VIDEO: Islanders post-game with Tanner Pearson

Post-game comments from rookie Tanner Pearson following his first NHL goal, courtesy of the New York Islanders…

And Pearson’s goal…

Earlier today, I had an in-depth story on Pearson that ran on LAKings.com – it includes comments from Pearson, Kings Asst GM Rob Blake and Manchester coach Mark Morris. Check it out here.
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AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Mayor’s Minutes

Earlier today I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 211 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at several storylines around the league, largely focusing on the Western Conference. Among [...]

AHL: Morris makes history, Monarchs win, lose two more players

Once a year, the Manchester Monarchs hold a special Education Day game, where they play before noon and invite thousands of local school kids. This year’s version was one for the history books.
Entering the game, head coach Mark Morris sat at 299 professional wins. One more would make the bench boss hockey’s first person to [...]

Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor

As MayorsManor first reported earlier today, goaltender Martin Jones served as back-up to JF Berube for this morning’s Monarchs game in Manchester becasue he was being called up by the Kings. Althought the severity of Jonathan Quick’s injury is not known at this time, Jones will join the big club in Long Island later this [...]

Tanner Pearson called up, postgame chat from Manchester

Tanner Peason has beem recalled to the NHL following Manchester’s 3-1 win Wednesday morning. The game also marked a milestone for Mark Morris, who became the first coach to record 300 wins in pro and college hockey.
Originally selected by the Kings in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Pearson played junior hockey [...]

AHL: Martin Jones backstops Monarchs to 4-1 win

In hockey, no lineup is safe. Every team must deal with injuries and roster moves throughout the course of the year. This holds true for the Monarchs too, as Tyler Toffoli and Lindey Vey were called up to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Compounding the losses on offense, defenseman Andrew Campbell was held out [...]

AHL: Pearson and Weal lead the way after Manchester loses two players

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
PROVIDENCE, RI – Left wing Tanner Pearson, center Jordan Weal and right wing Brandon Kozun each collected three-points as the Manchester Monarchs topped the Providence Bruins, 5-2, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday night.
Manchester (7-1-1-2) leads the Atlantic Division with 17 points.  Providence (5-5-1-0) is [...]

AHL: Toffoli nets two in Monarchs win, roster move could be next

The Monarchs likely took to the ice with revenge on their minds Saturday, after dropping the first game of a back-to-back set against the visiting St. John’s IceCaps the night before. With Kings GM Dean Lombardi in attendance once again, Manchester used a four goal second period to ultimately come out on top 5-3 in [...]

AHL: Notes and highlights – Monarchs drop first game in regulation

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Coming in to Friday night’s game, the Monarchs had not lost a game in regulation. With Kings GM Dean Lombardi, his Special Assistant Jack Ferreira and Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti in attendance, the Monarchs finally met their match in the St. John’s [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]