2009 - Page 88 of 90 - LA Kings Insider
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Kings 5, Sharks 4

San Jose made it 4-for-4 on the power-play, and tied the game on Dany Heatley's slap shot with 5:36 remaining, but the Kings took the lead just 26 seconds later when Teddy Purcell shot from the right of the net, near the end line, and beat Greiss from a tough angle. At first, there appeared to be so... Read More
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Kings 4, Sharks 3

Another power-play goal for the Sharks, who scored 1:01 into the third period. Devin Setoguchi got his second goal of the game. Dany Heatley passed through the crease, and past the stick of Matt Greene, who was manning the front of the net. Setoguchi tipped it home before Quick could get to the post... Read More
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Kings 4, Sharks 2

Not a popular goal inside Staples Center, for a couple reasons... With Alexander Frolov in the box for a double-minor high-sticking penalty, Rob Blake scored with 17 seconds remaining in the period to pull the Sharks within two. Blake did a good job of getting strong position in front of the net a... Read More
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Kings 4, Sharks 1

The Sharks scored a power-play goal with exactly four minutes left in the period. Joe Thornton made a nice centering pass from the corner, and Devin Setoguchi made an even nicer one-time shot from the slot to beat Jonathan Quick. Rob Blake also got an assist.... Read More
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Kings 4, Sharks 0

Jack Johnson scored a 4-on-4 goal with 8:40 remaining in the second period. Michal Handzus brought the puck up the right side and sent a backhand centering pass toward Jack Johnson, who perfectly knocked down the puck as he skated toward the net, past Nabokov. Peter Harrold also got an assist. The... Read More
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Kings 2, Sharks 0

Ryan Smyth scored a power-play goal 1:52 into the second period for a 2-0 lead. Drew Doughty kept the play alive by doing an excellent job of keeping the puck in the San Jose zone. Anze Kopitar took a shot from the left side, Dustin Brown got a whack at the rebound in front of the net, and the puck ... Read More
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End of first: Kings 1-0

That period was miles better than anything the Kings showed on Saturday. Net presence, good puck movement, quick and smart through the neutral zone and, perhaps most notably, some outstanding play by Jonathan Quick, who at one point made a great save without his stick. A very entertaining period all... Read More
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Kings 1, Sharks 0

Hard work in front of the net paid off for the Kings, 5:49 into the game. Alexander Frolov tried to stuff the puck in on a wraparound, Michal Handzus got a good piece of the rebound and Wayne Simmonds pounced on another rebound and put the puck past Nabokov.... Read More
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Facing off

Looking for keys to tonight's game? One might be in the faceoff circle. The Kings lost 33 of 56 draws against Phoenix in the season opener. Last season, they ranked fourth in the NHL with a faceoff success rate of 52 percent. San Jose, however, was second at 53.8 percent... MURRAY: ``There's a gre... Read More
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Matching up

Looking ahead to tonight, this is very much a new-look group of San Jose Sharks. On the first line, Joe Thornton centers Dany Heatley on the left and, on the right, rookie Benn Ferriero, who earned a promotion to the top line after his strong play in training camp and in the season opener. With Joe ... Read More
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Martinez update

As posted earlier, Alec Martinez is out with some undefined ``lower-body injury,'' so Peter Harrold will be taking his place in the lineup. That seemed likely to happen anyway, but if nothing else perhaps it saved Murray the awkward situation of benching a player after his NHL debut. Here's what Mur... Read More
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Brown update

Dustin Brown skated again today and said he didn't feel any effects from the strained gluteal muscle that caused him to miss practice Sunday. ``I've been doing pretty heavy therapy all day, for the last two days,'' Brown said. ``I feel pretty good now. I didn't notice it today at all. Brown said... Read More