Once again, Drew Doughty and Alex Pietrangelo get to share a stage. In 2006 and 2007, they went head-to-head in the Ontario Hockey League, as two rising-star junior-hockey defensemen. In 2008, they were drafted just a few minutes apart, Doughty at No. 2 by the Kings and Pietrangelo at No. 4 by the S... Read More
Will this second-round playoff series end up swinging on the play of Dustin Penner? Penner had seven goals and 10 assists in 65 regular-season games, but in the first round against Vancouver, he scored the game-winning goal in Game 1, had an assist in Game 2 and, by Game 5, had moved into a second-l... Read More
At noon, Jim Fox will be participating in a live chat on LAKings.com, taking questions about the Kings-Blues series or about the playoffs in general. Jim and Bob Miller are in St. Louis for the first two games and will be filing reports for Fox Sports West, and Jim will be doing a variety of work, i... Read More
The Kings have started practice in St. Louis. Kyle Clifford is on the ice, but in a red no-contact jersey along with Scott Parse. The Blues are skating at their practice rink today, with the Kings at Scottrade Center.
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Here's the updated schedule for the second-round playoff series between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues...
Game 1 at St. Louis -- Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Pacific -- NBC Sports Network, TSN
Game 2 at St. Louis -- Monday, 6 p.m. Pacific -- CNBC, TSN
Game 3 at Staples Center -- Thursday, May 3, at 7... Read More
After tonight’s two first-round Game 7s end, NBC will graciously inform the NHL the times at which it can start its second-round games. That includes the Kings and St. Louis Blues, who will play Game 1 on Saturday. Sometime on Saturday. For now, here’s the big question: how do you think the series w... Read More
Bonus points to anyone who picked up the reference in the headline... There aren’t many teams that can match the depth and balance that the Kings have on the blue line, but the St. Louis Blues might be one of those teams. The Kings have their defense lined up exactly how they like it, with three you... Read More
How do the Kings and the St. Louis Blues match up? Pretty closely, based on a look at the regular-season stats. Beyond that, in terms of style, the Kings and Blues would seem to be much closer than the Kings and Vancouver were. In that series, it was a contrast of styles, with the low-scoring, defen... Read More
The Manchester Monarchs’ bid to pull a stunning playoff upset took a hit last night, as the Monarchs -- the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate -- lost 5-2 to the Norfolk Admirals last night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Norfolk now leads the best-of-five series 2-1, with Game 4... Read More
Defense (and goaltending) wins championships? Well, based on this year’s playoffs -- particularly in the Western Conference -- that’s a strong argument. This season, a total of 30 players scored at least 30 goals. Depending on how today’s two Game 7s go, there could be as few as four 30 goals-scorer... Read More
With no practice scheduled for today, and the Kings flying to St. Louis in the early afternoon, here are a couple notable items that you might or might not have seen over the past couple days.
First, the great Michael Farber took a look at Dustin Brown in this week's Sports Illustrated...
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On the day that Jonathan Quick got selected as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, KingsVision put together a clip of some of his best saves of the season, followed by the reaction of Kings goalie coach Bill Ranford and some of Quick's teammates...
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