LA Kings players talk Sharks game and First Goal Contest

It all comes down to this. With two games remaining in the regular season, the Kings and Sharks will play each other in a home-and-home series, as the Pacific Division title is yet to be decided.  In the four previous match-ups this year, each team has won the two games played on their home ice.
Unfortunately, Jeff [...]

VIDEO: Kings v Oilers pre-game interview with Brad Richardson

Brad Richardson spoke with Daryl Evans about tonight’s game vs. Edmonton, the just completed road trip, being back in the line-up, playing with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, etc…

Today’s pre-game interview with Kopitar can be seen here.
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Dustin Penner eager to face Oilers – plus First Goal Contest

Recognize the guy above?  Don’t feel bad if you can’t quite place him. He’s only played in two games since the Kings traded for Jeff Carter a little more than a month ago.
However, with number-77 suffering an ankle injury late in Wednesday’s game vs. the Flames, Brad Richardson may have a shot at sneaking back [...]

VIDEO: What type of music do the Kings players listen to?

You might have seen the tweet we posted a few weeks ago of Colin Fraser taking a lap around the Kings locker room with a microphone and camera in tow. Here’s his report, as he finds out what type of music his teammates listen to on the way to the rink…

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Trevor Lewis hopes they can ‘find the back of the net soon’

Trevor Lewis (photo: D. Sheehan)

Trevor Lewis has played in all 15 games since coach Darryl Sutter took over on December 22 against the Ducks. That’s a bit of contrast from the 15 games prior, where then-coach Terry Murray only put him in the line-up for six and scratched him for the other nine games.
The former [...]

Dustin Brown says the LA Kings are full of ‘excitement’

Dustin Brown (photo by M. Zampelli)

There’s still plenty more content to come from yesterday’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi (and that will be posted either later this afternoon or tomorrow on MayorsManor).
However, let’s briefly turn our attention to what some of the players are thinking right now. First up, team captain Dustin Brown.
When [...]

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 [...]

Wild at Kings roster notes, including a first NHL start

Some quick notes on tonight’s game, featuring the Minnesota Wild’s second (and final) trip to Staples Center this season:
- Coach Terry Murray was right yesterday, both Alec Martinez and Willie Mitchell won’t be in the line-up tonight. However, in a reversal from the way things looked 24 hours ago, it’s Martinez who will play. [...]

Evaluating coach Terry Murray’s new line combinations

All the talk about coach Terry Murray’s re-shuffling of the lines today reminded me of a conversation I had with Andrei Loktionov last Monday.
It was the team’s first practice since their loss to Detroit two days prior and I had asked him about being moved back to center during the third period of that game…
“I [...]

Loktionov to center, Stoll to wing – only temporary moves

Sunday was a day off for the Kings.
It also gave coach Terry Murray a chance to wash out the blender, dry it off and return it to the shelf from which he removed it on Saturday afternoon.
With the Kings struggling to generate offense against the Red Wings, he moved some of his players around – [...]