Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Wild, November 26

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Los Angeles and Minnesota have split the last six games played, with each side winning three. All but the first game in that set have been decided by just one goal. Further, there has been at least one shootout between the teams in each of the last four seasons. To keep that streak alive, they’ll […]

Hudson Fasching: the Kings’ too-cool-for-school college prospect

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When NHL teams hold their annual Development Camps each summer, it’s usually the first chance for most people to get an up close look at players that have just been drafted. This past July there was one notable omission from the Kings’ roster, 17-year-old Hudson Fasching. The Burnsville, MN native had been selected in the […]

Prospect Game Watch – Kings’ youngest player off to hot start

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The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the […]

LA Kings Prospects – early season progress reports

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on […]

Info on LA Kings 4th Round Pick: Hudson Fasching

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi used his third selection at the 2013 NHL Draft to pick up Hudson Fasching of the U.S. National Development Program.
He’s a 6-foot-2 right wing who was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Minnesota. He’s also committed to the University of Minnesota beginning this coming season.
Over two years with the USNTDP […]

Dustin Brown suspended two games, Kings recall Tyler Toffoli

Following a play along the boards Thursday night, there were questions about a hit from Dustin Brown that knocked Jason Pominville out of the game between the Kings and Wild.
Depending on your point of view, LA’s captain was either responding to a check he was about to receive from Pominville or he threw an illegal elbow […]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 37 – Wild at Kings

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Believe it or not, the final month of the NHL’s regular season is already here. Due to the lockout shortened season, there’s just a few weeks left for teams to secure their post-season spot. Entering play tonight, the re-tooled Minnesota Wild are leading the Northwest Division, while the Kings sit sixth in the Western Conference. […]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 34 – Kings at Wild

With a 4-2 win in St. Louis on Thursday night, the Kings have scored nine goals in the first two games of the current road trip.  Tonight they’ll be in Minnesota to take on the Wild for the first time this season.
Captain Dustin Brown remains red hot at the moment, scoring seven goals in his […]

Familiarity brings early success for Setoguchi and the Reign

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Three weeks ago, Ontario was hosting the expansion San Francisco Bulls and trailing by three goals with less than five minutes to play in regulation. They came back to tie the game and eventually won 5-4 in a shootout.
For the re-match on Wednesday night, the Reign brought reinforcements – namely, Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi.
“I was down […]

Kings at Wild pre-game notes and First Goal Contest

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Can they make it stick? That’s one of the two big questions entering tonight’s Kings game in Minnesota.
A little over a week ago the Kings vaulted themselves to the top of the Pacific Division standings on the strength of a six-game winning streak. It was short lived though, as a tough home loss to Boston […]