The NHL's Department of Player Safety handed down a two-game suspension to Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk for elbowing Drew Doughty "in a way that can not be considered inadvertant, reflexive or defensive." In an interesting observation, the video cited Tkachuk removing his left hand from hi... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on the loss:
(recording started with interview in progress) ...on our side and then the first, what was it two minutes of the second period was, you know, was just nothing close to where we wanted to come out and play hard and we dug ourselves into or we put ourselves into a big hole ... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on how hard the loss is to accept and move past:
It definitely stings, but at the same time we have another one tomorrow, which is obviously a big one, and we’ve got to get the two points tomorrow.
Kopitar, on the challenges in beating Jake Allen despite high shot volume and moment... Read More
Stevens, on whether Washington will serve as a good “test” on Saturday:
Well, if you look at Washington, Minnesota, some of those teams, they’re the top offensive producers in the league and they’re the top defensive teams in the league. They’re far away out in front now with the goals against, and... Read More
Good afternoon, Insiders, and thank you for bearing with a delay in content on a busy Monday across Los Angeles. After today's practice, we took a detour to the Fox lot to shoot a special Simpsons-themed Kings Weekly segment that relates back to the late 1960's Springfield Kings and features some in... Read More
On tying Andy Murray for the most wins by a Kings coach and Jacques Lemaire on the league’s games coached list:
That’s good. Thank you. Good teams. Lots of good teams. Lots of good players.
On having “battled back” and won a game it trailed in the second period:
We really didn’t think it was ... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on whether, results aside, he likes the way the team has played the last three games:
Well, I can't like it just because we didn't get any points in the last three. You know, we're doing some good stuff but we also know that we can do it better and we're going to have to do it better,... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on a 1-0 deficit after the 1st period turning in to a 5-0 loss:
Yeah I mean, you know I think our start was good. We had chances right away, I had about 3 in the first 5, 10 minutes so it could've been a lot different game but that's not how we've got to look at this one. The 2nd in a... Read More
After a weekend spent resting, rehabilitating and recharging, the Los Angeles Kings returned to the ice as a full team on Tuesday, some 21 hours after All-Stars Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter were given time off and were absent from an icebreaking practice.
It was as typical of a morning skate as c... Read More
Drew Doughty, on his favorite part of the All-star weekend experience:
I had a lot of favorite parts. Obviously meeting some of the guys you play against that you don't know too well, that's always a fun part but for me, probably the most fun I had was meeting some of those top 100 players. I got t... Read More