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LA Kings Playing Strong Behind Martin Jones

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With three consecutive impressive home victories the Los Angeles Kings continued their torrid pace in the absence of star goaltender Jonathan Quick. Los Angeles has now won 9 of 10 games and 8 of 9 since the arrival of surprise rookie goaltender Martin Jones. In a victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday Jones registered his third shutout in 8 NHL starts. The rookie is now a perfect 8-0 in his NHL career with a remarkable 0.98 goals against average. He’s given up just 8 goals in 8 games started. Jones is just one victory away from matching Ray Emery’s NHL record of nine consecutive wins to start an NHL career. Jones’s start is all the more impressive since its taken place in a three-week span whereas Emery’s start took place over three seasons. The Kings are now an incredible 14-2-3 since Quick went down with his groin injury.

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Week Recap: Lost in the performance of Jones are the impressive productions the Kings are getting from their deep roster of forwards. In Tuesday’s win over the Oilers Dwight King notched is ninth goal of the season, with Jordan Nolan and Dustin Brown also scoring for Los Angeles. King would score again on Thursday night versus San Jose, his tenth goal in just 37 games played this season. Prior to this season King had scored just 9 goals in 80 career games. Thursday night the Kings and Jones held the Sharks scoreless for the first 57:30 of the game before Patrick Marleau scored a late goal to ruin Jones’s bid for a fourth shutout. Alec Martinez, Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter and King would all score for Los Angeles. Like King, Toffoli has given Los Angeles great production lately, with 17 points in just 23 games played this season. Saturday night Los Angeles jumped out 2-0 over the Colorado Avalanche only to see the Avalanche tie the game to send it to overtime. Los Angeles would prevail in the shootout to earn the 3-2 victory. Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored the Kings two goals.

The Week Ahead: Los Angeles has a light upcoming week due to the holiday schedule. They host the Dallas Stars on Monday night at STAPLES Center with Jones looking to tie Ray Emery’s record for most consecutive wins to start a career. Los Angeles then has give games off before they face the Nashville Predators in Nashville on Saturday the 28th. The week of rest should give the Kings some time to recover from the nagging injuries that some of their stars have been dealing with recently. After facing Nashville the Kings have three tough road games in a four game stretch away from STAPLES Center. The road trip includes games at Chicago and St. Louis.

Where they stand: The Kings have the third best record in the National Hockey League. With 54 points they are three points behind the Anaheim Ducks, who also have the best record in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles is just two points behind the Chicago Blackhawks for the second best record in the league. The Kings will face off this Jan 25th against the Ducks in the Stadium Series! Kings Vs Ducks Stadium Series Tickets are available now. By:Chris Michaels

Los Angeles Kings One Win Away From Winning The Stanley Cup

Kings Vs Devils Stanley Cup

Kings Vs Devils Stanley Cup

With their victory in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals over the New Jersey Devils the Los Angeles Kings are now only 1 win away from bringing the Stanley Cup home to Los Angeles.

With a 4-0 victory that saw the Kings dominating in nearly every facet of the game, the Kings clearly look like they are going to end this magical playoff run on a very high note.

Anze Kopitar currently leads all playoff participants with 18 points in 17 games (8 goals and 10 assists) and an astounding +15 rating. Dustin Brown is just behind him with 7 goals and 10 assists and a +15 rating.

Defenseman Drew Doughty has shown signs of the player he was 2 years ago when he was a Norris trophy finalist as he has 3 goals, 10 assists, and a +13 rating while averaging 26:11 minutes per game.

If the Kings do win the Cup, goaltender Jonathan Quick is the most likely member of the team to earn the Conn Smythe trophy as the most valuable player during the playoffs as he has posted a ridiculously low 1.36 goals against average and .950 save percentage. Quick has yet to allow more than 3 goals in ANY game this entire playoff run.

With game 4 of the series to be played Wednesday night on home ice in front of what is expected to be the largest crowd in Kings history you can bet that the Kings will be doing everything in their power to close out the series and hoist the Stanley Cup in front of their home crowd.

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Kings take commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals

Los Angeles Vs Phoenix game 3

Los Angeles Vs Phoenix game 3

KINGS 2, COYOTES 1: Dwight King continued his magical postseason run, scoring the game winner early in the third period as host Los Angeles took a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

King played the hero just 1:47 into the frame, skating out from the corner boards on a delayed Phoenix penalty and firing a high shot past netminder Mike Smith’s glove for his fifth goal in five games. The rookie forward scored just five times in 27 regular-season contests.

Penalties hurt Phoenix’s chances at a comeback, with Michal Roszival taking a high-sticking minor just before the five-minute mark and Oliver Ekman-Larsson getting called for cross-checking at 13:22. The Coyotes pulled Smith for an extra attacker with just over a minute remaining, but their final chance to net the equalizer was snuffed out after Radim Vrbata was whistled for slashing the Kings’ Anze Kopitar with 41 seconds left.

Los Angeles held on from there to extend its playoff winning streak to eight games and move within a victory of returning to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1993. Game 4 is set for Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.

Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to preserve the victory.

The teams played a tight-checking first period that saw zero goals and few scoring chances. The Kings had the best opportunity in the opening frame, but Smith made a good save on a Jarrett Stoll chance from in close following a setup by King.

The teams shook off the shackles to open the second period. Phoenix struck first at 1:03, with Daymond Langkow escaping on a partial breakaway and firing a shot that trickled between Quick’s pads.

Kopitar answered just over two minutes later with one of the nicest goals of the series. The star forward broke in alone and deked out Smith before beating him between the pads with a backhand shot for his 10th point in the last six games.

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Western Conference Kings and Coyotes Square off

Kings Vs Coyotes

Kings Vs Coyotes

The NHL has quite a surprise on their hands with the Western Conference Finals as it features 2 teams nobody really expected to be here several months ago. Your two teams are the 8th seeded Los Angeles Kings and the 3 seeded Phoenix Coyotes.

Entering the post season the Kings finished only 2 points behind the Coyotes but thanks to league rules that state a division winner gets a top 3 seed, the Coyotes leapfrogged over several teams with more total points and were able to earn home ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

The Kings lost their final 2 games of the regular season to the San Jose Sharks knocking them down into the 8th seed and giving them the task of having to knock off the top seeded Vancouver Canucks to advance to the second round.

The Kings started the playoffs red hot as they took the first 3 games of the series from the Canucks to take a 3-0 series lead. In game 4 however, the Kings stumbled as they lost to the Canucks to make the series 3-1. In game 4 the Kings were able to rebound thanks to a Jarret Stoll overtime goal which gave the Kings the series victory over the Canucks and propelled them to the second round to take on the second seeded St. Louis Blues.

Just like in the first round, the Kings had to open the series on the road and once again won both games on the opponents ice sending them back to L.A. with a 2 games to none lead. In game 3 the Kings were able to excite the home crowd as they won again, this time by a score of 4-2 to take a 3-0 series lead for the second straight round. Unlike in round 1 where the Kings were unable to close out the series on home ice, the Kings were able to defeat the Blues 2-1 in game 4 to send the Staples Center crowd into euphoria and advancing the Kings into the third round of the playoffs and a date with the Phoenix Coyotes.

During the regular season these 2 teams split the series at 3 games a-piece with the most recent game being a 5-4 shootout victory for the Coyotes back on February 21st.

Both of the goaltenders in this upcoming series have been red hot during the postseason as Jonathan Quick leads all active goalies in playoff GAA right now with a 1.55 GAA and .949 save percentage while Mike Smith has been almost as good sporting a 1.85 GAA with a save percentage of .946.

While it is expected that this series will be low scoring, it needs to be pointed out that the Kings are averaging 3 goals per game in the playoffs while the Coyotes are averaging 2.64 goals per game, so a high scoring game is not entirely out of the question. With the stellar goaltending however it would not be surprising at all to see one game end 1-0 and the following game be a 5-4 finale.

As of now it is unknown when the series will start, but you can bet that it will be an exciting matchup and ultimately will send a team from the Pacific Division to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2007 when the Anaheim Ducks represented the Pacific Division en route to their Stanley Cup victory

The Quick and Almost Dead Canucks

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick celebrates his shutout win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick celebrates his shutout win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3

Los Angeles Kings 1, Vancouver Canucks 0
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:30 PM
Los Angeles Staples Center

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KINGS 1, CANUCKS 0: Dustin Brown scored 6 1/2 minutes into the third period and Jonathan Quick made 41 saves as Los Angeles pushed the Presidents’ Trophy winners to the brink of elimination in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar each notched an assist for the Kings, who own a 3-0 series lead for the first time in franchise history. They try to complete the sweep at home on Wednesday.

Brown, who drew the ire of the Canucks for a hit on Henrik Sedin early in the second period that temporarily knocked the Vancouver captain out of the game, gave Quick all the offensive support he needed with his fourth goal of the series.

Williams’ shot from the top of the right faceoff circle was stopped by Cory Schneider. But the rebound went right to Brown, and the LA Kings‘ captain buried it from the bottom of the left circle for a 1-0 advantage.

Quick turned aside 11 shots in the first period, 14 in the second and 16 in the third for his second career postseason shutout. The 26-year-old led the NHL with 10 regular-season shutouts.

Schneider made 19 saves for the Canucks, who had just four power-play opportunities while giving the Kings eight chances.

GAME NOTEBOOK: All-Star defenseman Alex Edler essentially ended Vancouver’s comeback chances when he fired the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game penalty with 97 seconds remaining in the third period. … While registering 41 shots, the Canucks had another 23 attempts blocked. … Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time for the third straight game, logging 25 minutes, 56 seconds. Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa played the exact same amount, while teammate Dan Hamhuis saw 28:19 of action. … Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and David Beckham of Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy were in attendance.

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Kings looking to FREEZE Canucks Tonight

Preview: Los Angeles at Vancouver
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

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THE STORY: The status of Daniel Sedin remains the burning topic surrounding the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks as they begin their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Los Angeles Kings. The 2011 Art Ross Trophy winner missed Vancouver’s last nine regular-season games with a concussion but joined the team for practice on Monday. However, Sedin skated with the Canucks’ extras and other injured players following Tuesday’s practice, leaving his status for Game One up in the air.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, RDS, KCOP-13 (Los Angeles)

ABOUT THE LA KINGS (40-27-15): Los Angeles also hopes to have one of its ailing stars ready for the series opener as Jeff Carter practiced with the club for the second straight day on Tuesday as he recovers from an ankle injury. “I feel like I’m getting better and I feel like I can contribute,” Carter said. The Kings will be without Brad Richardson, as the center underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday night and is out indefinitely. “We won’t have him for a while,” coach Darryl Sutter said. Andrei Loktionov was recalled from Manchester of the American Hockey League to replace Richardson on the roster. Los Angeles has the upper hand in goal as Jonathan Quick led the league with 10 shutouts, finished second with a 1.95 goals-against average and was fifth in both victories (35) and save percentage (.929).

ABOUT THE CANUCKS (51-22-9): Coach Alain Vigneault refused to tip his hand regarding Sedin’s availability for the series opener. “It’s a unique injury and he will continue the protocol, and when he’s ready to play, he’ll address (the media),” Vigneault said. Vancouver went 8-1-0 after Sedin went down with a concussion but was just 4 for 39 on the power play in his absence. Although Roberto Luongo will start Game One, the Canucks’ stronger goaltender this season was backup Cory Schneider, who was second in the league with a .937 save percentage and third with a 1.96 GAA. Rookie Zack Kassian is hoping to be in the lineup after missing the final two regular-season contests with an upper-body injury. “I’m going to talk to the trainers, and they have the final say,” he said.

OVERTIME:

1. The Kings have lost eight of their last 11 visits to Rogers Arena.

2. The teams split their four regular-season meetings and combined for a total of 15 goals, with half of Los Angeles’ eight tallies coming in one game.

3. Vancouver has won eight consecutive series openers overall and 10 straight at home.

PREDICTION: Kings 3, Canucks 1.

Kings looking to strike Oil tonight

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Preview: Edmonton at Los Angeles

When: 10:30 PM ET, Monday, April 2, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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THE STORY: After finishing a four-game road trip, the Los Angeles Kings can control their own destiny. By winning its final three games, Los Angeles will win the Pacific Division and earn the third seed in the Western Conference. The Kings will look to set the plan in motion on Monday when they host the Edmonton Oilers.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, RS West (Oilers), FS Prime Ticket (Kings)

ABOUT THE OILERS (32-38-9): Edmonton continues to collect points away from home. Teemu Hartikainen scored his first two goals of the season as the Oilers improved to 5-0-2 in their last seven road matches with a 2-1 victory over Anaheim on Sunday. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins notched an assist for his 51st point, tying him with Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog for the rookie scoring lead. The top overall pick of the 2011 draft, Nugent-Hopkins also had an assist in Friday’s 4-1 loss to Los Angeles. Devan Dubnyk, who has won four of his last five starts, turned aside 20 shots in a 2-1 win over the Kings on Jan. 15.

ABOUT THE KINGS (39-27-13): Brad Richardson is filling in admirably for Jeff Carter, who is nursing an ankle injury. Richardson tallied twice and captain Dustin Brown also scored in Los Angeles’ 4-3 shootout loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Anze Kopitar, who has collected 21 points in his last 17 games, recorded a goal and an assist on Friday. All-Star Jonathan Quick sat out versus Minnesota, but turned aside 13 of 14 shots Friday to improve to 6-1-3 in his career versus Edmonton.

OVERTIME:

1. Although its record leaves a bit to be desired, Edmonton has given Los Angeles a tough go of it this season. The Oilers have won two of the three meetings.

2. The Kings won’t have to leave the Golden State in their final three games. After hosting Edmonton, Los Angeles will tangle with San Jose in a home-and-home series.

PREDICTION: Kings 2, Oilers 1 (OT)

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Recap Kings Vs Ducks March 3rd Staples Center

Kings Vs Ducks
Staples Center
March 3rd 7:30pm

KINGS Vs DUCKS 4, 2: Jeff Carter scored twice in his home debut and Jonathan Quick made 29 saves as Los Angeles moved to within one point of a playoff spot and damaged the Anaheim Ducks postseason chances.

Carter, who was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets prior to the trade deadline, broke a 1-1 tie when he roofed a rebound early in the second and wired a wrist shot past Jonas Hiller later in the period to make it 3-1.

Captain Dustin Brown scored in the first period, Mike Richards notched three assists and Anze Kopitar added an empty-netter for Los Angeles, which has won three of its last four games.

Rookie Devante Smith-Pelly and defenseman Sheldon Brookbank scored for the Ducks, who remain seven points out of eighth place with 16 games to play.

Smith-Pelly beat Quick with a low wrist shot to the stick side 13 seconds after Carter’s second tally.

Brown collected the puck near Hiller’s pad after a shot by Alec Martinez and patiently found room inside the right post at 12:15 for his sixth goal in the last six games.

Brookbank tied it 3:27 later when his shot from the point fluttered through traffic and over Quick’s right shoulder.

Hiller stopped Brown’s shorthanded breakaway early in the first period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brookbank has three goals in 261 career games, two in the last nine. … The Los Angeles Kings have won four of the first five meetings this season. … Hiller made 16 saves and increased his franchise record with his 25th straight start. He is 15-6-4 during that span. … Los Angeles improved to 80-0-6 in its last 86 games when leading after two periods. … The Kings are 19-0-2 this season when scoring three or more goals.

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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.

OVERTIME:

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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LA Kings Covered by Avalanche

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:00 PM

AVALANCHE 4, KINGS 1: Paul Stastny scored twice and Semyon Varlamov turned aside 32 shots as Colorado completed its first season sweep of Los Angeles in 19 years.

Mark Olver scored for his third point in as many games since being recalled from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League. Jay McClement also tallied for the Avalanche, who moved to within two points of the eighth-place Kings in the Western Conference.

All-Star Jonathan Quick was pulled after yielding three goals on 11 shots for Los Angeles, which has dropped four in a row and is 2-6-2 in its last 10 games.

After Olver opened the scoring at 7:04 of the first period, Stastny doubled the advantage exactly six minutes later after taking advantage of Kyle Clifford’s turnover before beating Quick to the post on a wraparound.

McClement’s deflection beat Quick to cap the first-period onslaught and Stastny cleaned up a rebound for his 16th goal of the season midway through the second.

Captain Dustin Brown ended Varlamov’s bid for his third shutout of the season and seventh career by deflecting Drew Doughty’s shot 4:35 into the third period. The tally was his 15th of the season and second in as many nights.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stastny has collected two multi-goal games this campaign and 15 in his career. … Los Angeles swept Colorado in the series last season. Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog assisted on Stastny’s second goal, giving him seven points (four goals, three assists) in his last seven games. … Defenseman Erik Johnson exited the contest with back spasms.

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