Puck Probability: Odds for Ducks at Kings, November 15

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Apparently, the only two teams the Kings need to worry about right now are the Ducks and Stars. Darryl Sutter and crew have already seen the Dallas team twice of late, now they get their second look at Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim club in the last four days. With that in mind, we’ve asked Mark Whicker [...]

In The Room: Kings and Stars talk 2-0 Dallas shutout

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With 27 saves on an equal number of shots, goaltender Kari Lehtonen earned a 2-0 shutout victory over the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Following the game, here is what was being said in both locker rooms:
Coach Darryl Sutter on assesing the game:
“I thought we fought hard, but couldn’t come up with a [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio – Voynov update, plus Kings-Stars preview

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Here is a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to hit on several Western Conference topics – primarily focusing on the Ducks, Kings, and Stars. There is also a potential major Slava Voynov update that at least deserves a small introduction [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Stars at Kings, November 13

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Tonight’s matchup between the visiting Stars and host Kings should be an interesting one for at least two intriguing reasons. First, this is the second of three meetings between the two teams in less than 20 days. Why they need to complete their entire three-game season series in the same month is one of the [...]

In The Room: Kings and Ducks talk 6-5 Anaheim win

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Although the #FirstToFive hashtag works just fine for the LA Galaxy, it does not seem to apply to AEG’s hockey team. After getting timely goals to go up 5-3, the Kings came from ahead to lose to the host Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. After the shootout, here is what was being said in both locker [...]

Morning Skate Report: Ducks talk first look at Kings this season

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In advance of tonight’s matchup with the visiting Kings, in what will be their first face to face contest since LA defeated Anaheim in the playoffs last season, here is what several of the Ducks players and coach Bruce Boudreau were saying at the morning skate…
Coach Bruce Boudreau on updates re: the condition of Perry [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Ducks, November 12

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Leave it to The Royal Half to not be able to follow rules. The format has been pretty simple for our Puck Probability series this season – we ask a guest to come on and share five odds with us, things that they think just might happen in a particular game. What does TRH do? [...]

Linden Vey checks in on way out of town

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Prior to leaving town, Canucks rookie Linden Vey made sure to stop by for a quick chat, so we could catch up. As most know, he was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Then, after winning the WHL scoring title in 2011, he went on to become [...]

In the Room: Kings and Canucks talk 5-1 LA win

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Following the Kings 5-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the 60 minute effort:
“I think the penalty kill in the first period was the difference in the game. There was a 5-on-4 and 5-on-3 [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Canucks at Kings, November 8

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From Drew Doughty to Justin Williams, and throughout the Kings lineup, there used to be a tremendous amount of hate for the Vancouver Canucks – and the player’s didn’t hide it. Now, with two Stanley Cups under their belt and without Max Lapierre and his horrible chirping efforts gone from B.C., we’re not so sure the [...]