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Waking up with the Kings: April 28

Some abbreviated notes from last night’s 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks: -With a shuffled lineup due to Dustin Brown’s suspension and Keaton Ellerby’s return to the blue line after a four-game absence, the Kings concluded the 2012-13 regular season with a strong attacking performance fe... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 25

-The Los Angeles Kings concluded a two-game Midwestern roadtrip without a point following a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. Coupled with San Jose’s loss in Phoenix, the door is now open for the St. Louis Blues to leapfrog the Kings and Sharks and finish in f... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 22

-The Los Angeles Kings took a circuitous route to a hard-earned and deserved victory over the Dallas Stars while benefitting from the cross-conference benevolence of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and the Calgary Flames. By virtue of how the chips fell Sunday evening, the Kings as... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 19

-The Kings’ 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets was an encouraging response to a San Jose shootout loss on Tuesday that saw Darryl Sutter and several players decry a surplus of turnovers. On Thursday night, the Kings faced a desperate and bought-in Columbus team that has made enormous strides... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 17

-An entertaining and occasionally sloppy and wide open hockey game fell in the San Jose Sharks’ favor following a three-round shootout, as it often does. San Jose’s 12 total shootouts and eight shootout wins lead the league, while Antti Niemi has denied 33 of 42 shooters in the extra session in a re... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 14

-The Los Angeles Kings played a smothering defensive and neutral zone game against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night, denying the visitors an excess of quality scoring chances and withstanding several pushes over the final two periods. Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams were excellent ... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 10

-In the three games prior to last night’s loss to the Dallas Stars, the Los Angeles Kings had limited their opponents to four regulation goals, outshot their opponents by an average of 30.3 to 23 and surrendered only a pair of even strength goals. They were coming off a strong all-around performance... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 8

-Bookended by a shaky start and an ineffective shootout, the Los Angeles Kings etched out an impressive body of work for the majority of Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Never playing the part of a weary team on the second night of a back-to-back set, the Kings improved as the... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 7

-The Los Angeles Kings scored on their first shot for the second game in a row, withstood some Edmonton Oilers buzzing midway through the first period, tacked on a second goal on a Jeff Carter power play deflection late in the period and proceeded to grind and wear down the visitors in five-on-five ... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 5

-Teams may need a period or two to find their legs when playing the first home game after an extended road trip – a notion that an opportunistic Los Angeles Kings team refuted quickly with goals on their first two shots in a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night at Staples Center. In a ... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 3

-A regulation loss punctuated what was otherwise a very good road trip for the Los Angeles Kings, who strung together three wins and seven points from five games over nine days. The players would never be quick to admit it, but I did think last night’s game indicated the batteries could use some rec... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: April 1

-After a more wide-open Minnesota performance that several players referred to as “sloppy”, the Los Angeles Kings engineered one of their tighter road efforts of 2012-13 as they controlled the majority of the possession, dominated the shot totals and played a committed game in their own zone in a 3-... Read More