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Rich Hammond

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One good thing…

The one significant positive Saturday from the Kings' perspective -- and this should not be ignored -- is the fact that the power play scored three times in four chances. For a team that was mediocre with the man advantage for most of last season, that's an excellent start, and Anze Kopitar and Ryan... Read More
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Greene's thoughts on Game 1

I talked to Matt Greene today and asked him what, in terms of mistakes and/or habits, the Kings needed to avoid in order to avoid having games such as Saturday's become regular affairs... GREENE: ``Bad habits and mental mistakes. Swinging, instead of stopping and starting, in the defensize zone. T... Read More
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Defensive changes coming?

Terry Murray said today that he would contemplate a lineup change for Tuesday, most likely moving Peter Harrold into the lineup in place of Alec Martinez. That could depend upon the health of Dustin Brown and whether Harrold is needed to play forward. As mentioned in one of the in-game updates las... Read More
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Brown's injury

Here's what Terry Murray said after practice about Dustin Brown's absence... MURRAY: ``He's got a muscle strain in his glute, so he's resting it today and hopefully will be on the ice tomorrow. ... It doesn't (appear to be anything long term). I just checked with the trainer (after practice) and h... Read More
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Doughty's worst game

Of all the bad things that happened for the Kings in last night's game, the most surprising, by far, was the poor play of Drew Doughty, whose turnovers led directly to two third-period goals and who was in the penalty box for Phoenix's first goal. Doughty did have a goal and an assist last night, ... Read More
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Brown has muscle strain

Dustin Brown missed practice with a strained glute muscle today and will attempt to skate tomorrow. Terry Murray said it was possible that Peter Harrold will replace Alec Martinez on Tuesday. Plenty of good quotes and notes to come from practice today, including some good stuff on, and from, Drew Do... Read More