Blake Gumprecht
February 1, 2015 2:32 pm

Audio: Manchester coach Mike Stothers joins LAKI

At the time of this interview, the Manchester Monarchs led the Eastern Conference with 60 points – though they’ve since ceded the top spot to the Syracuse Crunch, who have won four in a row. Speaking on behalf of the Monarchs’ success is Head Coach Mike Stothers, who joined LA Kings Insider at Saturday’s Kings-Bruins game to discuss the buy-in he’s received from his players, Nick Shore’s play at both […]

Bill Wippert / National Hockey League
February 1, 2015 1:54 pm

Sutter, Kopitar articulate bizarre home-road splits

A more aerodynamic Kings squad took the ice for practice Sunday at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex as forwards Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar emerged from the club’s dressing room neatly shorn and without the beards they had sported since the Movember mustaches were grown over. “I guess the White House visit is coming up, and I didn’t feel like being seen as a grizzly bear,” Kopitar said. In addition to […]

Sunday Practice
February 1, 2015 12:47 pm

February 1 practice notes

On Sunday the Kings practiced at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, a sprawling facility located several stories up from the street in suburban Alexandria, Virginia. The Capitals’ team offices are located adjacent to the center, which also housed the 2013 United States Olympic Men’s National Team Orientation Camp, attended by Trevor Lewis, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown. The orientation camp did not include any on-ice sessions, for what it’s worth. Notes! -Right […]

Steve Babineau / National Hockey League
February 1, 2015 11:28 am

The View from Boston

THE BOSTON GLOBE Amalie Benjamin: Brad Marchand scores twice as Bruins defeat Kings “Instead the Bruins rode a solid, heavy, physical 60 minutes on their way to beating the defending Stanley Cup champions who are, surprisingly, out of the playoff structure at the moment.” Fluto Shinzawa: David Pastrnak putting his ice time to good use “Even though Pastrnak played mostly against LA’s third and fourth lines, he didn’t do anything […]

Steve Babineau / National Hockey League
February 1, 2015 9:05 am

Waking up with the Kings: February 1

Saturday’s game was an exhibition of systematic proficiency between two similar teams that worked the X’s and O’s down to a science and were ultimately separated by a third period Chris Kelly deflection that was awarded following video review. It matters little to the Kings, who were awarded zero points following one of their stronger performances of the season. But from the way Los Angeles executed its game plan, the […]

Washington, DC
February 1, 2015 7:11 am

Good morning, Washington

It’s a big, big day in sports. This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on earth: MEXICO or PORTUGAL! The 1997-98 season was an OK year for the Kings, who finished fifth in the west behind Jozef Stumpel’s career-high 79 points and fell in the first round of the playoffs to St. Louis. It was, at the same time, one of the really, really […]

Steve Babineau / National Hockey League
January 31, 2015 8:47 pm

January 31 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 40-81-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a road mark of 15-47-6. Each team ended the season series with a 1-1 record, having scored three goals. The Kings have lost three straight road games to the Bruins but are 8-5-0 overall against Boston since the 2005-06 season. -Los Angeles fell to 7-8-3 against the Eastern Conference and 5-4-1 against the Atlantic Division. […]

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