STOLL OUT, RICHARDSON IN
With the injury to Jarret Stoll and a potential suspension that will make Raffi Torres unavailable for Game 2, both teams made lineup adjustments in advance of Thursday night’s game at Staples Center.
Brad Richardson will replace Stoll as a center on Los Angeles’ third... Read More
With Jarret Stoll out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals, attention shifted to potential lineup changes and the how the absence of a veteran, two-way center would affect the club.
As expected, Darryl Sutter indicated that Brad Richardson would re-enter the lineup. Richa... Read More
On what his line did effectively against San Jose:
“I thought we had a lot of clean breakouts. We didn’t have a ton of turnovers there coming out of our zone, so that helps getting clean breakouts and having some possession and entries. We cycled the puck well and we were bringing pucks to the net,... Read More
The Kings recently returned from the morning skate at the American Airlines Center. Among today's developments:
-Jonathan Quick left the ice first, indicating he has been tabbed as tonight's starter. Not a big surprise, that.
-Darryl Sutter confirmed that Dustin Penner will return to the lineu... Read More
On whether yesterday’s performance is one the team will be looking to replicate:
“Yeah, I think we played fairly well. I guess it was a low-shooting game all around, but I thought we played pretty well. Any time you can shut a team out, it’s probably a pretty good game for you. I think Bernier play... Read More
-After a more wide-open Minnesota performance that several players referred to as “sloppy”, the Los Angeles Kings engineered one of their tighter road efforts of 2012-13 as they controlled the majority of the possession, dominated the shot totals and played a committed game in their own zone in a 3-... Read More
On the team’s performance:
“Just playing our normal game…We had all our guys back. Not giving them a whole lot of odd-man chances until they had that Benn one there. We just kind of had a bad change. But that’s kind of the hockey we want to play.”
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Given his versatility and usually strong skating and forechecking ability, Brad Richardson had become a lineup regular for the Kings last season and this season, but the Kings happened to start winning when Richardson left the lineup, and Terry Murray decided to roll with the same forwards for a whi... Read More
Will the fourth time be the charm for Brad Richardson? Three previous times this season -- for a total of seven games -- Richardson has started a game as the Kings' first-line left winger, but his life span in that role has yet to last more than four games. The Kings also went to that look, with Ric... Read More
The Kings are expected to make one lineup change tonight, with Brad Richardson replacing Kevin Westgarth on the fourth line. Also, as previously announced, Jonathan Bernier will start in goal. Only a handful of players went to the arena this morning to skate -- healthy scratches from last night and ... Read More