May 2010 - Page 5 of 7 - LA Kings Insider
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Team USA loses again

The IIHF World Championships have not been kind to Team USA. After the Americans were upset by Germany, they lost again, this time to Denmark, 2-1 in overtime. Keith Yandle scored the only goal for Team USA, which is now 0-2 in round-robin play. Kings defenseman Jack Johnson, Team USA's captain, sai... Read More
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Away from L.A….

Just to catch up on a couple Kings, and Kings prospects, who are still playing these days… Ryan Smyth, and Canada, opened play in the IIHF World Championships on Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Italy. Smyth did not record a point in the game. On Sunday, Alexander Frolov and Russia beat Slovakia ... Read More
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Player evaluation: O’Donnell

SEAN O'DONNELL This season: 78 games, 3 goals, 12 assists, 70 penalty minutes, 18:44 average ice time. The good: O'Donnell is a gritty, smart, responsible stay-at-home defenseman who provides counsel to his younger teammates off the ice and protects them on the ice with some physical play when th... Read More
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Player evaluation: Moller

OSCAR MOLLER This season: 34 games, 4 goals, 3 assists, 4 penalty minutes, 8:35 average ice time. The good: All of the pieces are in place for Moller. He has skill, he's a smart player and he's a popular figure in the locker room. Despite his relative lack of size -- he's generously listed at 5-f... Read More
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Player evaluation: Modin

FREDRIK MODIN This season: 20 games (with Kings), 3 goals, 2 assists, 14 penalty minutes, 14:55 average ice time. The good: Expectations were low when the Kings acquired Modin from Columbus, for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, at the trade deadline. Modin, a former 30-goal scorer, had bee... Read More
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Monarchs advance to East finals

Vyacheslav Voynov scored 1:55 into overtime to give the Manchester Monarchs a 2-1 victory over Worcester in Game 6 of their second-round AHL playoff series. The Monarchs have now won the series 4-2 and will face the Hershey Bears in the Eastern Conference finals. Gabe Gauthier and Voynov scored goal... Read More
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Monarchs: Listen live

Game 6 of the second-round AHL playoff series between Manchester and Worcester will start at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time. To listen to the game live online, for free, check out this link to the Kings' website... Manchester vs. Worcester Game 6 audio Also, a game preview from the local paper, the Un... Read More
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Player evaluation: Martinez

ALEC MARTINEZ This season: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 2 penalty minutes, 15:25 average ice time. The good: Martinez made the roster out of training camp, after Sean O'Donnell's preseason suspension, and was called up two other times during the season. That means he's high on the radar of team m... Read More
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Germany 2, USA 1

Felix Schutz scored 21 seconds into overtime to give Germany a 2-1 victory over the United States in the first game of the IIHF World Championships before a crowd of 77,000-plus in Germany. Schutz played for Portland of the AHL this season, the team Manchester eliminated in the first round of the pl... Read More
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Player evaluation: Loktionov

ANDREI LOKTIONOV This season: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 penalty minutes, 11:52 ice time. The good: Loktionov progressed enough, in his first full year after coming over from Russia -- he was a fifth-round pick in 2008 -- that he earned a call-up in late November when the Kings needed a center... Read More
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Player evaluation: Lewis

TREVOR LEWIS This season: 5 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 penalty minutes, 9:08 average ice time. The good: You might recall that Dean Lombardi once thought so much of Lewis that he, not Pavol Demitra or Patrick O'Sullivan, was the focal point of Lombardi's first major trade as Kings GM. Lewis, a ... Read More
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Captain Canada (again)

Kings winger Ryan Smyth has been named captain of Team Canada for the IIHF World Championships, which are being played in Germany. Canada's first game is tomorrow against Italy. Smyth has been Canada's Captain at the World Championships six times now, and did it every year from 2001-05. The United S... Read More