Sometimes you get lucky.
Back in November 2010, sitting in the locker room in El Segundo, after some otherwise meaningless weekday practice, Kevin Westgarth and I were chatting about his rookie season in the NHL. Down the aisle about five stalls away was the only other player there at the time – Kyle Clifford.
During one of [...]
Sometimes you get lucky.
Although the Senators arrived in LA coming off a loss to the Ducks on Saturday, they hadn’t dropped back to back games in regulation since early November. On the flip side though, they had only beaten the Kings once in LA and that was more than a decade ago.
Oh, and you want another stat? LA [...]
Led by Kyle Clifford’s first Gordie Howe hat trick, the Kings downed the Senators 4-1 tonight and improved their record to 11-1-1 vs. Ottawa. The video below includes some great saves by Jonathan Quick, Trevor Lewis taking a penalty shot – plus goals by Willie Mitchell, Clifford and Jack Johnson.
If you’d like to watch Clifford’s [...]
In the last meeting between the Kings and Senators (on November 22, 2010), Anze Kopitar opened the scoring 10 minutes into the first period. LA eventually lost that game 3-2. It stands as Kopitar’s only goal vs Ottawa in four career games. How have some of his teammates fared?
Dustin Brown – no goals in six [...]
Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson has played 1,100 game in a Senators uniform. Just 18 of those match-ups have been against the LA Kings. So, saying it’s a team he doesn’t know very well is an understatement.
Still, it didn’t take him but more than a few seconds when I asked if he had any memories from [...]
When the Kings last met up with the Ottawa Senators, then-rookie Kevin Westgarth had what Jim Fox described as, ‘his first true heavyweight scrap.’ On the other end of that dance was veteran Chris Neil, who was celebrating his 600th National Hockey League game that night.
Later this evening, Neil will meet the Kings again – this [...]
Colorado’s Giguere and Mueller
In two previous games vs. the Kings this season, the Avalanche were out shot by a wide margin, yet still came away with victories each time. Last night, Colorado out shot LA 31-26 and 16 of the Avs’ 18 skaters registered at least one shot. They also won the game 3-1, with [...]
The Kings had a chance to move into first place in the Pacific Division with a win last night. However, it wasn’t meant to be. In front of the 24th straight home sellout, LA lost nearly every statistical category – including hits, shots, faceoffs and goals. After the 3-1 Colorado win, here’s what they were [...]
Earlier tonight, the Kings lost to the Avalanche for the third time this season. Colorado had goals from Cody McLeod, Peter Mueller and Gabriel Landeskog. Contrary to Jack Johnson’s pre-game prediction, it was Anze Kopitar who scored first for the Kings (and it was also the only time they were able to sneak one past [...]
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 – [...]