UPDATED: Alec Martinez at hospital after taking puck to the face

Kings defenseman Alec Martiinez spent last week back home in Dallas. Although the NHL lockout was nearing the completion of its second full month, he was feeling pretty good about himself. Martinez had been over in Finland playing for TPS Turku and just before leaving he scored his first goal with the team. After ten games [...]

Second set of exclusive photos from NHLPA charity game

If you didn’t attend Friday’s charity game at the Kings practice facility in El Segundo, you missed a great night of hockey. Sure it was just an exhibition game, but nearly everywhere you turned – from the two dozen NHL players to the sold-out number of fans who packed the building – just about everybody [...]

LA Kings players debate who was MVP of the charity game

The emergence of Kyle Clifford during his rookie season in the NHL two years ago is partly what allowed the Kings to trade Wayne Simmonds to Philadelphia in June 2011. It’s not like they’re mirror images of each other – one plays the right side, the other the left – but simply put, each guy [...]

Exclusive photos from NHLPA charity game – Kings, Ducks, etc

Hopefully you were following on twitter Friday night when we passed along tons of news and notes live from the charity hockey game that took place at the Kings training facility in El Segundo. On the ice were members of the Ducks, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Stars – plus Stanley Cup champions Jeff Carter, Kyle [...]

Highlights and interviews from Monarchs 3-0 def of Bruins

LA Kings 2012 first round draft pick Tanner Pearson seems to be adjusting just fine to his rookie season in the AHL so far. Playing with a 1-0 lead Saturday night vs the Providence Bruins, Pearson found the back of the net seven minutes into the third – extending the Monarchs lead to 2-0.  It was his [...]

Kings’ Jarret Stoll opens up about CBA talks and he’s depressed

Life isn’t always fun and games.
Earlier this week we posted a funny conversation with Jarret Stoll, where we joked about some of his recent wardrobe choices.  On the ice though, these should be the best of times for the 30-year old forward.  After winning his first Stanley Cup in June and immediately re-signing with the Kings for [...]

Carter, Richardson on Justin Williams and Avs’ Shane O’Brien

Earlier today we posted some comments from LA Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi about last night’s charity game and the ongoing NHL lockout.  Now, let’s check in with a handful of other players for some more post-game quotes…
- Brad Richardson, who netted two goals in the game, had a few thoughts on one of them being assisted by [...]

A frustrated Rob Scuderi looking to take people out in the corners

Last night, about two dozen NHL players skated in a charity game at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. We have plenty of post-game quotes and pictures from the game that we’ll be posting throughout the weekend. Let’s start with Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi…
On the physical play that took place in the game – “Every [...]

VIDEO: Dustin Brown wonders what he can get away with in Zurich

Upon landing in Zurich – after an 11 hour flight across the pond – Kings captain Dustin Brown met briefly with the gathered media to answer some questions. Among the items he talks about is the fact that he plans on speaking with coach Marc Crawford to determine the ‘legality’ of his playing style in Switzerland.

For [...]

Robert Hight rides a Zamboni into drag racing’s season finale

Robert Hight is used to going 320 miles per hour in about four seconds.
Yet, prior to kicking off the NHRA’s season finale in Pomona this weekend, he stopped by the Ontario Reign game Wednesday night to drop the first puck and take a lap around the rink on a Zamboni.
“A few years back I was lucky enough [...]