January 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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Kings 2, Devils 2

The Kings tied the game with 1:46 remaining in the third period. Wayne Simmonds had the puck in the corner and simply tossed it toward the front of the net. Ryan Smyth was parked at the post, in front of Brodeur, and Simmonds was credited with getting the puck past Brodeur to tie the game.... Full Story
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Devils 2, Kings 1

The Kings got back in the game with a goal with 29 seconds remaining in the second period. Alexander Frolov helped force a turnover behind the Devils' net. Scott Parse got control of the puck and centered it to Michal Handzus, who scored to make it 2-1. Shots were 10-5 Kings in the second period.... Full Story
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Going for history

The Kings face a daunting task tonight...not only back-to-back games, not only a 5 p.m. local time start, but a game against a rested New Jersey team that sits second in the Eastern Conference and has allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season. Should the Kings come away with a win, they woul... Full Story
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Moving things around

Here's what Terry Murray said today about some of his lineup choices for today... (on Jack Johnson's return from his arm injury...) MURRAY: ``We skated this morning, and he was able to go out and shoot and pass and get a feel for it. He's in.'' (on using Harrold as a forward and an emergency de... Full Story
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Today's watch party

For those in and around the South Bay, there will be a Kings watch party (with the Ice Crew) today at the Redondo Beach Cafe, located at 1511 S. Pacific Coast Highway (corner of Avenue H). This is, of course, the cafe with the famous Jim Fox Chicken Soup, and I would also recommend the Montreal smok... Full Story
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A worthy absence

The Kings lost Wayne Simmonds for, essentially, an entire period last night after Simmonds went after Mark Stuart for Stuart's hit on Anze Kopitar in the second period. Simmonds got 19 minutes' worth of penalties, made worse by the fact that Simmonds got an extra penalty for wearing a face shield (S... Full Story
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Keep it going

Throughout the road trip, Terry Murray had been noncommittal in terms of his plans for the goalies at the end of the road trip, with back-to-back games. So it wasn't a huge surprise last night when Murray said that Jonathan Quick would start again today against New Jersey. It's always interesting to... Full Story
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Johnson will play

Terry Murray said Jack Johnson will play today against New Jersey. As something of a precaution, the Kings will go with seven defensemen, with Peter Harrold staying in as a forward. Teddy Purcell will retun to the lineup, and Raitis Ivanans and Brandon Segal will be healthy scratches, giving the K... Full Story
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The Untouchables II

Yesterday, we did the poll regarding which players on the Kings' roster you would consider ``untouchable'' in trade talks. The top vote-getters, in order, were Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Wayne Simmonds, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown, with Brown getting double the votes of the sixth-place finisher... Full Story