Parsing through the Kings-Ducks post-game notes, quotes

Yes, the Kings lost 3-1 to the Ducks – or at least that’s what the box score said, even though Anaheim’s roster read more like an AHL team.

And for a guy who has yet to record a single point in two pre-season games, Scott Parse is quickly becoming one of the key focal points of the team’s news items right now.

Below are ten tidbits from last night’s second (and final) pre-season game at Staples Center…

* Andrei Loktionov scored the lone goal for the Kings. He also had two shots on goal and two takeaways. In the faceoff circle, he only won two of seven draws (29%).

* For the second game in a row, Alec Martinez led all Kings players with 22:25 of total ice time. Slava Voynov wasn’t far behind, with 22:20 total.

* Voynov only had one official shot on goal in the game. Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each had five shots on goal.

* Dustin Brown, Dustin Penner and Matt Greene led the team with three hits. That wasn’t much of a consolation for Greene, who said this about the game – “No real positives at all, actually. Just a bad game for us. We got outworked. We didn’t really have a great effort, great execution… We just got outworked in our own building.”

* Back to Martinez – “He had a couple good looks and missed the net,” said coach Terry Murray. “He had some problems receiving passes tonight. There were a lot of pucks that hit his stick and went underneath.”

* Murray also said he can carry eight defensemen on the trip to Europe, which had to be good news to Voynov and Thomas Hickey – assuming Drew Doughty still isn’t signed by the end of the week.

* Murray on Loktionov – “I would like to see him have the puck on his stick more. There were a couple of opportunities for him to enter the offensive zone with the rush. I’d like to see him be that type of a player a little bit more. Overall, I like his game though.”

* Kevin Westgarth had a scrap with Anaheim’s Brian McGrattan early in the second and didn’t return to the game, due to a blow he took under his left eye.  Murray said they’ll continue to monitor it, with another update expected today.

* Murray also said it’s “too soon” to determine if Loktionov would be better off playing on the Kings fourth line or spend another year in Manchester. When followed with a ‘we have four games in five nights coming up’ quote, it sounded like he was leaning towards not making that decision until just before the team leaves for Europe.

* Oh yeah, Parse… “He’s still not moving the way I would like to see him move,” said the Kings coach.  “Some plays, just inside of his own zone, on breakouts, turning the puck over. He has a chance there, off an offensive-zone attack, and there’s not much happening on either side of the puck for him right now.” He later added that he’s not worried about stats right now. Instead, he wants “to see him get back to work.”  Then, Murray again reiterated that he wants Parse on the third line with Jarret Stoll. BUT, “His plays and decisions with the puck are not real good (right now).”

Unrelated to the outcome of the game, just prior to the action getting started, the Kings officially announced nine more roster cuts – including top prospects Brandon Kozun and Tyler Toffoli.  Full details of the roster trimming can be found here.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Shop for Los Angeles Kings Gear at Shop.NHLcom!Shop.NHL.com

Recent Articles

NCAA West Regional - St. Cloud State vs Ferris State

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

It’s been a whirlwind week for Mikey Eyssimont. The Colorado native was just drafted by the Kings last Saturday and now he finds himself in Los Angeles for the team’s annual Development Camp. With only one year of college experience under his belt – and expected to play a big role this upcoming season at […]

Brown Kings NHL 2015

Brown on Losing the Captaincy; Not Your Typical Conference Call

Dustin Brown met with the media today via a conference call to share his thoughts on no longer being captain of the Los Angeles Kings… and to say he was extremely candid would be more than understatement.
Partial opening comment on no longer being the captain:
“There are a lot of emotions [that come with this]. […]

Johnson Kings

UPDATED: LA Kings 2016 Development Camp Roster Info

As July 1st quickly approaches, most of the hockey world is discussing free agency. Simultaneously, we’re also just a few days away from the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. In fact, dozens of the Kings top prospects will be arriving in Los Angeles over the weekend, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Monday […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. lilsunshine says: