Andy Marlin / National Hockey League
January 28, 2015 5:00 pm

Game 48 Preview: Los Angeles vs Chicago

Los Angeles Kings (20-15-12) vs Chicago Blackhawks (30-15-2) Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. PT Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Referees: #37 Kyle Rehman, #19 Gord Dwyer Linesmen: #56 Mark Wheler, #83 Matt MacPherson NBC Sports Network, KABC 790 AM Alec Martinez, on whether the Kings-Blackhawks rivalry is built on respect: Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick 2014-15: 39 GP (38 GS) / 16-12-10 record / 2.47 GAA […]

Wikipedia / Ramey Logan
January 28, 2015 3:52 pm

California AHL realignment on the horizon

As has been widely expected and reported on, the American Hockey League will oversee the movement of several franchises, including the Kings’ AHL affiliate, to California, a development that is expected to be announced at a press conference at the SAP Center in San Jose at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. Though whether the move would take place in advance of 2015-16 or 2016-17 was still in the air as recently as […]

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
January 28, 2015 2:48 pm

Team aware of standings in advance of tonight’s game

The importance of tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks was not lost on Drew Doughty, who reinforced the need “to make up some ground” after today’s morning skate. “We kind of had a big meeting yesterday and we realized how many points, how many wins we need to get in order to secure a playoff spot and in order to hopefully secure a really high playoff spot, too. It’s going […]

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January 28, 2015 2:21 pm

January 28 morning skate quotes: Chicago

Joel Quenneville, on whether he is excited for the team to start playing games again: I thought we had real good enthusiasm out there today, good pace. I think we want to play. I think practicing is OK, but games are what it’s all about. Quenneville, on the rivalry with Los Angeles: Very intense games, very exciting, unpredictable – games seem to be on the line from start to finish. […]

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January 28, 2015 1:01 pm

Toffoli to return; Sutter shares pre-mono evaluation

The All-Star break came at the right time for Tyler Toffoli, who appears to be ready to make his return to the lineup tonight after missing only six games due to mononucleosis. Should he play tonight – and all indications are that he will – his return would come only 19 days after the diagnosis of a virus that generally takes athletes three weeks to a month to recover from. […]

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
January 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Call for scoring on the left side sounded again

Darryl Sutter spoke about the opportunities presenting themselves for the club’s left wings yesterday, saying that in Tanner Pearson’s absence, “our left wingers are Gaborik, King, Clifford, Andy, and you just go through your left wings, and that’s who you’re pushing up.” With extra opportunities inherited by the club’s left wings – Sutter said yesterday that King would inherit a good percentage of the allotted minutes – I asked the […]

Morning Skate in El Segundo
January 28, 2015 11:13 am

January 28 morning skate notes

Good morning from El Segundo, where the Kings skated and the Blackhawks are preparing to hold their morning skate. Generally teams choose to hold their morning skate at Staples Center if the building is available, but the Blackhawks, who have been in town since Monday, will skate at the Kings’ practice facility for the third time in three days. James will have quotes from Chicago’s end later today. Lines! Gaborik […]

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