December 8, 2010 |
Goaltender Jonathan Quick will start when the Kings face the Calgary Flames on Thursday at Staples Center, which isn't news. But it will continue what could end up being a long streak after Coach Terry Murray's decision to erase his schedule in order to give more starts to Quick and fewer to Jonathan Bernier . The trick for Murray will be to avoid overworking Quick, who faded last season while playing 4,258 minutes 27 seconds, the second-most...
September 10, 2013 |
Remember those wobbly, unfocused off-seasons the Kings once stumbled through? Indeed, they have become a thing of the past. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi and his staff have been as efficient off the ice as the team has been proficient on it. They have sliced through another long to-do list this summer, largely keeping the core intact. As they will attempt to go deep into the spring for a third straight year, the Kings nevertheless face several questions with players arriving Wednesday and training camp officially opening Thursday.
December 29, 2010 |
Kings tonight VS. PHILADELPHIA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-13-1, Flyers 22-9-5. Record vs. Flyers (2009-10): 0-1-0. Update: With the Kings playing back-to-back games for the second time in five days, Coach Terry Murray said he plans to start backup goalie Jonathan Bernier against the Flyers. The rotation of Bernier and regular starter Jonathan Quick worked pretty well earlier this week with the two combining to give up only a goal in consecutive wins.
June 23, 2013 |
Add Kings Coach Darryl Sutter to the significant list of wounded Kings. Even he was fighting through an injury during the long-and-winding and grueling playoff run to the Western Conference Final. Unlike his players, Sutter was hurt long before the shortened season started. He finally had double-hernia surgery after the Kings were eliminated by the Blackhawks, and, in fact, had it repaired, robotically. CBS TV, locally, reported last week on the Da Vinci robotic surgical system and Sutter's recent procedure . His boss, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi, joked about Sutter's legendary stubbornness.
April 7, 2013 |
Corey Perry is linked with Ryan Getzlaf by more than just their membership on the Ducks' first line. So when Perry's close friend remained sidelined Sunday against the Kings by a leg injury, it was clear who was carrying the heaviest burden in the captain's absence. Consider a regulation goal and the winning shootout shot proper compensation. "When you don't have your top guy out there, everyone knows there's going to be holes and roles to fill," Perry said after the 4-3 victory at Honda Center moved the Ducks (26-8-5)
April 9, 2013 |
DALLAS -- Greetings from Dallas, where the Kings are to face the Stars on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. The Kings are in a position to do themselves some good and also help the Ducks: A loss of any kind by Dallas on Tuesday would allow the Ducks to clinch a playoff berth. "Bittersweet," said Kings winger Dustin Penner, who played on the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup championship team before picking up another ring with the Kings last season. If it feels like the Kings were just in Dallas ... well, they were.
November 15, 2010
Kings tonight AT SAN JOSE When: 7:30. Where: HP Pavilion. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 12-3-0, Sharks 8-5-2. Record vs. Sharks (2009-10): 3-2-1. Update: The Kings extended their winning streak to six Saturday and set a franchise record with their eighth straight home win to start the season but now begin a stretch in which they will play five of six on the road. Included in their league-leading 92.2% penalty killing rate is an active streak of killing 22 consecutive penalties.