LA Kings at Dallas Stars – what to watch for, Penner edition

In a pre-game story that reads much like Tuesday’s script vs. New Jersey, much of the focus for the Kings will be on goaltending and Dustin Penner.
LA comes into the game with a 5-2-1 record and is looking to bounce back from an embarrassing 3-0 loss at home on Tuesday, where coach Terry Murray put […]

Terry Murray’s quotes on Bernier from post-game presser

Following tonight’s 3-0 loss to the Devils, Kings coach Terry Murray said the following in his post-game presser…
(Overall game recap): “Tonight is about turnovers. All three goals that New Jersey scored ended up being plays that we had possession of the puck and we just don’t execute and then they come right back at us […]

New Jersey Devils at LA Kings – what to watch for

LA comes into the game with a 5-1-1 record, including wins in four straight and both of their games at Staples Center this season.
New Jersey is 3-2-1, splitting the two games they’ve played on the road.
Here are some things to watch for tonight…
– Goaltending: The Devils lost future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur when these […]

POLL: Did coach Murray make the right call on Bernier?

The lively debate continues among LA Kings fans – who should start in goal?
Coming into this season, coach Terry Murray said he would ride the ‘hot hand,’ rather than follow a penciled in schedule. Which is part of the reason today’s announcement caught some people off guard, Jonathan Bernier will be in goal Tuesday […]

POLL: Quick or Bernier vs. New Jersey and Philadelphia?

The impending goaltending battle in Los Angeles has been well documented.
It’s supposedly been imminent for over a year now.
However, last season could be best summed up like this…
Jonathan Bernier entered the year with high hopes, came out of the gates slow, admitted that he didn’t feel comfortable in the crease until after Christmas and then […]

Sneak Peek – a look at goalie JF Berube’s new mask design

If you’re a loyal reader of MayorsManor, you know all about the man known as ‘Hollywood.’
JF Berube was drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Since then, he’s gone on to become one of the top goalies in the QMJHL.
Here are some details on his new mask.
As shown […]

Who’s that goalie? – new favorite game of Kings’ Rich Clune

Jones and Zatkoff (photo: S. Slingsby)

Some guys like to kick the soccer ball around before a game. Others like to rock out to their ipod. Some like it loud, some like it quiet. Hockey players have are all sorts of pre-game rituals.
For Kings prospect Rich Clune, apparently checking the line-up isn’t one […]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from JF Berube

Hollywood is headed to Los Angeles.
Goaltender JF Berube – nicknamed Hollywood – finished his junior season as one of the top goaltenders in the Quebec league (QMJHL). After playing in 50 regular season games he had a 2.60 goals-against-average (fourth best in the league), a .902 save percentage (sixth best), 32 wins (second best) […]

LA Kings Draft Update: Round two – goalie Chris Gibson

In a little bit of a surprise move – or what some might call a Dean Lombardi draft day special – the Kings selected a goaltender with their first pick (#49 overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.
LA traded away their first round selection in the Dustin Penner deal earlier this year. So, the team […]

Jack and USA done, Bernier ready for Ovechkin tomorrow

Johnson and Jagr at IIHF quarterfinalsPhoto by Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF

Out of the sixteen countries to play in the main pool at last year’s IIHF World Championships the United States finished 13th – ahead of only France, Italy and Kazakhstan.
They’ll finish five slots higher this year, but there isn’t much to celebrate. After advancing to the elite-8, they […]