October 3, 2015 7:07 pm

Live Blog: Los Angeles vs Colorado

Los Angeles Kings 3, Colorado Avalanche 0 Second Period, 15:25 Remaining I Heart Radio Live Stream Boxscore Referees: Kyle Rehman #37, Dan O’Rourke #9 Linesmen: Vaughan Rody #73, Andy McElman #90 SOG: LAK – 22, COL – 4 PP: LAK – 0/1, COL – 0/1 LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Derek Forbort, D Drew Doughty, RW Marian Gaborik, C Anze Kopitar, LW Milan Lucic COL starters: G Reto […]

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October 3, 2015 2:58 pm

Battles for available forward spots come to a head

There’s really not much more Mike Mersch could have added to his preseason resume. In addition to ably battling along the boards and continuing to exhibit his net-front presence, the Chicago native also popped in a pair of goals to tie Nick Shore, Jordan Weal and Tyler Toffoli for the club’s preseason lead. On top of that, he’s drawn some Darryl Sutter praise, which, though a bit lukewarm, doesn’t necessarily […]

October 3, 2015 12:41 pm

October 3 morning skate notes

Good afternoon from Frozen Fury. Who got the least amount of sleep among us last night? Lines and pairings shown at this morning’s skate: Lucic-Kopitar-Gaborik Mersch-Carter-Toffoli King-Shore-Brown Clifford-Lewis-Nolan Pearson-Andreoff-Weal-O’Neill Forbort-Doughty McNabb-Martinez Schultz-Ehrhoff LoVerde-McBain -Tanner Pearson, Andy Andreoff, Jordan Weal, Brian O’Neill, Vincent LoVerde and Jamie McBain remained on the ice for extra work with Matt Greene and Jake Muzzin. A good conditioning skate was enjoyed experienced by all. -Expect Jonathan […]

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October 3, 2015 8:47 am

Budaj to Ontario’s camp; Reign preseason shootout loss

A note that I neglected to include yesterday afternoon due to time constraints: Via the Kings: Assigned to Ontario Reign (AHL) Training Camp: Peter Budaj – G Assigned to Junior: Damir Sharipzyanov – D (Owen Sound, OHL) Budaj hasn’t signed a contract, so he’s still on a professional tryout. Again, keep in mind that J-F Berube would have to clear waivers to be assigned to Ontario. That’s not a veiled […]

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October 2, 2015 5:21 pm

Kopitar on line’s chemistry, Herren’s presentation

Though the Kings have scored only two regulation goals over the last two games, their scoring chances have appeared to have been of both high quality and quantity. If you are a preseason fist-shaker, shake your fists at both Semyon Varlamov and Anton Khudobin. Darryl Sutter said earlier today that he doesn’t necessarily look at the sheer quality of chances, but rather who is generating them, and the type of […]

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October 2, 2015 3:36 pm

Clifford talks preseason fighting, Lucic’s scrap

Milan Lucic made a big hit on Chris Wagner and subsequently fought Josh Manson in Tuesday’s exhibition game against Anaheim, and after the game Darryl Sutter reiterated what the power forward’s role on the team was. “He’s a big guy that’s got to play an emotional, physical game, and he did,” Sutter said. There are nuances to playing a “physical” game that don’t always include fighting, but Lucic did fight, […]

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October 2, 2015 2:08 pm

October 2 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On how closely the opening night lineup will mirror Saturday’s lineup: I still want to get guys in the necessary games. We really haven’t, quite honest, decided [inaudible] different formations, different pairs. We tried to look at it more as if we didn’t have Muzzin, Greener for the first game, what we’d do, and then if we had one of ‘em, what would we do, because one plays left, one […]

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