Theo Fleury talks Los Angeles and Stanley Cup rings

Fleury ring

In an article yesterday, titled Remembering a Rivalry. we looked back at the rich history between the Flames and Kings. Each team has caused the other a fair share of pain at different points, including Calgary bouncing Los Angeles from Wayne Gretzky’s first playoff run with his new team, to the Kings eliminating the Flames in […]

What Will Sutter Say? LA coach talks Kings-Ducks rivalry

We already have a few articles up previewing tonight’s Kings-Ducks game – the first of four times they’ll play this season, including twice this month.
For starters, to see what Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter had to say about four of the Anaheim players during a session of Word Association, click here.
You can also get a […]

Mike Richards on the return of Sidney Crosby to the NHL

While a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Richards played the New Jersey Devils a total of 41 times, which was more than any other team in the league.
Just one game behind were the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Somebody else can look up how many of those 40 games featured Sidney Crosby – although it’s safe to assume […]

Ducks at Kings Freeway Faceoff – pregame primer

Tonight will be game number 103 between the Kings and Ducks.
Last year, Anaheim took the season series four games to two.
Through 17 games played by each team, the scales are titled towards the Kings – they have more wins (8 to 6), points (19 to 15), have scored more goals per game (2.41 to a […]

Calgary Flames at LA Kings – Revisiting a Rivalry

For fans that have only been following the Kings since their move downtown to Staples Center, tonight’s game doesn’t mean much – other than the two points at stake in the Western Conference.
However, for long time fans, a game against the Flames stirs emotions from nearly 20 years ago when Calgary versus Los Angeles was […]

100 Games Later, Little Has Changed for Kings-Ducks

Game one of the Kings-Ducks rivalry was a one goal game back in December 1993, a night that began with the two teams tied in the standings.
Fast forward more than 15 years and game #100 ended 2-1 (in overtime) and the clubs were separated by just three points in the standings.
They’re also now tied in […]

Pre-Game Notes: Ducks vs Kings for the 100th Time

It’s been more than a decade since both the Kings and Ducks were in the playoff hunt this late in the season.
Surprisingly, the two teams have never participated in post season play at the same time. Could this be the year?
When it comes to regular season match-ups, this will mark the 100th time the Kings […]

Dustin Penner Looking to Bring the Penner Cup to LA

Tonight will be another first for Dustin Penner, as he suits up for the Kings against their cross-town rival – and his former club – the Anaheim Ducks.
Players always have a special bond to their first team. It’s usually the team that drafted them or where they scored their first goal. And if they happen […]

Something’s Gotta Give

The Kings and the Ducks usually put on a good performance when playing each other, regardless of the their respective records.
Tonight, the Kings are counting on a much better showing than what they’ve provided lately. And, so are the Ducks. Both teams enter play having lost six of their last seven games.
Anaheim will be adding […]

Two Minutes in the Box with… Bobby Ryan

They say that retail is in the details. And while it might not have the same ring to it, hockey is in the numbers.
Take number nine for example, it’s one of the most famous digits in hockey. Gordie Howe wore it. So did Rocket Richard and Bobby Hull.  More recently, Mike Modano built a Hall […]