Linden Vey checks in on way out of town

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Prior to leaving town, Canucks rookie Linden Vey made sure to stop by for a quick chat, so we could catch up. As most know, he was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Then, after winning the WHL scoring title in 2011, he went on to become [...]

In the Room: Kings and Canucks talk 5-1 LA win

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Following the Kings 5-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the 60 minute effort:
“I think the penalty kill in the first period was the difference in the game. There was a 5-on-4 and 5-on-3 [...]

AHL: Shore shines in Monarchs victory

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After a season in which they finished first in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs have been off to a roller coaster start to their 2014-15 campaign. Friday, the team registered 44 shots and still struggled to create offense. With the Springfield Falcons in town on Saturday, the up and down ride continued, as Manchester [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Canucks at Kings, November 8

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From Drew Doughty to Justin Williams, and throughout the Kings lineup, there used to be a tremendous amount of hate for the Vancouver Canucks – and the player’s didn’t hide it. Now, with two Stanley Cups under their belt and without Max Lapierre and his horrible chirping efforts gone from B.C., we’re not so sure the [...]

AHL: Miller, Dowd tally goals in Monarchs 3-2 loss

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Last weekend, Manchester Monarchs head coach Mike Stothers was unhappy with his team’s inability to get shots on net. On Friday, his team managed to put 44 pucks on net, and yet only came away with two goals, as his team lost to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, led by former Kings coach Terry Murray.
Evidence of [...]

In the Room: Kings and Islanders talk NY’s 2-1 win

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Following the Islanders 2-1 shootout victory over the host LA Kings on Thursday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We held a top team to one goal and we would have liked to score one more… I think we had [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Islanders at Kings, November 6

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Home sweet home is likely what Kings players and fans are thinking – or at least secretly hoping. After a road trip that was pretty ugly through the first four games, Darryl Sutter’s team managed to salvage a win in Dallas on Tuesday night to end things on a high note. Now, the Islanders – [...]

Jordan Weal on Blocked Call-up to the Kings

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Not every prospect gets their chance to show what they’re made of at the NHL level. Those who are lucky enough to work their way onto a big league roster often hold their fate in their own hands. Play well enough and you stay in the league, living out your dream at the highest level possible. [...]

In the Room: Kings and Stars talk 3-1 LA win

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Following the Kings first road win of the year, a 3-1 victory over the host Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on getting a win to end the road trip:
“Yeah, it was a good win. It’s too bad [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Stars, November 4

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If you’re a Kings fan, we already know what you’re thinking – will the team ever win on the road again? And if you’re a Stars fan, you’re probably just wondering if they can beat Los Angeles in Dallas for the third straight time. For Los Angeles, they arrive in Big D as a bit [...]