January 2011 - Page 4 of 30 - LA Kings Insider
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Scouting the Sharks

Staples Center has been an all-too-hospitable arena for the San Jose Sharks of late, as far as the Kings are concerned. Since the start of last season, the Kings are 3-1-1 against the Sharks in San Jose but are 1-3-0 against them at Staples Center. As noted earlier, Ryane Clowe returns to the Sharks... Read More
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Recovery continues for Parse

Scott Parse will miss his 34th consecutive game tonight, as part of the recovery from the hip surgery he had in November. Parse continues to skate, post-practice, but he's still at least a few weeks away from being close to returning to game action, Terry Murray said. MURRAY: ``I'm not keeping tr... Read More
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99 at 50

A happy 50th birthday today to NHL great Wayne Gretzky, whose records live on. Gretzky finished his career with 2,857 points, and there are no active NHL players under 40 who are even halfway to Gretzky's total. Gretzky also leads the way in career goals (894) and single-season goals (92), assists (... Read More
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Wednesday skate update

No line/lineup changes are expected for the Kings tonight in their final game before the All-Star break. Scott Parse continues to skate, post-practice, but his status remains a week-to-week situation, meaning he's not close to playing. Marco Sturm is continuing with off-ice therapy and work, and it'... Read More
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First look at the Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are in the middle of an unusual run. They haven't played since Saturday, and after tonight they won't play until Tuesday because of the All-Star break. That's one game in 10 days. The Sharks are on a four-game winning streak and seem to have rediscovered their offense. They have ... Read More
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Loktionov looking more comfortable

By most standards -- including statistics and subjective viewing -- Andrei Loktionov had his most confident, aggressive game last night. Loktionov scored a third-period goal, had three shots on goal -- his highest total of the season -- and, in general, seemed more confident on the puck and more agg... Read More
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Battle before the break

Terms such as ``playoff-like game'' and ``playoff atmosphere'' get tossed around too often in the regular season, but if it ever applied, tomorrow's Kings-Sharks game might be the right fit. It's the final game before the All-Star break for both teams, so it should come with a let-it-all-hang-out at... Read More
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Congrats to Fox, Miller

Congratulations to Bob Miller and Jim Fox, who received awards today at the annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters luncheon in Toluca Lake. Miller won the Sports TV Play-by-Play Award (other finalists were the Clippers' Ralph Lawler and the Dodgers' Vin Scully) and Fox won the Sports TV Colo... Read More
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Kyle Clifford, one bad dude

After he praised goalie Jonathan Quick last night, assistant captain Matt Greene made a point of singling out rookie winger Kyle Clifford for giving the team a lift through his first-period fight with Boston's Shawn Thornton. Greene referred to Cliiford as ``one bad dude,'' and it's tough to argue. ... Read More
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Tuesday practice update

No changes or surprises in practice today, and Jonathan Quick will get the start in goal tomorrow night against San Jose. Technically, Marco Sturm would be eligible to return from injured reserve, but Sturm hasn't been on the ice in the last week and won't play. More notes and quotes to come...... Read More