November 2009 - Page 28 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Doughty postgame quotes

Drew Doughty's thoughts on the game... (on his emotion after his goal...) DOUGHTY: ``Yeah, I was pretty excited. Two shifts before that, I made a couple mistakes there, so I was pretty upset with myself. And then scoring the goal and obviously putting our team up, it was great.'' (on the third-... Read More
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Kings 3, Coyotes 3

The Kings tied it right off a faceoff in the Phoenix zone. Anze Kopitar won the draw and Justin Williams sneaked behind the Coyotes' defense, cut to the front of the net and beat LaBarbera with a backhand shot 6:44 into the third period. That's one goal each for Kopitar, Smyth and Williams.... Read More
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Coyotes 3, Kings 2

Will the Kings be able to take momentum from a late-period goal? The Kings pulled within one goal when Ryan Smyth scored with 58 seconds left in the period. Jason LaBarbera made a poor attempt to push the puck into the corner. Smyth went to the net and pushed the puck toward LaBarbera, who could not... Read More
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Coyotes 3, Kings 1

The Coyotes scored with 5:16 left in the second period. Robert Lang misfired on a spinning shot, but chased down the puck behind the net and flipped a centering pass to Scottie Upshall, whose one-timer to the short side beat Jonathan Quick.... Read More
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Coyotes 2, Kings 1

Jack Johnson reached high in an attempt to bat down a Coyotes dump-in attempt, but missed, and Martin Hanzal got behind him and beat Jonathan Quick with a high shot just 37 seconds into the second period. All of the Kings' good work in the first period essentially led to a one-goal deficit.... Read More
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Kings 1, Coyotes 0

Anze Kopitar recorded his 11th goal of the season, just seven seconds after a Kings power play expired. Kopitar held the puck in the right circle, then fired a wrist shot on Jason LaBarbera with Ryan Smyth running traffic in front. LaBarbera got a piece of the puck, but it trickled past him with 4:0... Read More
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First-line reunion

Justin Williams is back in the lineup tonight, back on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth. In the first nine games of this season, Kopitar, Smyth and Williams combined for 14 goals and 20 assists. Williams talked about what he believes makes that top line work... WILLIAMS: ``I think tha... Read More
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No coasting in Pacific

Entering today's games, teams from the Pacific Division occupied spots No. 2 (San Jose), No. 4 (Phoenix), No. 5 (Kings) and No. 6 (Dallas) in the Western Conference, not counting perennial playoff team Anaheim slumming it at No. 14. That's a big jump from last season, when Pacific teams finished N... Read More
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Earplugs, perhaps?

Going back to the dads' trip for a minute, I talked with Jonathan Quick -- whose father, Doug, made the trip -- about what the trip meant to him... Question: Being here with your dad, what memories does it bring back? QUICK: ``Last night, I'm trying to go to sleep and he's still just snoring lik... Read More
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Special-teams success

The Kings have split two games with the Coyotes so far, the 6-3 season-opening clunker at Staples Center and a strong 5-3 win in Arizona nine days ago. The common thread in those games was the Kings' special-teams success. In the first game, the Kings were 3 for 4 on the power play and 2 for 3 on th... Read More