Mike Stobe / National Hockey League
March 28, 2015 12:52 pm

Toffoli’s shorthanded production a topic again

Tyler Toffoli has a history of scoring shorthanded goals, having notched 11 with OHL-Ottawa between 2010 and 2012 and three in 58 games with AHL-Manchester in 2012-13. He has carried his penchant for providing offense while shorthanded to his play with the Kings this year, having totaled a league-leading five shorthanded goals through 68 games. He has more shorthanded goals than power play goals (three) and is the first King […]

Tim / Ironsight|Design
March 28, 2015 11:29 am

Sutter on shorthanded goals, older buildings, the standings

On what Tyler Toffoli has done to generate shorthanded opportunities: Most of ‘em are odd-man opportunities, and you score on ‘em. [Reporter: Any type of pressure on the defense?] No. If you looked at the last one, I mean, are they all the same? I would say they’re all significantly different. Jeff Carter won a faceoff, Drew Doughty made a good play to Jake Muzzin, Jake Muzzin made a good […]

Xcel Energy Center
March 28, 2015 11:02 am

March 28 morning skate notes

Good morning from the team hotel, which is a brisk walk across Rice Park and the RiverCentre atrium from the Xcel Energy Center. The Kings have finished their morning skate and are now eating lunch and taking part in team meetings. Lines: Gaborik-Kopitar-Williams King-Carter-Toffoli Brown-Shore-Lewis Clifford-Richards-Nolan Pearson-Andreoff Muzzin-Doughty Regehr-Sekera Martinez-Greene McNabb-McBain Notes: -No surprises: Jonathan Quick left the ice first at the morning skate and is expected to counter Devan […]

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport
March 27, 2015 3:28 pm

Photo gallery: Kings at Islanders

Whether it’s due to the low levels of light in the building, or the terrific photographers that shoot Islanders games – or likely a combination of the two – the selection of photos from Nassau Coliseum is always excellent. When I’m searching for photos of a particular player in their road jersey, I’ll almost always start by searching Getty Images for photos of him playing on the road at Nassau. […]

Mike Stobe / National Hockey League
March 27, 2015 1:03 pm

The view from New York

NEW YORK POST Dan Martin: Islanders’ struggles at home continue with loss to Kings “Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the Kings didn’t improve the mood on Long Island. It was the Isles’ sixth loss in their past seven games and they are now 0-5-1 in their past six at the Coliseum. ‘You don’t manage the puck, you can’t win,’ an agitated Jack Capuano said afterward. ‘You saw the turnovers. … […]

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport
March 27, 2015 11:24 am

Waking up with the Kings: March 27

The Los Angeles Kings and New York Islanders played a terrific hockey game on Thursday night that was, well, was it the best game of the season? There were enthralling comeback home wins over St. Louis and Chicago, there was near 60-minute dominance in road wins over Vancouver and the New York Rangers, and there were a variety of other wins over top teams, home and away, but when considering […]

St. Paul, MN
March 27, 2015 9:50 am

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, Minnesota, and good morning, Insiders. So you might have heard: we’re staying at the same hotel as the Calgary Flames. #Kings win. #Kings fly to St.Paul. Stay at same hotel as #Flames. CGY tomorrow. LA Sat. Wild times for sure! — Roger Millions (@RogMillions) March 27, 2015 If there’s any interaction, it’ll be orderly and cordial. I’m actually hoping to see Jordan Sigalet, our former goaltending coach in […]

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