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September 25, 2016 6:50 pm - JonRosen

World Cup-date: Kopitar, Gaborik, Europe advance to face Canada

After two and a half weeks of competition, only one King has been eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey. Team Europe guaranteed a strong Kings presence in the best-of-three-final when they eliminated Sweden 3-2 in overtime Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre, setting the stage for a match-up in which Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik will face Canada, which boasts Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin on its roster. Tomas Tatar scored the game-winner 3:43 into overtime in a game in which Gaborik also scored and Kopitar recorded a pair of assists, including one on Tatar’s goal. The final […]

September 25, 2016 6:18 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

Kings vs. Kings quotes: Kempe, Forbort, Brodzinski

Adrian Kempe, on how he can build consistency in his game: I think in my first year here last year I think that’s really important for me to get to know the game and how the game works here. I think that was a big lesson for me before I came into this season. I think I played a pretty well season last year and I know that I have to be more consistent. I learned that a lot from last season, I think that’s going to be a big part of my game this year to try to be […]

September 25, 2016 6:01 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

Kings vs. Kings recap, Mike Stothers quotes

In an exhibition format that consisted of five-on-five, four-on-four and three-on-three play before a shootout, Team White edged Team Black 3-2 in front of a near-capacity crowd at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Nick Shore and Michael Mersch paced White to a 2-0 lead before goals by Tanner Pearson and Jonny Brodzinski sent the game to a obligatory shootout tied at two. Devin Setoguchi – who set up Shore’s goal with a slick cross-slot pass – and Adrian Kempe scored for White, while Andy Andreoff scored Black’s lone shootout goal. Defensive prospect Zac Leslie became tangled up along […]

September 25, 2016 2:43 pm - JonRosen

Kings vs Kings lineups, format

Good afternoon from Citizens Business Bank Arena, where it was a crisp 97 degrees when pulling into the parking lot. The rosters for today’s competition, which begins at 3:00 p.m.: WHITE Goalies 33 – Thomas McCollum 35 – Jonah Imoo Defensemen 5 – Zach Trotman 24 – Derek Forbort 45 – Alex Lintuniemi 50 – Vincent LoVerde 58 – Erik Cernak 82 – Chaz Reddekopp Forwards 10 – Devin Setoguchi 21 – Nick Shore 25 – Paul Bissonnette 39 – Adrian Kempe 40 – Patrick Bjorkstrand 41 – T.J. Hensick 49 – Michael Mersch 51 – Austin Wagner 60 – […]

September 25, 2016 9:11 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Goalie depth issues answered with Zatkoff, Campbell

In an effort to fill up what became a sudden goaltending depth hole a season ago, the Kings welcomed home a former prospect over the summer and took a chance on a once-promising prospect. Jeff Zatkoff never played in a meaningful game in a Kings sweater despite being in the organization’s pipeline for nearly five years. He couldn’t have guessed that in this roundabout way he’d get the chance to be back in L.A. “It’s exciting for me,” Zatkoff said after the third day of Kings camp on Saturday. “You leave, you don’t think that you’re probably going to end […]

September 24, 2016 5:04 pm - Lindsay Czarnecki

September 24 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the format for Sunday’s Kings vs. Kings game in Ontario: We’re going to play 30 5-on-5, 30 minutes. And we did last year, too, we’ll go into 4-on-4, 3-on-3, and some automatic special teams. Things like that. It’s a little early to play a game, third day, right? So you’ve got to be careful. We’ve got seven games this week counting tomorrow. We’ve got to look at a lot of guys with some travel in there. On if he will go to Arizona for Monday’s split squad exhibition games: I think I’m staying for that one and then I’m […]

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