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March 5, 2015 10:22 am

LAKings.com feature: Cup Continuity

Good morning from Toyota Sports Center. Notes from today’s skate will follow, but if you’re looking for something to quell your Thursday morning hockey appetite, here’s my previously teased LAKings.com story on the team’s push to protect its own players and not trade away from its core. It’s called Cup Continuity. Via LAKings.com: The Kings have had an aversion to subtracting from their core – or, as Dean Lombardi has […]

Lance Thomson / National Hockey League
March 4, 2015 4:47 pm

Ranford on goalie emergencies, Quick’s road trip

It was referenced in the Trevor Lewis article earlier today, but Bill Ranford would likely be the club’s first choice to serve as an emergency fill-in should – perish the thought – both Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones be felled by injury. “I always have equipment packed for that reason,” the Kings’ goaltending coach said. A moment in which Ranford has found himself in the crease in a near-identical situation […]

Rich Lam / National Hockey League
March 4, 2015 3:52 pm

Lewis does a little bit of everything, if not tend goal

With the events in South Florida goal creases last night fresh in everyone’s minds – both Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were injured during the Panthers’ 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, significantly raising the probability of Robb Tallas or Derek MacKenzie playing goal from what the chances were before the game – Trevor Lewis was asked whether he’d ever played goalie. “I used to play road hockey goalie sometimes, […]

Andy Devlin / National Hockey League
March 4, 2015 11:59 am

The View from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Los Angeles Kings lord it over lowly Edmonton Oilers “The Kings barely broke a sweat, getting goals early and often on their former goaltender, Ben Scrivens.” Joanne Ireland: Los Angeles Kings confident they’ll be able to make another NHL playoff run “There is a quiet confidence exuding from all the Kings’ men that they will be able to put themselves into position to secure a playoff […]

Andy Devlin / National Hockey League
March 4, 2015 10:42 am

Waking up with the Kings: March 4

The usual disclaimer of “Yes, but it was the (depleted) Oilers” applies, but on Tuesday night the Kings attacked the opposing net, generated traffic and second opportunities, and created more odd-man rushes than would normally be seen over a two or three-game stretch in their 5-2 win at Rexall Place. Kyle Clifford’s goal was emblematic of the team’s efforts: after Brayden McNabb’s hit disrupted a Matt Hendricks zone entry, Jordan […]

Andy Devlin / National Hockey League
March 3, 2015 11:15 pm

March 3 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 74-79-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes an away mark of 36-43-18. The Kings are 2-0-1 against the Oilers this season and have points in 13 consecutive games (10-0-3) in the series. The two teams will meet again on April 2 in Los Angeles and April 7 in Edmonton. -Los Angeles improved to 18-9-9 against the Western Conference and 10-4-6 against the […]

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