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November 25, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
This post has been updated. See below for details. VANCOUVER, Canada -- Greetings from Vancouver, where it's chilly but sunny. The big news from the Kings' morning skate at Rogers Arena was that they planned to activate forward Jeff Carter off injured reserve before Monday night's game against the Canucks, and they will have Carter skate in the warmups with 12 other forwards. If all goes well, Carter -- who has been out of the lineup because of a foot injury -- would play for the first time since Oct. 30. Carter had five goals and nine points in 14 games before he was injured.
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April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
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February 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Of course, now that labor peace has taken hold, it sounds wildly off-base to suggest that the long-and-winding NHL lockout assisted anyone. But it helped Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick recover from his August back surgery, giving him a few more months to rehabilitate and prepare for the shortened season. The second Kings' candidate is a little less obvious: Jeff Carter. “Absolutely. It was a long couple of years for me,” Carter said Tuesday after the morning skate here.
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April 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to be mired in a 3-0 playoff hole, which is why there was more talk Wednesday about 2010 than their 2012 Stanley Cup championship resume. There is something special about rallying from an 3-0 series deficit, so extraordinary that it has happened only three times in NHL history. Current Kings Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are members of that select club, having accomplished the feat when they were with the Philadelphia Flyers, who pulled off the trick against the Boston Bruins in 2010.
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November 1, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings have been through this well-worn script before, dealing with the loss of a front-line player. Then again, hasn't almost every other team in the NHL? This time, they will have to adapt without the services of forward Jeff Carter, who is expected to be placed on injured reserve because of a lower-body injury. Kings players spotted Carter on Friday morning in a walking boot, and he has had foot and ankle issues in the past. “He's been a key part of our team since he's been here,” said Kings captain Dustin Brown.
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April 2, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The news could have been much worse for the Kings, but they dodged a more serious injury threat when tests on Jeff Carter's ankle revealed no fractures or ligament damage. Carter's MRI exam on Monday showed a deep bone bruise, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. With three games left in the regular season, the forward remains day to day. It will be all about how Carter manages the continuing discomfort. Unfortunately, for Carter, he is used to that sort of thing, having had a variety of injuries in his NHL career.
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February 25, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Jeff Carter , acquired by the Kings from Columbus on Thursday for Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick, did not participate in the Kings' morning skate but is expected to be in the lineup when they face the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday evening at Staples Center. A club spokesman said Carter had arrived in Los Angeles on Friday night and had to pass a physical and wait until the NHL processed all the paperwork from the trade. The spokesman said no complications were anticipated that might keep Carter from playing and that Carter would meet the media - including two Canadian TV networks - before the 5 p.m. game.
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March 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Jeff Carter has been a member of the Kings for a short time but it didn't take him long to conclude that their position in the NHL standings doesn't reflect their talent. "I think the team that we have here probably should be in a playoff spot. It's a heck of a team," said the 27-year-old forward, who was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 23 for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick. "Start from the goalie on out and then you work your way up. I think if we can get on a little roll here we should be all right.
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March 14, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Join Times hockey writers Lisa Dillman and Helene Elliott at 1 p.m. today for a live video chat about the Ducks, Kings and the NHL. You will be able to submit questions for Dillman and Elliott during the chat. The Kings have been playing much better over the last couple of weeks, thanks in large part to the outstanding play of Jeff Carter. As Dillman wrote about Carter this week , "The continuing education of Jeff Carter , whose 17 goals are tied for third in the NHL, knows no bounds.
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August 28, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
A Canadian team hasn't won the Stanley Cup since 1993, but that doesn't mean Lord Stanley doesn't get some serious mileage in the Great White North every summer. Canadian players make up the vast majority of NHL rosters, and the Kings are no exception, with 15 players hailing from north of the border. Jarret Stoll took the Cup to eastern Saskatchewan last week, and Thursday it was defenseman Drew Doughty's turn to spend some time with hockey's holy grail in his childhood hometown of London, Ontario.
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April 23, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Were they grasping at straws or coaxing small embers into becoming flames when the Kings repeatedly pointed out that their best players played better in the team's third straight playoff loss to San Jose than in the first two defeats? Better, in this case, is a relative term. And despite a more intense and effective effort by the top players who must carry the load, the Kings still lost, 4-3, in overtime. Now, they must defeat the Sharks on Thursday at Staples Center to avoid being swept - and to prolong a season that only a few weeks ago held great promise for another long postseason run. "It's a good opportunity for us to show - everybody's kind of writing us off right now - a good opportunity to show how resilient we are right now as a group," forward Mike Richards said Wednesday after the Kings' optional practice in El Segundo.
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April 3, 2014 | HELENE ELLIOTT
There were no loud celebrations in the Kings' locker room at Staples Center on Wednesday, no high-fiving or back-patting or any other hint players appreciated the significance of their 4-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. And that's as it should be for the Kings, who elevated their expectations by winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and reaching the Western Conference finals last season with a bruised and battered team. Their seventh win in eight games and 15th in their last 19 assured them of the third spot in the Pacific Division and a first-round playoff matchup against the No. 2 team in the division -- likely the San Jose Sharks -- but it didn't set off any partying.
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March 25, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
WASHINGTON -- At least Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is consistent. His standard response when asked which goaltender will start a particular game is, “Be there for the song,” meaning you'll see who it is when the starters are on the ice for the national anthem. Mostly, he doesn't want to give anything away. Although he didn't use those exact words Tuesday, he still wouldn't disclose whether Jonathan Quick - the winner Monday at Philadelphia - or Martin Jones will start Tuesday against the Capitals.
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March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PHILADELPHIA - Flyers fans booed every time Kings forward Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, but it was music to his ears. Carter, traded by Philadephia to Columbus and later dealt by the Blue Jackets to the Kings, scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells Fargo Center. Justin Williams, another ex-Flyer, scored the second goal after the Kings survived a series of shorthanded situations. After the Flyers pulled even, Dwight King - who has no connection to the Flyers - scored the winner off a two-on-one at 10 minutes 36 seconds of the third period for a 3-2 decision in the opener of a short but challenging Eastern trip.
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March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PHILADELPHIA - If Flyers fans booed every time Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, it must have sounded like music to his ears. With extra zip in his step if not revenge in his heart for the acrimonious end to his tenure with the Flyers, Carter scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells Fargo Center. Another former Flyer longer removed, Justin Williams, scored the second goal of the Kings' eventual 3-2 victory. "There's an added incentive any time you play your former team, especially the way things ended here," Williams said of Carter, who didn't speak to the media after the game.
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March 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump. It hasn't quite happened. Richards has three goals in 2014 - nine in all this season - and has no points in the last six games since scoring the game-winner at Winnipeg on March 6. In the last five games, Carter has one assist, but he did score in the shootout of Thursday's win against Washington.
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March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PHILADELPHIA - Flyers fans booed every time Kings forward Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, but it was music to his ears. Carter, traded by Philadephia to Columbus and later dealt by the Blue Jackets to the Kings, scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells Fargo Center. Justin Williams, another ex-Flyer, scored the second goal after the Kings survived a series of shorthanded situations. After the Flyers pulled even, Dwight King - who has no connection to the Flyers - scored the winner off a two-on-one at 10 minutes 36 seconds of the third period for a 3-2 decision in the opener of a short but challenging Eastern trip.
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February 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Based on Jeff Carter's hat trick and Drew Doughty's game-opening goal in Canada's 6-0 Olympic victory over Austria on Friday, you'd never know the Kings are one of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams. Carter, who began Friday's game as Canada's 13th forward, and standout defenseman Doughty have managed to leave the Kings' offensive struggles behind in North America. Carter's hat trick was a natural one - three straight goals - and Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf increased the Southern California hockey presence by scoring a shorthanded goal to help Canada improve to 2-0 in preliminary-round play.
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March 9, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
EDMONTON, Canada - Goalie Ben Scrivens knew he would have to worry about the usual suspects among his former Kings teammates. Of course, there was leading scorer Jeff Carter and the two-way brilliance of center Anze Kopitar. Then there was the man who came to dinner: Kings defenseman Alec Martinez. Martinez put the Kings ahead for good in their 4-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night at Rexall Place. Carter scored twice, his 23rd and 24th goals of the season. His first goal went off the left skate of Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen, just 1 minute 36 seconds into the game, and Carter's other goal glanced off his own skate, giving the Kings a 3-1 lead at 10:16 of the second period.
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March 8, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
WINNIPEG, Canada -- Kings forward Jeff Carter was once the new kid in town, attempting to fit in with a tight group late in the term. Big transitions, in life and work, aren't always seamless. And so, Carter fully sympathized with new teammate, winger Marian Gaborik, who was acquired Wednesday from Columbus. Gaborik had a long travel day, getting routed through Toronto, before he joined the team in Winnipeg late that night and made his Kings' debut Thursday. For Gaborik, there were moments of tentativeness and other spells of chemistry with new linemates Anze Kopitar and forward Justin Williams in a 3-1 victory over the Jets.
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