Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader joined LA Kings Insider following this morning's skate to discuss Mike Babcock's message, the Red Wings' first game at Joe Louis Arena since December 23, and skating alongside Henrik Zetterberg in addition to previewing tonight's game against Los Angeles.
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Alyssa Dombrowski, an NHL.com correspondent and the AHL's Coordinator of Social Media and Communications, recently spoke with Kings prospects Derek Forbort and Nick Shore, who once were teammates with the 2008-09 USNTDP U-17 and are now roommates who play for the 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs.
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On how he evaluates Jake Muzzin’s performance from last night:
We got something, good quality minutes, out of all our defensemen. It was more of a balanced night. Obviously Drew and Slava get more minutes because they need to for us to be successful, and if they’re on top of their games. It was one... Read More
Like anyone and anything associated with Los Angeles, the Kings were tied to the Northridge Earthquake, which struck at 4:31 a.m. on January 17, 1994 near the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Saticoy Street in the San Fernando Valley and remains the costliest seismic disaster in the history of t... Read More
The backbone of the Kings’ 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Thursday night was formed during an excellent opening period that stands among the best starts of the season for a team that had entered the night outscoring opponents 38-23 in the first period and outshooting them 50... Read More
After jumping ahead an hour and touching down in Southeastern Michigan at a quarter past one last night, the the team buses pulled into our downtown Detroit hotel at two in the morning after deliberately navigating Interstate 94 during a light snowstorm. After unseasonably warm temperatures early in... Read More
-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 71-95-24 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a 26-59-11 mark on the road. The Kings are 8-2-0 in the last 10 regular season meetings and 16-4-0 in the last 20 overall meetings between the teams. Los Angeles finished 2-1 against St. Louis in 2013-... Read More
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On what he saw in the game:
On what Jonathan Quick means to the Kings:
He’s a number one goalie. Like everybody that has a number one goalie, he gives you the stability. He made some big saves in the third period. He did a good job tonight.
On Colin Fraser’s line, and how energy pl... Read More
On what it means to have a two-goal game:
Well I think as a team, that was a big game for us. We’ve each won one this year and that was the final time we’ll see them, until if we see them in the playoffs. But that was big for us, to come in here and get a big win. It’s a big win.
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On Trevor Lewis scoring twice:
It’s great. You should’ve seen our bench when we came back. Kinger knew he didn’t kick that one in, so we knew our second one was Lewie’s. It’s great. He works so hard. He does a lot of the details within our game, within our system. A lot of stuff doesn’t get notice... Read More