October 24, 2011 |
For perspective on the significance of Jonathan Quick's club-record shutout streak of 188 minutes and 10 seconds and historic three straight shutouts, consider this: It was only four years ago that the Kings used seven goalies and couldn't find one reliable enough to prevent them from finishing 29th in a 30-team league. The previous season they threw an out-of-his-league Yutaka Fukufuji in net four times, apparently traumatizing him so badly that he never played another NHL game.
HOME & GARDEN
June 25, 2010 |
Legendary Kings goalie Rogie Vachon has listed his Venice-area home at $1,488,000. The Mediterranean-style house is six blocks from the beach. Built in 2001, the 3,005-square-foot tri-level includes a den, a loft, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Vachon, 64, is selling because he has purchased another house in the area. He was goalie for the Los Angeles Kings from 1971 to '78 and general manager from 1984 to '92. His number 30 was the first retired by the Kings. During his time in the National Hockey League, the goaltender also played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Detroit Redwings and the Boston Bruins.
November 9, 1997 |
Patrick Roy stopped 31 shots at Denver to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues and earn his 356th victory, moving past Rogie Vachon into seventh place on the career win list for goaltenders. Alexei Gusarov, Rene Corbet and Eric Lacroix scored third-period goals as the Avalanche pulled away from a 1-1 tie. The goals came five minutes apart and chased St. Louis goaltender Jamie McLennan, subbing for Grant Fuhr, who was held out with a sore left ram.
April 9, 1997 |
Coach Larry Robinson will be honored at the Great Sports Legends awards dinner Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 7 p.m. Rogie Vachon, the team's director of hockey operations, will be honored for his work with Paralysis Project of America.
December 18, 1996 |
Rogie Vachon and his wife, Nicole, watched their son Nick play in his first NHL game Tuesday night. Nick Vachon, who played for Phoenix--the Kings' International Hockey League affiliate--the last two seasons was traded to the New York Islanders in November and was called up from the minors on Sunday. "This is an exciting time for [Nick]," said Rogie Vachon, the former King goalie and current chief of hockey operations. "He will never forget that first game. I still vividly remember mine."
March 18, 1995 |
Rebuffed in a recent effort to go outside the organization for a new general manager and coach, King co-owner and chairman Joe Cohen instead turned to a familiar figure to help bring stability to a chaotic team. King goaltending legend Rogie Vachon, who joked that he has held nearly every position in the organization, got a new job title on Friday when Cohen named him team president. The move follows a recent attempt by Cohen to right something of a sinking ship.