October 2011 - Page 2 of 22 - LA Kings Insider
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Sunday morning update; no changes

Simon Gagne will not be able to play tonight, Terry Murray said, and the Kings will use the same lineup they used last night in Phoenix, including Jonathan Quick in goal. Murray indicated that Gagne is ``better'' but not ready to play. The Kings changed up three of their four lines in the third peri... Read More
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The view from Phoenix

One one hand, the Kings haven't lost in regulation (4-0-1) in their last five games against the Coyotes. On the other hand, they've also won only four of the last seven meetings against the Coyotes. Here's how The Arizona Republic covered last night's game, with some additional postgame quotes from ... Read More
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Morning in Denver

Thankfully the snow from earlier in the week has departed, leaving a cold, crisp, clear Sunday morning in Denver. There's no morning skate today, not surprising given the back-to-back road games and the late night -- did you know it takes 29 minutes, without traffic, to get from Denver's airport to ... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes (Oct. 29)

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) 
MURRAY: ``The forecheck was pretty good. Pretty good. We had our moments in the game where it was really good, and then at the end, though, we had problems getting out of our end. So you get into the third period, at a critical time, and ther... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes (Oct. 29)

Jonathan Quick’s postgame thoughts... (on the deflection on the overtime goal...) QUICK: ``It just found a way. It just snuck through. Especially at that point of the game, that’s something you want back.’’ (on the more wide-open nature of this game...) QUICK: ``I guess you could say that. A... Read More
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Scouting the Coyotes

It’s only been nine days since the Kings last played in Phoenix, but the Coyotes have been busy. They traded forward Petteri Nokelainen to Montreal, acquired forward Cal O’Reilly for a draft pick and claimed Brett MacLean off waivers. O’Reilly has a groin injury and isn’t expected to play, while Mac... Read More
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Gagne’s injury gives Hunter a chance

Stick around long enough and you’re bound to hear everything. Reporters used to joke that in the land of ``upper body’’ and ``lower body’’ injuries, eventually a coach would mention a ``middle-body’’ injury. Well, Terry Murray did today, in describing what is keeping Simon Gagne out of the lineup to... Read More
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Coyotes can be hard to handle

The Kings and Phoenix Coyotes are certainly well-acquainted. Tonight’s game will be the teams’ fourth meeting in 39 days, if you include the two split-squad preseason games. The Coyotes, expected to be in a tough fight in the Pacific Division, are off to a solid 4-3-2 start and are 2-0-1 in their la... Read More