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December 19, 2014 5:36 pm

December 19 practice quotes: Justin Williams

On whether his fight with Kevin Shattenkirk was representative of the team’s added emotional drive: Well, they’re a team that wants something that we have. You play a team twice in three days and lose the way we lost the first game, it motivates you to beat them. I’ve said for years, this team hates when teams get the better of them. If we get a chance to redeem ourselves […]

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December 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Late fall marked by offensive spike

We all know that the National Hockey League is a Three-Two League, and recently, the Los Angeles Kings have done a good job holding up the “three” part of it. They’ve averaged 3.05 goals per game over their last 19 games and will take a team shooting percentage a full point better than last year’s into tomorrow afternoon’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. From an offensive standpoint, they’ve been rolling […]

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December 19, 2014 3:56 pm

December 19 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Thursday’s win over St. Louis: Really, we played the way we wanted to play. We wanted to be a physical team, and the first two penalties – Cliffy’s was a penalty. I didn’t like [inaudible / door slam] Robyn, and Drew takes a slashing penalty. I obviously don’t want three in the first period, and they scored on two of ‘em, but I think our power play goal at […]

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December 19, 2014 12:26 pm

December 19 practice notes

Good afternoon from El Segundo, where the Kings recently wrapped up their 11:00 a.m. practice. Line pairings, via line rushes: Gaborik – Kopitar – Carter Brown – Stoll – Williams Pearson – Lewis – Toffoli Clifford – Richards – King Nolan Muzzin – Doughty Martinez – Greene McNabb – McBain -As noted, Robyn Regehr (upper-body) did not skate today. He’s being evaluated, and Jeff Schultz will be recalled. Schultz wasn’t […]

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December 19, 2014 12:14 pm

Regehr being evaluated; Schultz to be recalled

Robyn Regehr, who suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday’s 6-4 victory over St. Louis, is being evaluated this morning, according to hockey operations. Via Lisa Dillman, Dean Lombardi indicated that the injury could sideline Regehr for two to three weeks. Hockey operations confirmed that Jeff Schultz will be recalled. It’s too early to say whether he’ll play against Arizona at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. During line rushes Friday morning, Alec […]

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December 19, 2014 11:25 am

The View from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Jeremy P. Rutherford: Blues slip up in Kings rematch “The Blues have handed their last three opponents a combined 18 power plays, five of which have been converted, including LA’s game-winner Thursday.” Jeremy P. Rutherford: Blues have big shoes to fill with Schwartz out “Perhaps more of a concern to the Blues right now, and it was prior to the Schwartz injury, is finding a suitable fit […]

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December 19, 2014 10:07 am

Waking up with the Kings: December 19

The Kings’ offensive show continued on Thursday as a team that seemed equipped with ill humor fought back from an early three-goal deficit, struck three times on the power play and generated rush chances while at seven strength in a 6-4 victory over a rival and irritable Blues team that had trouble staying out of the penalty box. The win was the type of win that went a long way […]

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