Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio – Dec 23, 2013

Talking Kings, Ducks, Oilers, Team Canada, Jonathan Quick injury situation, Martin Jones vs Ben Scrivens, Dustin Brown hit on Tomas Hertl, Matt Greene, trades, UFC 168 preview and more.
Earlier today, I once again joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on NHL Network Radio (XM 211 / Sirius 207) for another edition of Mayor’s Minutes. Because not [...]

AHL: Weal, Kozun light the lamp as Monarchs win fifth straight

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Goaltender J.F. Berube stopped 30-of-31 shots in his 17th consecutive game to backstop the Manchester Monarchs to a 2-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on Saturday night.
Manchester (21-5-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 47 points.  Bridgeport (11-14-1-3) [...]

Patrick Roy not really a fan of the shootout, LA def Avs 3-2

Following the Kings 3-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms…
- Darryl Sutter on the Kings’ first period goal:
“The last two shifts of the first period were really good. They took an icing so we were able to get Kopi’s [Kopitar] [...]

AHL: Andreoff and Shore lead Monarchs offensive outburst

After weeks of being plagued with injuries and losing players who were called up to the Los Angeles Kings, the Manchester Monarchs roster is finally seeing some familiar faces. Last week, the team welcomed back top winger Tanner Pearson and this weekend, Linden Vey returned.
With two-thirds of last year’s top line back in action, the [...]

Locker Room Quotes: Kings def Sharks 4-1

Kings captain Dustin Brown received a five-minute major penalty for kneeing and was tossed from LA’s game vs. San Jose on Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop Darryl Sutter’s team from another dominate performance against the Sharks on home ice. Goals from snipers Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli helped fuel a 4-1 victory. [...]

Tyler Toffoli after LA Kings 4-1 win over San Jose Sharks

Tyler Toffoli continues to shine for the Kings. On Tuesday night vs. the Sharks he set up the first goal of the game and scored the second, finishing the night as a plus-2 with a team-high five shots on goal. Perhaps even more amazing is six other LA forwards had more ice time [...]

Doughty explains his current and future relationship with Muzzin

Following the Kings morning skate at Toyota Sports Center earlier today, Drew Doughty shared some thoughts on his partnership with Jake Muzzin (something he openly lobbied for in the pre-season), a milestone coming up, playing against his friend Logan Couture and LA’s developing rivalry with San Jose. Take a look at what he had to [...]

Prospect Game Watch – Bartosak stars in Teddy Bear Toss Night

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the [...]

Kings and Oilers talking up Martin Jones after 3-0 LA win

On the back of rookie goalie Martin Jones, the LA Kings just keep rolling along. With a 3-0 shutout on home ice, he became the first netminder in franchise history to start his NHL career 6-0-0. That stretch also includes three shutouts.
Overall, Darryl Sutter’s club is 14-2-4 in their last 20 games, which is a [...]

Vancouver win streak on the line tonight, are they for real?

The Vancouver Canucks enter tonight’s game at Minnesota owners of the NHL’s longest current win streak at seven games. Vancouver has outscored their opponents by a wide margin of 24-8 in the seven games.
When you go inside the numbers there are two things stand out during the streak. Giving up just over one goal a [...]