Only three guys on the outside looking in, plus Drewiske traded

One of the many things that helped the Kings during last year’s playoff run was their balanced scoring, with nightly contributions coming from up and down the line-up. In fact, 17 different players contributed a goal during their 20-game run to capturing the Stanley Cup.
After a disappointing end to their homestand last week – where they were [...]

Lombardi on what he’s seen from Doughty, Voynov and the young D

Guess what?  There’s even more from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi.  In the following riff he talks about the team’s young defense – starting with the play of Keaton Ellerby and then moving on to Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov and other guys manning the blueline…
“As a collective unit it’s the youngest in the league. [...]

Keaton Ellerby is trying to catch up, hasn’t received all the memos yet

Being traded is nothing new to Keaton Ellerby. For his 19th birthday the Kamloops Blazers – his junior team since entering the WHL – dealt him 700 miles away to the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Things were a little different last Friday though when his home address shifted all the way across the U.S., going from Florida to [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 11 feedback – Kings at Blues

It’s time for more input from the readers.
Following what may have been their best game of the year on Sunday in Detroit, the Kings rolled into St. Louis on Monday and stomped a mudhole in the Blues.  Things went so bad for the home team, their captain called out his teammates before the night was [...]

Maybe this is baseball – Joe Buck calls Kings v Blues game

Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter likes to say ‘this isn’t baseball’ when the media presses him for starting goalie information – referring to MLB teams naming their pitching rotation before a series. However, maybe hockey is a little like baseball.  At least it was earlier tonight.
During the second period, longtime St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play man Joe [...]

Full goal clips – highlights from Kings 4-1 win in STL

Video highlights from the LA Kings 4-1 victory in St. Louis…
Jeff Carter opens the scoring at 8:31 of the first period:

It’s that Carter guy again in the second period:

Defenseman Davis Drewiske picked up his first goal of the season later that same period:

With Dwight King in the penalty box, Alex Steen scored up a power [...]

Matt Greene lacks ‘skills to thrive in the outside world’

Sunday’s game vs the Red Wings would usually mark one of the high points in a regular season for Kings’ defenseman Matt Greene. He grew up in Grand Ledge, about 90 minutes west of Detroit and also spent time with the U.S. National Development Program (based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan) prior to being drafted [...]

10 Tidbits from Sutter – ‘I’m not a doctor, a psychologist or a therapist’

Following the Kings 30 minute pre-game skate at their training facility in El Segundo, coach Darryl Sutter shared some wisdom and dropped some straight facts on us this morning…
1. On if he’ll use the same line-up tonight as he did in the last game – “You’ll need to get there for the song.” [note: He [...]

Kings at Coyotes – full Darryl Sutter post-game quotes

On Jake Muzzin’s first NHL goal: “I didn’t know it was his first goal NHL goal until after he scored it. But, he hit the net, you know? We talked about that yesterday; the importance of defensemen hitting the net.”
On Drew Doughty’s play of late: “I think our defense is solid. They played good all [...]

Exclusive photos from NHLPA charity game – Kings, Ducks, etc

Hopefully you were following on twitter Friday night when we passed along tons of news and notes live from the charity hockey game that took place at the Kings training facility in El Segundo. On the ice were members of the Ducks, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Stars – plus Stanley Cup champions Jeff Carter, Kyle [...]