After killing two Boston penalties, the Kings took the lead with a power-play goal with 7:54 remaining in the first period. Anze Kopitar shot from just above the right circle and Dustin Brown, in front of the net, tipped the shot past Thomas.... Read More
First, if you need to catch up on today's news and notes, please check out my LAKings.com notebook...
Kings notebook (Jan. 30)
Second, sit down everyone. I'm told that the one, the only Juraj Mikus is scheduled to be in the building tonight. It seems as though he might be injured -- who thought ... Read More
The Boston Bruins might be, in Terry Murray's words, a ``wounded bear,'' but penalty killing is one area in which they have been consistently strong. The Bruins' penalty kill is the league's second-most efficient, at 87.2 percent, and two weeks ago, the Bruins killed all five Kings power plays in th... Read More
Media columnist Tom Hoffarth, my former colleague at the Daily News, every year lists his Southern California media ``top 10'' in various categories. Kings TV analyst Jim Fox has defended his title as the No. 1 game analyst, according to Hoffarth's analysis.
Game analysts: the top 10
Kings radio... Read More
The Boston Bruins have hit a terribly rough patch. They've lost five consecutive games in regulation and have totaled only six goals in those five games. They're coming off a 2-1 loss against Buffalo last night, and seemed to play better than they have of late, but the Bruins are now fighting for th... Read More
I got a chance to catch up with Kings goalie coach Bill Ranford today, and I asked Bill if he could give a quick rundown of his impressions of each of the goalies in the Kings' system this season. So here we go, starting with Jonathan Quick and continuing with Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jeff Za... Read More
After four games as a healthy scratch, defenseman Randy Jones goes back into the Kings' lineup tonight in place of the injured Jack Johnson. It's been an up-and-down season for Jones, who was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia in October and had a good start, with four points in his first four ga... Read More
Randy Jones will replace Jack Johnson in the Kings' lineup tonight. Terry Murray said Johnson's status remains day to day and that he isn't sure if Johnson will be able to play tomorrow. No other lineup changes are expected for tonight.... Read More
With all the talk about trades, and which players shouldn't be traded, I thought I'd throw it open to a weekend poll. Which players, off the Kings' NHL roster, would you consider ``untouchable,'' not to be traded under any circumstances? We can do another one, for prospects, but I thought we should ... Read More
In front of Kings management, Jonathan Bernier made 34 saves as Manchester beat Providence 2-0 tonight in the AHL game. By coincidence, the two goals were scored by players called up from Ontario of the ECHL this season, Jon Rheault and Geoff Walker.... Read More
Dean Lombardi and a handful of other Kings management folks made the drive from Boston to Providence tonight to watch the Manchester Monarchs take on the Providence Bruins. Manchester is back in first place in the Atlantic Division, even though the Monarchs have wobbled a bit of late, with a 1-1-2 r... Read More
Here is Anze Kopitar's season, by the numbers...
October: 21 points in 14 games
November: 12 points in 13 games
December: 6 points in 14 games
January: 14 points in 12 games
So, Kopitar is back on a point-per-game pace for the first time since early in the season, and Terry Murray doesn't thi... Read More