June 24, 2012 |
Dean Lombardi's to-do list shortened … a bit. Still, the Kings president and general manager was sounding tired - even over the phone - after the second day of the NHL's Entry Draft in Pittsburgh. In two days, he re-signed forwards Jarret Stoll and Colin Fraser and the Stanley Cup champion Kings selected six players in the draft, one Friday in the first round and five more in rounds two through seven Saturday. Lombardi is expected to meet with forward Dustin Penner in the next couple of days.
May 16, 2013 |
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the remainder of his team's Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings - a ban of up to six games - for what the NHL judged was an illegal hit to the head of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday. The decision was announced Thursday by Brendan Shanahan, the league's director of player safety, after a hearing in New York that was attended by Torres. Stoll, one of the Kings' primary penalty-killing forwards and a valued third-line center, probably sustained a concussion from the hit, which occurred near the end of the second period of the Kings' 2-0 victory in the series opener.
April 22, 2012 |
VANCOUVER, Canada - Dustin Brown had long imagined what it would feel like to be on the winning side of the traditional playoff handshake ceremony in which foes who bash each other for weeks exchange congratulations instead of elbows to the chops. The Kings' captain and emotional leader experienced that exhilaration Sunday for the first time after eight NHL seasons, a wait that sometimes seemed interminable. His patience was rewarded when Jarret Stoll's missile of a wrist shot eluded Vancouver goaltender Cory Schneider 4 minutes and 27 seconds into overtime to give the eighth-seeded Kings a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena, completing a five-game upset of the league's top-ranked team.
November 26, 2009
Kings tonight AT VANCOUVER When: 7. Where: General Motors Place. On the air: Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 14-9-2, Canucks 12-11-0. Record vs. Canucks: 0-0-1. Update: The Kings will play back-to-back games for the fifth time this season and third on the road. Though goaltender Jonathan Quick has started 23 games this season, Coach Terry Murray says he is undecided whether backup Erik Ersberg will make his third start tonight.
May 27, 2013 |
The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff history in winner-take-all games is spotty. But, as with any statistic, you can make them say anything you want. The Kings will face the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center on Tuesday and things do look bleak. They have lost their last two Game 7s (both to the Colorado Avalanche) by a combined score of 9-1. So the Kings don't stand a chance. On the other hand, the Kings are undefeated against California teams in Game 7s. The Kings overcame a 3-2 series deficit against the now-defunct Oakland Seals in 1969, forcing a Game 7 on Bill “Cowboy” Flett's third-period goal in a 4-3 victory in Game 6. In Game 7 against the Seals, Ted Irvine scored two first-period goals, but it was third-period goals by Flett and Lowell MacDonald that pushed the Kings into the second round.