Jon Rosen, Author at LA Kings Insider

Jon Rosen

Waking up with the Kings: March 20

If you base an evaluation of the LA Kings on a cursory glance of the numbers and statistics, they’re awfully healthy. Their offense has improved by nearly half a goal per game. Their goals-against has risen only marginally and has largely withstood the rising tide of power play-boosted offense acros... Read More

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Friendly Manitoba, and good morning, Insiders. Gazing out at the corner of Portage and Main, a debilitating sense of dread came over me. Here I was uploading photos, and then quickly, I shot up from the desk to issue a piercing cry. A knock at the door. "Is everything OK, Insider? W... Read More

March 19 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 28-19-14 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a road mark of 13-10-8. 11 of the last 25 games between the teams have been decided in overtime or a shootout. The Wild have points in 19 of the last 23 games between the teams at Xcel Energy Center (1... Read More

Game 73: Los Angeles at Minnesota

Los Angeles Kings 4, Minnesota Wild 3 Final-Overtime Radio Feed Preview Box Score Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 30; MIN – 27 PP: LAK – 1/2; MIN – 0/1 First Period 1) LAK - Tanner Pearson (15) (Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty), 18:47 Second Period 2) LAK PPG - Jeff Carter (7) (Jake Muz... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Charlie Coyle

Stick taps to Minnesota forward Charlie Coyle, who provided an excellent scouting report on the Wild and what they strive to accomplish on the forecheck. It's a good glimpse into the blueprints of a team known for its structured play, and Coyle, as a power forward with good hands and a nose for the ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: March 18

Perhaps the most archetypal note about Saturday’s slog is that the LA Kings’ first period was far and away their best period, and they were down 2-0 after the first 20 minutes after yielding a shorthanded goal and having gone 0-for-4 on the man advantage. There’s an enormous difference between effor... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, St. Paul, and good morning , Insiders. It's a chilly but fair day in Minnesota's capital, and clear enough to look out across Rice Park and see banners advertising upcoming productions of Rigoletto and Kinky Boots hoisted to the facade of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A... Read More