February 2011 - Page 3 of 28 - LA Kings Insider
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Needed: smart play with the lead

Colorado scored three third-period goals yesterday to turn a rout into a nail-biter, but it was the plays that led to a couple of those goals that drew the ire of Terry Murray. Matt Greene took an interference penalty with 8:53 remaining, then Jarret Stoll took a high-sticking penalty 13 seconds lat... Read More
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Murray pleased with Ponikarovsky

As noted earlier, Alexei Ponikarovsky is back in a third-line role, skating with center Michal Handzus and right winger Justin Williams. Terry Murray made the move during the middle part of yesterday's game, and the plan is to stay with it at the start of tomorrow night's game against Detroit. Here'... Read More
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A Bruin, then a King, now a Capital

It's been a wild three-month period for Marco Sturm, who went from the Boston Bruins to the Kings to the Washington Capitals, who claimed him off waivers yesterday. Sturm joined his new teammates today and, presumably, will be ready to go when the Capitals host the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Stu... Read More
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Sunday practice update

All was normal at practice today, with only one change, one that actually took place during yesterday's game. Alexei Ponikarovsky skates on the third line, with Michal Handzus and Justin Williams, while Trevor Lewis centers Kyle Clifford and Kevin Westgarth. Terry Murray had solid praise for Ponikar... Read More
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Postgame notes (Feb. 26)

Some notes from yesterday's game… -- The Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, for their fourth consecutive win over the Avalanche. -- The Kings won their fourth consecutive home game and improved to 11-1-3 in their last 15 games. -- The Kings outsho... Read More
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The view from Denver

The Colorado Avalanche have a 1-10-1 record since Jan. 26, but they certainly didn't quit yesterday, as they scored three goals in the last eight minutes to make the Kings sweat out a 4-3 victory. Here's how the game was reported by the Denver Post, followed by some additional postgame quotes from t... Read More
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Trade deadline poll

Since trade-deadline talk figures to carry the day between now and noon Monday, let's gauge some opinion. What would you like the Kings to do (or not do) before the trade deadline? Which player would you most like to see the Kings acquire?online surveys ... Read More
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Lombardi talks trade deadline

For those who were at the game today, or simply didn't catch the first intermission on Fox Sports West, here's what Dean Lombardi told Bob Miller and Jim Fox during an interview… ----- Question: Why was Marco Sturm put on waivers and what do you think about him being picked up? LOMBARDI: ``... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) MURRAY: ``We made it interesting at the end, just through getting too casual, a little careless with some plays at critical times at the game. You go into the third period with that kind of a scenario, you want to make sure you’re able to lock it ... Read More
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Doughty postgame quotes

Drew Doughty's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) DOUGHTY: ``Obviously we're pretty happy with the game we played today. We dominated pretty much the whole thing, but obviously not happy with our lapse at the end there. Good teams shut things down, and we didn’t do that today but we can in the fu... Read More