January 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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Kings 2, Devils 2

The Kings tied the game with 1:46 remaining in the third period. Wayne Simmonds had the puck in the corner and simply tossed it toward the front of the net. Ryan Smyth was parked at the post, in front of Brodeur, and Simmonds was credited with getting the puck past Brodeur to tie the game.... Read More
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Devils 2, Kings 1

The Kings got back in the game with a goal with 29 seconds remaining in the second period. Alexander Frolov helped force a turnover behind the Devils' net. Scott Parse got control of the puck and centered it to Michal Handzus, who scored to make it 2-1. Shots were 10-5 Kings in the second period.... Read More
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Devils 2, Kings 0

New Jersey took a two-goal lead 5:54 into the second period. Zach Parise started the breakout and made a cross-ice pass to Dainius Zubrus, who made a cross-ice pass to Travis Zajac. Zajac's shot from the middle of the circle beat Quick.... Read More
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Going for history

The Kings face a daunting task tonight...not only back-to-back games, not only a 5 p.m. local time start, but a game against a rested New Jersey team that sits second in the Eastern Conference and has allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season. Should the Kings come away with a win, they woul... Read More
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Moving things around

Here's what Terry Murray said today about some of his lineup choices for today... (on Jack Johnson's return from his arm injury...) MURRAY: ``We skated this morning, and he was able to go out and shoot and pass and get a feel for it. He's in.'' (on using Harrold as a forward and an emergency de... Read More
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Today's watch party

For those in and around the South Bay, there will be a Kings watch party (with the Ice Crew) today at the Redondo Beach Cafe, located at 1511 S. Pacific Coast Highway (corner of Avenue H). This is, of course, the cafe with the famous Jim Fox Chicken Soup, and I would also recommend the Montreal smok... Read More
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A worthy absence

The Kings lost Wayne Simmonds for, essentially, an entire period last night after Simmonds went after Mark Stuart for Stuart's hit on Anze Kopitar in the second period. Simmonds got 19 minutes' worth of penalties, made worse by the fact that Simmonds got an extra penalty for wearing a face shield (S... Read More
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Keep it going

Throughout the road trip, Terry Murray had been noncommittal in terms of his plans for the goalies at the end of the road trip, with back-to-back games. So it wasn't a huge surprise last night when Murray said that Jonathan Quick would start again today against New Jersey. It's always interesting to... Read More
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Johnson will play

Terry Murray said Jack Johnson will play today against New Jersey. As something of a precaution, the Kings will go with seven defensemen, with Peter Harrold staying in as a forward. Teddy Purcell will retun to the lineup, and Raitis Ivanans and Brandon Segal will be healthy scratches, giving the K... Read More
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The Untouchables II

Yesterday, we did the poll regarding which players on the Kings' roster you would consider ``untouchable'' in trade talks. The top vote-getters, in order, were Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Wayne Simmonds, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown, with Brown getting double the votes of the sixth-place finisher... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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