January 2012 - Page 19 of 20 - LA Kings Insider
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Wednesday practice update

Bernie Nicholls took some time to chat after practice and said he didn't know how long he would be around the Kings, but sounded willing to stay as long as he was wanted/needed. Darryl Sutter said he wanted Nicholls to "watch a couple games," but Nicholls didn't know exactly where he would be watchi... Read More
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Sutter: `Genius in simplicity’?

My LAKings.com feature takes a look at the first two weeks of Darryl Sutter's tenure with the Kings. Has Sutter come as advertised, or has he been a surprise? One Kings player said, ``We expected the worst, and I think we got the best.'' Is Sutter, long described as a gruff taskmaster, misunderstood... Read More
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Postgame notes (Jan. 2)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings let a third-period lead slip away and lost to the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in a shootout on Monday night at Staples Center. -- The Kings had been 70-0-4 in their last 74 games when leading after two periods. The Kings took a 1-0 lead into the thi... Read More
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The view from Denver

Is the tide starting to turn for the Colorado Avalanche against the Kings? The Kings swept the four-game series against the Avalanche last season, but now Colorado is 2-0 this season against the Kings. Last night, the Avalanche had only a handful of quality scoring opportunities until less than six ... Read More
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The Key Three: Jan. 2

For those who have asked about the Kings’ practice schedule this week, they will not practice today and will be back on the ice Wednesday at 10 a.m. Thursday’s morning skate is at 10 a.m., but beware, as though are brief. Friday will likely be an 11:30 a.m. practice time. As for last night, the King... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (Jan. 2)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on whether he thought the Kings let up in the third period...) SUTTER: ``No, not at all. They’re not machines. I thought we played hard. Five (games) in eight nights. We played hard. Quite honestly, the second period, we stopped shooting. We played our game.... Read More
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Scuderi postgame quotes (Jan. 2)

Rob Scuderi's postgame thoughts... (on the Brown, Richards, Kopitar line...) SCUDERI: ``All three of them are good hockey players. Sometimes guys don’t mix as far as chemistry goes, but all three of those guys are just what I would call good hockey players. They move the space, they work well to... Read More
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Kopitar postgame quotes (Jan. 2)

Anze Kopitar’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) KOPITAR: ``The goalies were on their game tonight. We had some chances and we didn’t bear down on them. It came back to bite us.’’ (on how the Kings can improve the power play...) KOPITAR: ``I don’t know. I wish I knew right now. We’ve got... Read More
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Scouting the Avalanche

Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Colorado Avalanche, following Colorado’s 3-2 victory in Denver on Oct. 30. The Avalanche had a 14-17-1 record in mid-December, but now have a 7-1-0 record in their last eight and have climbed to the edge of claiming ... Read More