November 24, 2013 |
In decorating the goaltending mask he would wear after he was traded to the Kings, Ben Scrivens wanted to be creative but represent his new team. He didn't have a catchy nickname to highlight, like Curtis Joseph's "Cujo" or Felix "The Cat" Potvin, and he wanted to avoid the obvious - a crown. "All my masks I'm wearing have a King theme," Scrivens said. "But sometimes it's difficult to come up with unique ideas that haven't been done before. " Scrivens, who graduated from Cornell in 2010 with a degree in hotel management, had two quotations from Shakespeare imprinted on the mask.
November 20, 2013 |
Ben Scrivens didn't mind that his shutout streak ended Tuesday, not with the way the Kings are surging. They dominated the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, at Staples Center, as five Kings scored goals. "I want to win more than I want shutouts," Scrivens said. Scrivens, the red-hot fill-in goalie, and the Kings just keep winning — four in a row, and 6-0-1 in their last seven games. Tuesday's victory pulled the Kings (15-6-1) to within one point of the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.
November 14, 2013 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Thievery among friends? Not on this memorable night for the Kings' kids, who sparked their stirring third-period comeback with three consecutive goals, resulting in a 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum. Afterward, there was still a look of wonder from Kings left wing Tanner Pearson, who had scored his first NHL goal in his first regular-season game, and a wide grin from right wing Tyler Toffoli, the man with the game-winner with 1:27 remaining.
November 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi sounded like a man slightly under siege. He was calling from the airport in Toronto, having been there for league meetings with the other general managers and the Olympic advisory panel for Team USA. Reports about Kings' injuries, old and new, kept coming his way. "We've got a nice little gong show going right now," Lombardi said. Front and center was the uncertainty about franchise goalie Jonathan Quick, who was injured in Buffalo on Tuesday night.
November 12, 2013 |
BUFFALO, N.Y. - First, the subplot: The Kings finally lost a shootout, falling, 3-2, as Buffalo won its first home game after nine attempts this season. But that clearly was the secondary storyline in a wildly unusual night in which the Kings lost their No. 1 goalie, Jonathan Quick, to an apparent lower-body injury with 1:20 left in overtime at First Niagara Center on Tuesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter indicated after his postgame news conference the planned course of action was to send Quick to Los Angeles for evaluation by team doctors.
November 11, 2013 |
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin 's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening," Ross said.