What will Sutter say? Post-game thoughts after Kings def Blues 6-4

Comments from coach Darryl Sutter’s post-game presser, following Kings 6-4 win over the Blues…
– On the last time he was part of a comeback like that: “Oh, I bet I did it in midget or something like that.”
– On where the team found the energy for the third period coming off a game last night: [...]

Bernier likely going again Tuesday, wishes he had shutout Monday

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As expected, there wasn’t much activity at the Kings training facility this morning. After practicing Sunday and playing on Monday night against the Predators, the skate was optional for most players. The usual cast of characters (i.e. non-starts) were present, of course. However, the most interesting tidbit is that it looks like goaltender Jonathan Quick [...]

Back to school for Keaton Ellerby – new friends and homework included

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Defenseman Keaton Ellerby had played nine games this season with the Florida Panthers when the Kings acquired him. Since then, he’s played nine games with his new club and is slowly starting to settle in.
From Dean Lombardi saying his coaching staff needed to give him a foundation, to coach Darryl Sutter reminding everybody Ellerby is still [...]

Fill in the Blank: Gm18 – readers react to Kings 2-1 win over Red Wings

It’s time for more input from the readers.
After coming out of the gates extremely slow on Wednesday night, the Kings trailed 1-0 when a fluky goal somehow made it past Jonathan Bernier – something he was still having trouble explaining after the game. Like they did on Monday against the Ducks though, the home team came out [...]

Jonathan Bernier – ‘Quicky is our number one, I’m not’

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Jonathan Quick did almost enough to beat the Red Wings in Detroit two weeks ago. He stopped 28 of 31 shots and didn’t allow a goal for nearly the last 45 minutes of regulation. But, moments after the Kings won a face off in the final seconds of the third period, the puck slipped between [...]

Anze Kopitar on his half-a-Forsberg goal vs the Red Wings

Post-game comments from Anze Kopitar following the Kings 2-1 win over Detroit…
– On if the Kings stole a win tonight: “It was a little bit of a case of, the game in Detroit, where we out played them and you know, didn’t get the result. Maybe that was the case tonight, but it doesn’t matter [...]

What will Sutter say? Comments after Kings 2-1 win vs Red Wings

Post-game comments from coach Darryl Sutter following the Kings’ 2-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings…
– On stealing this one tonight: “Well we played them twice. We thought we deserved better in Detroit. So maybe it all comes from the hockey God right? We played well in the third, we struggled in the first, [...]

Jonathan Bernier – ‘I swear to God I don’t know’

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If there’s been one constant in Jonathan Bernier’s life over the last few years it’s the fact that nothing has gone as planned. The former first round draft pick debuted in the NHL as a teenager, then found himself stuck in the minor leagues for a while.  After posting ridiculous numbers in the AHL he [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 15 – feedback after Kings 3-1 win vs Flames

It’s time for more input from the readers.
Wednesday night saw the Kings pick up their second 3-1 win in a row – on back-to-back nights in Alberta no less – probably leaving Darryl Sutter to rethink his whole ‘It’s a 3-2 league’ mantra.  Or not.
Jeff Carter continued to show why he’s been the Kings’ best forward [...]

Wednesday morning notes – starting goalies, line-ups and links

Tonight the Kings are in Calgary for the final stop on a three-game road trip. The action begins at 7pm PST, but to help get your primed and ready to go, here’s some key preview info…
– Jonathan Bernier was the first goalie off the ice at this morning’s pre-game skate. So, he looks to be [...]