LA’s Jack Johnson on the ‘creative and unpredictable’ Avs

Earlier today we posted comments from coach Darryl Sutter, who pointed out the Kings have out shot the Avs by a wide margin this season, but have lost both games. Tonight marks game three of the four-game season series.
In sharp contrast to Brad Richardson – who seems to love playing against his former team – [...]

Sutter’s 3-word summation of the Avs – ‘They’re still great’

As the Kings and Avalanche enter tonight, both teams have played 48 games. The somewhat surprising statistic is that Colorado has actually won more of them, 25 to LA’s 23. Most people were expecting the Kings to contend for the Pacific Division crown this year, while Avs coach Joe Sacco was rumored to be on [...]

Trevor Lewis hopes they can ‘find the back of the net soon’

Trevor Lewis (photo: D. Sheehan)

Trevor Lewis has played in all 15 games since coach Darryl Sutter took over on December 22 against the Ducks. That’s a bit of contrast from the 15 games prior, where then-coach Terry Murray only put him in the line-up for six and scratched him for the other nine games.
The former [...]

Penner claiming ‘pancake power’ and other notes from trip

Dustin Penner and pancakegate is turning into one of the longest running story lines of the season. Of course, everybody knows about the open letter he wrote here on MayorsManor (if you don’t, where have you been?). And as the Kings made their way through Western Canada on their most recent road trip, it was [...]

LA Kings coach Sutter opens up on his plans for Bernier

Bernier at practice (photo: David Sheehan)

Goalie Jonathan Bernier has started just eight of the Kings’ 48 games last year. However, it’s not his 3-4-1 record that is holding him back from getting more playing time – it’s starter Jonathan Quick, who is posting such incredible numbers that he’s starting to generate discussions about being a [...]

GM Dean Lombardi compares rebuilds by Oilers and Kings

Several teams around the NHL have gone through painful rebuilds over the last decade, with a few already cashing in and finding success. Pittsburgh is typically the franchise most point to for how to ‘get it right.’ More recently, the Blackhawks have been receiving praise, having won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
Entering the season, many [...]

VIDEO: Dustin Penner interviews his LA Kings teammates

Pennermania continues… Fresh off his recent run of all things pancakes – including his open letter to the fans and media – Dustin Penner is back in a fantastic video put together by the guys at Kings Vision. He interviews his LA Kings teammates on a variety of topics, with references to Tebowing, goaltending, [...]

VIDEO: Inside the Kings locker room after 2-1 loss in EDM

Here’s some video from inside the Kings locker room after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Oilers in Edmonton tonight. As you’ll see, a shirtless Drew Doughty called the team ‘brutal’ for the first two periods, Rob Scuderi said there was a ‘lack of preparation’ to start the game (a common theme the last few [...]

The good, the bad and the something – with Matt Greene

The last few days have been a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly for the LA Kings. After a disappointing loss to the Stars on Thursday – a game the Kings were leading with less than six minutes to go in regulation – they bounced back with a big win in [...]

VIDEO: LA Kings coach Darry Sutter after 4-1 win in Calgary

LA Kings coach Darryl Sutter puts together some great press conferences. Tonight was no different. After the Kings picked up just their second win in Calgary in 12 tries, he addressed the media and dropped in some new Sutterisms – like, ‘It’s a struggle’ (when talking about the Kings playing with a lead), [...]