January 2013 - Page 2 of 7 - LA Kings Insider
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Hockey Game: Vancouver at Kings

The Kings take on the Canucks tonight for the first time since that whole Game Five thing back in April. A few interesting story lines are in store for tonight. It's well documented that the Kings power play is off to a rough start this season. They are 0-for-23, good enough for 30th in the league. ... Read More
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Kings meet up with Vancouver

The last time the Kings and Canucks met, the contest ended with Jarret Stoll going top shelf on Cory Schneider for a series-clinching overtime goal that ended a season of high expectations in Vancouver and fueled belief in Los Angeles. “That seems like a long time ago,” Coach Darryl Sutter said ... Read More
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Kings By The Numbers…

Here's a look at some stats heading into tomorrow's game vs. Vancouver: -The Kings have won two of the last three meetings vs. Vancouver (since 12-31-11)…The Kings have won three of the last five meetings at STAPLES Center (since 4-1-10) -Dustin Brown is scheduled to play in his 600th game tom... Read More
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Kings Report – Jan. 27

After returning to Los Angeles last night from Phoenix, the Kings reported to El Segundo this morning.  A handful of players – Dwight King, Jordan Nolan, Simon Gagne, Dustin Penner, Jake Muzzin, Rob Scuderi, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Brad Richardson and Jonathan Bernier -- began skating at around 11:10... Read More
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Darryl Sutter Post-Game Quotes

On his top forwards scoring: "Kopi was good tonight...The goal-scorers scored.  Carts had one too.  That's what wins the game." On Jake Muzzin: "I didn't know it was his first NHL goal.  But he hit the net.  We talked about that yesterday privately and .  D hitting the net." On the defensemen:... Read More
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Anze Kopitar Post-Game Quotes

On scoring tonight: "It's just nice to get it out of the way.  You definitely think about it.  I'm just happy I was able to contribute for a big win." On the team coming together tonight: "Every time you're on the road you need to play a team game.  You want to roll four lines.  Our PK come up bi... Read More
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Jake Muzzin Post-Game Quotes

On his first NHL goal: "Cliffy made a real nice pass up high through a guys stick to me, which gave me a lot of time and then I let a little wrister at the net and it found a way in...I didn't really see it go in, but when the guys came over we all kind of had a little laugh because it was one of th... Read More
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Final: Kings 4 – Coyotes 2

Anze Kopitar scored two goals, while Jeff Carter and Jake Muzzin also lit the lamp, as the Kings ended their road trip with a 4-2 win at Phoenix Saturday. The Kings led 3-1 heading into the third period, but Shane Doan cut the deficit to one 22 seconds into the frame.  Muzzin, however, regained L... Read More
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Coyotes Pre-Game Quotes

This again from Sarah McLellan, Coyotes beat writer for the Arizona Republic.  To read more click here. Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippet: "You start to build rivalries through playoff series, and obviously they beat us in the series last year. They had a great season.  Both teams I think are looki... Read More
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Coyotes Expected Lineup

The following was from Coyotes beat writer Sarah McLellan, who writes for the Arizona Republic. Expect former King Jason LaBarbera to get the start with Mike Smith out with a lower-body injury. Likely Coyotes lines: Sullivan-Vermette-Doan Boedker-Hanzal-Vrbata Korpikoski-Gordon-Moss Bisson... Read More
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Darryl Sutter Pre-Game Quotes

On what he expects from Simon Gagne: "Little more spirit in his game and a little more pace.  And hopefully not have to re-evaluate it." On Dustin Penner: "Dustin is close.  Him and Simon are sort of in the same siutation.  Dustin is in a really good place mentally.  We can't use games as preseas... Read More
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Simon Gagne Pre-Game Quotes

Darryl Sutter said this morning that Simon Gagne will be back in the lineup tonight. Gagne on how he feels physically: "I feel good.  I only had a chance to play one game, so it's hard to know how you feel overall. The first game always is a weird game, especially when it's been a while since you... Read More