February 2010 - Page 4 of 15 - LA Kings Insider
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Olympics: Who will win?

A couple things... One, if the blog goes down at some point today, it's scheduled. A server change is in store to deal with heavier traffic, etc., so there might be a brief outage today. Since it's the day before the Olympic tournament, and I'll be traveling for most of the day, the timing is good. ... Read More
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This month's schedule

The final NHL games before the Olympic break are being played today, and teams will not be allowed to practice again until next Wednesday, Feb. 24. That's when the Kings will return, with a 2 p.m. practice, and they will have up to six days of practice before their March 2 game at Dallas. Of course,... Read More
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Teammate vs. teammate

Let the Games begin, and now it's Kings vs. Kings. Three countries -- the United States (Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Jonathan Quick), Canada (Drew Doughty) and Slovakia (Michal Handzus) -- will have Kings players representing them at the Olympic hockey tournament, and while the players (at least pub... Read More
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Clune's family night

Rich Clune had two assists Saturday night, for his first multi-point game in his second NHL game. He also did it in front of family, as his father and a cousin made the trip out from Toronto... CLUNE: ``My dad and my cousin made it out. Someone let them down to the bench area at the end, and they ... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on the Kings' 60-minute game...) MURRAY: ``A real good third period, I thought. When you have a one-goal lead, you really have to dig in and do the right things, managing the puck the right way. I thought everybody bought in to what needed to be done to finish... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes

Dustin Brown's postgame thoughts... (on the win...) BROWN: ``Obviously, this game result is better and we feel better. The important thing is that the start of our game has not been good as of late.  Tonight I thought we had a really good start… We have been able to play good seconds and thirds l... Read More
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Doughty postgame quotes

Drew Doughty's postgame thoughts... DOUGHTY: ``It's huge getting that win in that last game. I know that our focus tonight was exactly how it has to be for all of our games. We kept things simple and didn't do too many cute things. That's why we came out strong and came out with a win. Hopefully we... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes

Jonathan Quick's postgame thoughts... (on the team's success this season...) QUICK: ``The team has done a great job of maturing and coming together. Right from the summer, we put a big emphasis on gelling together as a team and coming together as a team, and I think it has really showed this year... Read More
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Kings 3, Avalanche 0

Oscar Moller made it 3-0 Kings at the 7:02 mark. Rich Clune pushed the puck ahead to Moller in the neutral zone, and Moller brought the puck into the offensive zone with speed. Moller fired a laser wrist shot from the middle of the left circle and beat Anderson. Jack Johnson also picked up an assist... Read More
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Kings 2, Avalanche 0

The Kings took a two-goal lead with a power-play goal 3:48 into the third period. Jack Johnson got it started when he carried the puck below the goal line, then fed it up to Anze Kopitar in the right circle. As Ryan Smyth moved to the front of the net to provide traffic, Kopitar shot and scored.... Read More