Dustin Brown on playing the Blues, plus tonight’s tix contest

Beginning tonight in St. Louis, the Kings will play 14 of their next 18 games on the road. And the first one out of the chute won’t be easy for LA, as the Blues have only lost three games on home ice this season. However, one of those came to the Kings in a 3-2 [...]

VIDEO: Roenick breaks down Doughty’s hit on Oshie

Earlier today, the National Hockey League let it be known that Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will not be suspended for his hit on the Blues’ TJ Oshie in the final seconds of last night’s game.
As a first time offender, the $2,500 fine levied against him was pretty much as expected.
In the clip below, Jeremy Roenick [...]

Westgarth goes from ‘stewing in his juices’ into the line-up

Westgarth remains positive (photo: M. Zampelli)

By all accounts, Kevin Westgarth had a great summer. He married his longtime girlfriend and signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings.
Things haven’t been so good since though.
Coming off a season where he played 56 games, roughly two-thirds of the regular season games, he’s only seen action in [...]

Coach Murray and Voynov compare notes on his first NHL game

Unexpectedly, Slava Voynov received more attention than all but a few players during the Los Angeles Kings training camp this year.
With Drew Doughty unsigned, the Russian-born defenseman played in every possible exhibition game and was the last player cut before opening night.
He was off to a solid start in Manchester (AHL), picking up a couple [...]

Kings shutout the Blues 5-0, video and quick notes

The Kings defeated the Blues last night 5-0, paced by strong goaltending from Jonathan Quick (27 saves, earning his 15th career shutout and 99th NHL win) and two goals from Simon Gagne.
– Three Stars of the Game: Gagne, Quick and Jarret Stoll
– Math with Jack: defenseman Jack Johnson was plus-3 for the night, which [...]

Blues at LA Kings – what to watch for II with Johnson, Greene

Earlier today we heard from Jarret Stoll, Anze Kopitar and coach Terry Murray – who offered their thoughts on the keys to tonight’s LA Kings vs St, Louis Blues match-up.
While Stoll spoke of needing to play ‘pissed off’ about the fact the Blues defeated the Kings in all four games last season, Murray and Kopitar [...]

Blues at LA Kings – a ‘pissed off’ Stoll on what to watch for

If you needed an exhibit to submit in court demonstrating the Kings’ struggles on offense last year, the four-game series vs. the Blues would more than suffice.
In their last three match-ups, LA managed a combined total of two goals. And over the four-game season series they were outscored 15-6, losing all four games.
Jonathan Quick, [...]

Is Kansas City more of a hockey town than Los Angeles?

On the surface, you might not think of Kansas City as a hockey town. Instead, your sports mind probably first takes you to baseball’s Royals or football’s Chiefs.
But, eight miles down the road from the home stadiums of those two teams, a pair of NHL hockey clubs will square off in a sold out arena [...]

Update on Kyle Clifford and Last Night’s Fights

Brad Richardson will be in the line-up tomorrow night, playing left wing.
That’s per coach Terry Murray after practice today.
You can extrapolate from that the fact that rookie Kyle Clifford will get the night off. Murray also talked about Clifford a little when talking about Kevin Westgarth’s fight last night vs. the Blues.
MM: Earlier in the [...]

Coach Murray: ‘I screwed up’ Preparing for St. Louis

OK, so fan-gate is behind us now.
Los Angeles Kings coach Terry Murray re-addressed his comments on the booing last night here.
Let’s move on…
They say if you don’t learn from your mistakes (and/or history), you’re bound to repeat things in the future.
As such, after practice today Murray provided some thoughts on the Blues going 4-0 [...]