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Waking up with the Kings: January 11

In scoring once midway through the second period and calling it a night, the LA Kings showed again that they’re really not in a very good place, and as much as there has been discussion of improvements in several facets of their game, there still seems to be a moral victory narrative in tense, narro... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 8

A 2-1 Kings-Sharks game in the third period, you say? Just as Saturday’s Edmonton game at Staples Center was the latest carbon copy of a franchised script, so was Los Angeles’ 3-1 loss in San Jose on Monday night, a typically low-scoring game between the familiar rivals and one in which the visitors... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 6

Before allowing three first period goals Saturday night, the Edmonton Oilers had allowed five, three, five, six, four, six, two, four, eight and six goals in their last 10 visits to Staples Center, winning once, controversially. This all occurred despite some perfectly fine Oilers efforts at home, e... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 4

For this LA Kings team to come away with any sort of worthwhile result against the league-leading Lightning, they’d need a cohesive and hard-nosed effort with all 20 players pulling on the same winning rope or any applicable cliché that depicts their performances in home wins over Vegas and Winnipeg... Read More

Waking Up With The Kings: January 1

With last night’s overtime victory over Colorado, the Kings now have earned wins from five of their last six games and points from six of their last seven. The team picked up the two points in the opening test of a very tricky three-in-four set, which continues tonight in Las Vegas and concludes on ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 30

There are two sides in every match-up, and in a rivalry – a nascent rivalry, but one born out of both playoffs and proximity – that emotional spark is often stoked in games against the Golden Knights. That energy-driven thrust or focus isn’t always manifested in belligerence or demonstrative exchang... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 28

The LA Kings headed into the Christmas break having won three straight games against 2018 Western Conference semifinalists, and though they exited it against a low-scoring and banged up team in a nearby standings spot, established their game early and in a completely plausible story won a low-scorin... Read More

Waking Up With The Kings: December 14

Thursday’s 4-1 loss in Columbus marked a step backward after a couple of stronger efforts to begin this road trip for the Kings. In the words of their Head Coach, the Kings needed to be better, but for a while, the Kings hung around, finding themselves sitting in a 2-1 game late in the second period... Read More

Waking Up With The Kings: December 12

It’s Wednesday afternoon at 1 PM local time in Ohio and Jake Muzzin is still on the ice for another shift in Buffalo. The 6-3 defenseman was the non-injury related story of last evening’s game for the Kings. Muzzin collected a goal and an assist in the 4-3 overtime defeat and logged a regular-season... Read More

Waking Up With The Kings: December 11

In a season that has seen its share of losses that did not feature the compete level that is needed to win at the NHL level, last night's defeat was not an addition to that collection. The Kings competed to the tune of 81 shot attempts and 43 shots on goal, a season high on the latter and the second... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 9

After Oscar Lindberg’s scored some four and a half minutes into the game, some may have cracked their lazy blogging knuckles, probably brushing off Cheeto dust before foretelling the inevitable calamity to come while tacking on the note “LAK 1-16-1 when allowing the first goal” as a caboose. But tha... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 7

There wasn’t going to be any profound understanding gained from a meeting between the 27th and 31st place teams in the NHL, but those who attended Thursday’s game probably entered Staples Center thinking there would be at the least decent chance for victory against a team that entered the night with... Read More