Los Angeles Kings Players on the ‘Other’ Trap Game

When you think Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings, it’s easy to think about a low scoring affair – especially given the calibre of goaltending on both sides.
Add in some good defensemen for each club and you usually have a recipe for a long night, something Jack Johnson talked about after practice yesterday – saying, “Games [...]

Kings vs Sharks – What Could Happen, Has Happened

Some credit card commercial says there’s a one-in-18 chance of a hat trick being scored in an NHL game.
So, that’s something that could happen.
However, here are a few of the more likely stories to watch for tonight (and some other loosely connected tidbits)…
* Should the Kings win, they’re officially in the playoffs. Also of note [...]

Kings Take The Field For Opening Day at Dodger Stadium

Dustin Brown – captain or catcher?

Over the last few seasons, the Kings and Dodgers have developed a more-than-friendly relationship.
In fact, when cross promoting each other, the home team had a perfect 6-0 record until just a few months ago.
Later this afternoon the boys in blue will take the field at Dodger Stadium against the hated [...]

POLL: Who Will Seize The Opportunity?

With Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar out of the line-up for the final seven games of the regular season (and longer), nearly every Kings player is talking about guys needing to step up.
And although that seemed to be the theme of the day at practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray was stressing opportunity…
As in, “an opportunity [...]

Stoll and Quick Do Their Thing Again in the Shootout

Well, the Kings are getting better as the homestand rolls along.
Zero points on Thursday, one point Saturday and (finally) two points tonight. The games are also getting longer – going from regulation vs. the Blues to needing overtime against the Ducks…and then (finally) downing the Flames via a shootout.
In a game that was set up [...]

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 [...]

Two Goals, Two Points and Two Wins in Detroit

“We came out of the gates a little slow” – Anze Kopitar on the Kings getting just three shots on goal in the first period.
Post-game news and notes from LA’s 2-1 win…
* With their second win in Detroit this season the Kings finished the season series 3-1-0 vs. the Red Wings. There wasn’t any pattern [...]

Smyth and Westgarth Look Back to Move Forward

Nine days ago the Kings lost 7-3 to the Red Wings at Staples Center.
Defenseman Willie Mitchell said LA ‘dominated’ that game.
Regardless, they didn’t get the two points they needed. However, the two teams will meet again tonight in Detroit.
Some of the Red Wings’ motivation for the last game may have come from the Kings 5-0 [...]

LA Kings Players on Penner and the Big Debut

Yesterday Jarret Stoll and Dustin Penner were on MayorsManor talking about there supposed fight back in the AHL.
Now, let’s hear from a few other Kings regarding the much anticipated debut of Penner tonight and the game versus the Phoenix Coyotes…
Willie Mitchell on Penner – “He’s a big body presence who plays in traffic and in front [...]

Smyth and Murray Respond To Mitchell’s Comments

You won’t get a lot of cliche answers from Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell about the team’s performance. He’s a veteran who’s been through the rigors of the season with five different teams over 10 years and brings an honest perspective when assessing games.
After practice yesterday he said the Kings “dominated” Monday’s game and that some players [...]