January 2012 - Page 20 of 20 - LA Kings Insider
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Can the Kings sustain momentum?

Can the Kings sustain momentum? They’re 4-0-2 under new coach Darryl Sutter, but it’s not surprising to see a spike in success under a new coach. The question is, can the Kings maintain it, especially against a Colorado team that has been surging, with a 7-1-0 record in their last eight games. Drew ... Read More
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Finishing up a road trip at home

Tonight’s game is the second of a six-game homestand for the Kings, but Darryl Sutter had another way of looking at it. After tonight, the Kings are scheduled to take tomorrow off and practice Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s game. Tonight ends an eight-day stretch in which the Kings played at hom... Read More
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Gagne, Voynov injury updates

Well, this is different... Darryl Sutter actually used the word ``concussion’’ to described Simon Gagne’s...concussion. For three-plus years under Terry Murray, we were subjected to ``upper-body injury’’ as a description of a player’s obvious head injury. I’m still not sure what that accomplished, b... Read More
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Monday skate update; Voynov out

Slava Voynov will miss tonight's game and be replaced by Alec Martinez. Darryl Sutter said Voynov took big hits in two consecutive games and is "banged up." Voynov did not skate this morning. Simon Gagne also is not yet back on the ice, and for the first time, Sutter confirmed that Gagne has a conc... Read More
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Sutter chatted with Murray

Darryl Sutter didn’t want to get into details, but recently he had a telephone chat with his predecessor, Terry Murray. It wouldn’t be uncommon for the two men to chat, given that they’re both former players and have crossed paths within the coaching fraternity over the past two decades. Sutter decl... Read More
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Sunday (non-)practice update

Darryl Sutter scratched on-ice practice today an instead put the Kings through an off-ice workout. Tomorrow will include a standard 10 a.m. morning skate in El Segundo. I'll have some thoughts from Sutter later about last night's new-look lines and the leadership of Matt Greene...... Read More
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Postgame notes (Dec. 31)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings broke a three-game losing streak to Vancouver as they beat the Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night at Staples Center. -- The Kings improved to 4-0-2 under coach Darryl Sutter and have recorded at least one point in seven consecutive games. -- The ... Read More
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The view from Vancouver

Kings fans don’t like it -- understandably so -- but it’s always impressive to see how many Vancouver Canucks fans populate road arenas. The dedication is laudable, but last night, the folks in blue and green were quite quiet for the final two periods. The Canucks remain an ultra-dangerous team, but... Read More
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The Key Three: Dec. 31

A road game against Chicago. A road game, the next night, in front of a roaring crowd in Winnipeg. A game, two nights later, against ultra-talented Vancouver. Would anyone reasonably have predicted that the Kings could claim five out of a possible six points in those three games? There’s no time for... Read More