Waking up with the Kings Archives - Page 2 of 35 - LA Kings Insider

Waking up with the Kings

Waking up with the Kings: January 22

At the end of the first period, with the Kings trailing the Rangers, 2-0, and as the final moments of the Adrian Kempe-Trevor Lewis-Brendan Smith-Tony DeAngelo feud died down, Jonathan Quick stood at the gate to the team’s bench and, while casting his gaze towards the near-opposite side of the red l... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 16

In an ominous performance that was more reminiscent of their late-season 2016-17 drop off than some of the more familiar outings in which they played well but were felled by mistakes, or untimely goaltending, or one of the yesteryear possession demonstrations in which they played well but simply cou... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 14

A 7:56 start time allowed for the drama to build on Bob Miller Celebration Day, and three fights within four seconds less than three minutes into the game served as an appropriate crescendo towards the continuation of what has evolved into perhaps the league's most premier rivalry. Los Angeles recei... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 5

I’m not sure if it represents the collective spirit at ice level, but there seemed to be good momentum heading into Thursday’s game. The Kings have been a good road team this season, and while there had been some earlier inconsistencies, their back-to-back wins over Vancouver and Edmonton were both ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 3

The final minute of the second period of Los Angeles’ 5-0 win at Edmonton was about as much of a swing minute as is possible in a five-goal win. Trailing, 1-0, Jesse Puljujarvi was gifted a wide-open net from an angle that was somewhat slanted but provided more than enough net to work with. He hit t... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 31

So, there are several ways to look at Saturday’s 4-3 win over Vancouver. Among them, on one hand, Los Angeles had early chances to put away a wounded team when they led 2-1 and instead had to sweat one out and fight from behind in the third. (Credit Travis Green and the Canucks for keeping within Pa... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 29

The Los Angeles Kings engineered a strong 15-minute open and clawed their way back into the game over the second half of the third period, but the gooey middle of Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Vegas exemplified everything that has been said, written and observed about the Golden Knights this seaso... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 24

The Los Angeles Kings failed to score a goal in a typically physical and low-scoring game against the Sharks in which their five-on-five play was rebuffed by a committed and hard San Jose checking and defensive effort. There was little space provided, and Los Angeles had trouble creating that space ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 22

In a much-needed deus ex machina, 45 minutes of the hockey equivalent of an Anton Chekhov play was saved by a frantic and storybook, almost Disney-like, resolution. Dustin Brown scored the overtime game-winner in his 1,000th game, allowing those in attendance to forget the two-plus acts of supposed ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 19

The Kings could’ve really used a win at the end of both a road trip and a five-game segment, and they got one in the form of one of their familiarly strong road efforts in which all players contributed, scoring was spread out, they checked well, and if not for another flukish deflection on a shortha... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 17

In the standings, it’s worthwhile, without context, that Los Angeles salvaged a point from a game they trailed with under 15 seconds remaining. With context, that’s a lousy point. The Kings failed to protect a two-goal first period lead, and for the second time in 12 games this season, lost a game t... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 16

The Los Angeles Kings’ 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Friday night was an even game that served an effective reaction from the visitors after a Tuesday night to forget in New Jersey, but it wasn’t a win. It was essentially a toss-up in which the run of play didn’t necessarily produce an expecte... Read More