Ken Hitchcock, on whether there are bigger picture issues with the Blues:
I thought today we did a lot of good things. I thought our competitiveness from start to finish was ok. We probably, offensively, we didn't go really until the third period in to the high traffic areas so that's something tha... Read More
Jake Muzzin, on what went into tonight’s 5-1 win:
It starts with a good start. Our starts lately haven’t been the greatest, so we kind of focused on that a little more, and we were able to do it tonight. We got afour-minute power play early and capitalized on it and got another one late in the firs... Read More
On the improvements in the Kings’ game tonight:
The first period we’ve had trouble scoring goals since Christmas, especially five-on-five. Getting the lead is the biggest difference. I don’t know if it’s an ‘improvement,’ but that for sure is what stood out.
On getting the puck through the neutr... Read More
Los Angeles Kings 5, St. Louis Blues 1
SOG: LAK – 28; STL – 22
PP: LAK – 1/4; STL – 0/3
1) LAK PPG - Jake Muzzin (5) (Drew Doughty, Nic Dowd), 3:18
2) LAK - Trevor Lewis (6) (Marian Gaborik, Alec Martinez), 18:12
S... Read More
When the Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues met for a playoff game at Staples Center on May 3, 2013, the two teams combined for an absurd 92 hits. As itchy as the hit counter’s index finger may have been that day, for much of this decade the two defensive-minded teams have been associated with be... Read More
-Good morning from El Segundo, Insiders. The Kings held an optional morning skate at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. Jeff Carter didn't take the ice, so Andy Andreoff skated in his slot alongside Tanner Pearson and Dustin Brown. No changes from yesterday's forward lines are expected, though it is... Read More
The Kings-Blues rivalry is an interesting one, and we’ve been through enough games between the teams to know that a scoreless tie through two periods is generally good news for Los Angeles. (Including playoffs, the teams have played four 1-0 games since March 22, 2012, and last night’s was the first... Read More
On his 18th shift of the game, defenseman Brayden McNabb became tangled up with 6-foot-6 Blues defenseman Colton Parayko after McNabb's confident move to bring the puck deep into the attacking zone. The two collided, and McNabb winced in pain after falling towards the boards in the left corner.
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On whether the Kings will send Brayden McNabb home with his injury:
We’ll reevaluate him tomorrow.
On whether this was a “typical Kings-Blues game”:
It was a pretty well-played game. Both goalies made some big saves to keep what the score was going into the third.
On whether Peter Budaj is getting... Read More
St. Louis Blues 1, Los Angeles Kings 0
SOG: LAK – 27; STL – 25
PP: LAK – 0/5; STL – 0/4
1) STL - Jaden Schwartz (1) (Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko), 3:43
Los Angeles Kings (4-... Read More
In search of win number 600 – he’s currently one away – Daryl Sutter will guide the Los Angeles Kings into a difficult back-to-back in which he’ll face teams piloted by a pair of other accomplished NHL coaches.
“That’s one of the best parts of going to St. Louis and Chicago, Ken Hitchcock and Joel ... Read More