February 25, 1989 |
Esa Tikkanen and Jari Kurri scored power-play goals and Charlie Huddy scored a short-handed goal Friday night as the Edmonton Oilers stopped Wayne Gretzky and beat the Kings, 4-1. Grant Fuhr made 26 saves as Edmonton moved to within a point of the Kings for second place in the Smythe Division. The Oilers have beaten Los Angeles four times in five games this season, Glenn Anderson also scored an empty-net goal for the Kings.
February 25, 1986 |
Glenn Anderson and Wayne Gretzky scored 97 seconds apart early in the first period and goaltender Grant Fuhr made some game-saving saves in the final period Monday night to give the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Craig MacTavish scored what proved to be Edmonton's winning goal in the second period. Lucien DeBlois scored for Montreal in the first period and Mario Tremblay in the third as the Oiler defense limited the Canadiens to 20 shots against Fuhr.
February 26, 1985 |
Laurie Boschman, Robert Picard and Doug Smail scored two goals apiece as Winnipeg set a team scoring record with a 12-5 National Hockey League rout of the New York Rangers Monday night at New York. Picard knocked in a rebound with 1:26 remaining for Winnipeg's 11th goal, surpassing the 10 scored against Toronto in 1982 and Los Angeles in 1983.
March 24, 1987
Marcel Dionne played a bluff, and General Manager Rogie Vachon of the Kings called it. So Dionne was traded to the New York Rangers and now he's sorry. "The bottom line is I never wanted to leave there," the 35-year-old center is quoted as saying in today's editions of the Herald Examiner. "I was there for 12 years. I love that organization."
March 12, 1987
Adam Creighton capitalized on a major penalty to Dave (Tiger) Williams by scoring with 7:02 left Wednesday night, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Kings at the Forum. Referee Dan Marouelli assessed Williams a five-minute high-sticking penalty after he drew blood when he checked Don Lever. After taking five shots at goalie Roland Melanson, the Sabres scored with just 14 seconds left in the penalty when Creighton stuffed in his 14th goal of the season.
September 30, 1990 |
After a month of a demanding training camp and an exhibition season during which the team barnstormed the country, the Kings will at last settle down to business. Or more correctly, the business side of hockey. The Kings opened camp with 81 players and went into Saturday night's final exhibition with a roster of 33. Those numbers will change upon the completion of Monday's NHL waiver draft.
August 24, 1993 |
Wayne Gretzky's "wish list" has dwindled to one--King defenseman Marty McSorley. Three days after the St. Louis Blues signed McSorley to an offer sheet worth $10 million, the Kings swung into action. On Monday, they took care of another Gretzky designee by signing left wing Warren Rychel to a three-year deal worth $1.6 million.
April 2, 1989 |
Bernie Nicholls has been playing for the Kings for years. Most of them frustrating years. But it was a living. A decent job. And at this point in the season, the Kings were either destined for quick elimination in the playoffs or ready to start summer vacation. But this season, Nicholls' eighth and best with the Kings, things have changed.
March 8, 1990 |
Kings' management has said all along that coaching wasn't the team's problem. The Kings showed that Wednesday night, proving they can look just as bad with Tom Webster behind the bench as they did without him. The Kings welcomed Webster back after a month-long absence because of an ear injury with a 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum.
February 2, 1988 |
In a series that could have great bearing on the snails' race for fourth place in the Smythe Division of the National Hockey League, the Kings will play the Vancouver Canucks five times in their next 20 games, beginning with tonight's game at the Pacific Coliseum. That could be bad news for the Kings, who are 4-12-3 against the Canucks in the last 2 1/2 seasons. "They definitely seem to have our number," King goaltender Rollie Melanson said.