Los Angeles Kings 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
SOG: LAK – 31; DET – 18
PP: LAK – 0/3; DET – 0/4
1) LAK - Derek Forbort (2) (Dwight King, Tyler Toffoli), 0:21
2) DET - Mike Green (7) (Luke Glendening), 7:13
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While the Kings are most focused on righting their footing on this road trip, there was still a sense of nostalgia as several local players took a morning skate on an ice surface for very likely the last time in their NHL careers. Next season, the Detroit Red Wings (and the Pistons) will move to Lit... Read More
On Chris Chelios looking like he’s in playing shape:
I’m sure he’d tell you that, too.
On Drew Doughty’s absence from the morning skate:
It’s optional. I told them all to go, they bitched. I told them none of them had to go, so they all go.
On the Kings leading the league in faceoff percent... Read More
Good afternoon from downtown Detroit, where the Kings skated at Joe Louis Arena earlier this morning. Per both Darryl Sutter and Drew Doughty, it was an optional team skate, though Doughty was the only player not to take the ice. "It's optional. I told them all to go, they bitched. I told them none ... Read More
Gustav Nyquist, one of the premier skaters on the Detroit Red Wings, joined LA Kings Insider after the morning skate on Thursday to discuss the ice surface at Joe Louis Arena, the type of game he expects tonight between a pair of teams coming off difficult losses, and the awareness necessary when An... Read More
Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Detroit, and good evening to you, wonderful Joe Louis Arena.
The Joe is not a modern building. This isn't meant as a rip - several players spoke endearingly of this yesterday - but there is a familiar smell when you walk inside The Joe. It is not the same pow... Read More
On getting back to practice after an “emotional” loss:
It’s a loss. What’s the difference, right? We didn’t get a power play last night, so we had to work on it today. I just think a little bit of that skill stuff, the stuff that goes away when you don’t practice or don’t skate the day before – th... Read More
Good afternoon from Buffalo, where the snow is coming down but hopefully shouldn't delay the team's short flight to Detroit beyond the need to deice. The Kings practiced at KeyBank Center on Wednesday and amidst power play, penalty killing and skill work aligned as such during rushes:
Pearson-Kop... Read More
The Kings were in Detroit early in the 2014-15 season shortly after an 86-year-old Gordie Howe suffered a serious stroke at his home in Texas. Fans attending that game received "Get Well Gordie" placards when arriving to their seat, and during a first period stoppage, waved them and chanted his name... Read More
Good afternoon from El Segundo, where a good crowd had gathered to watch Kyle Clifford skate with Rob Blake and Nelson Emerson. Because he continues to skate on his own and has not yet returned to full team practices, there is no firm timetable yet on Clifford’s return.
As for Blake, the Hall of... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings were 4-2 winners over a previously streaking Detroit Red Wings in a game that was more emotional than your typical cross-conference Monday night affair. They got on the scoreboard early when Anze Kopitar fed Tyler Toffoli for a two-on-none tap in after Mike Green dove in an att... Read More