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. [...]

Things You May Not Know: Islanders-Kings Edition

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Thursday night the New York Islanders, once loosely considered rivals of the Kings (many decades ago, after the teams made some high profile trades, namely the one for Butch Goring), will make their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. As usual, we have a few pre-game tidbits to pass along. Study up, as [...]

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 [...]

Jamie McBain has tryout with Monarchs, Kings next?

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When NHL training camps started back in September, Jamie McBain joined the Arizona Coyotes on a professional tryout after having spent the previous season with the fledgling Buffalo Sabres. Just a few years prior, he was a hotshot offensive-defenseman prospect who enjoyed a 30 point, eight goal campaign as a rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes. Cut [...]

The Mayor on NHL Radio: Pacific Div Recap and Las Vegas

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Enjoy the free replay below of “The Mayor” John Hoven guesting on Top Shelf Radio with Matthew Ross. In the segment that aired earlier today on NHL Network Radio, they discussed the L.A. Kings defense without Slava Voynov, goaltending for the Anaheim Ducks, can the Calgary Flames make the playoffs, what is wrong in Edmonton, [...]

AHL: Shore, Weal score in Monarchs 3-1 win

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On Friday, Manchester suffered a 4-0 defeat to the hands of the Hershey Bears. While the team wasn’t as sharp as they’d like to be, they followed it up with a dominant performance versus division rival St. John’s. When Hershey rolled back in town for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the Monarchs were hungry for revenge [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Hurricanes , November 2

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They say you never forget your first, and with the Kings visiting Carolina today, that probably means two different things for a trio of players. Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene don’t have the best memories playing against the Hurricanes. Then with the Oilers, they lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the squad [...]

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Hurricanes Edition

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After all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Kings-Flyers tilt earlier on this road trip, now Justin Williams gets to visit one of his other former teams, the Carolina Hurricanes – where he won a Stanley Cup in 2006. For the rest of his L.A. teammates, this is likely just another one of those annoying [...]