November 2009 - Page 3 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Smyth update

Ryan Smyth will skate on Monday morning for the first time since suffering his upper-body injury, Terry Murray said after today's morning skate. Smyth, based on the initial four-week estimate, might be able to return on or around Dec. 14, when the Kings play at Vancouver. The Kings also play Dec. 15... Read More
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Stoll back, new lines

Jarret Stoll is back in the lineup tonight, recovered from what he revealed to be a groin strain, but Rob Scuderi is described as doubtful for the game. The Kings' forwards are expected to skate as follows: Frolov-Kopitar-Williams Purcell-Stoll-Brown Parse-Handzus-Simmonds Four players are sti... Read More
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Who's on first?

Secondary scoring is important, yes, as is goaltending, defense and special teams, but it's no secret that what fueled the Kings' strong start this season was the top line, and it's becoming increasingly clear that what fueled the top line was the play of Ryan Smyth. In the four games that Smyth wen... Read More
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Strong in the nets

Last night's game featured perhaps the best goaltending, combined, I have seen all season. It's not a stretch to say that Jonathan Quick had his best game of the season, and Roberto Luongo, as he usually does, just showed tremendous calm and patience. Watching him, Luongo gives you the feeling that ... Read More
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Concern about Frolov?

Something quick on one of our favorite topics...the world of Alexander Frolov. After last night's game, a Vancouver reporter (somewhat randomly) asked Terry Murray if he was concerned about Frolov's lack of production. I say ``somewhat randomly'' because he just as easily could have been asked about... Read More
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Kopitar postgame quotes

Anze Kopitar's postgame thoughts... (on the faceoff struggles...) KOPITAR: ``Faceoffs are really important, especially on the special teams. They're definitely huge. The percentage wasn't good for us. They're a good team, but it's one thing to win it clean, but the other thing is just to battle h... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on what cost the Kings the most...) MURRAY: ``Faceoffs. Two faceoff goals against. I felt we managed the puck a little carelessly as we went through the middle of the ice. Just not making hard plays and making them go back every time. They're in good position ... Read More
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Canucks 2, Kings 1

The Canucks took the lead back with another goal almost directly off a faceoff. Alex Edler took a point shot, and Henrik Sedin pounced on the rebound and put it past Quick 3:54 into the third period, after Quick had come far off his line to challenge the slap shot.... Read More