Anze Kopitar, on the Kings’ powerplay and struggling to score against Carey Price:
You know we pride ourselves to be the motor of this team and the powerplay is one of those things so that was obviously an encouraging goal that we scored but we got to keep on building. We can’t go through slumps li... Read More
With 12 games under the Los Angeles Kings’ belt, we’ve finally approached the time of the year where not every observation comes with the small sample size asterisk.
And while there have been some middling offensive efforts – Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli are among those looking to add some addi... Read More
Though Wednesday has been one extended documentation of the Kings’ scoring woes, it should also be noted that the team, prior to the three-game scoreless streak, has been banking on some sturdy performances by a pair of players whose contributions could ultimately serve as a a badly needed asset to ... Read More
Dustin Brown, on the shootout win:
I thought we controlled the play. They get two power play goals, so it’s sometimes the way the game goes. Special teams is huge every night. I mean, our special teams got a power play and a shorthanded goal. It’s just we gave ‘em opportunity after opportunity. It p... Read More
The Dallas Stars have scored 764 regular season goals since Lindy Ruff took over as head coach prior to the 2013-14 season, 33 more goals than those scored by any other team over that span.
For a Los Angeles squad that’s looking to improve its checking and continue to refine its detail in the wake ... Read More
In the nascent stages of an NHL season, penalties are called more frequently than they are in later stages of the season. The most extreme example of this was the 2012-13 season, which resumed in mid-January after a work stoppage, and through the first five games of that season, the Kings and their ... Read More
TRAINING CAMP, SESSION ONE
Group A took the ice shortly before 10:00 a.m. Friday to kick off the club’s training camp, and the first player on the ice was Jeff Carter, who was unable to participate in the World Cup for Team Canada. Carter, who dealt with a lower-body injury suffered during off-ice ... Read More
This season: 82 games, 11 goals, 17 assists, 28 points, 30 penalty minutes, -5 rating, +3.4 CF%Rel, 16:10 time on ice
The good: By now, Dustin Brown’s evaluation has actually been a multi-part reveal, beginning in May when the news that he’d no longer serve as captain was reported b... Read More
For a player who was drafted in the first round, named captain at age 24 and twice presented the Stanley Cup on home ice, the past month represents the nadir of Dustin Brown’s tenure with the Los Angeles Kings.
Coming off one playoff win in two seasons and back-to-back-to-back seasons in which he... Read More
While much discussion over the past two days has centered on the transfer of the team’s captaincy to Anze Kopitar, there’s still the secondary process of What Exactly Has Been Going On With Dustin Brown.
The challenges he’s facing are reflected in primary and some secondary numbers. He has back-t... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings are not embarking on a “new era” in the sense that there would be any radical change in culture, or competitiveness, or the identity or makeup of a team that retains a high percentage of players who have won at least one Stanley Cup. But entering the 2016-17 season, there are v... Read More