Gasper and Anze still setting people straight on the Kopitar Bros

It’s easy for some to watch the above video clip and begin wondering if there’s another Slovenian Sniper on his way up through the LA Kings system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
First off, Gasper Kopitar is signed to an ECHL-only deal with the Ontario Reign, so he’s not even Kings property. [...]

LA Kings’ Darryl Sutter on coaching his 1000th NHL game

On if he is going to celebrate his 1,000th game as a coach:
“Nah, all that is is a freaking warranty run out. It’s probably like 2,000 to tell you the truth, really when you look at it. They make a big deal of out if because it’s a stat, right? It’s a history stat that [...]

Ducks continue to roll, can’t be touched at home

Another home game, another home win for the Anaheim Ducks.
If it sounds like you’ve heard this story before, you probably have. With their 5-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Friday night, Anaheim pushed their record to 16-0-2 at Honda Center this season.
Ben Lovejoy was a big part of the offense, scoring twice in [...]

Locker Room Quotes: Kings def Sharks 4-1

Kings captain Dustin Brown received a five-minute major penalty for kneeing and was tossed from LA’s game vs. San Jose on Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop Darryl Sutter’s team from another dominate performance against the Sharks on home ice. Goals from snipers Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli helped fuel a 4-1 victory. [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet Radio – looking at the Martin Jones situation

On Wednesday afternoon I was back on Sportsnet 960 in Calgary to help preview the Kings-Leafs game. During the conversation we spent quite a bit of time talking about Martin Jones – about his past, what he’s been doing over the past few weeks with the Kings and speculated on his future once Jonathan [...]

Hickey, Tavares, Getzlaf talk Islanders 5-2 loss to Ducks

Those Anaheim Ducks just keep on rolling, running their home record to 11-0-2 after a 5-2 win over the visiting New York Islanders on Monday night.  Now sitting at 21-7-5 overall (47 points), they’re tied with Chicago for the overall NHL lead. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf extended their points streaks and Jonas Hiller once again [...]

Locker Room Quotes: Kings def Islanders 3-0

Paced by goals from Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, along with a shutout from Martin Jones in net, the Kings stopped the visiting New York Islanders 3-0 on Saturday night. They’ve now allowed two goals or less in 15 straight games (not counting shootout goals), which is a team record.
LA is also 8-2-2 in their [...]

Ducks’ Boudreau talks up the Kings, warming up to Penner

Comments from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau following Anaheim’s morning skate, in advance of hosting the LA Kings later tonight…
On Bryan Allen:
“It’s a game time decision. He’ll take warm up and we’ll see.” [Reporter: So it wasn’t contingent upon whether he skated…] “No. No. We wanted to give it until the last minute, didn’t want to [...]

Coach Speak: Patrick Roy vs Dave Tippett on Avs win in Phx

Late in regulation, Colorado tied their game vs. the Coyotes in Phoenix.  Then, in overtime, Ryan O’Reilly scored the game-winner for the Avalanche.
With the point earned, Phoenix still hasn’t lost at home in regulation.  They now sport a 9-0-2 record.  Meanwhile, Colorado remains the only team to still be undefeated when they score first, running their [...]

Monarchs coach singing the praises of Kings top prospects

On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris was a guest on NHL Network Radio with host Scott Laughlin. During the course of the conversation, Morris had plenty to say about the Kings top prospects, both the players currently with the big club and several of the stars-in-waiting down in the AHL. Here’s a transcript [...]