January 2010 - Page 5 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Johnson update II

Here's what Terry Murray said about Jack Johnson, who left the game late in the second period and did not return. MURRAY: ``Jack got hit on the hit that Simmer had on Boll. It's a little bit of an upper-body injury. I haven't got any medical report on it, quite honestly. I don't think it's somethi... Read More
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Kings 4, Blue Jackets 1

Jonathan Quick's potential shutout bid ended with 9:22 remaining in the third period, just 1:12 after Kopitar's goal. Kristian Huselius made a nice move in the slot and tried to carry the puck to the net. He lost it, but Antione Vermette was there to put a wrist shot past Quick.... Read More
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Kings 3, Blue Jackets 0

The Kings made it 3-0 at the 4:05 mark of the third period. Dustin Brown chased down a puck in the corner and sent it to the front of the net. Ryan Smyth got tied up with Columbus defenseman Jan Hejda right in front of the net, and Smyth was credited with the tip-in.... Read More
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Johnson update

According to a team spokesman, Jack Johnson's return for tonight's game is listed as ``questionable'' and he is described as having the ever-popular ``upper-body injury.'' Johnson is not on the Kings' bench at the start of the third period.... Read More
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Kings 2, Blue Jackets 0

The Kings took a two-goal lead with 4:14 remaining in the second period. Wayne Simmonds made a long pass to Ryan Smyth, who waited for Anze Kopitar and dropped a short pass. Kopitar held the puck and flipped a wrist shot to the far top corner to beat Mason. The goal was the 100th of Kopitar's career... Read More
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Kings 1, Blue Jackets 0

The Kings looked downright dreadful for the first eight minutes or so -- they were outshot 7-0 after less than two minutes -- but got outstanding play from Jonathan Quick, killed two penalties and actually took the lead. Matt Greene's slap shot, from just inside the blue line, got through traffic an... Read More
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O'Donnell, in or out?

Sean O'Donnell was suffering from flu symptoms today and, as of a few minutes ago, was questionable for tonight's game. O'Donnell skated in pregame warmups, and was scheduled to be evaluated again after that. O'Donnell would be replaced by Randy Jones if he couldn't play, but at this point it seems ... Read More
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A tough foe

If you'd like to catch up on today's news and notes, please check out my notebook from LAKings.com... Kings notebook (Jan. 28) The Blue Jackets, as coached by Ken Hitchcock, haven't always been good, but they've always been pretty good against the Kings. This will be Hitchcock's 14th game agains... Read More
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A Quick rest

If there's one constant for the Kings, it's the presence of Jonathan Quick on the ice. Every practice, every morning skate and almost every game, for that matter. Quick's desire to work has been well-chronicled since he arrived with the Kings, and Terry Murray has half-joked about trying to keep Qui... Read More