s not a raving lunatic.’ In fact, to date, we haven’t seen much […]

Coach Sutter offers early reviews of Lewis and Loktionov

Much of the Kings roster came into the season with defined roles, both on defense and offense. Two players still searching to find their niche are forwards Trevor Lewis and Andrei Loktionov.
Lewis has benched for a large portion of coach Terry Murray’s final month with the Kings and in 28 games played this year […]

Kings coach Darryl Sutter clarifies his plans for asst coaches

At Darryl Sutter‘s initial press conference with the LA media most of the statements were pretty standard fare. It was about what you’d expect for a new coach being brought in to take over a struggling team.
The obvious highlight was Sutter ending his speaking portion at the podium by flashing double peace signs (pictured […]

Doughty and Stoll comment on the love tap celebration

If you were watching closely during Wednesday’s game in Chicago, Drew Doughty was very excited when Jarret Stoll scored to put the Kings up 2-0 early in the third period.
For those who missed the celebration, here’s a short clip, followed by some reaction from both when asked about it after practice today.

Stoll – “I haven’t […]

Johnson and Sutter talk LA power play and goaltending

LA Kings – Jack Johnson (photo by Dimur)

The Kings lost 1-0 to the Jets in overtime last night, on a goal by Evander Kane. Earlier in the game, Winnipeg’s young forward had tried starting a fight with LA defenseman Jack Johnson after taking umbrage with a hit put on teammate Blake Wheeler. Not much […]

Quotes from Winnipeg locker room after def LA 1-0 in OT

Kings at Jets (photo courtesy of LA Kings)

In their first trip back to the ‘Peg in 15 years, the Kings topped the Jets 31-27 in shots on goal. However, the home team had the edge in hits (28-26), blocked shots (24-12) and the all important scoreboard. It may have taken overtime to do […]

Remembering Winnipeg and Gretzky’s last game with the LA Kings

For several years in the mid 90’s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice […]

WJC 2012: Kings prospects face-off on TV today at noon

The 2012 World Junior Championship is underway in Alberta, Canada. The top tournament for under-20 year old hockey players kicked off Monday with wins by Team USA and Canada.
Today, both teams are back in action again – with the U.S. facing Finland and Canada squaring off with the Czech Republic.
Of note, the US/Finland game […]