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Giving credit where it’s been due

The Kings' record has been inconsistent of late -- since Dec. 4, they've gone from win to overtime loss to win to loss to win to loss to win -- but throughout all that, the Kings have remained one of the top teams in the NHL in goal prevention. Entering tonight's games, the Kings are fourth in the N... Read More
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A different look on defense

Coming into the game against Nashville, the Kings knew they would be without defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell, so Terry Murray drew up a plan. The Kings practiced Wednesday, and in Thursday's morning skate, with three pairs set up. Then the Kings came out for last night's game with a c... Read More
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Bernier’s task gets even tougher

This isn't exactly the ideal situation for Jonathan Bernier to be starting in goal. His last appearance in a game was 24 days ago, and tonight he will be playing in front of a Kings defense that is without two of its most veteran players, Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. Those two have combined for ... Read More
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Two defensemen out, one change

The Kings are at a suburban practice rink today, since the Garth Brooks show has taken over the arena in Nashville. Neither Matt Greene nor Willie Mitchell is on the ice, so we'll see what the post-practice update will be. Kyle Clifford is skating with Michal Handzus and Wayne Simmonds on the third ... Read More
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Drewiske back in action on defense

Replacing defenseman Matt Greene in the Kings' lineup tonight will be Davis Drewiske, who had been a healthy scratch in the previous three games -- and four of the previous five -- and really hasn't played defense in a game since Nov. 29. The one game that Drewiske did appear in this month, he playe... Read More
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Defensive switch

It happened a bit last night, and Terry Murray confirmed today that he has decided to switch the defensive pairs to Drewiske-Doughty, Johnson-Scuderi, O'Donnell-Greene. Murray said he was motivated mostly by the play of Drewiske, who has a plus-5 rating in the first seven games. MURRAY: ``We like ... Read More