MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 36 – Kings at Coyotes

Ah yes, a little Kings-Coyotes action to stoke the fires of a rivalry already full of hatred and animosity.  What more can you ask for on a Tuesday night?
After their last meeting in Los Angeles just two weeks ago, defenseman Drew Doughty told MayorsManor the Coyotes whine nearly as much as the Canucks.
That’s a pretty bold statement, [...]

Bernier talks lucky seven and growing rivalry with Coyotes

Jonathan Bernier‘s stats are starting to enter some rarefied air. After a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Tuesday night he’s improved his record to 7-0 in games he’s started this season.
During that stretch his goal against average is just 1.63 and his overall GAA of 1.94 is fourth best in the NHL.
It wasn’t an [...]

Comments from Doan and Coyotes locker room after latest loss in LA

Following the Coyotes 3-2 loss to the Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday night, here’s what they were saying over in the Phoenix locker room…
- Shane Doan (who scored two goals, and also led all players in the game with 11 shots on goal and 13 hits) on the overall game: “Obviously everybody in this [...]

Doughty thinks Coyotes whine nearly as much as Canucks

Tuesday was an eventful evening for defenseman Drew Doughty. Not only was he taking on the Coyotes for the second time in two nights, he finally erased the zero in his personal goal column. After 28 games of telling people he wasn’t that worried about it, the truth came out – his goal in the [...]

Bissonnette’s views on Kyle Clifford aren’t so nasty anymore

One of the beautiful things about two teams playing in the same division is the history that organically develops over time. While the final scores from dozens of games help build the rivalry, it’s usually specific moments and incidents that have a greater influence on shaping the ongoing story between said teams.
Like most things with history though, people’s perspective of those [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 29 – Coyotes at Kings, again

The second night of back-to-back games between the Kings and Coyotes at Staples Center also brings an end to our latest contest with Fathead.  So, if you want in, be sure to enter!
After Monday’s 4-0 victory, LA has now taken two of the three games played against Phoenix this season.  It also marked the first shutout [...]

Comments from Coyotes locker room after 4-0 loss to Kings

Prior to Monday’s game, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett and captain Shane Doan talked about the importance of staying out of the penalty box against the Kings. However, they were whistled for seven penalties in the game and two power play goals by the Kings had them down 2-0 and they never fully recovered – as Jonathan [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 28 – Coyotes at Kings

It’s time for the first of back-to-back games between the Kings and Coyotes at Staples Center.
This is the third match-up in their five-game season series.  The first two were played in Phoenix, with each team picking up a victory.  More importantly, the Kings are 10-2-1 on home ice this season and have taken four of the [...]

Shane Doan breaks down a double dose of the LA Kings

Last hour we posted some Word Association with Phoenix captain Shane Doan. In the video below we do a more thorough one-on-one interview – talking about playing the Kings twice this week, turning the page from last year’s playoff series, the ongoing sale of the Coyotes, a new contract for Oliver Ekman-Larsson, keys to tonight’s [...]

Word Association: Doan and Biz Nasty take on the Kings

As noted recently, we’ve tried to mix up the use of our popular Word Association feature, alternating between having LA players talk about the opposition and occasionally going over to the visiting locker room to get their perspective on the Kings.
Following the Coyotes morning skate at Staples Center we connected with two guys at opposite [...]