December 13, 2011
Kings tonight AT BOSTON When: 4 p.m. PST. Where: TD Garden. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-12-4; Bruins 18-9-1. Update: The meeting against the defending Stanley Cup champions comes after one of the more tumultuous days for the franchise in recent years. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi flew to Boston and fired Coach Terry Murray on Monday afternoon. Murray, who was in his fourth season as the Kings' coach, had conducted practice earlier in the day and remains one win away from No. 500 in his career.
July 15, 2013 |
The Kings announced Monday that they have retained defenseman Alec Martinez, agreeing on a two-year contract and avoiding arbitration with the player, who turns 26 later this month. The announcement was made by Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. Martinez played in 27 games last season, with a goal, four assists and 10 penalty minutes. He also played in seven of the team's 18 post-season games, contributing two assists. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound former 2007 fourth-round pick has appeared in 142 regular-season and 33 post-season games.
September 5, 2013 |
The Kings and Ducks announced their respective TV schedules on Thursday, with each planning to make every regular-season game available on TV during the 2013-14 season. The teams' Jan. 25 outdoor game at Dodger Stadium, part of the NHL's Stadium Series of outdoor games, is scheduled to air on NBC Sports Network. The Kings are scheduled to air two preseason games and 73 regular-season games on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, starting Oct. 4. Their Oct. 3 season opener will be aired on NBCSN.
May 8, 2012 |
Canada's Team stood between the Kings and a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals nearly two decades ago. Now, it's merely the NHL's team. The NHL has owned the Coyotes since 2009 when it pulled the franchise out of bankruptcy for about $140 million. A warning to the Kings' lively Twitter feed: Mocking the Coyotes is like tweaking the NHL. Do it at your own peril. (But primers on bankruptcy, debt ratings and the power of the Arizona watchdog group the Goldwater Institute are best saved for another time.)
July 16, 2013 |
The Ducks brought back free agent Dustin Penner with a one-year contract Tuesday. The left wing has won a Stanley Cup both with Anaheim, where he began his NHL career in 2005, and with his most recent team, the Kings. Penner, 30, had two goals and 12 assists for the Kings last season and scored just 11 regular-season goals total in his three seasons with the team after averaging 24-plus in five seasons before that with Edmonton and the Ducks combined. He scored three goals for the Kings in the playoffs this year, and has 35 points (22 assists)
June 13, 2012 |
Fans at Dodger Stadium were treated to a special moment Wednesday evening before the first pitch of the Dodgers-Angels game when the Kings brought the Stanley Cup onto the field. The Kings players trotted the Stanley Cup - the first in the franchise's 45-year history - to the pitcher's mound and the Dodgers and Angels joined them on the field for a photo opportunity. Each member of the Cup champions threw out a first pitch to a member of the Dodgers. Captain Dustin Brown carried the 35-pound Stanley Cup to home plate following the ceremonial first pitches, where even the umpires took in a photo with the trophy.