Things You May Not Know: Blue Jackets-Kings edition

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The formerly known as Western Conference Columbus Blue Jackets, now flying the flag of the NHL’s Eastern Conference, arrive in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon for their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. In advance of the game, we have a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to [...]

Brown on his hit vs Blue Jackets, plus Sutter and the Olympics

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Following the Kings’ final game before the Olympic break, a 2-1 overtime win, captain Dustin Brown had the following to share…
On his hit against Ryan Murray and how the penalty was called:
“I think ultimately they’re going to go the way of the IIHF, where if it looks bad, its a penalty. Whether it’s a good [...]

Reaction from Blue Jackets’ locker room after 2-1 loss in LA

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Following the Blue Jackets 2-1 loss to the Kings on Thursday night, here’s what was being said in the Columbus locker room…
– Coach Todd Richards on the overall game : “There’s big plays that happened throughout the game. The biggest play we turn the puck over, we weren’t working back to position hard enough on [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 44 – Blue Jackets at Kings

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Somehow, the Columbus Blue Jackets often find a way to be part of an LA Kings story.  Last season there was the Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter trade and the famous clock issue at Staples Center.  This season there was the booing of Carter in Columbus.  But, tonight may be just as big – perhaps even bigger [...]

It’s all about Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson

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With the Columbus Blue Jackets in town to face the LA Kings, it’s not that surprising that most of the talk over the last 24 hours has been about Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson. After all, they were the two central pieces in a trade last season that helped change things for both franchises. Columbus received [...]

Lombardi on what’s going on with the Kings’ top prospects

Towards the end of today’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi we were able to go deep on the team’s top prospects…
– On how important it is to get a first round draft pick back this year (Columbus had the option of taking LA’s first round pick in 2012 or 2013 as part of the [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 12 feedback – Kings def Jackets

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It’s time for more input from the readers.
Kyle Clifford showed off some of more of his new offensive flare last night, giving the Kings a 1-0 lead in the second period. Later, Mike Richards added his second goal – and 400th point of his career – and that was all the Kings needed. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 12 – Jackets at Kings

After 11 games played, Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar are tied for the Kings points lead at seven each.  However, Carter’s six goals stand alone in the top of that category.
Both players talked about Carter’s strong start to the season and the brewing competitive rivalry in an article we posted here yesterday.
In his career, Kopitar has scored 13 goals [...]

CBJ at LA: Pre-game comments from Kopitar, Richards, Penner, etc.

When Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter gave a major shake-up to the team’s lines last weekend there were some odd pairings on paper. However, the results worked out fine, perhaps even better than expected. LA played a solid game in Detroit on Sunday and then picked up a dominating win in St. Louis on Monday.
Here’s some [...]

VIDEO: Jack Johnson previews his first game back at Staples Center

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson previews tonight’s game vs. the LA Kings…

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