November 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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Mitchell, Ponikarovsky updates

At the end of practice today, Alexei Ponikarovksy and Willie Mitchell came onto the ice for some skating drills. It was the third day on the ice for each player. After his doctor appointment yesterday, Ponikarovksy was cleared to start handling and passing the puck. On Monday, Mitchell will go for a... Read More
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A familiar theme

After last night's game, Terry Murray had a relatively positive outlook on his team's play against Anaheim. Asked, today, if film review revealed anything different, or brought anything into greater focus, Murray reiterated that the Kings had solid scoring chances but simply didn't capitalize on the... Read More
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Schenn returns, for now

Brayden Schenn is back with the Kings, but for how long? It's expected that the Kings will make a decision on Schenn's short-term future before Thursday's game, meaning that they will make the call as to whether to keep him or return him to junior. (It's possible that Schenn's short-term future migh... Read More
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Line changes…well, maybe

It was only a few minutes after last night's game when Terry Murray told reporters that he wouldn't make line changes, that he was pleased with chemistry. Well, this morning the Kings hit the ice with three new lines, although each received only right-wing tweaking. Justin Williams skated with Anze ... Read More
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Dean Lombardi interview

I caught up with Dean Lombardi today, during practice, to talk about some of the latest issues involving the Kings... Question: How do you recognize the difference between a temporary slump and a bigger problem? Coaches point to specific things that players need to improve, but when do you worry ... Read More
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Tuesday practice update

Today was a "maintenance" day for Matt Greene, and Terry Murray said he was hopeful that Greene would be back on the ice tomorrow. Murray did not commit to going with today's practice lines in Thursday's game, saying only that he wanted to get a different look in practice. More notes and quotes to c... Read More
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New practice lines

Given a night of reflection, it seems Terry Murray did indeed see the need to move around forwards. Here's how the Kings are skating this morning... Brown-Kopitar-Williams Smyth-Stoll-Lewis Clifford-Handzus-Simmonds Richardson-Zeiler-Westgarth King/Schenn Matt Greene is not on the ice, so we'll ha... Read More
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Postgame notes (Nov. 29)

Some notes from last night's game… -- The Kings lost to the Anaheim Ducks, 2-0, on Monday night for their fourth consecutive loss and their seventh loss in their last eight games. -- The Kings have their first four-game losing streak since Dec. 17-30 of last season. The last time the Kings ear... Read More
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Ducks postgame quotes

Some quotes from the Ducks' locker room last night… JASON BLAKE (on Jonas Hiller's play…) ``He played outstanding, and made some great, timely saves. In the first period, they came out with more energy and established their game plan. He bailed us out.'' (on his goal…) ``I just stepped on the... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts… (on whether this was an improved effort…) MURRAY: ``Well, it was a good 60 minutes, yeah. We played well enough to win the game. We're not scoring goals. There's nothing happening in the end result, obviously, with the goal scoring. The other part of the game is... Read More
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Doughty postgame quotes

Drew Doughty's postgame thoughts… (on his second penalty…) DOUGHTY: ``I had just gotten out of the box and I came out and took another penalty, and they pretty much scored right away. So obviously, I am not happy with myself for taking that penalty, but it sucks to lose.'' (on the Kings' slum... Read More
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Simmonds postgame quotes

Wayne Simmonds' postgame thoughts… (on the game…) SIMMONDS: ``I guess this game was a little bit better, but the final result is that we still got the loss. It doesn't make a difference. We have to find a way to get two points. No excuses.'' (on picking up play in the third period…) SIMMONDS... 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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