LA Kings at Ducks: pre-game notes, line-up, Doughty, more

The game in Anaheim is starting in less than hour.
Last Sunday at Staples Center, the Kings lost to the Ducks 3-1. LA’s lone goal came from Andrei Loktionov, who was sent to Manchester (AHL) earlier this afternoon. You can read the post-game notes and quotes from that contest here.  Coach Terry Murray wasn’t […]

POLL: What should the LA Kings do with Scott Parse?

Last night in Colorado, Kings forward Scott Parse recorded his first point of the pre-season.
However, just a few days ago, coach Terry Murray said he wasn’t necessarily looking for goals or assists out of the 27-year old winger right now. Instead, he wanted to see his feet moving – something Murray claimed has been […]

Kings at Avalanche: post-game notes, Kopitar goal video

Last night, the Kings beat the Avalanche 6-0 in Colorado – powered by four goals in the second period. Below are some key stats from the game and fan-filmed footage of Anze Kopitar putting one of his three goals in the net.
* Justin Williams led all Kings with six shots on goal (one […]

Kings at Avalanche: pre-game links, rosters and listen live

A few quick links to get you ready for tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche:
* Over the summer, the Avs signed free agent defenseman Shane O’Brien – that’s a name Kings fans may remember from the 2010 NHL playoffs, when he was with the Vancouver Canucks. Kevin Westgarth and […]

Scott Parse thinks it’s all between his ears, Murray unsure

Scott Parse of LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Against the Ducks last night, Kings coach Terry Murray wasn’t happy with the way Scott Parse was moving – or not moving – out on the ice.
When his post-game press conference included comments like ‘There’s not much happening on either side of the puck for him right now’ […]

Parsing through the Kings-Ducks post-game notes, quotes

Yes, the Kings lost 3-1 to the Ducks – or at least that’s what the box score said, even though Anaheim’s roster read more like an AHL team.
And for a guy who has yet to record a single point in two pre-season games, Scott Parse is quickly becoming one of the key focal points of […]

Lombardi on Williams, Parse, Loktionov, Schenn injuries

All things considered, the Kings have been pretty transparent with injuries of late. There wasn’t a lot of the mysterious ‘lower (or upper) body injury’ stuff from several months ago.
Then again, it’s hard to mask Anze Kopitar‘s leg injury when it played out live inside Staples Center and at home on television. Just about every […]

LA Kings coach Terry Murray is NOT happy w/ Scott Parse

Dean Lombardi had overwhelming praise for the fact that Justin Williams even returned to play in the post-season, let alone how well he performed in game one. The Kings GM said ‘a lot of guys’ wouldn’t have played and risked further injury (at this stage of their career), opting instead to shut it down and […]

Scott Parse – health update and plan for tonight

Prior to Saturday night’s contest versus the Sharks, Kings’ forward Scott Parse hadn’t participated in a real game since November – also in San Jose.
Although he came away pointless in his return to game action over the weekend, that’s just fine.
The Kings still won and according to coach Terry Murray, his surgically repaired hip wasn’t […]

Kings vs Sharks – Game Five Playoff Photos

Earlier in the series Jon from sharkspage.com – the Bay Area’s longest running hockey blog – was kind enough to pass over some photos from games one and two between the Kings and Sharks (linked here: game one and game two).
Below are some shots he took during game five on Saturday night, featuring: Drew Doughty, Jack […]