March 3, 1986 |
The Kings are holding a contest to guess when center Marcel Dionne will pass Phil Esposito to become the second-leading all-time scorer in the National Hockey League. The winner who comes closest to correctly predicting the game, period and time of Dionne's milestone gets two airplane tickets to London, dinner at Jerry Buss' table at the Forum Club before a Kings game, and an autographed hockey stick from Dionne. "I'm getting a kick out it," Dionne said.
January 22, 1986 |
The Kings may have discovered a new Triple Crown line. But they don't have a nickname for it yet. The high-scoring line of center Marcel Dionne, right wing Dave Taylor and left wing Charlie Simmer was broken up last season when Simmer was traded to the Boston Bruins. But left wing Joe Paterson, acquired earlier this season from the Philadelphia Flyers, is blending in well with Dionne and Taylor. The Dionne-Taylor-Paterson line accounted for four goals as the Kings beat the St.
December 9, 1985 |
King center Marcel Dionne had the worst start of his career this season. But Dionne looks like he's coming out of his slump. Dionne scored two goals to lead the Kings to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Sunday night before 11,435 fans at the Winnipeg Arena. "We need Marcel," King Coach Pat Quinn said. "He's the key to our hockey team. He's a notorious slow starter. I don't know why, you'll have to ask him. But it seems like he's got that jump in his legs now."
March 28, 1985 |
All-Star center Marcel Dionne reached another milestone Wednesday night at the Forum, while the Kings fell to their fourth straight loss, 4-2 to the Calgary Flames. Dionne received a standing ovation from the Forum crowd of 10,482 after he scored a power-play goal on a 10-foot rebound shot 5 minutes 47 seconds into the second period for his 1,500 career point. Dionne is in some pretty exclusive territory.
February 13, 1985 |
Earlier this season, Don Cherry, the former Boston Bruin coach who currently is a TV hockey broadcaster in Canada, criticized wunderkind Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins for concentrating too much on offense at the expense of his defense. "He's the biggest floater in the National Hockey League," Cherry said of Lemieux, who was the first player selected in the 1984 NHL draft. If Lemieux was floating Tuesday night, it didn't stop him in the NHL All-Star game.
January 31, 1985 |
Center Marcel Dionne of the Kings is having one of the best seasons of his 14-year career. Dionne, 33, is on a pace that would give him his eighth 100-point season and his seventh 50-goal season. He is the fifth-leading scorer in the National Hockey League this season with 30 goals and 52 assists in 50 games. He has scored 24 points in his last nine games. "I feel like I want the puck every time we're on the ice," Dionne said. "Just give me the puck. "Dick Clark doesn't look any older does he?
January 9, 1985 |
Marcel Dionne of the Kings got off to a slow start this season, but he is on a roll now. Dionne has put together a 14-game scoring streak, getting 11 goals and 13 assists, and now ranks as the sixth leading scorer in the National Hockey League this season with 25 goals and 33 assists. After missing the 1984 All-Star game with an ankle injury, Dionne figures to make the Campbell Conference All-Star team this time around. The All-Star game will be played Feb.