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May 5, 2015 3:27 pm

WORLDS: Gaborik’s two goals lift Slovakia over Slovenia

Marian Gaborik scored the game-winning goal with 5:44 remaining and added an empty-netter as Slovakia stunned Slovenia with three third period goals to erase a 1-0 deficit during a 3-1 win in Group B Preliminary Round play Tuesday at the World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Anze Kopitar was held scoreless in the loss. IIHF RECAP #Gabotar. ❤️‍ — LA Kings (@LAKings) May 5, 2015 On Monday, after the […]

Stick's pre-game routine
May 5, 2015 11:06 am

Updating the archives: 2014-15 in LAKI photos

SPRING CLEANING: I hadn’t archived personal photos from my iPhone since the preseason, and instead of just uploading them to my computer and moving on, I thought I’d share a collection of my travel, practice and warm-up photos. Some of these were used in Good Morning blog posts as well as Twitter and Instagram, though the majority of these photos were not shared publicly. Other than the two photos in […]

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May 4, 2015 5:51 pm

Voynov’s pretrial hearing to continue Tuesday

Slava Voynov and wife Marta Varlamova appeared in a Torrance courtroom on Monday during a pretrial hearing related to the league-suspended Kings defenseman’s arrest on a felony domestic violence charge. The hearing, which will continue Tuesday, will ultimately determine whether comments Varlamova made to a hospital social worker in an emergency room are admissible in court. Based on reports from Daily Breeze reporter Larry Altman and Orange County Register reporter […]

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May 4, 2015 2:56 pm

Kings flavor in OHL Finals

19-year-old Matthew Mistele (6th round / 2014) scored on a second period rebound to record the game-winning goal in a 2-1, Game 6 win over the North Bay Battalion to lead the Oshawa Generals to the OHL’s Eastern Conference Championship. He’ll meet a pair of Kings prospects in Jake Marchment (6th round / 2014) and Kurtis MacDermid (NDFA / signed 2012) – as well as projected top overall draft pick […]

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May 4, 2015 11:34 am

Monday morning links: May 4 U-S-A. U-S-A. The Americans used goals by Trevor Lewis, Torey Krug, Mark Arcobello and Brock Nelson, and a 15-save performance by Jack Campbell to defeat Russia, 4-2, and move to 3-0 in preliminary round play at ČEZ Aréna in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Lewis, who opened the scoring, nearly added a late empty-netter (before Nelson ultimately did so) when he hustled to negate an icing and had his backhanded attempt […]

Rich Tilton / Manchester Monarchs
May 3, 2015 8:39 pm

Stothers, Mersch, Berube discuss Monarchs’ series win

Quotes from Manchester’s dressing room following the club’s Game 5 win over Portland on Saturday: Mike Stothers, on Game 5: We didn’t seem to make anything easy on ourselves. We don’t make it easy on ourselves and Portland showed why they belonged in the playoffs. They had to do it at the end of the year and come up with some big games and had to come from behind to […]

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May 3, 2015 8:10 am

Monarchs advance; Lewis, Kopitar score at Worlds

A few quick updates towards the end of a long weekend (more to come later this evening): Manchester Monarchs fans can breathe easily. The Monarchs took a 3-0 lead in their decisive Game 5 against Portland last night, surrendered three unanswered goals, and won the game on a pair of huge markers by Michael Mersch and Adrian Kempe 20 seconds apart early in the third period. They won the series […]

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