Tuesday morning notes – starting goalies, line-ups and links

Tonight the Kings are in Edmonton for a game beginning at 7pm PST. Here’s some key preview info to get you prepped and ready…
- Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off the ice at this morning’s pre-game skate. So, he looks to be the Kings starter.  In 12 games vs. the Oilers, Quick has posted a [...]

Word Association: Kopitar, Lewis, Penner vs the Oilers

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Last season the Kings went 2-1-1 vs. the Oilers, but that seems like such a long time ago. The more recent memory is of the Kings game in Edmonton just a few weeks ago – where there was some crazy officiating all night long and they eventually lost when Sam Gagner scored in overtime. However, the most lasting image [...]

AUDIO: More from Darryl Sutter’s post-game presser in Edmonton

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Last night we posted a quick video clip from part of coach Darryl Sutter’s press conference following the Kings overtime loss to the Oilers. Needless to say, he wasn’t too happy with the officiating.
Here’s more of what he had to say about the game…

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RADIO: Talking Kings v Oilers on Edmonton’s Team 1260

I joined Jason Strudwick for another guest spot on The Team 1260 – Edmonton’s official hockey channel. Because not everybody had a chance to listen to the spot live, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed the hockey fans in Los Angeles, the Kings’ slow start, Anze Kopitar rejoining the line-up coming off [...]

Drew Doughty – ‘Everyone right now is pretty down’

Well, the tide has turned. After not losing a game when entering the third period with a lead since 2009, the Kings have now managed to do it in back-to-back games this week.
Following last night’s overtime loss in Edmonton, Drew Doughty laid it all out there…
- On the overall game: “Special teams was the difference [...]

VIDEO: Oilers’ Nail Yakupov shares thoughts after 2-1 def of LA

The Oilers defeated the Kings 2-1 in overtime tonight.  Besides an over abundance of penalties called in Edmonton, the most talked about story line coming out of the game will most likely be the goal celebration by Russian rookie Nail Yakupov – who tied the game with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation.  Here’s what he [...]

More Kings v Oilers video highlights – Carter goal, Quick save

Here’s the next batch of videos from tonight’s Kings v Oilers game in Edmonton…
Jeff Carter scores:

Jonathan Quick robs Nail Yakupov in overtime:

Overall game highlights:

To see Jordan Nolan’s fight and Yakupov’s game-tying goal, click here.
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VIDEO: Kings’ Game 3 highlights – Nolan fights, Yakupov scores

Here’s the first batch of videos from tonight’s Kings v Oilers game in Edmonton…
Ladislav Smid wants to fight Jordan Nolan after Jordan Eberle takes a hit:

Mark Fistric hit on Jordan Nolan:

Nail Yakupov scores, tying the game with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation:

Plenty more to come from Edmonton before the night is over.
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VIDEO: Anze Kopitar pre-game interview, Kings v Oilers

In his career, Anze Kopitar has scored seven goals in 22 games against the Oilers. A further breakdown of those stats shows that exactly half of those games have been played in Edmonton, where he’s posted three goals – including the first goal of the game (just 52 seconds into the first period) the last [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 3 – Kings at Oilers

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In the two games played so far this season the Kings have notched three goals total – all from players who don’t normally register too high up on the scoring charts.  For example, their totals from last year show just eight goals…combined.
Still, Kyle Clifford, Jordan Nolan and Rob Scuderi remain as the only LA players [...]