Kings locker room – frustration abounds after 3-1 home loss

The Kings had a chance to move into first place in the Pacific Division with a win last night. However, it wasn’t meant to be. In front of the 24th straight home sellout, LA lost nearly every statistical category – including hits, shots, faceoffs and goals. After the 3-1 Colorado win, here’s what they were [...]

VIDEO: Highlights from the Kings 3-1 loss to Avalanche

Earlier tonight, the Kings lost to the Avalanche for the third time this season. Colorado had goals from Cody McLeod, Peter Mueller and Gabriel Landeskog. Contrary to Jack Johnson’s pre-game prediction, it was Anze Kopitar who scored first for the Kings (and it was also the only time they were able to sneak one past [...]

LA’s Jack Johnson on the ‘creative and unpredictable’ Avs

Earlier today we posted comments from coach Darryl Sutter, who pointed out the Kings have out shot the Avs by a wide margin this season, but have lost both games. Tonight marks game three of the four-game season series.
In sharp contrast to Brad Richardson – who seems to love playing against his former team – [...]

Sutter’s 3-word summation of the Avs – ‘They’re still great’

As the Kings and Avalanche enter tonight, both teams have played 48 games. The somewhat surprising statistic is that Colorado has actually won more of them, 25 to LA’s 23. Most people were expecting the Kings to contend for the Pacific Division crown this year, while Avs coach Joe Sacco was rumored to be on [...]

Dustin Brown shaken up on play, sees the doctor twice

Late in the game Monday night vs. Colorado, with LA on a power play, Dustin Brown was hit in the head with a puck right in front of the net. It was a play that may have gone largely unnoticed, except for when the Kings captain went to skate after the puck in the [...]

Quotes from Colorado locker room after 2-1 win vs LA

The Colorado Avalanche trailed the LA Kings in shots 12-5 after the first period. The game was scoreless.  LA was up 1-0 after 40 minutes and led in shots 21-12.
Then, with less than six minutes remaining in the game, Ryan O’Reilly scored to tie it. Nothing happened in overtime. And the Avs’ Milan Hejduk – [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Jarret Stoll postgame comments after 2-1 loss

LA Kings center Jarret Stoll couldn’t deliver one of his patented shootout goals and the Kings fell to the Colorado Avalanche 2-1.
For the night, Stoll had two shots on goal, four hits and one blocked shot in 18:12 of total ice time.
After the game he shared the following comments…
On when he was clipped in the [...]

Mike Richards on missed opportunities

Kings center Mike Richards has quickly picked up on the fact things are tight in the Western Conference.
Last year, the difference between home ice in the first round of the playoffs (Anaheim) and sitting at home watching (Dallas) was four points. FOUR POINTS! That’s only two games.
By contrast, fourth to ninth place was [...]

Because you demanded it (the sequel)…

Thousands of emails have been pouring in today. People are demanding to see the Scott Parse goal from yesterday in Denver.
(not really, but it sounds good)
After all, that’s two goals in three games for #21.
Over the weekend we posted video of his first goal (vs Dallas on Thursday). Here’s the second one – [...]

Kings at Avalanche: pre-game links, rosters and listen live

A few quick links to get you ready for tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche:
* Over the summer, the Avs signed free agent defenseman Shane O’Brien – that’s a name Kings fans may remember from the 2010 NHL playoffs, when he was with the Vancouver Canucks. Kevin Westgarth and [...]