June 15, 2012 |
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Hopefully that doesn't apply to the Stanley Cup. Members of the Kings celebrated their NHL championship at the TAO nightclub in the Venetian Las Vegas Resort and Casino on Thursday night. And it was quite the show. After being introduced by a little person dressed as a king on his throne, the Kings players each took turns drinking champagne out of the Stanley Cup as music blared and partygoers cheered. Kings in attendance were Trevor Lewis, Jeff Carter, Jarrett Stoll, Brad Richardson, Drew Doughty, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and Jordan Nolan.
December 10, 2011 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-11-4; Stars 15-11-2. Update: With defenseman Willie Mitchell set to return, the Kings needed to clear roster space and decided to waive forward Ethan Moreau on Friday morning. Moreau, signed as a free agent in August, had four points in 28 games. Center Mike Richards, who is out because of a suspected concussion, skated for about eight minutes after practice, having met with a doctor on Thursday.
April 17, 2012 |
Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin was back in the building ... and back on the ice. As for Game 4 against the Kings? His readiness will likely come down to a game-time decision Wednesday. The forward, who has been out since March 21 because of a concussion, rejoined his teammates at practice in El Segundo on Tuesday afternoon. It was the first time in eight days he has taken part in a full practice. “It felt great. It's been a tough four weeks," said Sedin, who flew to Los Angeles from Vancouver on Monday.
December 10, 2010 |
Kings tonight VS. MINNESOTA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 16-10-0, Wild 12-11-4. Record vs. Wild: 1-0-0. Update: The up-and-down Kings are on an upswing again, having ridden the hot stick of Anze Kopitar to a three-game winning streak ? one in which Kopitar has scored the winning goal in each victory. That follows a streak in which the Kings lost seven of eight, mostly on the road.
March 29, 2012 |
The Alberta high couldn't even last 24 hours for the Kings. Forward Jeff Carter , acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets shortly before the league's trade deadline, injured his ankle late in Wednesday's resounding 3-0 win against the Flames at Calgary. From what Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was saying, it sounded as though Carter would not be able to play Friday at Edmonton. Still the team is calling the injury day to day. "It happened late, but he was able to finish the game," a glum-sounding Lombardi said on Thursday afternoon in a telephone interview.
November 1, 2011 |
For Drew Doughty , the weekend reviews were almost as expected after having missed two weeks because of an injured right shoulder. The defenseman played at Phoenix on Saturday and at Colorado the following day and was a minus-two and had one assist in the Kings' loss to the Avalanche. "Drew has played with a great deal of 'I-want-to-do-it,' " Coach Terry Murray said after practice Tuesday. "And he wants to make a difference every time he is on the ice every shift, and sometimes you can get yourself into a little bit of a jackpot when you go into that with that attitude.
June 6, 2013 |
Center Mike Richards won't be in the lineup when the Kings face the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Coach Darryl Sutter confirmed after the team's optional skate and morning meeting. The Kings trail the series, two games to one. Richards, who suffered a concussion when he was hit by Chicago's Dave Bolland in Game 1, missed Games 2 and 3 but skated for about 20 minutes with the Kings' extra players on Wednesday. However, Richards did not participate in the game-day skate Thursday, and Sutter ruled him out of the game.
June 2, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. -- Greetings from Prudential Arena, where the temperature and humidity inside the building on Saturday were noticeably lower than they were before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. That boded well for better conditions Saturday night for Game 2 between the Kings and New Jersey Devils than the opener on Wednesday, when the ice was mushy and the puck often took strange bounces or didn't slide as fast or straight as it should have. NHL ice guru Dan Craig and his crew were on hand shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday to make sure all was well after the arena had played host to concerts on two consecutive nights.
April 22, 2012 |
VANCOUVER, Canada--Center Jarret Stoll scored on a shot from the left circle 4 minutes 27 seconds into overtime on Sunday, giving the Kings a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks and a five-game triumph in their first-round playoff series. The Kings, seeded eighth and matched up agains the NHL's top regular-season team, had not won a playoff series since 2001. They had a chance to win the series in four games but had to come back north of the border to Rogers Arena on Sunday, where they finished things on the strength of another fine goaltending performance by Jonathan Quick.
November 12, 2011 |
Forget the red carpet, the presents, the long speeches and former players being flown in for the occasion. None of that was going to happen for Kings Coach Terry Murray. This was the only suitable present for a man light on ego and heavy on results. The man who happened to be coaching his 1,000th NHL game and made it clear he had little interest in talking about his long career behind the bench. The gift package for Murray was a 5-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at Staples Center, replete with secondary scoring and unexpected contributions.