Kings prospect Jeff Zatkoff makes life on the edge work

Just when you think you know the answer to the Kings goaltending depth, leave it to Jeff Zatkoff to change the question.
Originally selected by the team in the third round of the 2006 NHL Draft, it was starting to seem like he was slipping a bit in the organization’s overall rankings. Obviously, Jonathan’s Quick and [...]

LA prospect Jeff Zatkoff named AHL Goalie of the Month

Jeff Zatkoff has reemerged as the top goalie in Manchester.
For those unfamiliar with the goaltending situation with the Kings top farm team, the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), here’s a quick, watered down version…
Jonathan Bernier was the starting goalie there two years ago. Zatkoff was his understudy and was expected to be the number one guy [...]

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 – [...]

Quotes from Winnipeg locker room after def LA 1-0 in OT

Kings at Jets (photo courtesy of LA Kings)

In their first trip back to the ‘Peg in 15 years, the Kings topped the Jets 31-27 in shots on goal. However, the home team had the edge in hits (28-26), blocked shots (24-12) and the all important scoreboard. It may have taken overtime to do [...]

VIDEO: Daryl Evans previews tonight’s Kings game vs CBJ

Daryl Evans previews tonight’s game in Columbus with Bob McElligott of Blue Jackets TV in the video below. They cover the game in Boston, recent practices, the power play, Drew Doughty, the absence of Ryan Smyth this season, player reaction to Terry Murray’s firing and more.

The Blue Jackets have announced they’ll go with Curtis [...]

Stars def Kings 2-1 – quotes from the Dallas locker room

The Kings had gone 3-0-1 in their last four home games vs. Dallas, but – once again – couldn’t come up with many goals and lost to the Stars 2-1.
After four games played this year, the season series is now tied 2-2.
Here’s what they were saying in the Stars dressing room following the game…
Coach Glen [...]

Wild def Kings 4-2, quotes from the Minnesota locker room

Although the Kings out-shot the Wild 44-24 and out-hit them 46-22, they gave up a season-high four goals (for the third time) and that was too much for an offense that’s unable to score more than two goals right now. Final score 4-2, and here’s what they were saying in the Minnesota locker room [...]

Wild at Kings roster notes, including a first NHL start

Some quick notes on tonight’s game, featuring the Minnesota Wild’s second (and final) trip to Staples Center this season:
– Coach Terry Murray was right yesterday, both Alec Martinez and Willie Mitchell won’t be in the line-up tonight. However, in a reversal from the way things looked 24 hours ago, it’s Martinez who will play. [...]

Quick – ‘You always have to be disciplined no matter what’

Goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 29 of the 32 shots he saw, giving up power play goals to Sami Salo and Andrew Ebbett, plus an even strength goal to Aaron Rome.
Immediately following the game, here’s what he had to say…
On the overall game – “You don’t want to get down one goal, two goals, it doesn’t [...]

Quotes from the Nashville Predators locker room – 11/8/2011

Following Nashville’s 4-3 loss to Los Angeles tonight, here are a few quotes from their head coach Barry Trotz, forward Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist…
COACH BARRY TROTZ:
On overall game – “We weren’t disciplined enough, we took some bad penalties. We battled back, but it wasn’t good enough…I give us some credit, we stayed in [...]