Coach Dan Bylsma on Penguins defeating the Kings

Following Thursday game in LA, here’s what Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had to say about his team beating the Kings…
On if he watches Olympic goalies during the regular season:

“I said I have to ask this question after the Buffalo game. Seeing Ryan and now seeing Jonathan here today, it’s one game I could see live. [...]

Former Kings prospect Jeff Zatkoff on beating LA

Former Kings goaltending prospect Jeff Zatkoff had the following to share after he and the Penguins defeated the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday night…
On if playing against the Kings was special:

“I think so. I think anytime you’re able to play against your old team. I know I’ve never played any regular season games but [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Western Conf Final preview with Hrudey and Bernstein

Kelly Hrudey makes another trip onto the MayorsManor radio show today. In the past, he’s talked about not wanting to cry during his speech at Staples Center, his kids, the honest words Dean Lombardi gave him near the end of his career, his favorite memories of LA and much more. So, you just never know [...]

POLL: Which rival should the Kings play on NHL Opening Night?

What hook might the NHL use to try and lure fans back to the game should the lockout end in the coming week?
It’s a question many have pondered, as most of the ‘tools’ used in 2005 won’t be available this time around. Back then they rolled out a slew of rule changes and ideas designed to make the game [...]

Highlights and interviews from Jones v Zatkoff in Manchester

Former Kings goaltending prospect Jeff Zatkoff left the club in July, signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.
Last night, he made his return to Manchester – where he had called home the last few seasons while spliting time starts with Martin Jones. The two developed quite a friendship and were even roommates at [...]

Contest: First Goal – 4/22/2012 playoff games

And the NHL playoffs just keep rolling right along…
As does the playoff edition of our First Goal Contest (announced last weekend).
Please note this is a different version than the traditional MayorsManor First Goal Contest - where throughout LA’s first round series vs. Vancouver, if you correctly guess the Kings player who scores first, you could win [...]

Contest: First Goal – 4/20/2012 games and leaderboard

If you’d like to to win a stick or jersey signed by the entire LA Kings team, then this article is for you!  As announced over the weekend, we’re running a playoff-long First Goal Contest.  It’s slightly different than the contest we run exclusively during Kings games, so please READ CAREFULLY.
The traditional MayorsManor First Goal Contest will continue [...]

Contest: First Goal – NHL playoff games 4/18/2012

As announced over the weekend, we’re now running two separate First Goal Contests. Please READ CAREFULLY.
There is the traditional MayorsManor First Goal Contest, which runs exclusively during all Kings games.  Throughout LA’s first round series vs. Vancouver, if you correctly guess the Kings player who scores first, you could win an autographed puck from Dustin Brown.  Entries for that contest [...]

Contest: First Goal – NHL playoff games 4/15/2012

As announced yesterday, we’ve taken the MayorsManor First Goal Contest to a whole new level. By simply picking a few players, you could win a jersey or stick signed by the entire LA Kings team!
This edition of the First Goal Game will run through the remainder of the NHL Playoffs. Each morning we’ll post the games scheduled for that particular day. [...]

What I’ve learned so far… by Pittsburgh’s James Neal

Like the Penguins’ Steve Sullivan, who was profiled last hour, James Neal is one of the few Pittsburgh players who knows the Kings well. Having played for the Dallas Stars during his first three seasons in the NHL, he became well acquainted with Terry Murray’s hockey club.
Another change for Neal since the last time he’s [...]