Projected Lines – Los Angeles
Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Brad Richardson
Robyn Regehr – Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Jake Muzzin – Matt Gr... Full Story
RICHARDS RULED OUT
Darryl Sutter ruled Mike Richards out of Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks at Tuesday's morning skate. Richards, who did not play in Game 2 and continues to experience concussion-type symptoms from a jarring, unpenalized hit by Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland behind the Chi... Full Story
-Mike Richards did not take the ice at the morning skate at Staples Center on Tuesday and should be considered is out for Game 3. Tyler Toffoli skated opposite Dustin Penner on a line centered by Jeff Carter in a reprise of the combination that found success in Sunday's Game 2 loss.
UPDATE: Darryl ... Full Story
Dustin Brown, on whether the team’s anxiety level has risen:
“We were down two-nothing against St. Louis. The only difference is we're in the Western Conference Finals now. With each round there's a little more pressure. It's a matter of handling that individually and collectively. We're back ... Full Story
Tyler Toffoli recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday’s Game 2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks and gave the team an offensive lift despite the late pre-game adjustments necessitated when Mike Richards was unable to play due to concussion-like symptoms.
“Just get the pucks deep and play with the p... Full Story
“They’ve struggled offensively, for sure,” Darryl Sutter said of linemates Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar.
“That’s not me jumping out, making a statement. That is a fact. That’s a statistical fact.”
It certainly is. Concerns about whether undisclosed injuries have hampered the team’s top perfo... Full Story
Immediately prior to Game 2 there was a stir in the press box as Mike Richards and Robyn Regehr were both listed as scratches on the official roster report before the official Kings lineup was eventually submitted and uploaded.
When the lineup was finalized, Richards was held out with what was de... Full Story
Several abbreviated notes as I wait out a morning flight delay at O’Hare:
-A defensive zone turnover along the boards led to an early Blackhawks goal, but there wasn't much concern over the trajectory of the game heading into the second period had the Kings finished the first 20 minutes trailing ... Full Story
-The Kings have one win in their last 14 road games.
-The Kings fell to 18-25 overall in Game 2s. When the Kings have lost a Game 2, they have gone on to win 5-of-24 series. The Kings have won 2-of-11 best-of-seven series in which they faced an 0-2 deficit: 2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs ... Full Story
Darryl Sutter addressed the media following the Los Angeles Kings' 4-2 Game 2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night and indicated that Mike Richards, who was jarred by a heavy collision with Dave Bolland that went un-penalized late in Game 1, was scratched from the game due to "symptoms."
O... Full Story
Joel Quenneville, on Chicago’s fast start:
“Yeah, I thought we had a real good start the first five minutes. They had the next five. I think we finished the rest of that period well. They were all good starting the second. I think we got a little bit loose with our game after that. But... Full Story