Tanner Pearson, finally healthy, off to fast start for Kings

EL SEGUNDO – Left wing Tanner Pearson has scored four goals and six points in four games to start 2016-17, which puts him atop the Kings’ scoring leaders going into Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators at Staples Center. His...
Via The OC Register
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kings’ Success on Toffoli’s Shoulders?

Throughout the last decade, the Los Angeles Kings have built a championship roster from the ground up. They’ve scouted and developed their core group and, of course, it was only a matter of time before costs started running high. In the last three years, the Kings have traded valuable commodities in order to hold onto the cream of the crop and some of these commodities include three...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

Waking up with the Kings: October 26

Since the implementation of three-on-three overtime, the Kings have won 14 of 17 games decided in the extra session. There are reasons behind this. First, there’s a tremendous base of talent. When the Kings can trot out Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter as a top unit, and then the excellent transitional puckmover and skater in Alec Martinez as part of (this year’s) second...
Via LA Kings Insider
6 hours ago

Rank the Players: Kings Once Again Need a Few Extra Minutes

A lot of players were quite good tonight, even though #27 stole the spotlight.
Via Jewels From The Crown
17 hours ago

Martinez gets OT winner in Kings' 3-2 victory over Columbus

LOS ANGELES (AP) Alec Martinez scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Tuesday night for their third straight victory. Drew Doughty scored the tying goal with 5:57 left in regulation for the Kings, who won their third straight overtime game after an 0-3-0 start to the season. Captain Anze Kopitar also scored, and third...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview, Game Day #6: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Los Angeles Kings

Via Jewels From The Crown
23 hours ago

Kings announce holiday rink locations, schedule

It’s very nearly Halloween, which means that it’s also very nearly time to start celebrating the holiday season, or at least enduring Christmas-themed commercials the first week of November. In honor of the changing of the seasons, the Kings unveiled a collection of outdoor ice rink locations throughout the L.A. area during a press conference aboard the Battleship Iowa in San...
Via LA Kings Insider
23 hours ago

Fantasy Hockey and the Goalie Conundrum

Just two weeks into the new season and the Los Angeles Kings and fantasy hockey owners are already struggling to stay afloat thanks in large part to their goaltending issues. Starters like Coyotes’ Mike Smith and Kings’ Jonathan Quick are already sidelined – likely creating major holes in some fantasy lineups and their backups aren’t exactly getting the job done either. Louis...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Puck Possession Is Paramount for Kings

By most measures, it’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month for the Los Angeles Kings. On October 6, veteran winger Marian Gaborik was placed on injured reserve, courtesy of a broken foot suffered while playing for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey in September. One week later, star goaltender Jonathan Quick followed him on the IR with a groin strain. This past...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Peter Budaj happy for second chance with Kings

LOS ANGELES – All goaltender Peter Budaj wanted was another chance, another opportunity to show he could still play in the NHL. The Kings gave him a shot last season, but it wasn't in the NHL. It was in the AHL, but Budaj made the most of it and...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pearson gets goal, scores again in SO; Kings top Canucks

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tanner Pearson scored for the fourth time this season and got the lone shootout goal, lifting the Los Angeles Kings over the previously unbeaten Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday night. Alexander Edler tied it on a power play with 34.4 seconds left in the third period. The Kings had a power play for the final 1:16 of overtime but Jacob Markstrom made two keys saves...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Zatkoff injures groin at morning skate for LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff has been placed on injured reserve after hurting his groin during a morning skate. The Kings recalled goalie Jack Campbell from their AHL affiliate in Ontario on Saturday. Zatkoff had to be helped off the ice after getting hurt several hours before the Kings' home game against Vancouver. The veteran backup was the Kings...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM expects Jonathan Quick out 'about three months'

Jonathan Quick’s injury will keep him out longer than initially estimated. Quick suffered a groin injury in the same place he injured it in 2013 last week during the Kings’ season opener against the San Jose Sharks. The 30-year-old slid awkwardly in his crease and labored getting up. He was soon replaced with Jeff Zatkoff. According to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick tries to fight the Sharks, leaves game injured

Jonathan Quick has always had a bit of a temper, and it was on display right away to start the 2016-17 season. In the second of NBC’s Wednesday Rivalry Night games, the Sharks hosted the Kings, and tempers boiled over after Logan Couture tied things up in the first period. As the Sharks celebrated, Quick rushed out of his crease and tried to fight the first Sharks skater he could...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar really, really loved playing for Team Europe

Team Europe was a mystery heading into the World Cup of Hockey. No one knew how the group of players representing eight different countries would perform at the tournament against more established groups and players who have skated with one another for years. Would the group have any pride considering the team was created out of nothing? The answer was a resounding yes and Anze Kopitar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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