Kings at Ducks pregame primer – will it be number 1 or 500?

Tonight is the third game of the six-game series between the Kings and Ducks.
Since they met up for a pair of games last month, Anaheim fired their former coach (Randy Carlyle) and replaced him with Bruce Boudreau – who had previously coached the Washington Capitals.
A few years prior, Boudreau worked for the Kings and coached […]

LA Kings coach Murray and Jarret Stoll talk missed penalty

Montreal at LA, final score 2-1.
Late in the game, Jarret Stoll had his stick snapped in half from a slash by one of the Canadiens. Although Stoll was screaming for a penalty, none was called. After the game, here’s what they were saying…
Coach Murray – “That was not the game. There were a lot of […]

LA v MTL: Coach Murray’s presser – comments on Dustin Penner

Dustin Penner returned to the Kings line-up today had the only goal for LA in a 2-1 loss to Montreal.
Dustin coach Terry Murray’s post game presser he had the following to say about the play of #25 today…
“I liked Dustin Penner today. He played well,” said Murray. “He dug in, he was skating in a […]

Kings send messages to Panthers and coach Murray

One of the key themes in the Kings locker room following last night’s 2-1 win was the difficulty they faced after losing two key players through the course of the game – Mike Richards and Willie Mitchell.
Although coach Terry Murray didn’t have much information on the extent of their injuries following the game, an update […]

Kings coach Murray ready to take on former Flyers student

Bill and Kevin Dineen (photo: Flyers Archives)

Ah yes, more Kings-Flyers connections. It seems like there’s a new one every week or so and tonight brings yet another one.
After practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray didn’t have much to offer when asked about the Florida Panthers revamped roster this season – preferring to wait until after […]

Trevor Lewis responds to benching, Murray’s comments

Lewis – LA vs Anaheim (photo: M. Zampelli)

Things can change fairly quickly in the NHL, just ask Kings forward Trevor Lewis.
He came into camp riding the high of a strong second half and playoff performance – where he was one of the team’s top penalty killers and was starting to find his offensive touch. […]

Xbox is hurting Dustin Penner, Richards might be helping

Penner remains out for Kings (photo: D. Sheehan)

On second thought… Dustin Penner will not be in the Kings line-up tomorrow night versus Florida. After indicating as such earlier in the week, coach Terry Murray said he’s ‘not quite’ ready yet. He also assured the small group gathered to speak with him after practice […]

Kings def Sharks 2-0 – comments from the coaches

The Kings and Sharks are now tied in their six-game season series. San Jose picked up game one on home ice 4-2, just a few weeks ago. Tonight, LA won 2-0 at Staples Center.
When things were all done and the final buzzer had sounded, each coach held a post game presser…
Terry Murray […]

And Now You’re Caught Up – the 11/28/2011 edition

We know you’ve been busy the last few days – with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Super Saturday, Slow Down Sunday and then Cyber Monday today.
It’s a lot for anyone. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered.
Knowing that you’ll want to catch up on all the key news, notes and quotes surrounding the LA Kings before […]

Evaluating coach Terry Murray’s new line combinations

All the talk about coach Terry Murray’s re-shuffling of the lines today reminded me of a conversation I had with Andrei Loktionov last Monday.
It was the team’s first practice since their loss to Detroit two days prior and I had asked him about being moved back to center during the third period of that game…
“I […]