2012 AHL All-Star Game – notes on Zatkoff, Hickey, Stevens

The 2012 edition of the AHL All-Star game concluded tonight, with the Western squad defeating the guys from the East 8-7 in a shootout. Kings prospects Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Hickey represented the Manchester Monarchs on the East team.
Zatkoff played the second period in net, facing 20 shots and surrendering there goals.
Hickey, who leads the [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 10, 2011

When training camp began back in early September, we ranked the top ten prospects in the Los Angeles Kings organization…and it’s that list that we’re using today as the template for the first Prospect Report of the new season.
– Goalie Martin Jones:  While many expect him to battle Jeff Zatkoff for playing time in Manchester (AHL) [...]

LA Kings def Rangers in OT, post-game notes and video

Many of the areas the Kings were hoping to improve over the summer were on display front and center in today’s 3-2 overtime win against the Rangers.
Jack Johnson scored a power play goal with about a minute left in the extra session and then was mobbed by his teammates, in a scene that looked more [...]

10 Final Tidbits to wrap up the LA Kings pre-season

Just a few notes to close out the pre-season coverage as we march towards Friday’s season opener…
– LA finished their eight-game exhibition schedule with a 4-2-2 record.
– For the second time in three years, Anze Kopitar led the team in pre-season scoring, picking up five goals and four assists, nine points total, in six games played [...]

VIDEO: Frozen Fury XIV – proof that it actually happened

Many Kings fans returning to Southern California over the last 24 hours have been asking themselves one question – ‘What happened this weekend in Las Vegas?’
Some are referring to what took place on the ice Saturday night inside the MGM Grand hotel, where the Kings were crushed 4-1 by the Colorado Avalanche…and more confusing were [...]

Kings at Avalanche: post-game notes, Kopitar goal video

Last night, the Kings beat the Avalanche 6-0 in Colorado – powered by four goals in the second period. Below are some key stats from the game and fan-filmed footage of Anze Kopitar putting one of his three goals in the net.
* Justin Williams led all Kings with six shots on goal (one [...]

Kings-Pens: post-game notes and (quick) video highlights

Jarret Stoll scored in the shootout again.
That may be the highlight of last night, as the Kings lost 3-2 to the Penguins in front of a sold out crowd of more than 17,000 in Kansas City.
For the number crunchers, here are some key stats from the game…
* Dustin Brown and Alec Martinez led the Kings [...]

Post-game notes (2 of 2): Coyotes at Kings 9/21/2011

Earlier we posted the recap from game one of the Kings – Coyotes split-squad game over in Arizona.
Here are ten post-game notes from the second contest, this one was in downtown Los Angeles…
* Slava Voynov looked strong throughout the game. He scored the Kings only goal in regulation (a power play marker at 5:53 [...]

LA Kings center Anze Kopitar – What if? And what’s next?

March 23, 1994 will forever be remembered as the night Kings captain Wayne Gretzky passed Gordie Howe to become the all-time leading goal scorer in NHL history.
I’m not so sure March 26, 2011 will have the same staying power over time. But, for now, it’s the date that Kings players, fans and management can’t erase [...]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi wants ‘pissed off’ players

At several points throughout the season, Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been talking about how his team handles success and, more importantly, failure.
After being excused from the post-season by the San Jose Sharks – in a series the Kings easily could have won – what’s his gut telling him right now?
Lombardi – “I want guys [...]