October 15, 2011 |
When: 4 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West. Radio: KTLK (1150) Records: Kings 1-1-1; Flyers 3-0-0. Update: Mike Richards, the return. Funny how the lone Kings-Flyers game this season happens to come so quickly as Richards plays against his former team for the first time. The Kings acquired Richards in June in exchange for Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds, and the deal carried more than the usual baggage. Richards was asked about how he was planning to handle the homecoming.
October 6, 2013 |
— Kings forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards know their lines, take their cues from one another and usually not much goes wrong if they feel like improvising. The rest of the cast, at times, seems a little lost. Left wing Matt Frattin is the latest forward trying to figure out the script with Richards and Carter. In two games, Frattin has two assists, one at even strength, the other on the power play. It's a tough assignment, but there have been moments of understanding on the two-game trip, a win and a loss.
November 8, 2013 |
They are hockey's equivalent of a quick cleaning, a sure-fire way to spiff up the place before getting to the serious stuff later. Yes, things often look a lot better after a game against the struggling Buffalo Sabres. The Kings have been struggling on the penalty kill, dealing with injuries to forwards Jeff Carter and Jarret Stoll and defenseman Matt Greene and inconsistency. Those concerns eased Thursday night after the Kings beat Buffalo, 2-0, sparked by power-play goals from centers Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar at Staples Center.
April 13, 2013 |
The man knows his entertainment, his sport and his theater. "I hope we get to play him a few more times … this year," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said. Sutter was speaking about the Kings and Anaheim, and specifically, the Ducks' incomparable Teemu Selanne. The pause was a creative way of throwing puck proceedings forward to the playoffs, going beyond the finale of this regular-season series between the Kings and Ducks. This, in fact, was Saturday morning, many hours before the Kings' hard-fought and tense 2-1 victory over the Ducks, which featured one waved-off goal and enough emotion to fill the cavernous Staples Center, a rarity in the regular season.
May 14, 2013 |
A shutout victory might look dominant on the scoreboard, but the Kings' players and coaches saw room for improvement after Tuesday night's 2-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. Mike Richards, who scored midway through the second period, did not like the way his team started out, with San Jose forcing most of the action in the first 10 minutes. "They had a lot of time to make plays," Richards said. "At the beginning of a series, it sometimes feels like you're trying to feel out people, but luckily it didn't cost us. " The Kings not only managed to score at the end of the first period, they also found a rhythm in the second and shut down a Sharks power play that has been very effective in this postseason.
June 8, 2010 |
From Philadelphia -- Two weeks ago, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was hailed as one of the NHL's best two-way players and a prime candidate for the Conn Smythe trophy as the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Around the same time, Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards was touted as a modern-day Bobby Clarke for his one-goal, two-assist performance in the Eastern Conference clincher against Montreal, a showcase of his grit, timely scoring and playmaking.
June 4, 2013 |
Justin Williams might have saved the Kings in Game 7 with his two goals against the San Jose Sharks in the last round, but suddenly the savior was sounding like a sage on Monday. Sage … with a hint of Yogi Berra. "It's not do-or-die tomorrow, but it is," Williams said. Dropping the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks put the Kings in a tenuous position heading into Game 3 on Tuesday night at Staples Center. The players weren't backing off the notion that the season is on the line.
May 30, 2013 |
Moments after center Mike Richards woke up Wednesday, he realized he could enjoy a rare and welcome luxury. The Kings' seven-game playoff victory over the San Jose Sharks, completed on Tuesday with a 2-1 triumph at Staples Center, had launched them into the Western Conference finals and led Coach Darryl Sutter to give players a day off. After pushing himself through a compressed, 48-game season and 13 rugged playoff games Richards took advantage of...
February 25, 2012 |
Jeff Carter , acquired by the Kings from Columbus on Thursday for Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick, did not participate in the Kings' morning skate but is expected to be in the lineup when they face the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday evening at Staples Center. A club spokesman said Carter had arrived in Los Angeles on Friday night and had to pass a physical and wait until the NHL processed all the paperwork from the trade. The spokesman said no complications were anticipated that might keep Carter from playing and that Carter would meet the media - including two Canadian TV networks - before the 5 p.m. game.