January 2010 - Page 4 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Quick big in slow start

Less than two minutes into Thursday's game, the Blue Jackets already had a 7-0 edge in shots, and they spent four of the game's first nine minutes on the power play. The Kings were, to put it mildly, scrambling. Except in goal, where Jonathan Quick was really the only good thing the Kings had going ... Read More
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Steady as they go

With the Kings riding a four-game winning streak, no lineup changes are expected for tomorrow's game at Boston, unless Jack Johnson's arm injury prevents him from playing. ``I'll probably stay with what we saw last night,'' Murray said, which would make Randy Jones and Teddy Purcell the healthy scra... Read More
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Sweating it out

A couple hours before Thursday's game, word floated through the press room that Sean O'Donnell might not be able to play because of flu-like symptoms. O'Donnell, though, recovered enough to play, and play a lot. O'Donnell was on the ice for more than eight minutes in the first period -- thanks in pa... Read More
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Basic math skills

Long after Thursday night's game was decided, there was a lingering bizarre question: how did the Kings NOT score a 5-on-3 goal? Their fourth goal clearly came with one second remaining on the initial penalty, meaning that the Kings should still have been on the power play, for 28 seconds, until the... Read More
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Johnson, on his injury

Here's what Jack Johnson said today about his status, followed by Terry Murray's thoughts... Question: How do you feel today? JOHNSON: ``I skated today. It's going to take a few days before I feel good again. Hopefully it feels good sooner than later.'' Question: Will you be able to play tomor... Read More
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Johnson status TBD

After practice today, Jack Johnson said he has an arm injury, and Johnson and Terry Murray both said it was not certain whether Johnson would play tomorrow at Boston. It seems likely that a decision will be made after tomorrow's morning skate. Johnson practiced today, but Murray said Johnson did not... Read More
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Columbus postgame quotes

Coach Ken Hitchcock (on the game...) ``I'm surprised at the way we played for the last 40 minutes. I was surprised by the way we didn't respond. (L.A.) didn't play very well at the start, but they scored on their second or third shot (on goal). I don't think it was L.A. They picked it up on the c... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on Greene's goal...) MURRAY: ``A great play by Frolov. He does his thing down deep in the offensive zone. He holds onto it and he finds people, and it's a matter of getting pucks to the net sometimes. That's what we keep telling our guys, that good things can ... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes

Jonathan Quick's postgame thoughts... (on the first 10 minutes...) QUICK: ``It was a little chaotic there. They came out hard, they came out flying, and we got a couple bounces there at the beginning. We were fortunate to have it 0-0 after that first 10 minutes. Then Greener scored a big goal, an... Read More
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Smyth postgame quotes

Ryan Smyth's postgame thoughts... (on the win...) SMYTH: ``It was nice. Quickie held us in there and gave us a chance. We sure weren't ready, like we were against Toronto, but it's a team game and Quickie pulled us through and Greenie got us an early lead. We capitalized on the power play, which ... Read More
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Kopitar postgame quotes

Anze Kopitar's postgame thoughts... (on reaching, and passing, the 100-goal mark...) KOPITAR: ``It's pretty special. You see the guys reaching 300, 400, 500, those big guys, and it's pretty nice. Now I've got it started, a little milestone, and I'm ready to score a couple more now too.'' (on wi... Read More