LA Kings to face Wade Redden, hasn’t happened very often

Straight line math would suggest that Blues defenseman Wade Redden should have faced the Kings several dozen times by now. After all, he’s suited up for over 1,000 NHL games in his 15-year NHL career. However, the former first round draft pick (second overall, 1995) skated in all but seven of those games for Eastern Conference [...]

From tombstones to milestones – the travels of Jordan Weal

Life’s lessons often come when you least expect it.
For Kings prospect Jordan Weal, one such moment arrived a few years ago while driving down the highway with his father. “He asked me a weird question,” began the 19-year old center when we spoke recently by phone. “He asked me ‘What would you want on your [...]

Senators-Kings preview with Chris Neil – 100 games later

When the Kings last met up with the Ottawa Senators, then-rookie Kevin Westgarth had what Jim Fox described as, ‘his first true heavyweight scrap.’ On the other end of that dance was veteran Chris Neil, who was celebrating his 600th National Hockey League game that night.
Later this evening, Neil will meet the Kings again – this [...]

Milestone Moment – Rob Scuderi’s first NHL game

For Rob Scuderi, February 12, 2004 may not have been where his hockey story began, yet it did mark ‘day one’ of his officially becoming an NHL defenseman.
Playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the time, his team traveled to Florida for a game with the Florida Panthers…
“Well, unfortunately, we lost (5-1),” said Scuderi, when asked [...]

Kings win 2-0 – post game quotes from LA locker room

We can delve into the specific numbers tomorrow – but it sure seems like when the Kings take more than 30 shots on goal, the win.  Tonight they put 33 shots on Sharks’ goalie Antti Niemi and skated off the ice at Staples Center with a 2-0 win.
After the game, Jonathan Quick and Ethan Moreau [...]

LA Kings Kevin Westgarth recalls many of his key firsts

Chalk one up for the good guys.
With just over five minutes gone by in the second period of last Wednesday’s game vs. Dallas, Kevin Westgarth picked up his first National Hockey League goal. And as the saying goes, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Sadly, the Kings ended up losing the game – in [...]

LA Kings def Wild 5-2 – postgame locker room comments

After the Kings defeated the Wild 5-2 in front of another sell out crowd at Staples Center on Saturday night, here was some of the reaction coming from both locker rooms…
- Dustin Brown on the overall game: “The last four periods is a tell tale sign of how we need to play with the [...]

Alec Martinez probably thinks the Kings did ‘a good job’

Alec Martinez was recalled by the Kings on November 24th last season and scored a goal in his NHL season debut. He came into last night having played 13 games this season without a point.
Earlier this season, coach Terry Murray even had him sit out the game in Philadelphia, marking him down as a [...]

Kings at Coyotes – what to watch for w/ Justin Williams

Over the last few seasons, the Phoenix Coyotes have given the Kings fits, largely because of two guys – goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and captain Shane Doan.
The two teams split their season series last year 3-3.
With the help of Justin Williams, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Penner here are some things to watch for tonight [...]

Kevin Westgarth Presents – Westie 2.0

Over 56 regular season games, Kevin Westgarth accumulated three assists and 105 penalty minutes.
In Tuesday’s game with San Jose, he added another assist – helping out on Willie Mitchell‘s goal, to put the Kings up 1-0 just a few minutes into the first period.
Earlier in the series he came oh-so-close to netting his first NHL goal.
Even [...]