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May 24, 2016 3:40 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

WCF Game 3: Monsters 4, Reign 0 + postgame notes/video

Lake Erie Monsters 4, Ontario Reign 0 Final (Monsters lead best-of-7 series, 3-0) Radio Feed Box Score Preview link: Game 3 notebook SOG: ONT – 26; LE – 27 PP: ONT – 0/1; LE – 0/6 First Period 1) LE – Oliver Bjorkstrand (5) (unassisted), 6:00 2) LE – Sonny Milano (4) (Steve Eminger, Trent Vogelhuber), 7:50 3) LE – Josh Anderson (7) (Kerby Rychel, Steve Eminger), 10:27 Second Period 4) LE – Markus Hannikainen (2) (Lukas Sedlak, Oliver Bjorkstrand), 16:31 Third Period No scoring (1) Ontario Reign vs. (2) Lake Erie Monsters Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4 p.m. PT […]

May 23, 2016 4:21 pm - JonRosen

Sutters at the Memorial Cup; catching up with Kings video

Darryl Sutter and his brothers have been in Red Deer, Alberta, where the Brent Sutter-owned/managed/coached Red Deer Rebels are 1-1 through their first two games of the Memorial Cup. On Sunday, the Sutter family was recognized by the Western Hockey League as Commissioner Ron Robison presented Darryl, Brian, Duane, Brent, Rich and Ron with the WHL Milestone Award. Sadly, the video provided by the league isn’t embeddable; you’ll have to click the link. Darryl Sutter played one full season in the WHL, totaling 81 points in 68 games for the Lethbridge Broncos (the team has since returned to Swift Current, […]

May 22, 2016 12:18 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

WCF Game 1 postgame quotes: Head coach Mike Stothers

On his overall thoughts of the game: It was a close game. Obviously it comes right down the final buzzer, you get the goalie out. I think that second period lull that we had hurt us obviously but I like the fact that we battled back. We came out hard in the third. When you play a team for the first time, you watch all kinds of video on them but when you have a chance to watch them live it’s a quick team, a fast team. So, I liked the fact that we came back. On what happened in […]

May 20, 2016 4:22 pm - JonRosen

Player evaluation: Shore

NICK SHORE This season: 68 games, 3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points, 32 penalty minutes, -10 rating, +6.7% CF%Rel, 12:24 time on ice The good: The Los Angeles Kings had the top four play-drivers in the National Hockey League, and surprise! Nick Shore led the group. The NHL’s leader in Corsi-for, the numbers say that Shore’s minutes produce a higher degree of offensive zone time than the minutes of any other player. And an impressive qualifier of his possession rates is that he gravitates towards starting his shifts in the defensive zone to the tune of a -1.5% ZSO%Rel. Among […]

May 20, 2016 9:10 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Clear skies for Kempe as he turns playoff switch

Mike Stothers has been waiting. The Reign’s head coach has been waiting all season for these moments, to see the best Adrian Kempe has to offer. And there were times during the regular season when the 19-year-old had to hear it from Stothers: “I want this guy to be the dominant player that he can be.” “It’s now time to start proving that you’re a legitimate NHL prospect and be the best player on the ice.” “As good as he is in the other team’s end, we need him to be that good in our end.” “Be a guy that […]

May 19, 2016 5:11 pm - JonRosen

May 19: Thursday afternoon links

Here lie two of the better stories from the past week. The first one has nothing to do with sports and is a heavy and at times dark read, but was the culmination of outstanding reporting by Nina Bernstein of the New York Times. It’s a long read; don’t read it on a Sunday morning like I did. The second story is much shorter and comes from The Undefeated’s J.A. Adande, who addresses the ethics of quote transcription. What’s the best way to minimally and accurately clean up, so to speak, the jagged and imperfect syntax and cadence of how […]

May 19, 2016 12:47 pm - JonRosen

Kings again well represented on Daily News’ power list

The Daily News compiled its second annual list of the 50 most powerful people in Southern California sports, and the Los Angeles Kings were again well represented by executive figures in ownership and hockey operations as well as in social media and content. After figures 11-50 were released earlier this week, the top 10 were revealed on Thursday. There’s no shocking reach here; the Kings organization claimed the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Team of the Year award in 2015, and four of the five figures who represented the Kings on last year’s list were also recognized this spring. Delivered by […]

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