December 2009 - Page 2 of 32 - LA Kings Insider
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December's leading scorer

Who is the Kings' leading scorer in December? That would be Brad Richardson, with 10 points. What would the odds on that have been at the start of the month? Pretty high, considering Richardson didn't have a point this season before Dec. 1. Richardson is now on, arguably, the Kings' best line at the... Full Story
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Showing more fight?

Given the one fight, two misconduct penalties and the four roughing penalties, it certainly looked, on the stat sheet, as though the Kings responded to Dion Phaneuf's early hit on Anze Kopitar. But did coach Terry Murray see the type of reaction he wanted from his team, not just in terms of aggressi... Full Story
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Line changes?

After the team meeting today, Terry Murray said he hadn't yet decided whether he would make any line changes tonight, but indicated that he was considering it. Murray said Anze Kopitar was OK, and Murray again maintained that Phaneuf's hit was reckless. Other than that, not a lot of news this af... Full Story
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's non-Phaneuf-related postgame thoughts... (on how to get the first line going again...) MURRAY: ``Just keep playing them. We're talking, we're reviewing, we're practicing, we're giving them the opportunity. Five on five, power play, 4 on 4, penalty killing. It does go to the hands o... Full Story
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Kopitar postgame quotes

Anze Kopitar's postgame thoughts... (on if he was shaken up by the Phaneuf hit...) KOPITAR: ``A little bit. It was more of a wind-knocker. Other than that, I felt OK. I have no problems.'' (on whether it was a dirty hit...) KOPITAR: ``We're going down for the puck. I'm reaching around, trying ... Full Story