Nashville Predators at Kings – pregame primer and contest

It’s the third game in four night for the Kings and things won’t be any easier than they have been recently.
Jonathan Bernier needs his first win of the season. Drew Doughty and Dustin Penner need their first goals. Anze Kopitar needs some help. Terry Murray needs to see a sign of life [...]

LA Kings at Dallas Stars – what to watch for, Penner edition

In a pre-game story that reads much like Tuesday’s script vs. New Jersey, much of the focus for the Kings will be on goaltending and Dustin Penner.
LA comes into the game with a 5-2-1 record and is looking to bounce back from an embarrassing 3-0 loss at home on Tuesday, where coach Terry Murray put [...]

What I’ve learned so far… by LA forward Kevin Westgarth

Don Draper or Ethan Moreau? You decide.

Earlier this week we kicked off a new series here on MayorsManor, titled ‘What I’ve learned so far…”
Kings forwards Ethan Moreau and Trent Hunter were the first two to file a report, largely based around them getting to know some of their new teammates.
Here, we’ll switch things up a [...]

What I’ve learned so far… by Kings forward Ethan Moreau

Ethan Moreau of the LA Kings (photo: C. Ikiri)

It’s a new season and there are a few new faces around the Kings locker room. Prior to leaving for their extended road trip a few weeks ago, several of the players talked about using the time away from LA to bond.
As such, over the next few [...]

Penner defends himself against Greene’s accusations

Dustin Penner (photo by: C. Ikiri)

Let’s get right to it.
A few weeks back, Matt Greene came out swinging. The long reigning champ of comedy within the Kings locker room had heard enough. Two of his former Oilers teammates were coming for his crown, but the 28-year old defenseman wasn’t going down without a [...]

Dustin Brown adds a new name to Penner vs Greene feud

Is he the funniest LA King? (photo by: C.Ikiri)

The debate raged all summer.
No, it wasn’t who would be the Kings’ starting goalie this year. Didn’t Jonathan Quick end that argument last season?
It also wasn’t which rookie would make the team – Brandon Kozun or Tyler Toffoli? Actually, that discussion may have gone on a bit longer [...]

Matt Greene’s first assist of the season – packing the Kings

Dustin Brown at Kings practice (photo: K. Spatz)

Defenseman Matt Greene has picked up 40 assists in 381 NHL games. And while this might not count in his official stats, he picked up his first helper of the season as the Kings were preparing for a trip overseas.
In the days leading up to their departure, [...]

High / Low points from LA Kings opening games in Europe

For those unfamiliar with the High/Low segment here on MayorsManor, it’s a pretty simple format where we look at three highs and three lows from a specified topic – for example, a game or somebody’s career. Here, we’ll be reviewing the Kings’ trip to Europe, where they played the first two games of the season…
HIGHS
– Anze Kopitar: He [...]

LA Kings def Rangers in OT, post-game notes and video

Many of the areas the Kings were hoping to improve over the summer were on display front and center in today’s 3-2 overtime win against the Rangers.
Jack Johnson scored a power play goal with about a minute left in the extra session and then was mobbed by his teammates, in a scene that looked more [...]

10 Final Tidbits to wrap up the LA Kings pre-season

Just a few notes to close out the pre-season coverage as we march towards Friday’s season opener…
– LA finished their eight-game exhibition schedule with a 4-2-2 record.
– For the second time in three years, Anze Kopitar led the team in pre-season scoring, picking up five goals and four assists, nine points total, in six games played [...]