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Tonight’s game story (Sept. 30)

Here's my LAKings.com game recap for tonight, with stats and pictures included. Thanks for reading... Kings beat Ducks 3-1 The Kings will fly to Las Vegas in the morning in advance of tomorrow night's ``Frozen Fury'' game against Colorado. I will pass along news of any roster cuts when it is a... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes (9/30)

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on whether Penner was unable to play...) MURRAY: ``No, that was just me making a change in the lineup. I wanted to see Kinger one more time. And I was kind of pleased with the way he performed, with a last-minute decision like that. What a great play on the ... Read More
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Mitchell postgame quotes (9/30)

Willie Mitchell's postgame thoughts... (on his goal...) MITCHELL: ``It’s preseason. A guy who only scores five (goals) a year, you don’t want to use them up in the preseason. We were talking about that after. It’s like, `Hey, you only get five a year, you’re a defensive defenseman, you want to k... Read More
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Twenty years ago, in Las Vegas…

There's a game to be played tonight in Anaheim, and then tomorrow morning it's off to Las Vegas for the ``Frozen Fury'' game against Colorado tomorrow night. Who was there 20 years ago, when the Kings played in Las Vegas for the first time? It was Sept. 27, 1991, when the Kings and New York Rangers ... Read More
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Roommates Brown, Doughty reunited

Just in time for the biggest road trip of the season, Dustin Brown gets his road roommate back. Brown and Drew Doughty are good friends, so it's fair to say that on several fronts, Brown will be glad to have Doughty back in the fold. Here's what Brown said, after this morning's skate, about Doughty'... Read More
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Loktionov assigned to AHL

Well, there's one significant roster move...center Andrei Loktionov has been assigned to Manchester of the AHL. As noted in a post a couple days ago, Loktionov essentially got caught in a numbers game. The Kings prefer him at center, but that position is already manned by Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards... Read More
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Final roster taking shape

All players were on the ice for practice this morning, but Terry Murray indicated that at least one player would be told today about being cut. Not coincidentally, defenseman Andrew Campbell was on TSN's list of players who were placed on waivers today. If Campbell clears tomorrow morning, he would ... Read More
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Hunter signs one-year deal

There's good news for forward Trent Hunter, who signed a one-year contract with the Kings today. Hunter, coming off major knee surgery, came to camp on a pro-tryout agreement but has performed well and will be in the lineup again tonight. Hunter's contract is for $600,000.... Read More
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Friday skate update

-- First, a quick correction to the previous post. Tonight's defense pairs will be Mitchell-Voynov, Scuderi-Hickey and Drewiske-Greene. -- Terry Murray said that Drew Doughty will not play in tomorrow's game in Las Vegas but that Doughty might play in Tuesday's exhibition game in Hamburg. -- Murra... Read More
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Tonight’s lineup at Anaheim

Here's how the Kings are expected to line up tonight. The players are accurate. Lines/pairs are based on how they're skating in practice now. Kevin Westgarth is back on the ice but won't play... Gagne-Kopitar-Parse Penner-Richards-Brown Clifford-Stoll-Moreau Richardson-Lewis-Hunter Scuderi-Voynov ... 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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