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October 25, 2014 5:19 pm

Doughty, King preview Sunday’s Columbus game

Los Angeles and Columbus – or, #lumbus, as some Kings fans refer to Ohio’s NHL team – are a pair of teams with shared personnel backgrounds. The Kings traded for Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik in 2012 and 2014 – and won the Stanley Cup both years after riding a post-trade offensive surge. Jack Johnson has three assists in seven games and is a workhorse on Columbus’ back end, while ...

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October 25, 2014 3:02 pm

Lewis, Gaborik skating; Muzzin encouraged by debut

Two days after Jake Muzzin returned to the Kings’ lineup, injured forwards Trevor Lewis and Marian Gaborik joined the team on the ice for a Saturday morning practice at Toyota Sports Center. The players’ injuries are similar; for Gaborik, the injury was related to the muscle injury that caused him to miss time during the preseason. He appeared in three regular season games and logged one assist, three shots and ...

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
October 25, 2014 1:05 pm

Sutter not perturbed by wonky shot discrepancy

The Los Angeles Kings have been a dominant possession team since their return to the playoffs in 2010 and ranked second in the league in cumulative Corsi (the percentage of all shot attempts directed towards the attacking net) between 2009-10 and 2013-14. Partly impacted by a pair of games in which they were out-shot heavily by quality opponents in the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild, the Kings’ shot ...

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October 25, 2014 12:21 pm

October 25 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the Columbus Blue Jackets: They have a good work ethic and they have a good skill set, and they’re very well coached. On whether there are aspects of the Kings’ game that he’d like to “clean up”: I think from a structure standpoint we’ve gotten a lot better as we’ve gone along now. We’re looking for guys to play better. We’re seven games in. We had a plan coming ...

October 25, 2014 11:25 am

October 25 practice notes

Good morning from El Segundo, where the Kings are practicing in advance of their 1:00 p.m. game against the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow. Several notes from practice: -The most significant bit of news today was that Trevor Lewis skated with the group for the first time. He wasn’t taking part in line rushes and doesn’t appear set to return to the lineup, but Saturday’s practice marked the first time he ...

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October 24, 2014 1:19 pm

Kings get their names on the Cup

As previously noted, the Stanley Cup was in Quebec this week to be permanently engraved with the names of the 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings. A complete list of those whose names were engraved is right here. There will be additional photos shared at a later date. Until then, here are several photos courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame and LA Kings PR: While we’re on the subject, here’s Dwight ...

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October 24, 2014 12:35 pm

The view from Buffalo

BUFFALO NEWS John Vogl: Kings press advantage over Sabres “Los Angeles put forth a methodical effort to drop the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, in Staples Center. It was the third time being shut out in four games for the Sabres, who have just eight goals in eight outings.” John Vogl: Video replay: Sabres get shut out by Kings, have just one chance left to earn win in California “Buffalo is far ...

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