November 27, 2010
Kings tonight VS. CHICAGO When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West, Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-8-0, Blackhawks 12-11-2. Record vs. Blackhawks: 0-1. Update: After losing five of six games, Kings Coach Terry Murray reconfigured three of his lines. Besides moving Wayne Simmonds up to right wing and moving Dustin Brown to the left of center Anze Kopitar on a new top line, Murray assembled a new third line of Kyle Clifford, Michal Handzus and Trevor Lewis and moved Dwight King from the first line to the fourth line with Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth.
January 17, 2011
KINGS TONIGHT AT DALLAS When: 5:30 p.m. PST. Where: American Airlines Center. On the air: TV: Versus; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 24-19-1, Stars 27-13-5. Record vs. Stars: 2-0-0. Update: Kings forward Wayne Simmonds did not make the trip after suffering what was thought to be an ankle injury against Edmonton on Saturday. The Kings play 13 of their next 16 games on the road. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who had given up 11 goals in his two previous starts, stopped 24 of 26 shots in a 5-2 victory over Edmonton.
February 18, 2011 |
Kings tonight AT NEW YORK ISLANDERS When: 4 PST. Where: Nassau Coliseum. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 32-22-4, Islanders 21-30-7. Record vs. Islanders: 1-0. Update: The Kings, who have earned at least one point in 11 consecutive games (8-0-3), would set a club record if they get a point against New York. This is the Kings' last "real" road game of 10 in a row away from home; the actual finale is Wednesday at Anaheim.
April 8, 2009 |
Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and the Kings effectively removed the Edmonton Oilers from the playoff picture with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night. Alexander Frolov also scored for the Kings, who were already eliminated from contention. Fernando Pisani responded for the Oilers, who remained three points out of eighth place in the Western Conference and desperately needed St. Louis to lose to Phoenix or else they would be eliminated too. However, St.
December 10, 2011 |
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have continued a season-long trend by winning games and losing players. Despite seeing Claude Giroux depart late in the second period with a head injury and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov leave with 13 minutes 1 second left in the game, the Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Giroux was hurt late in the second period when he was inadvertently kneed in the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds. "He was in front of me and I tried to jump over him and I don't know where I caught him," Simmonds said.
December 20, 2010 |
Marco Sturm will be eased into his Kings debut and first game since he underwent major surgery on his right knee in May. Coach Terry Murray changed his mind about placing Sturm on the top line and instead will put him on the fourth line, likely with Trevor Lewis at center and Alexei Ponikarovsky on the right, against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. The top-line left wing will be Brad Richardson , who had a hat trick here Oct. 23. "I had that in the back of my mind," Murray said.
June 30, 2011 |
A few teams will throw millions of dollars at prized free agent Brad Richards when the NHL's free agency period begins Friday at 9 a.m., but the Kings said they plan to focus on "mid-range" wingers and the Ducks intend to look for third- and fourth-line help. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi is well-positioned to delve into the free-agent market because he has more than $16 million in salary-cap space next season, though a large chunk of that will go toward re-signing restricted free-agent defenseman Drew Doughty.
November 8, 2010 |
The Kings' depth will be tested over the next month while two veterans recover from fractures. An MRI exam on defenseman Willie Mitchell's left wrist revealed a fracture that wasn't detected by X-rays, a club spokesman said Monday. The injury, incurred during the Kings' 4-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday, will keep Mitchell out of the lineup four to six weeks. He's not expected to need surgery. Left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky suffered a fractured finger during the same game and is expected to sit out about four weeks.