December 2009 - Page 3 of 32 - LA Kings Insider
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Flames 2, Kings 1

The Kings, again, showed an inability to sustain momentum after a goal. At the 2:48 mark, Craig Conroy scored his first goal of the season. Ersberg attempted to play the puck behind his net, but got caught in traffic and left the net empty as Conroy got the puck in front and scored.... Read More
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End of first: Flames 1-0

Well, a pretty boring period there... The teams ended up with a combined 59 penalty minutes in the period. Ivanans must still serve 51 seconds of his misconduct penalty, while Richardson and Glencross still have 1:41 each to go. Phaneuf, of course, is gone for the game. Shots were 11-7 Flames in the... Read More
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Flames 1, Kings 0

Quite a series of action... First, Dion Phaneuf ran Anze Kopitar into the boards, drawing a game-misconduct penalty. In the resulting scrum, the teams ended up 4-on-4, and the Flames scored at the 6:21 mark. Jay Bouwmeester carried the puck into the Kings' zone, and Rene Bourque beat Drew Doughty to... Read More
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Four years, and counting

Looking for a positive sign for the Kings tonight? Canada's Olympic team was announced today. Canada's team for the 2006 Olympics was announced on Dec. 21, 2005. When was the Kings' last victory in Calgary? Dec. 21, 2005. Since then. the Kings are 0-8 at the Saddledome. Here's what Terry Murray said... Read More
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Ersberg tonight, Quick tomorrow

Erik Ersberg will get his fourth start of the season in goal tonight. Ersberg is 1-1-1 this season, with a 5-2 victory over Carolina, a 5-4 overtime victory over San Jose and a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Ersberg started both of the Kings' games in Calgary last season, and neither went well. O... Read More
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Murray comments on Doughty

Here were Terry Murray's thoughts today about the inclusion of Drew Doughty on Canada's Olympic roster... MURRAY: ``It's a great opportunity for him. It's wonderful for a guy, 20 years old, to be selected as one of the top defensemen in Canada and play in the Olympic program. It's great, it's exci... Read More
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On the other hand…

Ryan Smyth earned the nickname ``Captain Canada'' for his frequent appearances for his country in international events. Smyth won gold for Canada at the World Junior Championships (1995), the World Cup of Hockey (2004), the World Championships (2003 and 2004) and the Olympics (2002), but he won't ge... Read More
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Teammate, roommate, enemy

The first person to learn about Drew Doughty's selection to Team Canada was his roommate, Dustin Brown. It just so happens that, barring a huge shock, Doughty and Brown will be Olympic opponents, since Brown is expected to be a major part of Team USA. Here's what Brown said today about Doughty's sel... Read More
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High praise from Babcock

Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock spoke this morning, on TSN, about Drew Doughty's selection to the team. Also, I'll attach the full roster for Canada, for those who haven't yet seen it. Here's what Babcock had to say about Doughty... BABCOCK: ``The great players, they seem to just get better so... Read More
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Doughty comments on selection

Drew Doughty faced the media this morning -- four of us from L.A., about 25-30 from Canada -- and talked about being the youngest player selected to represent Canada in the 2010 Olympics... Question: What was your reaction this morning? DOUGHTY: ``You know, I was pretty surprised. I knew I had a... Read More
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Ersberg in tonight

I'll have plenty more on Drew Doughty's Olympic selection a bit later, but first a bit of news on tonight's game... Erik Ersberg will start in goal tonight, with Jonathan Quick scheduled to get the start tomorrow night in Minnesota. Due to the time change and U.S. Customs, the Kings are looking at a... Read More