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Kings Fall Out of Playoff Picture with Loss to Flames

Jonathan Quick searches for his goalie mask. No word yet on if he found his team's offense as well. (Photo courtesy of Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)

With Rick Nash trade rumors swirling and the offense sputtering, something has to give soon for this club. However, it didn’t happen last night as the Kings were shutout for the eighth time this season and dealt a 1-0 defeat by the visiting Calgary Flames.

Mikka Kiprusoff was spectacular in net for the opposition, stopping all twenty-eight shots he faced including several highlight reel saves to keep Los Angeles off the board entirely for the second game...

Kings Ride Rookies to 4-2 Win Over Dallas

Andrei Loktionov (#48) celebrates his second goal of the season with Jack Johnson (#3) and Anze Kopitar (#11). Photo courtesy of Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Last week, underachieving yet aching Jarrett Stoll was placed on injured reserve. Defenseman Slava Voynov was also moved, albeit demoted to the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. In their place arrived two young forwards, Dwight King and Jordan Nolan, making their NHL debuts. This afternoon the duo achieved just that, notching a combined three points en route to a Kings victory.

Nolan was responsible for netting the team’s game-winning goal 11:29 into the...

Streit Stuns Kings- Islanders 2 Kings 1 (OT)

Mark Streit found himself in a position he isn’t normally used to.

In overtime, he found himself all alone in front of Los Angeles Kings goal-tender Jonathan Quick with the game on the line.

A backhand Frans Nielsen would be proud of later, the New York Islanders were mobbing Streit in the corner, amidst a wild celebration.

The Kings Visit Long Island for the Only Time This Season

The LA Kings travel to Long Island this afternoon for their only match up of the season against the Islanders. Both teams are looking to rebound from losses in their last games. Last season these teams met twice splitting the series. Both teams seem to be making a strong late season push which makes for a good match up.

The Islanders need to rebound from a bad performance last time out against the Canadians and pull out a win. The Islanders will still be short on defense with Hamonic and Reese still out. Capuano also said to expect some changes to the D pairings from the last game. Capuano also stated that he might change the line-up spots for Parenteau and Okposo. This would re-unite the line of Moulson, Tavares, and Parenteau which had such strong success earlier in the season. The starting goalie is also being kept under wraps until closer to game time, I would expect Montoya to get a start but you never know with Capuano. The Islanders do play another game tomorrow so I would expect Nabokov and Montoya to split the two games.

Kings Fall to Florida, 3-1

Jonathan Quick was pulled after allowing two goals on eleven shots Thursday night. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Thursday night in Sunrise, Florida the Los Angeles Kings couldn’t have possibly looked more like themselves. (An explanation? Ok.)

It was an offensively challenged contest from start to finish with neither the Panthers or visiting Kings being able to generate more than a few scoring chances. The Kings recorded only twenty-three shots over the course of the game, twelve of which came in the first period. That first frame also handed Los Angeles two power plays, neither of which amounted to m...

Kings Regain Winning Ways, Defeat Tampa Bay 3-1

Kyle Clifford puts the eventual game-winner past a struggling Dwayne Roloson. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Following two losses in the first two games of their road-trip east, the Kings looked everything but confident heading into a nationally televised game in Tampa Bay. However, any offensive rust was shaken off rather quickly and a defensive performance like no other propelled the team to a 3-1 victory earlier tonight.

The Kings notched only one goal in their previous 120 minutes of play, but recorded three tallies on a mere twenty shots against a struggling Dwayne Roloson en route to their twe...

Clifford, Brown Lift Kings over Ottawa 4-1

Kyle Clifford earned second star of the game honors with his fine performance. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)

Maybe the Kings were just looking so forward to the upcoming All-Star break. It could be the desire this team felt to send lone All-Star Jonathan Quick off to this weekend’s festivities on a high note. Or perhaps it was a disappointing performance from a surging Ottawa club that helped the home team bust out of their scoreless ways and in a rather resounding fashion. But whichever theory you subscribe to, it won’t change the end result as the Kings trounced the Senators 4-1 earli...

Offense Abysmal in Kings 3-1 Loss to Colorado

Matt Greene (presumbly) wonders when this offensive slump will ever end. (photo courtesy of NHL.com)

The Kings fell to the visiting Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3-1. J.S. Giguere stopped twenty-five of the twenty-six shots he faced and Peter Mueller had the go-ahead goal in just his fifth game back from a career-threatening concussion. It was his third goal of the season after two earlier in the week. Mueller had previously been sidelined since 4/4/2010.

In the losing effort, birthday boy Jonathan Quick was not bad, but clearly frustrated after being dealt his twenty-first loss of the season. The goaltender dre...

Kings Require a Shootout (Again), But Fall to Flames 2-1

Kyle Clifford drops the gloves with Tim Jackman in the first period. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

A Sutter vs. Sutter rematch, albeit one with a little less hype, saw Brent crowned champion this time as his Calgary Flames eked out a 2-1 shootout victory against the Kings.

Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri scored on both of their attempts, while it was only Justin Williams who was able to record a shootout goal for Los Angeles. The overtime loss marks the sixth of Darryl Sutter’s tenure as head coach and the Kings’ tenth of the season—tied with Florida for most in the league.

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Tired Kings Lose in OT, 2-1

Originally chosen by the Kings 30th overall in 1996, Josh Green scores against his former team to give his current one a 1-0 lead. (photo courtesy of NHL.com)

Playing in their second game in less than twenty-four hours, the Kings looked like the very personification of road-weary. Any spark—any offensive pushed was muffled just as quickly as it started. The team managed only 21 shots on goal en route to a 2-1 overtime loss in Edmonton last night.

Justin Williams earned a high-sticking minor in the extra frame which led to a goal by Taylor Hall to seal the victory for the Oilers, only their second win of the m...