LA Kings LA Kings Insider Presented By Solar City Ontario Reign
October 21, 2016 7:11 pm - JonRosen

Notebook: Pearson-Carter-Setoguchi speed; Dowd’s Alabama roots

Element of speed boosts Pearson-Carter-Setoguchi So, what did the Kings receive in the two most recent games that wasn’t there for them in the previous two? How about Tanner Pearson’s three goals, one assist, plus-four rating, seven shots on goal, three penalties drawn and one forechecking stick tie-up leading to Nic Dowd’s first career goal at the end of a bang-bang play? Pearson, who has come roaring into the season following a four-game suspension for a preseason checking to the head major penalty against Edmonton’s Brandon Davidson, has found early dividends opposite Devin Setoguchi on a line centered by Jeff […]

October 21, 2016 2:22 pm - JonRosen

October 21 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

Insiders. There wasn’t much to report from practice today, which was scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. but instead began about half an hour earlier. It was an optional skate, so instead of line rushes there was more personal work and skill development with those who took the ice. The Kings were shooting their Kings Care player/dog calendar, so there were lots of very good doggies at the rink today. Oh, yes there were. There were lots of good doggies. Very good doggies. On what he’s liked about the Pearson-Carter-Setoguchi line: I think Devin’s gotten better as we’ve gone along, […]

October 21, 2016 11:09 am - JonRosen

Waking up with the Kings: October 21

On an emotional and particularly chippy Thursday night in Dallas, the Kings staked themselves to an early lead, finished off the first two periods strong and played a complete 61:20 in earning their first win of the season, a much-needed 4-3 overtime triumph over the team that recorded more points than any other Western Conference team a season ago. Jamie Benn was his usual self, and Jason Spezza had a significant impact in the game, but Los Angeles followed the course it had charted Thursday morning, using its own possession strengths to work disproportionately in the offensive end, thus clipping […]

October 21, 2016 9:58 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Late cuts Gravel, Kempe, Mersch face letdown head-on

In the hockey world the NHL is the pinnacle, but not everyone has the privilege to play in it. Like anyone else in the real world, a player is an employee. But unlike the real world, as summer turns to training camp, the boss’s door is open. Show me what you can do, and we’ll let you in and close the door behind you. Training camp serves for players coming through the ranks as an opportunity to earn a promotion and to realize a dream. But as another NHL season is underway for the Los Angeles Kings there are a […]

October 20, 2016 11:10 pm - JonRosen

October 20 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 87-102-40 all-time against the Dallas franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 36-61-18. The Kings are 7-3-1 in their last 11 visits to American Airlines Center. These teams will also meet on December 23 in Dallas and January 9 in Los Angeles. -The 2016-17 Kings avoided becoming the first team in franchise history to lose its first four games. The 1969-70, 1985-86 and 2014-15 Kings also opened the year 0-3-0; all three teams won their fourth game. The 1984-85 Kings experienced the worst start in franchise history, going 0-6-3 (W-L-T) through […]

October 20, 2016 9:40 pm - JonRosen

October 20 postgame quotes: Martinez, Gilbert

Alec Martinez, on whether there was “relief” with the win: It obviously wasn’t the start we wanted, but I think this was a hard-fought game, it was really emotional, and there was a little bit of everything in terms of situations. I think that we can take the positive. I think this was probably the best 60-plus … [-minute] game that we’ve played all year, and I think the emotion was a big part that maybe was missing the first couple, and it was there tonight. Obviously it got a little chippy. There were a couple scraps, a couple fights. […]

More Posts