On what the team learned from the Dallas game after meeting and watching video:
“We didn’t come prepared to play. Our top players weren’t our best players, which we need every night. Right from our top forwards to our top D to our top goalie, we needed to be a lot better. So I think all of us need ... Read More
-Jonathan Quick left the ice first at today's morning skate, indicating he will start in net for tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche.
-Alec Martinez, Colin Fraser, Tyler Toffoli and Jonathan Bernier stayed on for an extra skate, indicating there won't be any lineup changes for tonight's g... Read More
-An authentic Tiffany & Co. Stanley Cup Championship Ring has been put up for auction to benefit City Year Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
This ring is the real deal: it is the ring that the players were presented with and that you may have seen decorating the hands of Bob Miller... Read More
On Matt Greene’s progress:
“We hope he can skate tomorrow. It won’t be contact, but at least it’ll the group.”
On the performance by the Clifford-Richardson-Nolan line as the game progressed:
“We’re trying to get them more minutes, and not so much it’s performance-related, but at the same time... Read More
My weekly LAKings.com feature is now up, and I hope you'll give it a read to learn about players' impressions of Anze Kopitar after joining the Kings from the Eastern Conference and the characteristics that would make Kopitar an interesting Selke Trophy candidate.
Mike Richards: “I’ve played agai... Read More
On whether he’s happy to be back:
“It felt good. It’s good to get back out there. It’s good to get off the bike or whatever else they’re giving you to get your cardio in. It’s been a welcome relief skating for the last couple weeks. It’s been fun.”
On the challenges of rehabilitation:
“Yeah, it... Read More
-In the three games prior to last night’s loss to the Dallas Stars, the Los Angeles Kings had limited their opponents to four regulation goals, outshot their opponents by an average of 30.3 to 23 and surrendered only a pair of even strength goals. They were coming off a strong all-around performance... Read More
-Tuesday’s loss marked only the second time in the last 14 trips to the American Airlines Center that Los Angeles did not earn a point. The Kings are 10-2-2 in Dallas over that span.
-The four-goal loss was the Kings’ widest margin of defeat since an 8-2 loss in Detroit on December 17, 2011.
-Los ... Read More
On whether the third period was a surprise:
“Not really. We turned the puck over pretty regularly tonight. I think eventually it got us.”
On how important it is to have a “park and ride” mentality heading into Thursday:
On Quick playing well heading into the third:
“You ... Read More
On the challenges presented in the game:
“Our passing was a result of a lot of their goals. Not making it tape-to-tape makes it hard on guys. Then we had them going back in our zone. They get a turnover and they find ways to score goals. We just weren’t very sharp coming into the third.”
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On whether an early Dallas goal set the tone for the third period:
"Yeah, we didn’t come out and play in the third period the way we wanted to. We talked about in here about having a really good opportunity to get some big points and playing a very desperate team. Just came out and had too many tur... Read More
On the loss to Dallas:
“We didn’t really play our game in the first two, and then the third was just a terrible period for us. Our line can’t get scored on four times in one period. It definitely wasn’t a good period.”
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