Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
November 21, 2014 3:14 pm

Kings receive cap relief in wake of Voynov suspension

The entirety of the NHL’s release: The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’ Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely. However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s Salary and Bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide ...

Harry How / Getty Images Sport
November 21, 2014 1:56 pm

Early season returns merit Lewis’ improved usage

With the quarter-pole providing a natural jump-off point for player evaluation – Darryl Sutter said today that “I have to do a report card on each player after 20 games in my own mind” – one player who has been ahead of the curve while healthy this year has been Trevor Lewis. Leading all Kings forwards with a +11.2% shots-for percentage comparable to his teammates, Lewis, who posted even strength ...

Tim / Ironsight|Design
November 21, 2014 1:00 pm

November 21 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Matt Greene’s heavy usage against Carolina: I think the first period with the three power plays – he probably ate up a lot of it there – that Carolina had. And then I think as the game went on, close low-scoring games, he’s over the boards quite a bit. [Reporter: How do you evaluate how he’s been playing?] I think he’s played really well for us. The number one ...

Rebecca Taylor / National Hockey League
November 21, 2014 12:30 pm

November 21 practice notes; Martinez traveling

Good morning from LAX, where players are boarding the charter that is expected to touch down in Dallas at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. The Kings practiced at Toyota Sports Center for a little over half an hour before heading to the airport, and there were several developments worth noting. -The Kings were color coordinated by lines *and* held line rushes on Friday. Those lines: Gaborik – Kopitar – Lewis King ...

Andrew D. Bernstein / National Hockey League
November 21, 2014 11:15 am

The View from Carolina

HURRICANES.NHL.COM Michael Smith: Kings Edge Canes, 3-2 “The Hurricanes had three first-period power plays and recorded just one shot in that six minutes of man advantage time. Though they would finally convert on a power play in the second period, connecting or even generating more on the trio of power plays in the first could have helped jump start a team that had just five shots in the first 20 ...

Harry How / Getty Images Sport
November 21, 2014 10:08 am

Waking up with the Kings: November 21

The Los Angeles Kings’ one-goal win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday was narrower than what would have been expected given the Kings’ ability to push play towards the attacking net and hold a clear advantage in quality scoring opportunities. Los Angeles engineered a fine performance; Carolina coach Bill Peters and several Hurricanes spoke after the game of Los Angeles’ advantage both on the boards and while on the forecheck, ...

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