Terry Murray Explains Andrei Loktionov Decision

On one hand, Andrei Loktionov being reassigned to Manchester yesterday wasn’t that surprising – considering the Kings needed a roster spot for the returning Marco Sturm.
However, the crafty Russian seemed to be playing much better since returning to his natural center position when the just-completed road trip began.
After practice today coach Terry Murray offered some […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – Feb 21, 2011

Now that you’re done celebrating Hockey Day in America – which turned into three days this year – it’s time to catch up on things you may have missed.
To help you out, below are ten stories you need to know coming out of the weekend…
* Andrei Loktionov was sent back to Manchester. It’s a numbers […]

End of the Road for Kings Point Streak (w/ video)

Prior to the game Kings Coach Terry Murray said the team needed a win over the Islanders to make a good road trip a great one.
So, 3-1-2 is going to have to be good enough.
Clearly, his players weren’t ready to go when the puck first dropped. However, the same cant be said for the home […]

Ponikarovsky’s Points and Westgarth’s Fists

One of my favorite quotes from a Kings player as they wrapped up practice last week in El Segundo (before heading out on this six game road trip through the Easter Conference) was Alexei Ponikarovsky saying “I think all the teams we’re going to play on this trip are pretty good teams. So, it’s going […]

Special Seasons Continue for LA Kings Prospects

Over the past few seasons the Kings have been blessed with stellar performances from several of their prospects playing junior hockey.
Andrei Loktionov won a Memorial Cup in 2009, Thomas Hickey captained Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, Brandon Kozun was the CHL’s Top Scorer and Martin Jones the WHL’s Top Goaltender – just to […]

Brown Gets 2, Kings 1, NYR Wins (w/ MSG video)

Rolling, rolling, rolling.
Another game, another point for the LA Kings. That’s 11 straight now without a loss in regulation (8-0-3). And just one shy of a dozen games in a row with at least a point.
Credit to the Kings for coming back twice to tie the game in the third period. However, overtime is becoming a […]

Everybody Has a Comment on Sean Avery

You would be hard pressed to find a more polarizing person in hockey than the Rangers’ Sean Avery.
Maybe even in all of sports.
The scrappy and mouthy forward has spent his off seasons dating famous women, interning at Vogue magazine and exploring the world of fashion.
He once told ESPN he used to play with dolls and enjoys […]

LA Kings players on what it means to skate at MSG

Although every game is worth two points in the standings, some games just mean a little more.
It could be a guy’s hometown, or his former team, or a division rival. There are a myriad of reasons why, yet some players look forward to certain nights with great excitement.
For some cities, it’s not just the team, […]

Reminiscing with Westgarth’s Princeton Teammate

Daryl Marcoux is a 5’10” defenseman who played his college hockey at one of the finest learning institutions on the planet, Princeton University.
These days, he finds himself patrolling the blueline for the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder.
With no disrespect to Nick Diaz and his 209 pride, that’s not exactly a step up in the world.
Still, he’s ‘living […]

Kings, Stoll Shoot Down Columbus Blue Jackets

The last time the Kings and Blue Jackets met LA had lost five straight games and wasn’t exactly off to a hot start in 2011.
What a difference a month makes.
Entering play tonight in Columbus the Kings were 7-0-2 in their last nine games and finally seemed to have worked out whatever was ailing them just […]