Contest: First Goal – NHL playoff games 4/15/2012

As announced yesterday, we’ve taken the MayorsManor First Goal Contest to a whole new level. By simply picking a few players, you could win a jersey or stick signed by the entire LA Kings team!
This edition of the First Goal Game will run through the remainder of the NHL Playoffs. Each morning we’ll post the games scheduled for that particular day. [...]

MayorsManor LIVE show – NHL Playoff Preview

Free replay of the MayorsManor LIVE show from Tuesday, April 10.  We had a plethora of guests to help us look at all the playoff match-ups in the Western Conference. Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period  joined me as co-host for another night of hockey talk galore. The show featured…
- Daryl Evans previews the Kings-Canucks series [...]

VIDEO: Quick beats Howard, gets interviewed by Lundqvist

Jonathan Quick is the Kings’ lone representative at this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game – and the team’s first goalie to receive such an honor in thirty years. As part of tonight’s Skills Competition, Quick first participated in the ‘fastest skater’ challenge, opposing Jimmy Howard from the Detroit Red Wings. Take a look…

Here are some other [...]

Quotes from Red Wings locker room after def. LA Kings 4-1

Already posted on the homepage are quotes from Matt Greene and LA Kings coach Terry Murray.
Now, we head over to the Detroit locker room for comments following their 4-1 win over the Kings at Staples Center this afternoon…
Head coach Mike Babcock on the overall game – “I thought we played good. The story of our [...]

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 [...]

Matt Greene – ‘We played right into their game’

In the Kings 4-1 loss to the Red Wings this afternoon, defenseman Matt Greene played 13:42, took one shot and had three hits. He was also a plus-1.
After things wrapped up, he spoke to the media…
On the overall game – “They capitalized on turnovers and we didn’t. When you play these guys there are shifts [...]

Detroit Red Wings at LA Kings – five things to know

When the Red Wings arrive at Staples Center this afternoon, it will be the first time they see the Kings this season.
- Over the last six games between the two teams, LA has gone 5-1-0.
- The Kings are 6-1-0 with Slava Voynov in the line-up. Yes, they are also 2-0 with Andrei Loktionov too.
- Detroit’s [...]

NHL 2011-12 season predictions – timing is everything

Predictions – everybody loves them and if you’re correct about half the time, you’re doing pretty well.
Two years ago I had the Los Angeles Kings finishing sixth in the Western Conference. Nailed it.
Last season, I slotted the Kings at fourth during my NHL season preview article. That’s certainly where they should have finished, [...]

POLL: Loudest Kings Game Ever at Staples Center?

Following up on the Mercury News article from yesterday (and my rebuttal available here), what is the loudest Kings game ever at Staples Center?
Beginning Wednesday morning, I’m confident the answer will be ‘Game Three vs. San Jose, 2011 Playoffs.’
Until then though, which of the following games would you say was the loudest?

Poll closes at 6pm PST [...]

Two Goals, Two Points and Two Wins in Detroit

“We came out of the gates a little slow” – Anze Kopitar on the Kings getting just three shots on goal in the first period.
Post-game news and notes from LA’s 2-1 win…
* With their second win in Detroit this season the Kings finished the season series 3-1-0 vs. the Red Wings. There wasn’t any pattern [...]