Devin Setoguchi, on the win:
…They have a lot of speed, a lot of skill, a lot of talent, and we kept it pretty fundamentally simple tonight with a lot of shots toward the net and a lot of second and third opportunities. We got a goal that was technically a power play, and it ended – that’s big for ... Read More
Tanner Pearson, on whether coming away with one point is a sort of “moral victory”:
Yeah I think that one penalty kind of killed us in the first and then being down one in the third period on the road and coming back and you could say almost winning it. Yeah it wasn’t the outcome but we definitely ... Read More
Peter Budaj, on playing for a team that tries to keep shots against to a minimum:
It’s great, this team has been playing really well in front of me and I think we’re working really hard and working together. I think, we had a span of games where we didn’t play that well but right now I think we’re ... Read More
On whether Tuesday’s game was a well-played game, with not a ton of chances:
I’m not sure of them, what they would’ve said about their game. They were obviously coming off the big game in Dallas, the shutout game, and it was real similar. It was no score after one period, and then Dallas made a coup... Read More
Through five games, it’s still too early to get a good feel for the Kings’ power play, which checks in at 14th in the league with a 17.6% success rate.
But, interestingly, it has been the power play’s second unit – not the one that boasts international stars such as Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and ... Read More
Nic Dowd, on what he wanted to show in the preseason:
I just think ‘responsible’ is the word I try and keep echoing to myself. I think if I play well in my own end, play well through the neutral zone, good things will happen in the O-zone. I’d like to think that I have enough to create opportunity d... Read More
After an eventful training camp and preseason, the Kings finally have their team.
The organization officially announced its 23-man roster as of the 2:00 p.m. PT Tuesday deadline and among the transactions of note was forward Devin Setoguchi earning a one-year, two-way contract.
Center Nic Dowd mad... Read More
Good morning from Toyota Sports Center, where the Kings have finished practice and team meetings and are getting ready to load up the plane for an afternoon flight to San Jose. There were no changes to the forward lines from yesterday's practice, though defenseman Kevin Gravel was not present at the... Read More
While recent years may have elicited a collection of players vying for one or two open spots on a roster that had more or less been solidified, this fall features some good, hardened, old fashioned competition at Kings training camp.
As it stands, there are four players who don’t have to worry at a... Read More
Davis Payne, on what he looks for in a first preseason game, and whether he saw it:
Well, you’re looking for lots of things. You’re looking for guys to step into roles and claim a spot, claim a responsibility on the team, and we saw some of that, and we saw some things that as a group we know we’re ... Read More
Adrian Kempe, on how he can build consistency in his game:
I think in my first year here last year I think that's really important for me to get to know the game and how the game works here. I think that was a big lesson for me before I came into this season. I think I played a pretty well season la... Read More
This season: This season: 42 games, 10 goals, 7 assists, 17 points, 20 penalty minutes, +1 rating, 13:52 time on ice (with Los Angeles); 49 games, 10 goals, 8 assists, 18 points, 22 penalty minutes, 0 rating, 13:14 time on ice (total)
The good: Tampa Bay Lightning legend and 1... Read More