Dustin Brown explains why his hit totals are down 24%

Dustin Brown, LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Over the last few years, there are certain things you can count on when watching an LA Kings game. Such as – Anze Kopitar will pick up a point, Jarret Stoll will win a bunch of faceoffs, Matt Greene will block some shots…and Dustin Brown will deliver a [...]

Kings vs Blackhawks pregame primer – a few fun facts

Before we get into the fun of hearing from a trio of Kings defensemen regarding tonight’s match-up with the Blackhawks, let’s first run through a few quick notes and stats…
– For Simon Gagne and Mike Richards, today’s game may be a little more personal than it is for other members of the Kings. It [...]

Moreau – ‘You can’t give the referee an option on that play’

Moreau, LA Kings practice (photo: D. Sheehan)

Grit, sandpaper, character…
Those are just a few of the words that were used to describe winger Ethan Moreau when he signed a free agent contract with the Kings late this past summer.
The veteran forward was thought to be somebody who could come in, be a physical presence, chip in [...]

10 Tidbits on the Kings come from ahead loss in Dallas

It’s time to close the book on what was a more than disappointing game for the Kings last night in Dallas.  Leading 2-1 with less than three minutes to go, Ethan Moreau took a slashing penalty. Near the end of his time in the box, Jamie Benn scored to even things up. Then, [...]

Stoll on the Stars, skill, stats and snapping them back

Last hour we heard from Drew Doughty, who shared some thoughts about the Kings match-up tonight with the Dallas Stars.
Now, we turn to some comments from Jarret Stoll…
“We know they’re a good team,” said LA’s third line center. “They have a lot of skill and a lot of guys that can hurt you. You [...]

Westgarth goes from ‘stewing in his juices’ into the line-up

Westgarth remains positive (photo: M. Zampelli)

By all accounts, Kevin Westgarth had a great summer. He married his longtime girlfriend and signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings.
Things haven’t been so good since though.
Coming off a season where he played 56 games, roughly two-thirds of the regular season games, he’s only seen action in [...]

Coach Murray on shots – ‘That’s how you score you goals’

If you thought the Kings looked like a different team against Detroit than the group who played Anaheim and Minnesota in the previous three games, Murray would agree with you.
“That was the one thing that maybe disappointed me as much as anything in the game, is that we were not skating anywhere near the way [...]

Murray on Doughty – ‘It’s important that we find the answer’

Last season, Drew Doughty scored one goal over the final 20 regular season games.
And he hasn’t exactly lit up the scoreboard so far this year, recording only two goals through the first 20 games of the new campaign.
Just a few weeks ago, coach Terry Murray talked about being patient with his young defenseman, thinking perhaps [...]

POLL: LA Kings Player of the Month – October 2011

Through the first month of the season, and a total of 11 games played, the Kings have compiled a 6-3-2. They sit second in the Pacific Division and fourth in the Western Conference standings. They’ve also allowed the second fewest goals (22), as only Edmonton is better (letting in just 18).
Taking a look [...]

Where has the shot mentality been in the third period?

Last season, the Kings had a pretty balanced attack when it came to shots taken by period. Over the course of the full 82-game regular season, LA posted 2329 shots in regulation – with 33% coming in the first period, 35% in the second and 32% in the third.
Through seven games this season, the [...]