March 9, 2014 |
EDMONTON, Canada - Goalie Ben Scrivens knew he would have to worry about the usual suspects among his former Kings teammates. Of course, there was leading scorer Jeff Carter and the two-way brilliance of center Anze Kopitar. Then there was the man who came to dinner: Kings defenseman Alec Martinez. Martinez put the Kings ahead for good in their 4-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night at Rexall Place. Carter scored twice, his 23rd and 24th goals of the season. His first goal went off the left skate of Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen, just 1 minute 36 seconds into the game, and Carter's other goal glanced off his own skate, giving the Kings a 3-1 lead at 10:16 of the second period.
May 16, 2013 |
Trevor Lewis, the mellowest of the low-key Kings, is hardly given to outsized statements or outlandish proclamations. You can understand why he was out of sorts after his game-winning goal in the Kings' 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks, a blow that completed a dizzying comeback. The Kings scored two late power-play goals within 22 seconds to steal Game 2 on Thursday night at Staples Center and take a 2-0 series lead. "I think I almost passed out in the celebration," Lewis said.
April 8, 2014 |
CALGARY, Canada - The numbers are quite close to his point total two years ago, then considered a downward trend for a big-name center. At least there was a tangible reason for the Kings' center Mike Richards' recording 44 points in 74 games in 2011-12. He missed most of December of that season because of a concussion, probably came back too quickly and didn't really find his form until he dominated the likes of the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler in the opening round of the playoffs.
June 1, 2013 |
CHICAGO -- The Kings received a significant boost when center Jarret Stoll returned to the lineup for the opener of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, having been out because of a concussion since Game 1 of their series against the San Jose Sharks. Teams, typically, keep injury information to a minimum during the playoffs. But Stoll has been skating and took the pregame warmups here at United Center on Saturday afternoon. He is one of the Kings' best faceoff men and penalty killers, and those skills were sorely missed in the seven-game series with San Jose.
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.
June 15, 2012 |
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Hopefully that doesn't apply to the Stanley Cup. Members of the Kings celebrated their NHL championship at the TAO nightclub in the Venetian Las Vegas Resort and Casino on Thursday night. And it was quite the show. After being introduced by a little person dressed as a king on his throne, the Kings players each took turns drinking champagne out of the Stanley Cup as music blared and partygoers cheered. Kings in attendance were Trevor Lewis, Jeff Carter, Jarrett Stoll, Brad Richardson, Drew Doughty, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and Jordan Nolan.