March 22, 2012 |
Finally, the Kings have become the team they were designed to be: hard-hitting but not reckless, skillful but capable of mucking and grinding when need be — and a division leader with the potential for a long playoff run. Goaltender Jonathan Quick came up big for them Thursday in a 1-0 shootout victory over the league-leading St. Louis Blues, but he has done that all season. What's different now is he gets support every game, maybe not in the form of goals Thursday at Staples Center but in blocked shots and solid defensive play and clutch performances throughout the lineup.
February 22, 2012 |
KINGS TONIGHT At COLORADO When: 6 PST. Where: Pepsi Center. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 27-21-12, Avalanche 29-27-4. Record vs. Avalanche: 0-2-1. Update: This will complete a back-to-back sequence for the Kings, who are 3-3-4 in the second game of previous back-to-back sequences. With a goal and an assist Tuesday in a 5-4 shootout loss at Phoenix, Dustin Brown had his first multi-point game since Jan. 14. The Avalanche on Tuesday added depth up front by acquiring gritty Steve Downie from Tampa Bay for defenseman Kyle Quincey, who was traded on to Detroit.
January 9, 2012 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West, Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 20-15-7; Capitals 21-16-2. Update: Dustin Penner's back didn't lock up when he was skating or lifting heavy objects. It happened when he leaned forward to eat pancakes and he ended up missing Saturday's game. "I couldn't stand erect," Penner said Sunday morning after doing a bit more in practice. "I was like probably the third stage of evolution. My wife helped me get dressed and then I drove to the rink [in El Segundo]
November 15, 2011 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150, 830. Records: Kings 8-6-3. Ducks 6-8-3. Update: Ducks captain and center Ryan Getzlaf, who has two assists in the last eight games, has not scored since Oct. 27. He has 31 points in 36 career games against the Kings. Kings center Mike Richards has two points, both of them goals, in the last seven games. Goalie Jonathan Quick will start for the Kings. The Ducks were 4-2-0 in their series against the Kings last season.
April 10, 2011 |
They met six times this season, with each team winning three. However, two of the Kings' victories were in shootouts and the shootout isn't used in the playoffs. The Kings lost the first game, 6-3, at San Jose on Nov. 15, got a 24-save shutout from Jonathan Quick in a 4-0 win on Dec. 27, were shut out by Antti Niemi on Jan. 1, won in a shootout at Staples Center on Jan. 26 and again by shootout at home on March 24, and were routed, 6-1, at San Jose last Monday. Regular-season records KINGS: 46-30-6; SHARKS: 48-25-9.
April 8, 2011 |
Kings-Ducks tonight When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West, Ch. 56; Radio: 1150, 710. Records: Ducks 45-30-5, Kings 46-28-6 before Friday's matchup. Season series: Kings 2-1-1, Ducks 2-2 before Friday's matchup. Update: This is the regular-season finale for both teams. Through Thursday, the Kings are 25-12-3 at home, including 10-3-2 in their last 15 home games. Their club record for home wins in a season is 26, set in 1990-91 and equaled in 2005-06.