Anze Kopitar's weave through the Vancouver zone in the final minute was probably the most interesting thing to happen in this game in the last two hours, and now the Kings are headed to overtime for a second consecutive night.... Read More
The Canucks, who did little offensively for the first 18 minutes of the period, scored on their third shot on goal of the game. Alex Burrows went behind the net to play the puck. Rob Scuderi challenged, but Burrows' centering pass got just past Scuderi's stick, and Mikael Samuelsson scored on a one-... Read More
Scott Parse got his first NHL goal, with 8:33 remaining in the first period. Teddy Purcell had the puck near the right boards, then pushed it to Parse, whose one-timer from the top of the circle beat Andrew Raycroft. Jarret Stoll also got an assist.... Read More
A couple other things on the Kings' pickup of Randy Jones...
It happened largely because of how the Kings finished last season, which was with the fifth-worst record in the NHL. A player on re-entry waivers is available to teams based on the inverse order of the standings. Before Nov. 1, however, ... Read More
Anze Kopitar, welcome to life as a target. Kopitar's recent scoring binge, coupled with the home team's ability to make the final line change, meant that San Jose did its best to match up Joe Thornton's line against Kopitar most of the night. Kopitar played an astounding 26 minutes, 30 seconds, and ... Read More
Justin Williams will miss a fifth consecutive game tonight with his ``lower-body injury.'' Williams has skated for three consecutive days -- today for 20 minutes with healthy scratch Trevor Lewis and backup goalie Erik Ersberg -- and is expected to rejoin full-team practices after today. Williams to... Read More
Randy Jones, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia today, makes $2.75 million this season, but because the Kings got him off re-entry waivers, they'll only have to pay half of that salary. Jones is due to be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Jones, 28, had been in the Flyers' system since 20... Read More
Justin Williams, and his sore lower body, will be out again tonight. Williams skated today with Trevor Lewis and Erik Ersberg for about 20 minutes but Terry Murray said Williams is still not 100 percent. Williams said he felt good and is expected to rejoin full-team practices. More on this, Randy Jo... Read More
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Sharks beat Kings 2-1 in shootout
Also, for those curious about the shootout lineup, it is generally chosen by virtue of those who perform well in shootout drills in practice. Coincidentally enough, ... Read More
Anze Kopitar's postgame thoughts...
(on his game thoughts...)
KOPITAR: ``I thought it was a good effort from both teams. Unfortunately we dropped it in the shootout, but I thought the effort was there, and the composure and compete level and energy level was there. It's just two good teams going ... Read More
Jonathan Quick's postgame thoughts...
(on the game...)
QUICK: ``We played a really good first period. They might have been a little tired. They just got back from a six-game road trip. They might not have had their feet underneath them. So I think we got the best of them there in the first period... Read More