Several notes, followed by an NHL press release:
At tomorrow's skills competition, Drew Doughty will participate in the Hardest Shot and the passing portion of the Skills Challenge, and Jeff Carter will take part in the Accuracy Challenge and the one-timer portion of the Skills Challenge. The eve... Read More
In this compacted 2016-17 season, in which the Los Angeles Kings played nine consecutive road games and recently completed a seven-game home stand, it is time to again get some mileage out of suitcases and travel bags as nine of the next 10 Kings games will take place away from Staples Center.
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Learned in today’s discussion with Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter: Carter’s dad coached Doughty’s North London Nationals team in minor, triple-A hockey in their hometown of London, Ontario.
“Drew was pretty young but I remember going to practices with him and stuff and seeing Drew out there,” said... Read More
Andrew D. Bernstein / NHLIThe NHL announced Tuesday morning that Los Angeles Kings alternate captains Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter were named to the Pacific Division's team for the All-Star Game that will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, January 29. The two will also participate in the annual... Read More
Drew Doughty, on the loss:
We just weren’t winning battles. We were turning pucks over on our backcheck. I know one of the goals was kind of because we turned the puck over, and then on the back check we lost our coverage. The other ones were just down low battles that we lost. Something that we pr... Read More
So, did Drew Doughty string together a stretch of standout games prior to the Christmas break, or was he simply just playing up to his regular capability?
“It looks the same to me as it does to you every night when he plays half the game, plays every situation,” Darryl Sutter said.
Yes, and he... Read More
Today is the ninth day of the Kings’ seven-game, 12-day trip, a journey through the Eastern and Central time zones that features two separate back-to-back sets. It’s during a compacted portion of the schedule that followed a more relaxed, 10-games-in-27-days swath that now seems like ages ago.
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Good afternoon from downtown Detroit, where the Kings skated at Joe Louis Arena earlier this morning. Per both Darryl Sutter and Drew Doughty, it was an optional team skate, though Doughty was the only player not to take the ice. "It's optional. I told them all to go, they bitched. I told them none ... Read More
As inhospitable as the winters may be in this Western New York city, the Kings have faced much worse inside the doors of the KeyBank Center.
Since 1993-94, Los Angeles has played 15 games in Buffalo. They’re 1-11-3 (including one tie) over that span, with the one win coming on February 21, 2003,... Read More
Good afternoon from Buffalo, where the snow is just beginning to come down a little bit. Inside, KeyBank Arena (née Marine Midland Arena, HSBC Arena and First Niagara Center) wasn't much warmer. Among the topics discussed by reporters while waiting for the Kings' dressing room to open was that the S... Read More
Before we address today's news and notes from practice and get to the full scroll of Darryl Sutter's quotes, the Kings' coach shared an update on Jonathan Quick, who obviously was not on the ice with the team today but was clad in a New York Giants hat and a #56 Lawrence Taylor Jersey.
Darryl Su... Read More
Prior to Game 7 of Los Angeles’ 2014 first round playoff series against San Jose, Darryl Sutter was asked about the difference between the first half of the series, in which the Sharks won three games, and the second half of that series, in which the Kings had won the next three.
“Six, seven, fou... Read More