-With the overtime loss, the Kings fell to 88-107-27 all-time against the Calgary/Atlanta franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 54-45-11. Los Angeles has lost three consecutive home games to Calgary but is 6-3-2 in the last 11 overall games between the teams.
-The Kings fell to 11-5-4 ... Read More
Matt Greene, on the overtime loss:
We just stopped playing before the game was over, let ‘em back into it. They took advantage of it. That’s it. Can’t lose those games. It’s all on us.
Greene, on whether players started thinking about the impending break:
It’s just bad hockey on our part. That’... Read More
Johnny Gaudreau, on his first NHL hat trick:
It’s really special. These guys are such a big team in the league and we were two or three weeks there without a win. It was getting a little frustrating, but great to get a win especially against a team like this that is really, really skilled and play ... Read More
On the “fluke” goal that deflected off Drew Doughty:
Not really. I think that the score was really not an indication of the play. About halfway through the game, I think they had a lot more desperation that our team. It wasn’t the puck off the skate that was a lucky break. At that point, that made ... Read More
Los Angeles Kings (17-11-6) vs Calgary Flames (17-15-3)
Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #4 Wes McCauley, #25 Marc Joannette
Linesmen: #86 Brad Lazarowich, #98 John Grandt
KCOP 13, KABC 790 AM
Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jo... Read More
The Calgary Flames enter the final game before the Christmas break trying to salvage what until recently had been a Cinderella rise towards the top of the Pacific Division standings.
But a 0-7-1 stretch has left the club right in the thick of the Western Conference’s glut of teams that haven’t se... Read More
Andy Andreoff and Jeff Schultz returned to Los Angeles from Manchester over the weekend and took part in this morning’s skate. For Andreoff, his return followed a two-week conditioning assignment in which he skated on a line with leading scorers Brian O’Neill (9-26=35) and Nick Shore (15-17=32), pos... Read More
Marian Gaborik and the Kings navigated around a potentially sapping situation when it became clear that the forward who has goals in four straight games wasn’t injured by a heavy hit levied by Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson late in the third period during Saturday’s 4-2 Los Angeles win.
“I’m pret... Read More
On the final game before the Christmas break:
We talked it before on the homestand. Three game stand before the break, and we’re going to try and win ‘em all. We’ll try again.
On the narrative that Calgary is a “hardworking team,” and whether they have an elevated compete level compared to other... Read More