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Kings 1, Flyers 0

The Kings got off to a solid start and took a 1-0 lead at the 2:39 mark. Ryan Smyth held the puck behind the net and fed a backhand shot toward the net as he skated to the corner. Smyth actually released the puck from below the goal line, but it caught Flyers goalie Michael Leighton by surprise and ... Read More
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Scouting the Flyers

Given their situation -- after last night's rough loss -- the Kings didn't draw the best dance partner tonight. The Philadelphia Flyers were riding high, with a 7-0-1 streak, before they suffered a 5-0 loss to Florida on Monday and a 6-2 loss at Vancouver on Tuesday. Flyers goalie Michael Leighton, ... Read More
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A few reunions tonight

There's a longstanding Kings-Flyers connection in place. Dean Lombardi was a scout for the Flyers before becoming Kings general manager. Terry Murray was the head coach and assistant coach in two stints with the Flyers. Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall was a part of the Philadelphia organization as a ... Read More
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Manchester Monarchs update

Because of the weather, it's been a light week for the AHL's Manchester Monarchs, who had Monday's home game against Springfield postponed. The Monarchs did play last night, and beat Adirondack 6-2. The Monarchs took a 6-0 lead less than seven minutes into the second period and won easily. Rich Clun... Read More
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Will home be sweet for Kings?

I'm no rocket scientist -- this much has been proven, time and time again -- but a simple look at the schedule and statistics would indicate that the Kings have reached an important part of the season. Let's look at the raw numbers. The Kings have a 13-2-1 home record and a 9-11-1 road record. Betwe... Read More
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Postgame notes (Dec. 29)

Some notes from last night's game… -- The Kings had their four-game winning streak ended with a 6-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. -- The Kings matched their season-worst by allowing six goals. It happened for the third time this season, and the other two games were also on the... Read More
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The view from Phoenix

Here's how the Arizona Republic presented last night's Kings-Coyotes contest, with the game story, a sidebar and a blog item, followed by some additional postgame quotes from the Coyotes' locker room… Phoenix Coyotes score a season high, end Los Angeles Kings' win streak Phoenix Coyotes' Brett... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts… (on the surprisingly poor effort…) MURRAY: ``It surprised everybody here tonight. We didn't play. We just didn't play in any area of the game. Last night, I'm here watching the game and they got a 2-on-0 to start the game off, right on the very first shift. (Ton... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes

Dustin Brown's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) BROWN: ``We didn't give Quickie much help on the first few goals. They were all backdoor tap-ins. We weren't ready to play, right from the start, and that team jumped on us. We still had a chance, being down one goal going into the second, and we ... Read More
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Greene postgame quotes

Matt Greene's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) GREENE: ``Tonight was just a bad game for us. A lot of things weren't working, and that's it. This is one of those games that maybe you just want to put behind you. We're lucky to have back-to-backs here again, because I think everybody in this (lo... Read More