March 2010 - Page 3 of 32 - LA Kings Insider
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Tuesday morning skate

Terry Murray wasn't ready to announce his complete lineup for tonight, but did say that he would reunite the top line of Ryan Smyth, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, and that Randy Jones will replace Peter Harrold. More to come from the skate, including thoughts on what went wrong on the 5-on-3 an... Read More
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Anatomy of a power play

If you believe in the concept of momentum, it's pretty clear that the Kings lost it, and Minnesota gained it, early in the third period last night after the Kings failed to score on their two-minute, 5-on-3 power play. Here's exactly how that power play went, with two shots on goal, four missed shot... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on the failed 5-on-3...) MURRAY: ``They did a great job with it. You've got to give those guys a lot of credit for their penalty kill, but on the other side of it, when you have a 5-on-3, that's a critical moment in the game, and that's when you have to show ... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes

Dustin Brown's postgame thoughts... (on the game...) BROWN: ``This game was a lot different from the last three, I think. We had a lot of opportunities. Our special teams need to be better, that's for sure, both power play and penalty kill. We have two 5-on-3s and we don't capitalize. It's all a... Read More
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FINAL: Wild 3, Kings 2

The Kings drop to 0-3-1 in their last four games and now get ready to face a Nashville team that has beaten them in seven consecutive games. The Kings remain in seventh place in the West, one point ahead of Colorado with an equal number of games, and five points ahead of Calgary with one game in han... Read More
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Wild 3, Kings 2

After the Kings failed with a full two minutes of a 5-on-3 advantage, the Wild scored a power-play goal 7:38 into the third period. Martin Havlat went for a long-range slap shot and beat Quick high, with Andrew Brunette running traffic directly in front of the net.... Read More
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Kings 2, Wild 2

The Kings tied the game 1:25 into the third period on Parse's second goal of the game. Richardson dug the puck out of the corner, in the Minnesota zone, and fed it to Parse, whose one-time slap shot from the top of the right circle beat Backstrom.... Read More
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Wild 2, Kings 1

The Kings pulled within one goal on Scott Parse's goal with 7:13 remaining in the second period. Parse shot through traffic and benefited from a deflection, off the stick of Casey Wellman, that fooled Backstrom. Jack Johnson and Brad Richardson got assists.... Read More
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End of first: 0-0

The Kings outshot the Wild 6-5 in a scoreless first period that also had no penalties. The best chance of the period came with 4:15 remaining when, after a scramble in front of the Minnesota net, and goalie Niklas Backstrom prone on the ice, Jarret Stoll shot from a sharp angle and shot over the net... Read More