LA Kings coach Terry Murray is NOT happy w/ Scott Parse

Dean Lombardi had overwhelming praise for the fact that Justin Williams even returned to play in the post-season, let alone how well he performed in game one. The Kings GM said ‘a lot of guys’ wouldn’t have played and risked further injury (at this stage of their career), opting instead to shut it down and […]

Coach Terry Murray on Jonathan – Quick vs. Bernier

Jonathan Bernier.  How many times have Kings fans heard ‘He’s the goalie of the future’?
Yet, Jonathan Quick has owned the crease the last two seasons.
He should have been voted to the NHL All-Star Game this year, he wasn’t. And he was one of the team’s best players all year long.
Still, the questions keep coming. Before […]

POLL: Who was the Los Angeles Kings 2011 Playoff MVP?

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Sneak Peek of Tonight’s LA Kings Intro Video

This will play inside Staples Center before the start of the game…

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Ryan Smyth is playing ‘off the stat sheets’

Ryan Smyth has done just about everything the Kings have ever asked of him.
He’s mentored the younger players, led by example, played on various lines with multiple partners, scored goals, etc.
Through it all, he’s been pretty consistent – except for one thing.
This season, he played in all 82 regular season games – the first time he’s […]

Scott Parse – health update and plan for tonight

Prior to Saturday night’s contest versus the Sharks, Kings’ forward Scott Parse hadn’t participated in a real game since November – also in San Jose.
Although he came away pointless in his return to game action over the weekend, that’s just fine.
The Kings still won and according to coach Terry Murray, his surgically repaired hip wasn’t […]

More history – of the 25th kind – to be made today?

Some of the best creations to ever come out of the NHL’s Marketing Department are the ‘History Will Be Made’ commercials.
In about 30 second intervals they capture the greatest moments in hockey by simply using clips from a game, some music and a thought provoking question.
Even though the Kings are still searching for their first […]

Kings vs Sharks – Game Five Playoff Photos

Earlier in the series Jon from sharkspage.com – the Bay Area’s longest running hockey blog – was kind enough to pass over some photos from games one and two between the Kings and Sharks (linked here: game one and game two).
Below are some shots he took during game five on Saturday night, featuring: Drew Doughty, Jack […]

Doughty says Kings will ‘do anything to win’ game five

Doughty cleared out in Game 2

Over the last 36 hours, much has been about Drew Doughty‘s exchange with Scott Nichol in game four – which led to a power play goal for the Sharks.
Yet, that wasn’t the only target of Doughty’s verbal assault on Thursday night. He also spent plenty of time in the face […]

Alec Martinez is looking to stay on his feet in game five

Early in game four the Kings saw Dustin Brown and Matt Greene sitting in the penalty box together, giving the Sharks a two-man advantage and a good chance for some first period momentum.
While San Jose failed to score before things returned to 5-on-5 play, they did plenty of it later – posting three goals in […]