Jeff Carter on his goal streak and Trevor Lewis the points machine

Post-game quotes from Jeff Carter following the Kings 4-1 win over the Avalanche on Saturday…
- On his scoring streak: “We’re playing well as a line, winning a lot of puck battles lately. Richie is doing a great job of finding me. Lewy’s doing a great job of getting on pucks on the forecheck and turning [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 16 – Avs at Kings

It’s a day game today for the Kings. Who’s up and ready for it?
We’re giving you another chance at a cool prize – if you’re a good guesser.
Jeff Carter continues to be the team’s most consistent goal scorer and it looks as though Mike Richards may be heating up a bit too.  Of course, Anze Kopitar [...]

What will Sutter say? Comments from practice – Friday, Feb 22

After taking yesterday off, the Kings returned to the ice at their practice facility in El Segundo earlier this morning. Following a 45-minute on-ice session and then a meeting with the team, coach Darryl Sutter shared the following with the gathered media…
- On if he’s encouraged by the defense in the last two games: “It’s [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 15 – feedback after Kings 3-1 win vs Flames

It’s time for more input from the readers.
Wednesday night saw the Kings pick up their second 3-1 win in a row - on back-to-back nights in Alberta no less – probably leaving Darryl Sutter to rethink his whole ‘It’s a 3-2 league’ mantra.  Or not.
Jeff Carter continued to show why he’s been the Kings’ best forward [...]

Word Association: Kopitar, Lewis and Penner vs the Flames

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The Saddledome in Calgary certainly has not been a kind building to the Kings over the last decade. In fact, at one point, the Kings had lost ten straight games there. However, a 4-3 shootout win in February 2011 started a streak of three straight wins. Can they make it four tonight?
To help set the [...]

Carter, Doughty and Lewis on the Kings 3-1 win in Edmonton

Some quick reaction from the Kings locker room following their 3-1 vs the Oilers on Tuesday night in Edmonton…
- Drew Doughty on the overall game: “I thought we played a good, full 60 minutes tonight and that’s something we’ve been struggling with all year. If we come out hard in that first 20 and build [...]

Penner and Lewis still searching for more confidence

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Trevor Lewis is a former first round draft pick. And NHL General Managers usually don’t use their top selection on a forward who is going to play a largely defensive role.  Guys going that early in the draft are typically snipers.
Like many young prospects though, Lewis just wanted to play in the big leagues.  So, he had no problem with [...]

Word Association: Kopitar, Lewis, Penner vs the Oilers

Word Association - Edmonton Oilers Kings

Last season the Kings went 2-1-1 vs. the Oilers, but that seems like such a long time ago. The more recent memory is of the Kings game in Edmonton just a few weeks ago – where there was some crazy officiating all night long and they eventually lost when Sam Gagner scored in overtime. However, the most lasting image [...]

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 [...]

Dean Lombardi impressed with a pair of former ECHL players

Clifford Kings Jan 2013 by Ikiri

During every off-season of Dean Lombardi‘s tenure as General Manager in Los Angeles he’s been asked about possible free agents and trades that might be available to improve the Kings. Within his replies he was usually quick to point out that although he’d explore both those avenues, there was another far-more-important factor at play.
Lombardi repeatedly preached the [...]