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February 10, 2016 4:02 pm - JonRosen

February 10 practice quotes: Kopitar, Enroth

Reporters and broadcasters spoke with Anze Kopitar and Jhonas Enroth after the Kings’ practice at Boston University on Wednesday, and while the team indicated today that Jonathan Quick’s injury is of the day-to-day variety and doesn’t appear to be severe, there were still questions asked about the impact of the world-class goaltender enduring a hypothetical short-term absence. Again, it’s still too early to gauge whether it will be Quick or Enroth drawing the start at Barclays Center tomorrow night. Anze Kopitar, on the team’s outlook, should Jonathan Quick miss any time: It’s not going to change anything, obviously Jhoni hasn’t […]

February 10, 2016 3:18 pm - JonRosen

Scouting reports and more on Kevin Gravel

With the Kings on the verge of calling up Kevin Gravel from AHL-Ontario, Lindsay Czarnecki and I checked in with Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers and Kings Senior Advisor/Development Coach Mike O’Connell to get a sense of the player’s development both at St. Cloud and within the team’s system. Keep in mind that Gravel – originally a fifth round draft pick in 2010 – signed an AHL contract with Manchester, not an entry-level contract with Los Angeles prior to the 2014-15 season, partly because of the developmental level Gravel was at in the summer of 2014, and partly because the […]

February 10, 2016 12:24 pm - JonRosen

February 10 practice notes, Darryl Sutter quotes

-The Kings took the ice at Agganis Arena at Boston University at noon on Wednesday and were without Jonathan Quick, who was deemed to be “day-to-day” by two members of the team’s hockey operations. As has also been noted, Christian Ehrhoff was placed on waivers. Darryl Sutter also provided an update on Quick that indicated that there isn’t any grave concern on the goaltender’s status, saying, “he had a day off.” “Go east, gets a day off. We’ve done it several times already. We’ll just go day by day. If you wouldn’t have been here today, then he would’ve practiced,” […]

February 10, 2016 10:02 am - JonRosen

Ehrhoff on waivers, Gravel on way up, Quick day-to-day

There’s lots of news coming from the Kings’ 11:00 a.m. practice at Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus. Before we cover this news in detail, here’s a Cliffs Notes version of what’s happening this morning. -Jonathan Quick, in a preliminary evaluation, is “day-to-day,” according to a member of hockey operations. That was shared before today’s practice as Quick continued to be evaluated. It’s still early, and more should be known about the extent of the injury sustained when 6-foot-6 forward Jimmy Hayes slid into him with under 20 seconds remaining of last night’s 9-2 victory at TD Garden, I’ll […]

February 10, 2016 7:18 am - JonRosen

Waking up with the Kings: February 10

Darryl Sutter thought too much was made of the narrative that the last five days were good for the team’s detail but, hey, the Kings came off a 4-2 loss to the Ducks last Thursday, spent two long days on the ice reinforcing their systems, followed by some quick special teams work on Monday, and returned to action with a dominating victory over the Bruins in which their power play was three-for-three against the fourth-ranked penalty killing unit in the league. In the win, they did something that no team had done to the Bruins for over 50 years: They […]

February 9, 2016 9:05 pm - JonRosen

February 9 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 41-81-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a road mark of 16-47-6. The Kings are 7-4-0 in the last 11 head-to-head meetings and have points in seven of their last 10 visits to TD Garden. These teams will conclude their season series at Staples Center on March 19. -Los Angeles improved to 14-6-2 against the Eastern Conference and 7-4-2 against the Atlantic Division. -The Kings have scored 38 goals and have allowed 31 goals over their last 11 games (3.45 G/gm; 2.81 GA/gm). -The last time Los Angeles scored nine goals on […]

February 9, 2016 8:37 pm - JonRosen

February 9 postgame quotes: Sutter, Lucic, Doughty

Darryl Sutter, on the team’s performance: We scored important goals close together. There were two in the first that were a minute apart, two in the second that were a minute apart and two in the third that were a minute apart. Some goals that don’t normally go in, funny goals. Sutter, on Milan Lucic’s return: I think it was special and unique. He’s a Boston type player, so fans love him. He won a championship here. That type of player that fits in with the crowd is always well respected. It was probably the best one [the tribute] in-game […]

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