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Jon Rosen

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Waking up with the Kings: March 13

-The players weren’t exactly ready to admit it, but last night was an example of the Kings battling the schedule nearly as much as they were battling the Phoenix Coyotes. It’s nothing new to have to play back-to-backs with travel in the NHL; as Keaton Ellerby said, “It’s all part of the gig.” It wa... Read More
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Good morning, San Jose

The marine layer is burning off to give way to what should be a warm afternoon in the South Bay. It was a fairly late arrival last night - because of restrictions on late takeoffs and landings at San Jose International Airport, the team touched down in Oakland at a quarter to one before busing south... Read More
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March 12 postgame notes

-The Kings have played in 19 consecutive games without heading to overtime, the longest non-OT stretch since finishing 22 consecutive games in regulation time between January 27 and March 14, 2003. -Phoenix blocked 25 shots; Los Angeles blocked nine. Lauri Korpikoski and Michael Stone tied with a g... Read More
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March 12 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown

On being ahead of last year’s pace at the halfway point of the season: “I think it’s important for us to realize that we got off to a rough start and we’ve been playing better hockey as of late, but we need to continue to . If you look at the standings, any night you’re not getting points, you’re f... Read More
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Game 25: Los Angeles at Phoenix

Phoenix Coyotes 5, Los Angeles Kings 2 Final Attendance: 15,075 Three Stars: 1) Mikkel Boedker 2) Shane Doan 3) Raffi Torres SOG: LAK - 33; PHX - 29 PP: LAK - 2/5; PHX - 1/3 Third Period 6) LAK PPG - Dustin Brown (9) (Jake Muzzin, Anze Kopitar), 4:47 7) PHX - Rob Klinkhammer (2) (... Read More
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Behold: Jobing.com Arena

Welcome to the spacious interior of Glendale, Arizona's Jobing.com Arena, one of my favorite buildings in the National Hockey League to comfortably work in. There are extremely tight quarters in some of the league's press boxes - I feel I'm a sneeze away from getting whistled for elbowing in St. Lou... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: March 12

-Roughly half of the chicken scratch I jotted down last night dealt with the Kings’ ability to get sticks and bodies in shooting and passing lanes, or Jarret Stoll. Often, it was a combination of the two. An accurate representation of Los Angeles’ penalty killing success came during Calgary’s extend... Read More
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Good morning, Phoenix

Good morning from the hotel in Phoenix, where the Kings will be holding meetings and having meals throughout the day instead of traveling to Glendale for a morning skate. I have been told that it has been several years since the team has stayed at this hotel; during last year’s Western Conferenc... Read More