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 [...]

NHL12 All-Star Game Results: Westgarth vs The Mayor

Earlier today we posted the results of the NHL 12 simulations using the All Star teams selected by Dustin Penner and Jack Johnson. If you missed it, Team Johnson defeated Team Mayor 8-5. In the other contest, the Pennermaniacs went down in overtime, 5-4.
Now, we have the results of the third and final game using [...]

Quotes from Senators locker room following 4-1 loss to LA

Although the Senators arrived in LA coming off a loss to the Ducks on Saturday, they hadn’t dropped back to back games in regulation since early November. On the flip side though, they had only beaten the Kings once in LA and that was more than a decade ago.
Oh, and you want another stat? LA [...]

LA Kings stats vs Senators and ticket contest details

In the last meeting between the Kings and Senators (on November 22, 2010), Anze Kopitar opened the scoring 10 minutes into the first period. LA eventually lost that game 3-2. It stands as Kopitar’s only goal vs Ottawa in four career games. How have some of his teammates fared?
Dustin Brown – no goals in six [...]

Dustin Brown on his hit total tonight, seeing Kopitar on the ice

Kings captain Dustin Brown had a season high 12 hits tonight vs. the Wild, to go along with five shots on goal.
After the game, he shared the following…
On his 12 hits in the game – “We need more intensity in our game and part of that is physical, I guess. But, I don’t look [...]

Murray says Kings have confidence and are in ‘good shape’

Earlier today we posted the first batch of comments from coach Terry Murray‘s post-practice media scrum.  So far, we’ve looked at very specific areas – the play of Kyle Clifford and his system, which hasn’t produced many goals of late. Now, Murray goes a little higher level.
First up, an overall summary of the season [...]

Breaking down the lack of scoring with Kings coach Murray

The LA Kings haven’t been scoring enough goals to win hockey games on a consistent basis and everybody’s talking about, including coach Terry Murray.
Following practice today, he not only answered questions, he also had some facts to share…
Question: Is the parity in the league – and the fact a lot of teams play the [...]

Dustin Brown explains why his hit totals are down 24%

Dustin Brown, LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Over the last few years, there are certain things you can count on when watching an LA Kings game. Such as – Anze Kopitar will pick up a point, Jarret Stoll will win a bunch of faceoffs, Matt Greene will block some shots…and Dustin Brown will deliver a [...]

Kings vs Blackhawks pregame primer – a few fun facts

Before we get into the fun of hearing from a trio of Kings defensemen regarding tonight’s match-up with the Blackhawks, let’s first run through a few quick notes and stats…
- For Simon Gagne and Mike Richards, today’s game may be a little more personal than it is for other members of the Kings. It [...]

Moreau – ‘You can’t give the referee an option on that play’

Moreau, LA Kings practice (photo: D. Sheehan)

Grit, sandpaper, character…
Those are just a few of the words that were used to describe winger Ethan Moreau when he signed a free agent contract with the Kings late this past summer.
The veteran forward was thought to be somebody who could come in, be a physical presence, chip in [...]