STAT CHECK: LA Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets

The Kings are back in action later tonight and looking to pick up at least a point for their 10th straight game, having gone 7-0-2 recently.
They’ll be taking on a Columbus team that is just a few points behind them in the Western Conference standings and a group on their own hot streak lately, [...]

No Hollywood Script for Brayden Schenn’s Return

Five different teams and over 100 different teammates, yet when it was all said and done Brayden Schenn found himself back home again – in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The former NHL first round draft pick started the year in Los Angeles with the Kings. Since then, as has been well documented here on MayorsManor, he’s played in [...]

Undisputed: Michal Handzus (full, extended video)

Throughout the season the Kings web team has been producing an eight-part series called Undisputed, with each video profiling a different player.
Below is the just released full, extended video featuring Michal Handzus…

For more on Handzus, take a look at this: 10 Tidbits on The Story of Zeus – a MayorsManor exclusive
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RECAP: GM Dean Lombardi on NHL Network

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was a guest on NHL on The Fly Monday night.
Here are the basic highlights. Note – these are near exact quotes, but partially paraphrased for brevity…
* The up and down year for the Kings is par for the course when you’re dealing with young players. After starting the season [...]

RECAP: Terry Murray on NHL Home Ice Radio

Los Angeles Kings Coach Terry Murray joined the guys on The Power Play yesterday afternoon, a radio show on NHL Home Ice.
He talked about the recently play of Drew Doughty, winning on the road, the schedule, etc. But, first, they opened with some talk about Peter Forsberg, who retired earlier in the day. Murray had [...]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (2/14/2011)

Love is in the air today.
For those who are equally as passionate about freshly cut ice, hits in the corner, going five hole, penalty shots and hip checks – here are the ten stories to help catch you up on what’s been going on in the world of hockey.
This week’s notes include items on the [...]

Quick, Doughty, Kings down the Flyers (with video)

In October 2009, while in Las Vegas for a fairly meaningless exhibition game, defenseman Sean O’Donnell (then with the Kings) made a bold statement about goalie Jonathan Quick.
He said “I think he has what it takes to be an elite goalie in this league.”
It’s a comment that would have seemed innocent enough or as simple [...]

LA Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers Pre-Game Notes

The Kings are attempting to earn at least a point in their ninth straight game, having gone 6-0-2 recently.
With that in mind, here are nine things you need to know prior to the puck dropping at noon PST…
* The last time… Coming off of two of their best games of the year (against the Ducks [...]

LA Kings Players on Second Chance with Flyers

Earlier today, in an article here, Kings resident tough guy Kevin Westgarth spoke about playing the Flyers for the second time this season.
Below, a few others weigh in on if they think it’s an advantage…
Jack Johnson – Yes and no. It’s still a hockey game. Everyone knows every player around the league pretty well, just [...]

Westgarth Watching Action On and Off The Ice

With the unbalanced schedule in the NHL, getting a chance to play an Eastern Conference team is rare enough for the Kings…getting a same-season rematch is practically unheard of.
Yet, that’s what today’s contest with the Flyers provides.
Their last match-up was a 7-4 defeat at Staples Center – a game that was tied 2-2 after one [...]