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Waking up with the Kings: February 8

Woof. In a performance that was two-thirds of a carbon copy of the game two days prior, the Kings engineered a bevy of quality chances early but were felled by mistakes and poor individual performances in their second consecutive 5-0 blowout loss. Whereas the Capitals are evolving once again into a ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 6

The Kings peppered Philipp Grubauer with a high volume of low-quality shots, but one of the better opportunities the team was able to generate came just over three minutes in when the Capitals goalie used his left pad to kick aside Tyler Toffoli’s B-plus-type chance. In the other direction, a conver... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 5

It’s time to dip back to the Dustin Brown Well of 2013: “Sometimes you say at the end of losing streaks and at the end of winning streaks sometimes you’re losing games you shouldn’t, and sometimes you’re winning games you shouldn’t, as well,” Brown said after a loss in Detroit in which the Kings out... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 2

The Los Angeles Kings have built up a modest winning streak and have done so by beating the lesser teams in the standings, a mostly anecdotal issue but one that had plagued them at times throughout the first 45 games or so of the season. That’s not to take away from their accomplishment – they’ve ou... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 1

Short of pucks catapulting off mesh netting and deflecting off the goaltender and into the net, Gila River Arena has been the site of its fair share of unexpected developments. A building that elicits performances more Picasso than Vermeer is often impervious to Los Angeles’ tried and true checking ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 27

Having sat in pressboxes over an 82-game-plus schedule over the past several seasons, you see enough hockey to know that Something Of Note Always Happens. It took 55 minutes on Thursday, but that adage was reinforced when Marian Gaborik and Trevor Lewis scored goals 38 seconds apart late in the thir... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 25

It was interesting to read the roster report before the teams took the ice last night and learn that this forward group would start the game: Andy Andreoff-Trevor Lewis-Jordan Nolan. Whether or not Darryl Sutter was sending any sort of message or simply placing players on the ice who’d earned the ri... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 24

If I cut and pasted another WUWTK from a different part of the season, or another season altogether, would anyone notice? When the Rangers scored on their second shot, and you looked up at the scoreboard to see that the Kings had already taken 10, the immediate and obvious thought was "We've seen th... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 22

The Kings are having a difficult time generating momentum right now. After their third consecutive regulation loss decided by either one goal or one goal plus an empty-netter, it’s clear that this is an offensively challenged team strained by key absences on its roster, but given some of the opponen... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 19

While many on the outside considered the team’s nine consecutive road games to be a make-or-break part of the schedule, a much more important stretch was the recent seven-game home stand, which the team concluded with a disappointing 3-4-0 record. Unable to solidify their footing in the standings as... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 17

Several abbreviated thoughts on Monday’s 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning: -I understood where Darryl Sutter is coming from when he said “We played a hell of a game,” but I don’t really put a ton of stock into that assessment. On one hand, the Kings were without two-thirds of the Holy Trinity ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 15

Riding a wave of top players, the Los Angeles Kings scored early but fell behind to a committed Winnipeg team in the third period before tying the game late on a bang-bang play by Dustin Brown, setting the stage for a lightning quick Jeff Carter release off important feeds from Anze Kopitar and Jake... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 13

Thursday night’s game, a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, serves as the perfect counterpoint to any lazy argument that the Los Angeles Kings are “too slow” or “not equipped to play the modern game.” In an encompassment of the Kings’ thrust under Darryl Sutter, they spent minimal time in their own z... Read More