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The roll continues for the Anaheim Ducks. After starting the week with an uncharacteristic home loss to the Winnipeg Jets, their first loss at Honda Center this season, the Ducks swept consecutive games with their Southern California rivals, the Los Angeles Kings. Thursday night’s win at Honda Center and Saturday’s victory in the first ever outdoor game at Dodger Stadium has given the Ducks a seven point lead on the Chicago Blackhawks for the top overall record in hockey. Anaheim has just six games before the near month-long break for the Sochi Olympic games, all but one at Honda Center. Ducks Tickets for all games at the Honda Center are on sale now.

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Week Recap: The Ducks returned home Tuesday night after a tough road swing to face the scrappy Winnipeg Jets. Cam Fowler opened the scoring for the Ducks just four minutes into the first period, only to see Winnipeg storm back on goals by Blake Wheeler, Andrew Ladd and Evander Kane to take a 3-1 lead. Nick Bonino would score his 16th of the season to pull the Ducks within a goal, but Anaheim was unable to solve the Jets further. The loss was the first home defeat of the season for the Ducks. Repeating the form they’ve shown all season the Ducks swept consecutive games versus the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday and Saturday. The Saturday game, the first ever outdoor game at Dodger Stadium, was won by the Ducks 3-0. Jonas Hiller shut out Los Angeles for his 20th career shutout while Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey and Andrew Cogliano scored for the Ducks, with Perry scoring his 28th goal of the year. The win was the 21st victory in 24 games for the Ducks, who’ve taken a commanding lead in the Pacific Division.

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The Week Ahead: The Ducks have an opportunity to extend their league-leading record with three games at home this week, Tuesday versus Minnesota, Thursday versus the Philadelphia Flyers and Saturday versus the Dallas Stars. All three teams are either out of the playoff race or fringe playoff contenders. The Wild, who are currently in 7th place in the Western Conference, feature are led by forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter. After a rough start the Philadelphia Flyers have rebounded and are currently tied for 8th in the Eastern Conference with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Philadelphia is led by Claude Giroux, one of the top centers in the league. Giroux leads Philadelphia with 47 points on the season. The Ducks play just one road game in their six games leading up to the Sochi Olympic games.

Where they stand: With 83 points the Ducks have the top overall record in hockey, seven points up on the Chicago Blackhawks for top overall record in the Western Conference and the National Hockey League. Anaheim is nine points up on the suddenly hot San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division. San Jose has won their last six games.

By: Chris Cabrera

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With three games at STAPLES Center and Jonathan Quick back in the lineup last week was a big week for the Los Angeles Kings. With the Anaheim Ducks running out to a commanding lead in the division the Kings were looking to make up ground on the Ducks. The Kings performed well, outshooting their opponents by a wide margin, but unfortunately ran into red hot goaltending from both the Minnesota Wild and the Detroit Red Wings. Behind strong performances from Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper and Red Wings netminder Jimmy Carson the Kings finished the week with a win, a loss and an overtime loss.

Kings Vs Red Wings

Kings Vs Wings

Week Recap: After defeating the Vancouver Canucks to kick off their home stand the Kings welcomed in the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, minus goaltenders Josh Harding and Nicolas Backstrom, were starting third-stringer Darcy Kuemper in net. Kuemper put together a career-best performance, stopping 39 of the 40 shots he faced before Nino Niedereitter scored to put the game into overtime and then notched the game-winner in the shootout. The Kings returned to action on Thursday with an impressive victory over the Boston Bruins, perennial Eastern Conference power. The Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind goals from Jeff Carter, Justin Williams and Alec Martinez, a lead that would eventually go to 4-1. Quick notched the victory, his second in three starts since his return. Unbeated in regulation in their last three games, Los Angeles welcomed in the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Los Angeles again dominated possession and shots on goal but lost at the hands of a hot goaltender. Jimmy Carson, who’ll join Quick on the USA hockey team, stopped 44 of the 45 shots he faced in earning the victory.

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Up next for the Kings: Los Angeles has one game remaining in their home stand, an important matchup with the Vancouver Canucks. Tickets for the Kings Vs Canucks are still available. Los Angeles kicked off the five game STAPLES Center stand by defeating the Canucks 3-1 in Quick’s first start back after missing nearly two months with an injured groin. The Canucks are currently in fourth place in the Pacific, two points behind the Kings and vying for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference. A win for the Kings is crucial; following the Canucks game Los Angeles heads off on the road for a five-game road swing. The Kings round out next week with difficult road trips to St. Louis and Detroit. The last time Los Angeles visited the Blues, on January 2, they suffered their biggest loss of the season, 5-0. The Blues loss was the final Kings game before the return of Quick.

Where they stand: Los Angeles is currently in 6th place in the Western Conference, two points behind in the Colorado Avalanche and two points up on the Vancouver Canucks. They are 14 points behind the Anaheim Ducks who are on yet another long winning streak, of six games. In two weeks the Kings will have an immediate opportunity to make up ground on Anaheim, with consecutive games versus the Ducks, an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium and a matchup at STAPLES Center.By:Chris Michaels.

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Recap Kings Vs Wild February 28 2012

KINGS Vs WILD Backup Jonathan Bernier turned aside 26 shots for his first shutout of the season to lift visiting Los Angeles over Minnesota.

Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist apiece to help the Kings climb into a tie with Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.

Dwight King and Alec Martinez also tallied and Dustin Brown and Matt Greene contributed two assists apiece as Los Angeles won for only the second time in seven games.

Bernier had 10 saves in each of the first two periods en route to his fifth career shutout and second against Minnesota.

Williams triggered a three-goal first period when a shot by Slava Voynov deflected off his body and past Niklas Backstrom only 44 seconds into the game.

King doubled the lead by redirecting a centering pass from Kopitar nine minutes later, and Kopitar ended a nine-game goalless drought by tapping a shot into an open net with 1:22 left in the period.

Martinez supplied the only goal of the second period to give Los Angeles a commanding 4-0 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Kings, who entered with a league-low 130 goals, had been limited to one goal or fewer in eight of the previous 12 games. The four-goal outburst allowed them to surpass the Wild, who came in with 133 goals. … Bernier won for the first time since Jan. 9. It was only his second start since that victory. He also blanked the Wild in Minnesota on Feb. 1, 2011.

Next up for the LA Kings is on March 3rd against the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center. You can purchase Ducks Vs Kings Tickets now. We also stock Minnesota Wild Tickets for all their home and away games.

Possible LA Kings moves for playoff run

The Los Angeles Kings currently sit in 7th place in the Western Conference with 60 points.  They are two points up on the 8th seed Minnesota Wild and 5 points back of the Chicago Blackhawks who currently occupy the 5th position in the conference.  At this point the Kings will be looking to at least maintain that 7th seed and in order to put themselves in position to do
that would be wise to make some moves prior to the NHL’s trading deadline which comes later this month on February 27th.

First, it should be noted that the Kings should definitely be adding players at the trading deadline.  They are in the thick of the playoff race and they will need to add some pieces if they want to catch the Chicago Blackhawks and have success in the playoffs once they get in the playoffs.  Anyone who has watched the Kings all season knows that this team needs an infusion of offense if they want to reach the
heights and goals they set at the beginning of the season.

There are several attractive options available to the Los Angeles Kings at this year’s deadline.  Which players would be the right fit for the Kings to make a second half push?  That is the question that the Kings front office will be analyzing in the weeks to come.
Let’s take a look at some of the players that will available and make the most sense for the Kings to acquire in our eyes.

Travis Moen – Montreal Canadiens

The Kings need depth and Moen would provide much needed help for a 3rd and 4th line that sorely need it.  Moen would also bring an intense attitude and dedicated work ethic which are the kinds of guys that can come on your team mid season and contribute right away.  Montreal is in somewhat of a rebuilding process so they probably will not be looking for much in return
for Moen.  Maybe a draft pick and amid-level prospect?  If that is the price tag then an acquisition on Moen is definitely worth it.

Drew Stafford – Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have been a disappointment and Stafford along with some of his other teammates has been the brunt of criticism up in Buffalo.  Are the Sabres fed up enough to let a quality young players like Stafford go?  The Kings have no way of knowing this, but Stafford is more then worth kicking the tires on.  He would be a more long-term option then Moen and may just need a change of scenery to reach his potential.  He would take a more considerable package to acquire and we think that package would be worth the risk.

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina Hurricanes

This is the guy that will directly address the Kings’ offensive woes.  He would likely be a
rental until the end of the year.  He is the type of player you look to acquire when you think your team can make a
serious run in the playoffs and you think he can be a final piece to the puzzle type guy.  He has had 20 plus goals the
past three seasons and will not have a huge price tag attached to him because the Hurricanes know he is likely gone this offseason and will most likely be looking to get anything they can get in return for him.

The stretch run of the season is always an exciting time for hockey fans.  Hopefully the Kings front office makes some moves to put this team into position to make a serious run come playoff time.  The acquisition of all or some of the players above combined with the development of the young players currently on the roster will go a long way to determining success or failure come playoff time.

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