Davis Payne looking to make major changes to Kings’ power play

Sutter Payne

Jamie Kompon was perceived to be the fall guy for the Kings inept power play over the last few seasons. True or not, he’s now working in Chicago and former St Louis Blues head coach Davis Payne came to Los Angeles over the summer to replace him on Darryl Sutter’s coaching staff.
“I haven’t really gotten […]

VIDEO: Jim Fox on NHL Live talking LA Kings

Jim Fox joined NHL Live yesterday afternoon to talk about trade rumors, Drew Doughty covering Steven Stamkos, the Kings lack of goals, an improving power play, aggressive defenseman, Dustin Penner, the recent clock controversy, etc.

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VIDEO: Coach Darryl Sutter’s presser after 1-0 loss to CBJ

Coach Darryl Sutter suffered his first regulation loss since stepping behind the Kings’ bench a few weeks ago, with a record of 5-1-3 after today’s 1-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sadly, his post-game presser was not filled with as many of his three-word answers as we’ve come to expect – little things of beauty, […]

Kopitar praises Quick, Brown talks power play after 1-0 loss

For the first time in the Darryl Sutter era, the Kings lost a game in regulation on Saturday. It probably wasn’t that surprising, for the last few seasons the Kings have rarely shown up for afternoon games.
For the third game in a row LA failed to score more than one goal – and, in […]

Bernie Nicholls on LA Kings, interest in coaching and love for Sutter

There was a surprise guest at LA Kings practice today.
When all was said and done, the full picture surrounding Bernie Nicholls‘ appearance was still a bit cloudy. However, in his own words, it was 22-below back in Ontario yesterday, so he couldn’t get here fast enough.
When asked how long he’ll be here, he offered a […]

Quotes from the Ducks locker room after 3-2 loss to LA

Although it’s tough to call a game in December a big win, tonight was about as big of a win as the Kings have had all season. They wanted to start off the Darryl Sutter era with a win and they did just that, downing the Ducks 3-2 in a shootout.
Anaheim hasn’t won on […]

Dustin Brown – ‘We need more desperation and more intensity’

Following the Kings 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday, the Kings fourth loss in a row, team captain Dustin Brown shared the following…
On the overall game – “We have to be more desperate right now, we have to be more desperate the rest of the year. We aren’t playing with enough intensity or […]

Coach Terry Murray – ‘The power play let us down’ vs Dallas

Another game, another loss and still no sign of some offense.
Following their fourth loss in a row – and the final game of a sustained stretch of games at home – Kings coach Terry Murray had this to say at his post-game presser…
On the Kings’ lack of scoring – “It’s very tough. We’re losing […]

Quotes from Vancouver locker room after 3-2 win over LA

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the LA Kings 3-2 in front of a sellout crowd at Staples Center.
Here are some quotes from the visiting team locker room following the game…
COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT:
On the overall game – “Tonight, the way the game unfolded with us getting an early five-minute power play and then following it up […]

Coach Murray on Kyle Clifford – ‘It’s just the way it unfolded’

Jarret Stoll and Kyle Clifford had some weird – um, chemistry – last night.
They were both on the ice to start the game and Stoll took an interference penalty 25 seconds in, forcing Clifford to sit and watch while the Kings killed off the Nashville power play.
Coach Terry Murray put the same line out to […]