Coach Murray on shots – ‘That’s how you score you goals’

If you thought the Kings looked like a different team against Detroit than the group who played Anaheim and Minnesota in the previous three games, Murray would agree with you.
“That was the one thing that maybe disappointed me as much as anything in the game, is that we were not skating anywhere near the way [...]

Murray on Doughty – ‘It’s important that we find the answer’

Last season, Drew Doughty scored one goal over the final 20 regular season games.
And he hasn’t exactly lit up the scoreboard so far this year, recording only two goals through the first 20 games of the new campaign.
Just a few weeks ago, coach Terry Murray talked about being patient with his young defenseman, thinking perhaps [...]

Loktionov to center, Stoll to wing – only temporary moves

Sunday was a day off for the Kings.
It also gave coach Terry Murray a chance to wash out the blender, dry it off and return it to the shelf from which he removed it on Saturday afternoon.
With the Kings struggling to generate offense against the Red Wings, he moved some of his players around – [...]

Quick quotes from Kings coach Terry Murray after 4-1 loss

I’ll have more Terry Murray quotes from his post game presser up later.
Here are some key highlights though…
On Anze Kopitar’s first career penalty shot – “It was a critical time, but I would answer today that it was a small part of it—the missed opportunity there to score.”
On the overall game – “Things turned after [...]

Coach Murray says ‘Frustration is good’ after Kings 2-1 win

Although the Kings put up 17 shots in the first period – a season high – and outshot the Ducks 37-24, it still took a shootout to decide tonight’s game.
After the Kings 2-1 win, thanks to shootuout goals from Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams, here’s what coach Terry Murray had to say…
- On the overall [...]

Murray not impressed with Loktionov so far, chance is now

Loktionov in preseason (photo: M. Zampelli)

Along with his comments about Slava Voynov and the new defensive pairings (posted in earlier articles last hour), Kings coach Terry Murray had plenty to say about the ‘other’ Russian who’s now in town, forward Andrei Loktionov.
For the second day in a row, Murray had the 2008 NHL draft pick [...]

Murray gives major props to Martinez, talks Voynov’s return

As noted in the post last hour, after Kings practice today coach Terry Murray discussed he defensive pairings he’ll be using tomorrow night against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
With Slava Voynov back in LA, to replace the injured Alec Martinez, things were mixed up a bit – as Voynov will be partnered with Willie Mitchell, Drew [...]

Kings coach Murray ‘Jack and Doughty are coming of age’

One of the more newsworthy items coming out of Kings practice this morning was coach Terry Murray revealing how he’ll use the just-called-up Slava Voynov.
With Alec Martinez going on the injured reserve list yesterday, it allowed the Russian blueliner to return to Los Angeles.
Murray said he’ll be pairing Voynov with Willie Mitchell, moving Drew Doughty [...]

The Russians are invading LA – are you prepared?

The Kings will have have a new injection of Eastern European blood when they take the ice on Wednesday night against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
Two of LA’s top prospects were recalled today – forward Andrei Loktionov and defenseman Slava Voynov. Both were born in Russia and drafted by the Kings in the 2008 NHL [...]

LA Kings def Wild 5-2 – postgame locker room comments

After the Kings defeated the Wild 5-2 in front of another sell out crowd at Staples Center on Saturday night, here was some of the reaction coming from both locker rooms…
- Dustin Brown on the overall game: “The last four periods is a tell tale sign of how we need to play with the [...]