Sutter’s 3-word summation of the Avs – ‘They’re still great’

As the Kings and Avalanche enter tonight, both teams have played 48 games. The somewhat surprising statistic is that Colorado has actually won more of them, 25 to LA’s 23. Most people were expecting the Kings to contend for the Pacific Division crown this year, while Avs coach Joe Sacco was rumored to be on […]

Flames at Kings pregame tidbits – plus ticket contest

A few pregame notes on tonight’s Kings-Flames match-up at The Stapler…
– LA has beaten Calgary three straight games at home, all by the final score of 2-1.
– Curtis Glencross, the Flames leading goal scorer (with 18) was sent back to Calgary after suffering a lower body injury in San Jose on Tuesday.
– The Flames are […]

VIDEO: Kings talk following morning skate in Calgary today

After the LA Kings had their traditional game day skate in Calgary today, several players – including Jack Johnson and Colin Fraser – spoke with the local media and answered questions about coach Darryl Sutter.
VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP (plus notes on Mike Cammalleri and some Sutterisms)

To watch what the Flames players had to say about […]

Mike Richards has something his linemates don’t

The Capitals will be without forward Nicklas Backstom and defenseman Mike Green tonight, as they flew back to D.C. earlier today with nagging injuries.  Kings forward Mike Richards certainly won’t be crying over their absence. He’s played against both guys enough in his career to know the damage they can inflict on their opponents.
In […]

Dustin Brown on Ovechkin and how to beat the Capitals

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (photo: M. Zampelli)

With the Capitals in town for a game against the Kings tonight, it’s one of those rare opportunities to see Alex Ovechkin on the West Coast. Although he’s played over 500 games in the NHL, only six of them have come against the Kings – split evenly, with three […]

Canucks at Kings NYE primer with Doughty, Johnson, Stoll

Vancouver come to town tonight with a 15-3-1 record in their last 19 games. LA’s home team has gone 3-0-2 in the Sutter Era and is looking to continue their climb back up the Western Conference standings.
The Canucks are a team that have given the Kings fits at times recently, including bouncing them from […]

10 Tidbits from coach Darryl Sutter’s pregame presser

Tonight marks game one of the Sutter-era with the LA Kings.
Following the team’s traditional morning skate at their practice facility in El Segundo, the newly appointed coach shared some thoughts. Here are 10 tidbits from his morning debriefing…
– “I think we’re ready to go. If you look at our season to date, we’ve […]

VIDEO: Daryl Evans previews tonight’s Kings game vs CBJ

Daryl Evans previews tonight’s game in Columbus with Bob McElligott of Blue Jackets TV in the video below. They cover the game in Boston, recent practices, the power play, Drew Doughty, the absence of Ryan Smyth this season, player reaction to Terry Murray’s firing and more.

The Blue Jackets have announced they’ll go with Curtis […]

Kings at Ducks pregame primer – will it be number 1 or 500?

Tonight is the third game of the six-game series between the Kings and Ducks.
Since they met up for a pair of games last month, Anaheim fired their former coach (Randy Carlyle) and replaced him with Bruce Boudreau – who had previously coached the Washington Capitals.
A few years prior, Boudreau worked for the Kings and coached […]

Panthers at Kings pregame primer – with Mike Richards

When the Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings last played each other it certainly featured an exciting finish. Tied 2-2 with less than three minutes remaining in the third period, Anze Kopitar scored to put LA on top and they went on to win the game 3-2.
That was only Kopitar’s fourth career game vs. Florida, […]