November 2010 - Page 27 of 29 - LA Kings Insider
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Kopitar postgame quotes

Anze Kopitar's postgame thoughts... (on the game...) KOPITAR: ``It's one of those games where everybody had a big part. Obviously, Quicker back there was amazing for us yet again. That certainly helps. We haven't played a whole lot of one-goal games as of late, so this one definitely feels good,... Read More
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FINAL: Kings 1, Lightning 0

It wasn't always pretty -- in fact, it rarely was -- but Justin Williams' goal early in the third period held up as the game's only goal, and the Kings beat the Lightning in an acrimonious affair at Staples Center. Jonathan Quick recorded his first shutout of the season with 24 saves. More from the ... Read More
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Kings 1, Lightning 0

The Kings broke the scoreless tie 5:20 into the third period. A Tampa Bay defensive-zone pass went off the skate of Dana Tyrell, and Ryan Smyth picked up the puck. A quick pass found Justin Williams alone, deep in the offensive zone, and Williams kept control of the puck after a spin move and beat S... Read More
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End of first: 0-0

Things were going well for the Kings in the first period...until they went on a five-minute power play. The Kings were arguably getting the better of the offensive chances when Tampa Bay's Mattias Ohlund dumped Dustin Brown into the boards on an ugly play and got a five-minute boarding penalty. The ... Read More
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Back, in big ways

Drew Doughty hasn't played since Oct. 20 and Scott Parse hasn't been in an NHL game since April, but both will be in high-profile roles tonight. Parse will be the Kings' first-line left winger and Doughty will be back in his customary spot on the Kings' top defensive pairing, with Willie Mitchell. K... Read More
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Afternoon reading

The AHL's Manchester Monarchs improved to 6-3-1-1 with a 4-1 victory over Hartford last night. Justin Azevedo, Andrei Loktionov, Alec Martinez and David Meckler had goals for the Monarchs and Jeff Zatkoff stopped 23 of 24 shots. Also, here are a couple pieces of afternoon reading. First, my LAKin... Read More
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Junior Watch

As far as ``Junior Watch'' is concerned, after tonight's game both Kyle Clifford and Brayden Schenn will have played eight games. After each player's ninth game, the Kings must decide whether to keep them on the NHL roster or return them to their respective junior teams. The Kings seem to be drawing... Read More
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Chance for Lewis

The Kings will go with a fourth line of Kyle Clifford, Brad Richardson and Trevor Lewis tonight. Richardson is a lineup staple and Clifford essentially has been trading games with fellow junior-eligible rookie Brayden Schenn, but Lewis has appeared in only two games before tonight. Lewis has zero po... Read More
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Two years, big difference

It's still very early in the season, of course, but it's still worth noting that the Kings and Tampa Bay enter tonight's game tied for the most points in the NHL (Washington also has 16 points). It was just 31 months ago, at the end of the 2007-08 season, that the Kings and Lightning tied for the fe... Read More
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Birthday boys

A happy 26th birthday today to Kings captain Dustin Brown. That one hit me on a personal level, because I distinctly remember covering the Kings when Brown turned 19, very early in his rookie season. It's amazing how quickly seven years can pass. Also, another happy birthday to former Kings trainer,... Read More
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Doughty on ‘guard’

When Drew Doughty returns to the Kings' lineup tonight, after missing six games with concussion symptoms, he will have a new piece of equipment. Not one of the new ``M11'' helmets, worn by Willie Mitchell and Kevin Westgarth, among others -- although that wouldn't be a bad idea -- but a mouthguard. ... Read More
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Thursday morning skate

The Kings will go with a fourth line of Kyle Clifford, Brad Richardson and Trevor Lewis tonight in what Terry Murray said he expects to be a fast game against Tampa Bay. It's all systems go for Drew Doughty, and Murray said he won't hesitate to play Doughty up to 28 minutes tonight, if situations a... Read More