December 2009 - Page 31 of 32 - LA Kings Insider
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Kings 3, Ducks 2

After dominating almost all of the second period, the Kings lost their two-goal lead with 2:32 remaining. Wayne Simmonds took a poorly timed roughing penalty to give the Ducks a two-man advantage for 15 seconds. Just two seconds into their 5-on-4 advantage, the Ducks scored on a Ryan Whitney one-tim... Read More
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Kings 3, Ducks 1

After the Kings did a great job of chasing down the puck in the offensive zone and cycling, Randy Jones' slap shot 6:40 into the second period gave the Kings a two-goal lead. Brad Richardson and Jack Johnson got assists, with Richardson getting his first point of the season.... Read More
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End of first: Kings 2-1

Shots were 16-13 Kings in an entertaining first period. The Kings actually had eight shots on goal on their three power plays, far ahead of their average in the previous four games. Drew Doughty also hit a post on the power play. The Ducks will be on the power play for the first 1:44 of the second p... Read More
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Kings 2, Ducks 1

The Ducks pulled within one goal with 5:19  remaining in the first. James Wisniewski took the point shot, and Corey Perry skated in front of deflected the puck past Quick. Perry now has at least one point in 19 consecutive games.... Read More
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Kings 2, Ducks 0

The Kings scored a power-play goal, after a four-game drought. Dustin Brown did a good job of carrying the puck in the Ducks' zone, Jarret Stoll took the point shot and Justin Williams deflected the puck right in front of the net, with 8:27 left in the first period.... Read More
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Kings 1, Ducks 0

Wayne Simmonds did some nice work along the boards in the Ducks' zone, then fed a perfect, backhand centering pass to Scott Parse, who got free in the slot and beat Hiller with a wrist shot 5:11 into the game. The Kings were outshooting the Ducks 7-1 at that point.... Read More
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Long Decembers

December has not been the kindest month to the Kings of late. They haven't had a winning December since 2005-06, when they went 9-5-1. Since then, the last month of the year has brought records of 5-8-1 (2006-07), 4-11-1 (2007-08) and 5-7-3 (2008-09). Then again, with the exception of last season, t... Read More
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Iron-man Quick

Tonight, goalie Jonathan Quick will start his 26th game out of the 28 the Kings have played. Given the way the Kings' schedule shapes up before the holiday break, it's entirely possible that Quick will end up starting 34 of the first 37, which would be remarkable. Between now and the break, the King... Read More
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Scuderi's continued absence

Here's what Terry Murray said this morning, in regard to Rob Scuderi missing his seventh consecutive game... MURRAY: ``If a player is not coming out, at the end of the day after a hard practice, and saying, `Yeah, I feel 100 percent, and I did everything I'm going to have to do in a game, without ... Read More
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Ailing in Manchester

Given their run of injuries, and loss of players to the Kings, the Manchester Monarchs had to make a couple moves today. They called up, from Ontario of the ECHL, 2007 fourth-round pick Dwight King, who signed an entry-level contract last summer and will soon make his AHL debut. The Monarchs also si... Read More
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A rivalry footnote

After today's morning skate, reporters did the requisite chat with Sean O'Donnell, since he is most qualified to speak to the Kings-Ducks rivalry, having played on both sides of it. But what about Brandon Segal? You have to get fairly deep into Segal's bio to figure out that he was actually on the... Read More