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Looking all right on left

Alexei Ponikarovsky's return to the third line means that the Kings will keep their top six forwards intact. Therefore, Dustin Brown will remain a left winger for now. Brown, a natural right winger, has played the last four games on the left side. He has yet to score a goal there, but does have two ... Read More
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Same look on defense

After today's practice, Terry Murray said he intends to use the same defensive lineup against Calgary on Thursday that he used against Detroit on Saturday. That means Rob Scuderi paired with Drew Doughty, Peter Harrold paired with Jack Johnson and Alec Martinez paired with Matt Greene. That leaves D... Read More
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Ailing Kings

Four Kings players – Alexander Frolov, Teddy Purcell, Brad Richardson and Justin Williams – are ailing with different levels of cold/flu symptoms. As previously posted, Oscar Moller is on the way from Manchester, and there’s a good chance that he will be in the lineup in place of at least one of tho... Read More
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Johnson's big minutes

Jack Johnson leads the Kings in ice time, at an average of 22 minutes, 37 seconds, which puts him eight seconds per game ahead of last season’s leader, Drew Doughty. That’s essentially a tie, but in Johnson’s case, it’s noteworthy, because his play seems to have taken a big step forward this season ... Read More
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Power-play downturn

The Kings started the season with seven power-play goals (in 21 opportunities) in their first five games, but they are 1 for 12 in their last two games. A two-game blip, or symptomatic of bigger problems? Terry Murray talked about the power-play struggles of the past two games... MURRAY: ``We’re n... Read More
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Hitchcock's thoughts on Kings

Here's one more before dinner. More later... We got a chance to catch Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock after the Blue Jackets practiced today. His team is off to a 4-1 start, with 14 goals scored and 11 goals against. Here’s what Hitchcock said about the Kings... HITCHCOCK: ``They’re a very organized ... Read More
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Stoll's near-perfect night

A lot was made, a few days ago, of the fact that Jarret Stoll had a series of awful games in the faceoff circle, and even Terry Murray publicly took him to task. In the ``fair is fair'' category, Stoll had a brilliant night against Detroit, and won 10 off 11 faceoffs.  I asked him if anything had ch... Read More
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Defensive switch

It happened a bit last night, and Terry Murray confirmed today that he has decided to switch the defensive pairs to Drewiske-Doughty, Johnson-Scuderi, O'Donnell-Greene. Murray said he was motivated mostly by the play of Drewiske, who has a plus-5 rating in the first seven games. MURRAY: ``We like ... Read More
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Purcell update

Teddy Purcell missed practice with flu/cold symptoms, Terry Murray said. Purcell's status for the game likely won't be known until tomorrow morning. Trevor Lewis mostly skated with Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll today. Some good quotes to file shortly, back at the hotel...... Read More