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Kings roll Avalanche, 4-1

 

After a pre-game tribute to former King, Ian Laperriere and a moment of silence for Los Angeles sports titan, Jerry Buss, the Kings got straight to business.

Dustin Brown opened the scoring 58 seconds into the game. Justin Williams recovered the puck on a scramble at the top of the offensive zone and delivered a pass to Brown waiting in the slot. Brown’s one-timer rocketed past an oscillating Semyon Varlamov.

The slot was open all afternoon and the Kings would capitalize on two goals just like Brown’s. The victory is Los Angeles’ third straight and the team is gaining momentum heading into their long home stretch. With the Kings beginning to form...

Game Preview: Kings vs. Avalanche

 

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The Kings (7-6-2; 16 points) host the Avalanche (7-7-1; 15 points) today at 1. Capturing two wins in their back-to-back games in Canada the Kings return to the Staples Center where they will play 13 of their next 16 games. A slow start to the season landed the Kings in the basement of the Pacific division one point behind Dallas. Despite their positioning Los Angeles has played more consistently and is poised to make a run. The Avalanche beat the Predators and Blues in their last two games and have Gabriel Landeskog returning. Landeskog scored the game-winning goal in the third period when the Kings lost to the Avalanche, 3-1 in Colorado.

Jeff Carter and...

Carter, Kings Upend Flames 3-1

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On the last leg of their extended road trip, the Kings did something that has only happened once before this season—win consecutive games. Following a 3-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night, the squad finished the Alberta sweep with a 3-1 victory against the hapless Calgary Flames Wednesday evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Los Angeles now pulls within one point of the Dallas Stars as they attempt to scratch and claw their way out of the Pacific Division cellar and to be sure, it’s better late than never.

In net, Jonathan Bernier earned the start to...

Game Preview: Flames vs Los Angeles Kings

The Flames kick off a three game homestand tonight as the defending Stanley Cup champions; Los Angeles Kings come to town for the first meeting between the clubs this season. The Flames have underperformed at the Dome thus far with a measly 2-4-2 record. The Kings will conclude their three game road trip after defeating the Oilers 3-1 last night in Edmonton.

Game Preview: Kings vs. Oilers

 

Preview: The Kings (5-6-2; 12 points) head into Edmonton with the second worst record in the Western Conference. A physical 3-2 loss against the Blackhawks on Sunday should focus and motivate the Kings who have had success at Rex Place (7-0-2) over the past couple of seasons. The Oilers (6-5-3; 15 points) are rolling after a 6-4 come from behind win against the Avalanche, which was their highest point total of the season.

The 40-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin will be making his second start of the season for the Oilers. The veteran has had quality production in his previous two appearances allowing only three goals on 47 shots. Edmonton has a physical defense that seldomly...

Blackhawks Homestand Continues Against Kings: Game Preview

CHI vs LAK
02/17/2013
2:30pm CST

The Chicago Blackhawks (11-0-3) face off against the Los Angeles Kings (5-5-2) for the second time in this shortened season on Sunday at 2:30pm at the United Center. The Hawks defeated last year’s Stanley Cup Champions just four weeks ago by a final tally of 5-2 in the league's season opener in Los Angeles.

The Blackhawks are coming off a decisive 4-1 harpooning of the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, a game in which Chicago outshot their opponent 37-28 and got near-perfect goaltending from “back-up” netminder Ray Emery, who made 27 saves over the course of the contest.

Chicago’s win on Friday night, ...

Game Preview: Kings vs. Blues

 

The Kings (3-5-1; 8 points) have a quick turn around after a devastating 3-2 loss in Detroit when they head to St. Louis to take on the Blues (6-4-1; 13 points) tonight at 5. The Kings have dropped their past two games and are 1-3 entering the final leg of their road trip. After a red hot start the Blues are on a four game skid earning only one point. St. Louis lost Saturday night 6-5 (SO) to Anaheim and hope to end their four game home stand on a positive note.

The Kings offensive woes continued in Detroit when they registered a season high 47 shots against Robby Howard only converting two for goals. St. Louis has allowed 22 goals in the past four games with a suspect ...

Howard, Ericcson Lead Red Wings Past Kings, 3-2

When Alec Martinez put in a rebound with 52 seconds left in the game it seemed the Kings would at least get a point in Detroit. With under 10 seconds left and a faceoff in the Kings' zone Daniel Cleary passed to Jonathan Ericcson who fired a slapshot past Jonathan Quick for the game winning goal with 4.5 seconds left on the clock.

The shot travelled through traffic and hit the inside of Quick's left leg. The puck somehow slipped through and slowly slid into the back of the net. Quick had no idea where the puck was after initial contact and to the horror of Kings' fan the barely moving puck looked like a train wreck in slow motion. The Kings have been on a downhill skid a...

Game Preview: Desperate Kings Head to Detroit

 

It might be too early to throw the word "desperate" around but with the way things are going it feels appropriate. The Kings have gone from bad to inconsistant to consinstantly bad. A five game road trip has started 1-2 and both losses have been disheartening. The little momentum the Kings picked up against the lowly Blue Jackets was erased Thursday night suffering a 3-0 shutout loss in Nashville.The Kings (3-4-2; 8 points) travel to Joe Lewis Arena to play the Red Wings (6-4-1; 13 points) for a 9:3...

Struggles Mount, Pressure Increases for Kings

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It would have been foolish to assume that the Kings wouldn’t hit a speed bump or two over the course of their road-trip. The second game of their trip, following a relatively easy win against lowly Columbus on Tuesday night, saw the defending champs stroll into Nashville looking for another victory to add to their win total. They didn’t get it.

Despite outshooting the opposition by more than sixteen, the Kings’ offense struggled mightily to register a single goal before bowing out with a final score of 0-3. Predators’ goaltender Pekka Rinne recorded his first s...