Los Angeles Kings v New York Islanders
April 27, 2015 5:35 pm

Doughty a Norris finalist

After Anze Kopitar was nominated for the Lady Byng and Selke trophies, the Kings’ chances of claiming a major league award grew on Monday as Drew Doughty was named as a finalist for the 2015 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the defenseman “who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.” P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators were […]

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April 27, 2015 4:00 pm

Player evaluation: McBain

JAMIE MCBAIN This season: 26 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points, 4 penalty minutes, +4 rating, 12:41 time on ice. The good: Jamie McBain was used during three different spurts: eight straight games between November 12 and 29, seven games in an eight-game span between December 20 and January 8, and 10 straight games between February 5 and 26. All entrances to the lineup more or less lined up […]

April 27, 2015 1:11 pm

Audio: Talking Monarchs with All the Kings Men Podcast

In advance of this afternoon’s announcement of Norris Trophy finalists and the Jamie McBain evaluation, here’s the audio of my chat yesterday with Jesse Cohen of All the Kings Men Podcast. After paying our respects to the St. Louis Blues, we delved into the Manchester Monarchs’ first round series with the Portland Pirates immediately after the conclusion of Game 3 of the series, won by Portland on a Francis Wathier […]

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April 27, 2015 10:17 am

Kings well represented on list of powerful L.A. sports figures

The Daily News compiled a list of the 50 most powerful figures in Los Angeles sports, and the Kings were well represented. From ownership to hockey operations and digital engagement and outreach, the Kings, buoyed by a pair of Stanley Cups and a sell-out streak that reached 161 consecutive regular season and playoff games, have operated with a successful confluence of business and hockey operations in their attempts to continue […]

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April 26, 2015 5:41 pm

Monarchs drop Game 3 on late goal, lead series 2-1

Francis Wathier scored with 2.9 seconds remaining during a flurry of action in front of goaltender J.F. Berube, and the Portland Pirates extended their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with a narrow, 3-2 Game 3 win over the Manchester Monarchs Sunday evening at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME. The Monarchs now lead the best-of-five series two games to one and will contend with a break in the schedule in […]

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April 26, 2015 10:27 am

Monarchs take 2-0 series lead; Game 3 Sunday

The Manchester Monarchs chased Portland Pirates starter Mike McKenna after 30 seconds with Michael Mersch and Jordan Weal goals and used a four-goal third period barrage to streak to a 6-2 win in Game 2 of the clubs’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. “We talked about it yesterday,” Head Coach Mike Stothers said. “We wanted to start quickly and get them on their heels. It was a good start.” The Monarchs […]

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April 24, 2015 6:19 pm

Player evaluation: McNabb

BRAYDEN MCNABB This season: 71 games, 2 goals, 22 assists, 24 points, 52 penalty minutes, +11 rating, 15:54 time on ice. The good: Did any other King exceed individual expectations to the degree that Brayden McNabb did? The country strong defender entered his first Kings training camp with the understanding that he’d gradually be integrated onto the team and ultimately be groomed for a larger role as dictated by team […]

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