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November 28, 2014 3:28 pm

Quick: Jones back-to-back “good for the team”

Those who assumed Jonathan Quick would start the second game of a back-to-back set after Martin Jones played the first night (guilty!) were taught a short lesson in assuming. Darryl Sutter explained the decision-making process after Wednesday’s win, saying that he wanted A) Jones to get back to back road starts B) Jones to get a road win and C) Quick to get a near full-week off after heavy early ...

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November 28, 2014 2:44 pm

Brown drawing penalties, taking very few

Last season, it was Trevor Lewis who was pinpointed for his ability to draw penalties without taking many. This season, it’s… Dustin Brown? “Gentle player,” Brown joked to his teammates sitting nearby. Brown, who has been assessed two minor penalties (!) while drawing 11, is tied for second in the NHL in penalty differential plus/minus. Toronto’s Nazem Kadri leads the list with a plus-11 differential, while Brown slots alongside the ...

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November 28, 2014 12:50 pm

Sutter on facing Chicago, scheduling, “circus trips”

Darryl Sutter, on facing the Blackhawks for the first time in 2014-15: Even though they’re in-conference, if you think about it, the last time we played ‘em was June 1. We played ‘em every other day for, what, 12 days there. Sutter, on whether he gave time to reflect on a great series: Yeah, it was. I said that after – it was the best series that I coached in ...

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November 28, 2014 12:14 pm

Martinez continues to progress

Alec Martinez has been receiving some pointed questioning from reporters trying to pinpoint the exact date of his impending return from surgery on his little finger that occurred two weeks ago. Martinez, who suffered the injury while blocking a shot during a home loss to Dallas on November 13, used an adage passed along from an earlier generation of Los Angeles Kings in his response. “A wise man once told ...

Black Friday at Toyota Sports Center
November 28, 2014 11:30 am

November 28 practice notes

-The Kings skated through an up-tempo practice on Friday morning at Toyota Sports Center after spending all of Thursday off the ice. The practice contained transition drills as well as pairs of forwards and defensive pairs exiting the zone with a good pace. It ended with a quick bag skate. -Though there were no line rushes or alignments delineated by jersey colors, during the bag skate, players did skate up ...

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November 28, 2014 8:07 am

LAKings.com feature: Voice of the King

Happy Friday to you, Insiders. If you are beginning to wake up from a deep food coma, good luck and all the best to you. On Friday, December 5, the documentary Voice of the King will debut at the Regal LA Live cinemas for a minimum one-week run. A depiction of Bob Miller’s rise in broadcasting from calling University of Wisconsin athletics through his distinguished tenure in Los Angeles and ...

Kings Weekly in the 1950's
November 27, 2014 4:10 pm

November 27 Kings Weekly preview; Stanley Cup Moments

Go behind the scenes of Rob Blake’s Hall of Fame induction weekend on Kings Weekly tonight at 10:30 p.m. on FOX Sports West. In addition to exclusive footage of the four days in Toronto, you’ll also be privy to a conversation between a pair of Hall of Famers in Blake and Bob Miller. Highlights are below. BONUS: We all missed you, Stanley Cup Moments.

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