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Monarchs win Game 3

The Manchester Monarchs beat the Worcester Sharks 5-0 tonight to take a 2-1 series lead in the second-round AHL playoff series. Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 shots for the shutout. The Monarchs got two goals from Trevor Lewis and one goal each from Gabe Gauthier, David Meckler and Corey Elkins. Oscar ... Read More
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Forum answers VIII

Here's the eighth set of questions and answers. I'll go through the ensuing posts and try to answer as many more questions as I can. Check back a bit later for an update on the Manchester Monarchs, who are leading Game 3 of their playoff series right now... ... Read More
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Not satisfied

The Stanley Cup playoffs move to the second round tonight, with San Jose hosting Detroit in the first round. It's fair to say that, at least in the Western Conference, expectations were met. At the start of the season, if we had to guess a ``final four'' from the West, I would have picked San Jose, ... Read More
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Greene, Johnson to Worlds

Kings defensemen Matt Greene and Jack Johnson will represent the United States at the IIHF World Championships, which will be held May 7-23 in Germany, the Kings announced today. Greene played in the 2007 and 2008 World Championships, plus the 2003 World Junior Championships. Johnson won a silver... Read More
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A good choice

Ryan Smyth arrived in Los Angeles via trade last July, from Colorado in exchange for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth-round pick, but as much as anyone, Smyth chose to be with the Kings. He waived his no-movement clause to accept the trade, despite being 33 years old and having his family set... Read More
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How to improve?

Following up on yesterday's post about rising expectations, the logical follow-up question, then, is, ``How do the Kings improve?'' Is it simply a matter of the young players getting more experience and improving their games, or will there need to be talent brought in from outside the organization? ... Read More
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Happier times

The Kings started two days' worth of exit meetings today, and for at least one player, the meeting is bound to go better than it did last year.  A year ago, Brad Richardson wasn't shy about telling Terry Murray, in his exit interview, that he felt he wasn't being used properly and that he thought he... Read More
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Monarchs win Game 2

The Manchester Monarchs beat the Worcester Sharks 3-2 in overtime tonight to even their best-of-seven second-round series at 1-1. Bud Holloway scored the winner, 4:29 into overtime, and has scored the winning goal in all five of the Monarchs' playoff wins so far. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 of 33 sh... Read More
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Are they watching?

The show must go on… First of all, Manchester is playing Worcester in Game 2 of their second-round AHL playoff series (the Monarchs lost Game 1), so I'll give results after the game. On the NHL side, Montreal and Washington are playing Game 7 of their first-round series right now, after which the se... 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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