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March 1, 2015 11:29 am

Sutter received an apology from Walsh; more quotes

The episode doesn’t really need rehashing, but what would have been a Justin Williams go-ahead power play goal in the second period of Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators was waved off because referee Ian Walsh blew the play dead after losing sight of the puck, which sat uncovered to the right of goalie Andrew Hammond. For those who have asked, the play is not reviewable (and will not […]

Debora Robinson / National Hockey League
March 1, 2015 9:11 am

With debut behind him, Sekera primed for playoff push

Andrej Sekera’s Los Angeles debut could be viewed as a Baptism by Fire, to quote Darryl Sutter when he spoke about Jake Muzzin’s acclimation to regular playing time on a strong team. With little more than some systems review, an optional morning skate and a few handshakes with his new teammates to prepare him for an important divisional game, the Kings inserted their brand new trade acquisition into the lineup […]

Winnipeg, MB
March 1, 2015 8:37 am

Good morning, Winnipeg

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Winnipeg. Good news, everyone! It is a balmy three degrees this morning, though it should warm up quickly to a respectable 19 at game time. There’s no real weather, however – no snow, no wind, nothing that should keep us from getting to Edmonton after today’s matinee. I know, I’m just as shocked as you are that an early March road trip through Winnipeg […]

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
February 28, 2015 5:08 pm

With a strong February, McNabb quietly producing

Throughout his junior and professional career, Brayden McNabb has provided a hybrid mix of stalwart physicality and secondary production from the point, often on the power play. An unexpected widened opportunity with Los Angeles has allowed him to grow into an important role this season, and, by and large, he has done just that. There are occasional growing pains, as would be completely expected with any young defenseman adapting to […]

Tim / Ironsight|Design
February 28, 2015 12:37 pm

February 28 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On how Andrej Sekera adapted, given there was “a lot to throw at him”: It’s a big adjustment coming into this conference. A player who’s never played in this conference, it’s not just step in and ‘away you go,’ and it doesn’t matter what position you are. It’s not easy. It’s a big difference obviously in not knowing personnel if you’re the player, and probably the style of play, and […]

El Segundo, CA
February 28, 2015 11:56 am

February 28 practice notes

Good morning from LAX, where the Kings (en route to Winnipeg) and Ducks (en route to Dallas) are about to depart. Notes from today’s practice: -Instead of holding line rushes and flow drills, the Kings worked extensively on special teams situations before taking part in net-front compete drills. There was a good pace to the power play work. Jonathan Quick left the ice first, as expected. Tomorrow’s game is an […]

Debora Robinson / National Hockey League
February 28, 2015 10:48 am

The View from Anaheim

LOS ANGELES TIMES Lance Pugmire: Ducks take late flight, beat Kings with four goals in third period “The Ducks are relishing the third period of late, and have now scored 13 final-period goals in the last five games.” Lance Pugmire: What we learned about the Ducks in a 4-2 win over the Kings “Defenseman Ben Lovejoy was a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss, and returned with five hits and […]

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