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February 9, 2016 11:21 am - JonRosen

February 9 morning skate notes; 50 Years

A fine Tuesday afternoon from chilly Boston to you and yours, Insiders. The Kings took the ice at 11:30 a.m. at TD Garden and aligned thusly: Lucic-Kopitar-Brown King-Carter-Toffoli Gaborik-Lecavalier-Lewis Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan Pearson-Shore McNabb-Doughty Muzzin-Martinez Ehrhoff-Schenn McBain -Jonathan Quick left the ice first and is expected to draw the start in the road trip opener (4:00 p.m. PT / FOX Sports West / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio). -If we’re going by line rushes and who remained on the ice for extra work with Jhonas Enroth, tonight’s scratches will be Tanner Pearson, Nick Shore and Jamie McBain. That Pearson could be […]

February 9, 2016 11:10 am - JonRosen

Lucic reflects on eight years in Boston

On his emotions coming into tonight’s game: Yeah I have thought about it a little bit. Obviously there is going to be the emotional part of it, but at the end of the day you have to keep reminding yourself why you are here; to play a hockey game and try to get two points. With all the familiar faces and people you are happy to see again, you have to take a business like approach to tonight’s game. I think it will be a lot of fun and a hard fought game. There is lots to look forward for […]

February 9, 2016 10:39 am - JonRosen

February 9 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Boston’s penalty killing: Penalty killing historically for the Boston Bruins has been pretty high-up, always. I think you have guys who are known to be great penalty killers, starting with the faceoffs and with Patrice, and obviously with Chara. Good penalty killing group. On the start he’s looking for on the first game before a long trip: We know we’ve got our hands full coming into Boston, so that’s kind of what we focus or zero in on. On whether Milan Lucic has been the player the Kings expected: He’s played really well for us. It’s probably the most […]

February 9, 2016 8:55 am - JonRosen

Audio: Quick hits with Landon Ferraro

Following Boston’s morning skate, LA Kings Insider caught up with Landon Ferraro, who played for the Marina Cities hockey program while his father, Ray, was a member of the Los Angeles Kings. Ferraro, who had a firsthand look at California’s growing hockey scope both from his minor hockey days and in his time playing in the Western Hockey League, also spoke about being inside Staples Center as a fan on June 11, 2012, while his father was a part of the team that broadcasted Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

February 9, 2016 6:23 am - JonRosen

Good morning, Boston

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Boston. We touched down in the Commonwealth just before 7:00 p.m. Monday, an arrival that was pushed back because of the team’s early morning practice at Toyota Sports Center. There has been snow in the area for the last several days, though this latest winter storm most greatly affected areas southeast of Boston and at the base of Cape Cod. The city received in the neighborhood of four-to-six inches of snow, according to the FOX affiliate’s local weather report last night, which represented the only real significant snowfall we’ve experienced in team travel this […]

February 8, 2016 3:24 pm - JonRosen

Using video, Pearson looks inward at his game

For Tanner Pearson, there have been thrilling days before, and there will clearly be some great days ahead. He’s 23, and given the injuries he’s endured – a broken wrist, and broken fibulas in both legs since he was 15 – the winger has never played more than 66 regular season games in any junior or professional season. Now, through 51 games with the Kings, he has six goals and 21 points to his name. They’re respectable if modest numbers, and numbers he’s been stuck on or near for quite some time. With no goals and one assist over his […]

February 8, 2016 11:49 am - JonRosen

After four days of learning, Kings finally hit the road

Because the Ontario Reign don’t always play mid-week games – they’re on a weekend-heavy, 68-game schedule – the team’s development staff has incorporated Development Days into the team’s rhythm. They’re detail and systems-reinforcing practices led by members of the team’s well respected development staff as well as coaches Mike Stothers and Chris Hajt. With a Western Conference-leading .714 points percentage, it could be argued that such an outreach has had a positive effect on the team’s play during periods when game action isn’t as regular. Over the past four days, the Kings were faced with a similar break in the […]

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