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Waking up with the Kings

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

Waking up with the Kings: December 13

Jeez, three paragraphs are needed from last night’s game, eh? I’m not sure what else there is to say, other than the Kings simply didn’t have it. There are several excuses of Why They Didn’t Have It that could be shared in this space, but there are were two primary factors that combined to produce u... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 10

A recent road trip opener in Detroit started the meter on the Los Angeles Kings’ most difficult stretch of the season: 24 of 36 games played away from Staples Center, the meat of which is formed by three visits to the east coast and two to Western Canada. The Kings have opened the 36-game marathon w... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 4

Two tired teams took the ice at United Center on Thursday night. The game was played on December 3, so it’s not as if NHL teams are arriving to games comfortably sustained by eight-hour sleeps and deep body massages after a weekend at Terranea, but both the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks w... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 2

The Los Angeles Kings scored twice before the game’s first TV timeout on Friday night. Is that good? With a performance that represented the continued the swell in their team game, they jumped out to an early lead and, after the St. Louis Blues pulled within one in the second period, received an imp... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 1

A funny thing happened en route to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals: the Los Angeles Kings received important depth contributions. In a game boasting star power of Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and a fascinating Evgeny Kuznetsov, it was Kurtis MacDermid, Jonny Br... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 29

There wasn’t really much to find fault with during the Kings’ first period of their four-game road trip. There was, of course, a coverage miscue that forced a center, Anze Kopitar, to defend a two-on-one, but in terms of chances, driving play, checking and goaltending, it was a par-for-the-course, d... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 26

There are throwback elements to the rancorous Kings-Ducks rivalry. While evolving somewhat alongside the up-tempo, faster National Hockey League, it’s still a hard, defensive, predictably low-scoring heavyweight fight that often goes the distance, and for the 15th time in the last 21 meetings, the g... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 25

Kings-Coyotes games at Gila River Arena never resemble immaculately chiseled artworks, and Friday night’s game did include some of the rivalry’s requisite chaos, influenced by a large heaping of turnovers, spotty defensive play and poor puck management embedded in the play of a pair of struggling te... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 23

The slow realization of life without Jeff Carter continued to unfold Wednesday night at Staples Center as the Los Angeles Kings could not take advantage of a mostly well-checked game in which they curtailed the Winnipeg Jets’ chances at one end of the rink and showed an ability to get bodies and puc... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 20

It’s not a great visual observing Jonathan Quick in a game where he just doesn’t have it. It’s difficult to think of him in the tunnel after he’s left the game, knowing how hard he takes things upon himself and what he means to the cohesiveness of a group he’s bailed out many, many times. He provide... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 19

Several abbreviated thoughts on Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers: -Darcy Kuemper kept the Kings in the game for the first period when the Panthers jumped out to a hot start and generated consistent pressure. His stops on Aleksander Barkov and Evgenii Dadonov with Los Angeles leading 1... Read More