December 30, 2009
Kings tonight AT CALGARY When: 6:30 PST. Where: Pengrowth Saddledome. On the air: Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-14-3, Flames 21-12-5. Record vs. Flames: 1-2. Update: Center Jarret Stoll accompanied the team on this two-game trip but hasn't fully recovered from a groin injury and isn't expected to play. Defenseman Randy Jones stayed home with wooziness but the Kings aren't calling his injury a concussion. The Kings' 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Monday was their third in a row and fourth in five games.
October 4, 2009 |
The Kings approached this season with hope, stability and a lineup that oozes promise at every position. The Phoenix Coyotes approached this season with Coach Dave Tippett in place for only a week, no clue about where they'll play next season and a hodgepodge lineup sprinkled with untried kids and retreads. The clueless team Saturday was the Kings, whose defense collapsed in a 6-3 season-opening loss before a stunned sellout crowd at Staples Center. "This is definitely not the start we wanted," Anze Kopitar said.
April 11, 2009 |
What was the first clue that there was something odd going on in Friday's installment of the compelling Blake Griffin Derby? Perhaps the first clue should have been the Clippers' Brian Skinner lighting up the Kings for 11 points in the first quarter, or, for that matter, 17 points in the first half. Or the Clippers taking a 31-point lead about midway through the second quarter.
April 2, 2009 |
Corona Santiago (8-2, 2-1) at Riverside King (13-2, 3-0) Today at 3:15 Why it matters: This is the second meeting this season between these Big VIII League heavyweights, with King winning the first game, 5-1, last month. The Wolves, ranked No. 10 in the Southland by The Times, feature Canisius-bound senior pitcher Amanda Braun (7-0) and Hampton-bound senior right fielder Carla Trimble, who is hitting .533 with 13 runs batted in. No.
April 1, 2009 |
Brendan Morrison finally showed Southland hockey fans what he hoped to do all season, scoring a pair of power-play goals to lead Dallas to a 3-2 win Tuesday night over the Kings. It was the type of performance Morrison expected to deliver for the Ducks when they signed him to a one-year, $2.75-million contract last summer. They hoped he would be their second-line center and Morrison, who was coming off torn knee ligaments, hoped he would show enough to get a longer deal this summer.
March 29, 2009 |
Kawhi Leonard says his first name, bestowed by his late father, holds no special significance in terms of meaning. To his coach, Kawhi (pronounced like the Hawaiian island of Kauai) simply means, "the best." "I have not seen a better basketball player," Riverside King High Coach Tim Sweeney Jr. said. To his teammates, the name means "provider." "He brings everything we need and everything we don't have," senior guard Steven Mallory said. To his opponents, it means "uh-oh."
March 14, 2009 |
Riverside King High venturing to a hoops hotbed such as Pauley Pavilion is like an obscure actor being thrust onto the cover of People magazine. In fact, the Wolves might have a tough time just getting past security tonight without proper credentials. You guys are who? From where? This is a team without a McDonald's All-American or any player headed for a college destination more glamorous than San Diego or Portland.
February 14, 2009 |
VS. EDMONTON Time: 1 p.m. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Where: Staples Center. Records: Kings 24-22-7, Oilers 27-23-4. Record vs. Oilers: 1-0-1. Update: After winning the last four of a five-game trip, the Kings returned home Thursday to be stymied by the Flames and a strong performance by goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. After today, the Kings have only nine home games left.
February 7, 2009 |
AT NEW JERSEY Time: 4 PST. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Where: Prudential Center. Records: Kings 22-21-7, Devils 33-16-3. Record vs. Devils: 0-1-0. Update: The Kings have won five of their last six games, suddenly uncovering some offensive skills to score 22 goals in that span. Instead of flying or taking a bus, they traveled by train from Washington to New Jersey. This will be their first visit to the Devils' new arena. They last won in New Jersey on Jan.
February 3, 2009 |
Time: 4:30 PST. On the air: Radio: 1150. Where: Scotiabank Place. AT OTTAWA Records: Kings 20-21-7, Senators 17-24-7. Record vs. Senators (2007-08): 1-0-0. Update: The Kings haven't won in Ottawa since Nov. 11, 2002, playing there only once in that span because of the NHL's unbalanced schedule. Forward Oscar Moller (fractured clavicle) participated in his first practice with contact since his injury, but it's not clear when he will return.