LA Kings at Dallas Stars – what to watch for, Penner edition

In a pre-game story that reads much like Tuesday’s script vs. New Jersey, much of the focus for the Kings will be on goaltending and Dustin Penner.
LA comes into the game with a 5-2-1 record and is looking to bounce back from an embarrassing 3-0 loss at home on Tuesday, where coach Terry Murray put [...]

Kings need to be worried about different ice size vs Dallas?

After last night’s game, center Jarret Stoll was ready to turn the page and move forward, saying that’s what a team needs to do after such a listless performance.
Like the game versus New Jersey, the Kings’ have already seen their next two opponents this season.
In the first match-up with Dallas, the game remained scoreless until [...]

New Jersey Devils at LA Kings – what to watch for

LA comes into the game with a 5-1-1 record, including wins in four straight and both of their games at Staples Center this season.
New Jersey is 3-2-1, splitting the two games they’ve played on the road.
Here are some things to watch for tonight…
– Goaltending: The Devils lost future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur when these [...]

Stars at LA Kings, what to watch for – with Ethan Moreau

The Dallas Stars weren’t expected to challenge for the Pacific Division title this year, if even a playoff spot (we had them slotted 9th overall in the West). However, they’re one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, as they’re off to a 6-1-0 start.
“It’s not really that surprising,” said Kings forward [...]

Kevin Westgarth – itching for his first scrap of the season?

Kevin Westgarth (photo: M. Zampelli)

You really have to hand it to Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes. He’s taken a fourth line, limited minutes role and turned into something special.
He’s a guy who’s scored four goals in 108 NHL games. Yet, he picked up more votes than captain Shane Doan for last year’s [...]

Blues at LA Kings – what to watch for II with Johnson, Greene

Earlier today we heard from Jarret Stoll, Anze Kopitar and coach Terry Murray – who offered their thoughts on the keys to tonight’s LA Kings vs St, Louis Blues match-up.
While Stoll spoke of needing to play ‘pissed off’ about the fact the Blues defeated the Kings in all four games last season, Murray and Kopitar [...]

Blues at LA Kings – a ‘pissed off’ Stoll on what to watch for

If you needed an exhibit to submit in court demonstrating the Kings’ struggles on offense last year, the four-game series vs. the Blues would more than suffice.
In their last three match-ups, LA managed a combined total of two goals. And over the four-game season series they were outscored 15-6, losing all four games.
Jonathan Quick, [...]

LA players on Simmonds, Flyers, possible scrap for Clifford

Will Simmonds fight Clifford? (photo: C. Ikiri)

There’s no denying Wayne Simmonds was a fan favorite in Los Angeles.
Almost from the moment he made the Kings as an 20-year old forward out of the Ontario Hockey League, people loved his hustle.
Simmonds went on to play 240 games and score 39 goals with the team. Then, [...]

Morning Skate: Wayne Simmonds talks LA Kings vs Flyers

Following the morning skate in Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds spoke about facing the Kings later tonight, his linemate Danny Briere and being on the Flyers’ second power play unit with Jaromir Jagr and Claude Giroux.

If you missed it, Ian Laperriere was on MayorsManor earlier today to talk about the game tonight. He shared thoughts on [...]

LA Kings at New Jersey Devils – three things to watch for

Tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and new Jersey Devils will feature a pair of homecomings and a season debut.
The two clubs last met on October 30, 2010 in LA and the Kings were victorious 3-1, led by goals from Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll.
Here are three things to watch for on each side [...]