April 2nd, 2012
With 5 games remaining in the regular season for the Los Angeles Kings, the playoff race is as tight as ever and every point is incredibly valuable. Right now the race in the Pacific division for the division crown is between 4 different teams. The Dallas Stars with 89 points, the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks with 88 points, and the Phoenix Coyotes with 87 points. Currently it appears 3 of these 4 teams will make the playoffs with 1 of them earning the 3 seed and home ice advantage in the first round thanks to winning the division.
The Kings have a very favorable schedule in the home stretch as they face cellar dwellers Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Edmonton again before taking on the Sharks in their final 2 games of the season. The Sharks will finish off the season playing only division rivals as they will face the Phoenix Coyotes once and Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings twice which should help create some parity in points in the division. The Dallas Stars have a very tough schedule as they will face division leaders Vancouver and St. Louis before the season ends and Phoenix also has to face the St. Louis Blues once before the season ends. The Kings definitely do have the schedule on their side to close out the season and should be able to make it into the playoffs. The question is will it be as a 3, 7, or 8 seed. If the Kings miss out on the playoffs however, they will nobody to blame but themselves.
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March 3rd, 2012
Preview: Ducks at Kings
When: 10:30 PM ET, Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
THE STORY: The Los Angeles Kings made arguably the boldest move prior the NHL trade deadline when they acquired center Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Carter will make his home debut when the Kings host the even more desperate Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Carter didn’t register a point in his first two games as a King, but will have to start scoring soon if Los Angeles is to make the playoffs. The Ducks defeated the Calgary Flames in dramatic fashion 3-2 on Friday.
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FS West
ABOUT THE DUCKS (28-27-10): If Anaheim somehow completes its improbable rally and reaches the playoffs, it will look back at Friday’s game as a big reason. Ryan Getzlaf scored his first goal in 18 games with 46 seconds left to keep the Ducks seven points behind San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars, who are tied for seventh. Anaheim was 20 points out of the playoffs on Jan. 6. Corey Perry snapped a three-game goalless streak with his 31st of the season and Jonas Hiller made his franchise-record 24th straight start Friday. He is 15-5-4 during that span. The Ducks are 5-4-0 in the second of back-to-back games this season. Anaheim plays nine of its last 17 games on the road.
ABOUT THE KINGS (29-23-12): Los Angeles is three points out of playoff position. The Kings are last in the NHL at 2.09 goals scored per game, a key factor in obtaining Carter for talented defenseman Jack Johnson and a first-round pick. Carter averaged 28 goals in his last four seasons in with he Philadelphia Flyers, but had only 14 in 54 games with Columbus this season prior to the trade. Jonathan Quick has done his best to keep Los Angeles in the race with a 1.92 goals-against average and .932 save percentage, both third among goaltenders who have played at least 10 games. The Kings begin a four-game road trip Tuesday in Nashville Preditors, where they lost 2-1 on Monday.
1. The Kings have won three of four meetings this season, including 3-2 in a shootout in the last encounter Dec. 22.
2. The under is 6-0 in the last six meetings in Los Angeles.
PREDICTION: Kings 3, Ducks 1
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February 12th, 2012
THE STORY: The Dallas Stars will continue their fight to secure a playoff spot and lock up the season series with Los Angeles when they host the Kings on Sunday. This will be the sixth and final meeting between the teams this season. The Stars dropped the first two contests but have won the last three, including 5-4 in a shootout in Los Angeles in the last meeting. Loui Eriksson scored the decisive goal.
TV: 6 p.m. ET. FS-West, FS-South West
ABOUT THE KINGS (26-19-11): Scoring goals continues to be a struggle for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Kings are dead last in the NHL, averaging just 2.07 goals per game. The Kings fell 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday at the New York Islanders. Andrei Loktionov’s first goal of the season was the lone tally the Kings could muster despite having 35 shots. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves. The Kings are 1-3-1 on their season-long six-game road trip and own an 11-8-7 record away from home this season.
ABOUT THE STARS (28-23-3): Dallas, which is 4-4-2 in its last 10 games, is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss on the road to the Buffalo Sabres. The Stars blew a 2-0 third-period lead, including giving up the tying goal with just 39 seconds remaining in regulation. Michael Ryder and Tomas Vincour scored, while Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves to fall to 20-12-2 on the season. It was Ryder’s 20th goal, a feat he has accomplished in five of his eight NHL seasons.
1. The Stars are 0-8-2 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.
2. Stars D Alex Goligoski has a goal and three assists in his last four games and two goals and six assists in his last eight.
3. The Kings have scored just six goals in their last five road games.
PREDICTION: Stars 3, Kings 1.
Stars Vs Kings Tickets are still on sale for todays game. We also stock Stars Vs Ducks tickets for their match up March 10th at the American Airlines Arena.
February 11th, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012 1:00 PM
Captain Mark Streit scored the winning goal 1:36 into overtime as the New York Islanders edged the visiting Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Streit split two Kings just over the blue line and slipped a backhand past All-Star Jonathan Quick for his second goal in as many contests as the Islanders improved to 4-1-2 in their last seven games.
Evgeni Nabokov made 34 saves to win his seventh contest in his last nine decisions.
The Kings are 1-3-1 on their six-game road trip that ends this Sunday against the Dallas Stars.
Michael Grabner, who had gone eight games without a goal, found a rebound in front and recorded his 15th of the season just 6:52 into the game.
The Kings controlled much of the second period, tying the game 1-1 and finishing the first 40 minutes with a 24-12 edge in shots.
Captain Dustin Brown’s rebound shot went in off teammate Andrei Loktionov’s stick in front at 5:20. It was Loktionov’s first goal of the season in his 34th game and first in exactly one year.
Jordan Nolan, the son of former Islanders and Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan, made his NHL debut for the Kings. Dustin Penner was a healthy scratch for Los Angeles.
Islanders Vs Kings Tickets are available for the Feb 11th at the Nassau Coliseum, we stock Kings Tickets for all home and away games.