December 21, 2011 |
Ducks-Kings tonight When: 7. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150, 830. Records: Kings 15-14-4; Ducks 9-19-5. Kings update: Coach Darryl Sutter's debut comes against the rival Ducks, whose coach, Bruce Boudreau, hasn't been on the job for even a month in Anaheim. Sutter conducted his first Kings practice Wednesday and had Mike Richards on a line with Simon Gagne and Trevor Lewis. Richards, who has been out since Dec. 1 because of a head injury, could return tonight and, barring the return of symptoms, said he planned to do so. Also Sutter had Brad Richardson on a line with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown.
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.
February 19, 2013 |
EDMONTON, Canada - Greetings from the great white north. There have been snow flurries most of the day but no accumulation of snow, which is always good news for travel concerns. The media turnout for the Oilers' and Kings' morning skates at Rexall Place on Tuesday was astonishingly high for a regular-season game. It's always fun to come up here and see the level of interest. Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, meaning he's expected to start against the Oilers on Tuesday night.
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.
May 3, 2012 |
Winger Kyle Clifford, out of the Kings' lineup since he suffered a concussion in the opener of their first-round NHL playoff series against Vancouver, is available to play in Game 3 of the Kings' second-round series against St. Louis on Thursday at Staples Center. However, Coach Darryl Sutter would not say if the rugged winger will play or even if Clifford will participate in warm-ups. “He's available. He's fully cleared to practice,” Sutter said. “If you get here for warm-ups then you're going to find out.” Clifford was driven into the boards on April 11 by Vancouver's Byron Bitz, who was suspended two games by the NHL. It's unlikely Sutter will change the lineup for Thursday's game, given that the Kings have a 2-0 series lead and given the strong performance so far of fourth-liners Brad Richardson, Colin Fraser and Jordan Nolan.
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 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.
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.