Kings vs Red Wings first goal contest on new website

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Once again, the Kings will face a banged up Detroit team tonight - they’re still playing without Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Todd Bertuzzi and a few others.  However, Jimmy Howard is expected to make his return in goal for the Red Wings.
Still, as noted by Matt Greene prior to last week’s game at Joe Louis Arena, it’s never [...]

Can Jeff Carter get five tonight for the LA Kings?

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Five seems to be the magic number for the Kings newest forward, Jeff Carter.
In seven games since being traded to Los Angeles, Carter has scored in two of them – and both times he had five shots on goal. The other games saw zero shots on goal (vs. Columbus), one (vs. Nashville, the 3/6 game), [...]

Greene on Blue Jackets, Westgarth on tonight’s 1st goal contest

Tonight marks the fourth and final meeting between the Kings and Blue Jackets this season, but none of the prior games had the same feeling as this one. Of course, the big story line coming in surrounds Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson. However, Columbus can’t be taken lightly, they’ve won three in a row and [...]

Daryl Evans previews LA Kings Carter vs CBJ Johnson

LA Kings radio commentator Daryl Evans helps preview tonight’s game vs. Columbus. As you’d expect, much of the talk has to do with Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson.

Click here if you want to see what Johnson – now wearing number seven – had to say after scoring his first goal in a Blue Jackets jersey [...]

Dustin Brown’s game plan vs Nasville, plus LA ticket contest

Last week, the Kings traveled to Nashville, outshot the Predators 31-28 and still came away with a 2-1 loss. Revenge isn’t the top priority for LA captain Dustin Brown at the moment though.
“Considering the situation, at this point in the year, you’re not looking at the opponent as a team we just played a week [...]

Williams realizing what he can get away with on the ice

Justin Williams (photo: D. Sheehan) 

Leave it to the the Blues to slow down the surging Justin Williams. He entered last night with points in nine straight games (four goals, seven assists). However, he has struggled against St. Louis throughout his career – finding the back of the net just once in 17 career games.
And like clock [...]

Dustin Brown on playing the Blues, plus tonight’s tix contest

Beginning tonight in St. Louis, the Kings will play 14 of their next 18 games on the road. And the first one out of the chute won’t be easy for LA, as the Blues have only lost three games on home ice this season. However, one of those came to the Kings in a 3-2 [...]

Pregame comments from the Kings, plus tonight’s ticket contest

Last hour we heard from Dustin Brown in advance of tonight’s Kings vs Blue Jackets match-up. Here, we went around the locker room and gathered additional comments from a few others…
Anze Kopitar – “We have to worry about ourselves. We know if we bring our ‘A’ game to the table, I like our chances. That’s [...]

Dustin Brown on the Blue Jackets – ‘We used to be that team’

When the Kings return to the ice tonight it will be their first game in over a week. The match-up vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets also gives LA a chance to atone for their embarrassing 1-0 home loss to the same team about three weeks ago.
Here are some pre-game comments from team captain Dustin Brown…
“We [...]

Senators-Kings preview with Chris Neil – 100 games later

When the Kings last met up with the Ottawa Senators, then-rookie Kevin Westgarth had what Jim Fox described as, ‘his first true heavyweight scrap.’ On the other end of that dance was veteran Chris Neil, who was celebrating his 600th National Hockey League game that night.
Later this evening, Neil will meet the Kings again – this [...]