April 2010 - Page 31 of 31 - LA Kings Insider
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Injury updates

According to a Kings spokesman, Jeff Halpern suffered an upper-body injury in the first period -- on the hit by Tanner Glass -- and is not expected to return. Vancouver's Alex Burrows also suffered an upper-body injury, from Jarret Stoll's slap shot, and his return is listed as questionable.... Read More
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End of first: Kings 3-0

In their first three games against Vancouver this season, the Kings totaled three goals on 88 shots. Tonight, the Kings scored three goals on their first seven shots. Shots were 8-7 Vancouver in the first period, but Canucks winger Alex Burrows had to leave the game after being struck in the chest a... Read More
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Kings 3, Canucks 0

Dustin Brown gave the Kings a 3-0 lead with 1:58 remaining in the first period. Jack Johnson held the puck at the blue line, then skated in to the middle of the right circle and dropped a pass from Brown, whose one-timer from the high slot beat Luongo. Alexander Frolov also assisted, on the Kings' t... Read More
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Kings 2, Canucks 0

The Kings took a two-goal lead with 3:59 remaining in the first period. Ryan Smyth worked the puck out of the corner in the Vancouver zone, and Jack Johnson took a shot from the point. Luongo made the save, but Anze Kopitar was alone in front of the net to pick up the rebound and score from close ra... Read More
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Kings 1, Canucks 0

After they killed off an early Vancouver power play, the Kings took a 1-0 lead 5:26 into the first period. Jeff Halpern made a nice neutral-zone pass to Dustin Brown, who carried the puck into the Canucks' zone and flipped a quick pass to Alexander Frolov as Frolov went hard to the net. Frolov put a... Read More
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D. Sedin out

Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin will miss tonight's game with an undisclosed injury, and his place in the lineup will be taken by former Kings forward Pavol Demitra, who has been out because his wife's undisclosed illness. As expected, Clune, Drewiske, Ersberg, Harrold and Ivanans are the Kings' scra... Read More
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Afternoon reading/listening

First, to catch up on today's news and notes, please check out my LAKings.com notebook. Thanks for reading... April 1 notebook Also, here's a couple bits of audio for today. Jim Fox was a guest on ``NHL Live'' this morning, talking Kings, and Brad Richardson was the featured guest of LAKings.c... Read More
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Tough team

Two days ago, the Kings ended their winless streak about the Nashville Predators, but arguably, no team has given the Kings more fits this season than Vancouver. The Kings are 0-2-1 against the Canucks this season and have scored only one goal in each game... MURRAY: ``You have to find a way to w... Read More
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An Olympic funk?

We've heard a lot, in the past month, about an ``Olympic hangover'' for teams that had several players participating in the Games. Is it a reality? Not according to the numbers. Detroit had eight Olympians and is 12-2-1 since the break. Edmonton had two and is 5-9-1 since the break. There are some e... Read More
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Bernier, first-team all-star

The AHL announced its ``First and Second All-Star Teams'' for this season, and Jonathan Bernier was the first all-star goalie. Bernier has a 2.07 goals-against average, a .936 save percentage, eight shutouts and a 29-30-5 record in 56 games with the Monarchs this season. No other Monarchs were selec... Read More
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Thursday morning skate

For once, there's nothing really new from the morning skate/practice today. The Kings are expected to go with the exact same lineup, with Clune, Drewiske, Ersberg, Harrold and Ivanans as the scratches, and with Jonathan Bernier starting in goal. The Kings announced today that individual-game play... Read More
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Stuck on six

The Kings didn't get any help from the Phoenix Coyotes last night, as Calgary beat Phoenix to keep the Kings' ``magic number'' for the playoffs at six. The Kings did get some secondary help, as the Ducks beat Colorado to keep the Kings in seventh place, three points ahead of the eighth-place Avalanc... Read More