Puck Probability: Odds for Islanders at Kings, November 6

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Home sweet home is likely what Kings players and fans are thinking – or at least secretly hoping. After a road trip that was pretty ugly through the first four games, Darryl Sutter’s team managed to salvage a win in Dallas on Tuesday night to end things on a high note. Now, the Islanders – [...]

Things You May Not Know: Islanders-Kings Edition

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Thursday night the New York Islanders, once loosely considered rivals of the Kings (many decades ago, after the teams made some high profile trades, namely the one for Butch Goring), will make their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. As usual, we have a few pre-game tidbits to pass along. Study up, as [...]

Jamie McBain has tryout with Monarchs, Kings next?

McBain Monarchs by Blake Gumprecht

When NHL training camps started back in September, Jamie McBain joined the Arizona Coyotes on a professional tryout after having spent the previous season with the fledgling Buffalo Sabres. Just a few years prior, he was a hotshot offensive-defenseman prospect who enjoyed a 30 point, eight goal campaign as a rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes. Cut [...]

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Stars Edition

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Later tonight, the Kings will faceoff with their former Pacific Division foes, the Dallas Stars. Since the recent NHL realignment, the Stars have new jerseys and occupy space in the Central Division. They’re also one of the trendy playoff picks this season. Before the puck drops we have a few tidbits that will make you [...]

AHL: Shore, Weal score in Monarchs 3-1 win

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On Friday, Manchester suffered a 4-0 defeat to the hands of the Hershey Bears. While the team wasn’t as sharp as they’d like to be, they followed it up with a dominant performance versus division rival St. John’s. When Hershey rolled back in town for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the Monarchs were hungry for revenge [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Hurricanes , November 2

Staal Canes

They say you never forget your first, and with the Kings visiting Carolina today, that probably means two different things for a trio of players. Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene don’t have the best memories playing against the Hurricanes. Then with the Oilers, they lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the squad [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Red Wings, October 31

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After giving Martin Jones the start in net last night in Pittsburgh, Kings coach Darryl Sutter is expected to go back to his ace, Jonathan Quick, against Detroit. The former Conn Smythe winner is just 3-7-1 in 11 career games played at Joe Louis Arena and will also be looking to get his first road [...]

Blake and Murray on MM rankings and Kings top prospects

Zykkov Kings by Zampelli

As we try to do every year after posting the MayorsManor rankings of the top 10 prospects in the Kings organization, we attempt to loop back with several people in Dean Lombardi’s inner circle for some additional feedback on a few of the key players mentioned.
Last week, Kings assistant GM Rob Blake talked at length [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Flyers, October 28

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It’s the game that everybody on both sides – from players to fans to management – circles on their calendars when the NHL schedule comes out, Kings vs. Flyers. Building on the in-depth preview posted earlier, we’re back with some all new tidbits related to tonight’s action. Per the norm, we’ll provide notes on a [...]

Things You May Not Know: Flyers-Kings edition

Carter Harvick

Anze Kopitar was aboard the Kings morning flight to Philadelphia, but it remains to be seen if he will play on Tuesday night vs. the Flyers. Until then, we have a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to the person next to you – regardless of if that’s in the stands, [...]