LA 3, TB 1: Post-game audio from Kings’ Kyle Clifford

Kyle Clifford has been on a little bit of a roll the past few weeks and he kept things moving right along tonight in Tampa Bay – picking up his third goal in the last 12 games. It stood as the game winner in a 3-1 defeat of the Lightning. Back in the locker […]

LA def TB 3-1, post-game audio from coach Darryl Sutter

In his post-game conversation with the media in Tampa Bay, Kings coach Darryl Sutter discussed the importance of getting the first goal, having a young hockey team, the play of Jonathan Quick and more. Take a listen…

The two best three-word Sutterism of the night may have been ‘broken stick goal’ (in reference to Steven […]

Kevin Westgarth on what goes into preparing for a scrap

As sometimes happens when you sit down with Kevin Westgarth, the conversation can drift. His insightful answers to questions on topic A can quickly lead to you asking about topics B, C and D. Such was the case recently when we began talking about something as simple as taping his wrists.
“I do a […]

Williams realizing what he can get away with on the ice

Justin Williams (photo: D. Sheehan) 

Leave it to the the Blues to slow down the surging Justin Williams. He entered last night with points in nine straight games (four goals, seven assists). However, he has struggled against St. Louis throughout his career – finding the back of the net just once in 17 career games.
And like clock […]

Quotes from the Blue Jackets locker room after 3-2 loss in LA

There will be plenty more said about this game over the next 24-48 hours, given the controversy created by a possible clock stoppage in the final seconds of regulation. However, the players skated off the ice with the Kings winning 3-2. Back in the Columbus Blue Jackets locker room, here’s what coach Todd Richards and […]

Pregame comments from the Kings, plus tonight’s ticket contest

Last hour we heard from Dustin Brown in advance of tonight’s Kings vs Blue Jackets match-up. Here, we went around the locker room and gathered additional comments from a few others…
Anze Kopitar – “We have to worry about ourselves. We know if we bring our ‘A’ game to the table, I like our chances. That’s […]

Dustin Brown on the Blue Jackets – ‘We used to be that team’

When the Kings return to the ice tonight it will be their first game in over a week. The match-up vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets also gives LA a chance to atone for their embarrassing 1-0 home loss to the same team about three weeks ago.
Here are some pre-game comments from team captain Dustin Brown…
“We […]

Interview with Jonathan Quick’s replacement in net

When the Kings returned to their practice facility on Monday after nearly a week long break there was a stranger sitting in Jonathan Quick‘s stall. Perhaps even more confusing to some, he was putting on goalie equipment.
Salvatore Tecci had been at the rink since noon, hours before practice was set to start. As the players […]

From tombstones to milestones – the travels of Jordan Weal

Life’s lessons often come when you least expect it.
For Kings prospect Jordan Weal, one such moment arrived a few years ago while driving down the highway with his father. “He asked me a weird question,” began the 19-year old center when we spoke recently by phone. “He asked me ‘What would you want on your […]

VIDEO: Goalie Fight with LA Kings prospect JF Berube

We probably should have known it was bound to happen, as Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube used to have UFC champion Georges St-Pierre prominently featured on one of his masks. And while it wasn’t an MMA fight, it did look like a preview for tonight’s WWE Royal Rumble, when a fantastic brawl broke out during […]