Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Wild, November 26

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Los Angeles and Minnesota have split the last six games played, with each side winning three. All but the first game in that set have been decided by just one goal. Further, there has been at least one shootout between the teams in each of the last four seasons. To keep that streak alive, they’ll […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Predators, November 25

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Last season, each contest in the Kings-Predators three-game season series was decided by one goal. David Legwand potted a pair of goals for Nashville in one of those games and Slava Voynov scored the first goal in game one. Neither of those players will factor in Tuesday’s contest, as the former is in Ottawa now […]

Lombardi’s Plans for the Cap Relief, Kings Defense

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Over the past few days, Kings fans have reached out through social media and email to enquire about what Dean Lombardi might be up to now that he finally has some salary cap relief for Slava Voynov’s spot on the L.A. roster.
Before we get into what is likely to unfold, it is always important to […]

In the Room: Kings and Stars talk 5-4 win by Dallas

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Following the Kings wild 5-4 loss to the host Dallas Stars on Saturday night, here is what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on the team’s play in the first period:
“I think we both had great opportunities in the first period. They scored on theirs and we didn’t. It was […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Stars, November 22

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With the Kings set to complete their three-game season series with the Stars in Dallas on Saturday night, we have our first return guest here on the Puck Probability series. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News was so much fan last time around, he’s back to help us close out the set between these […]

In the Room: Kings and Hurricanes talk LA’s 3-2 win

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Following the Kings 3-2 win vs. the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night, here is what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We controlled the game in the offensive zone, so we did what we wanted. We tried to get to the net, but [Cam] Ward’s been hot. […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Hurricanes at Kings, November 20

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Coming off a 5-2 win over the visiting Florida Panthers on Tuesday, the Kings will now play host to the Carolina Hurricanes, a team that beat LA on the East Coast earlier this month. Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar returned from injury that night, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 3-2 loss. Tonight, they’ll […]

Mark Morris on Muzzin, McNabb, and ManchVegas

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After decades of promising to build from within, the Kings have finally stuck with it and flourished under GM Dean Lombardi. Among the many changes made to the team’s infrastructure in the months following the Massachusetts native coming to Los Angeles was to hire a former college coach to take over behind the bench of […]

In the Room: Kings and Panthers talk LA’s 5-2 win

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Following the Kings 5-2 win vs. the visiting Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, here is what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on his defensemen:
“It’s good to see Robyn and Greene score, they don’t get much credit, and they can give you the blue collar every night. They are our two […]

Word Association with Willie Mitchell, Panthers captain

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With Willie Mitchell back in town, it seemed like the perfect time to break out something our readers are always asking for. Even though Florida’s morning skate was optional for their players today, to the surprise of nobody, Mitchell was not only out on the ice, but was one of the last players off it, as well. Soon after, he […]