CBJ at LA: Pre-game comments from Kopitar, Richards, Penner, etc.

When Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter gave a major shake-up to the team’s lines last weekend there were some odd pairings on paper. However, the results worked out fine, perhaps even better than expected. LA played a solid game in Detroit on Sunday and then picked up a dominating win in St. Louis on Monday.
Here’s some [...]

VIDEO: Jack Johnson previews his first game back at Staples Center

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson previews tonight’s game vs. the LA Kings…

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Friday morning notes – Kings’ starting goalie, gameday notes, etc.

The Kings held an optional morning skate today in advance of their match-up with the Blue Jackets tonight at Staples Center. Here here are some brief pre-game notes…
– Earlier in the week, coach Darryl Sutter said he hadn’t thought about which goaltender would start vs. Columbus – while complementing  Jonathan Bernier and noting he needed more from Jonathan Quick.  Now, it looks like the verdict [...]

Word Association: Five on Four, Kings vs Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets word association

As part of our preview for tonight’s Kings v Blue Jackets game we played Word Association with five Los Angeles players, asking them to react to the names of four Columbus players. Like usual, these were all done one-on-one, so no player heard what the other guy said – which is interesting when you compare their answers…
Rob [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Blue Jackets at Kings preview with Aaron Portzline

Blue Jackets podcast

There’s no reason to try and over-hype a Blue Jackets v Kings tilt as a big rivalry game – after all, they don’t play in the same division, nor have they ever met in the playoffs.  Yet, at the very least there’s some bitterness developing on both sides.
Columbus continues their fight for respect in the NHL. And despite Jack Johnson [...]

Dubinsky fined, not suspended, for hit on Scuderi

Following a supplementary discipline hearing this morning, the NHL has announced that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has been fined $10,000 – the maximum allowed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The hearing took place by phone, where Dubinsky was given an opportunity to explain this hit on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi:

At the time, Dubinsky was [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 8 Feedback – Kings at Blue Jackets

Scuderi eye 02-05-2013

It’s time for more input from the readers.
Following Tuesday night’s game in Columbus, we asked people to complete the following:
“The most memorable moment from last night’s 4-2 LA Kings win vs CBJ was _______” (FILL IN THE BLANK)
After pouring over all the feedback provided by MayorsManor readers on twitter and facebook, here are the ten [...]

WATCH: Dubinsky elbows Scuderi, Richards punches him back

If you thought Mike Richards would have more fights than goals after eight games this season, congratulations – you’re a winner.
Here’s video from a series of plays that took place in the second period of tonight’s Kings at Blue Jackets game. Brandon Dubinsky of Columbus throws a hit on LA’s Rob Scuderi and then Richards [...]

VIDEO: Jack Johnson pre-game interview

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 8 – Kings at Blue Jackets

Think fast – who leads the Kings in points right now? Anze Kopitar? Dustin Brown? Jeff Carter maybe? No, no and no.
It’s still Kyle Clifford with five points (one goal, four assists).  However, this is the First Goal Contest, so you may want to look in a different direction.
Brown has been heating up lately, scoring [...]