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No one was safe in Kings’ wild comeback against Ducks
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In the case of the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-3 OT win against the Anaheim Ducks, even M. Night Shyamalan would agree that these teams threw out an almost incomprehensible wave of swerves. Mere hours after learning that captain Ryan Getzlaf will miss two months thanks to the unlucky bounce of a puck, the Ducks showed […]

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L.A. Kings off to hot start
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In a sprawling interview with The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun (sub required), former Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi notes that he predicted a hot start for his old team. This post takes a look at 1) the factors playing into such a hot start and 2) what might continue versus what should change. With a […]

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Tarasenko, Schwartz send Blues to 4-2 win over Kings
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Five days after his first child was born, St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson left the rink with a special present for his daughter. ''I've got the puck,'' Gunnarsson said after scoring the game-winning goal Monday night in a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz each had a goal […]

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Toffoli beats OT buzzer to lift Kings past Bruins, 2-1
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Tyler Toffoli simply had one of the most improbable game-winning goals. Toffoli scored off a faceoff – his second goal of the game – just before time expired in overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. With 0.9 seconds left and the puck dropped for […]

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Charlie McAvoy continues striving to be just like Drew Doughty
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When 19-year-old Charlie McAvoy suits up for Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Kings, he'll be meeting head-to-head for the first time with one of the NHL stars he models his game after in Kings defenseman and Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty. McAvoy has a goal and seven points in eight games this season, […]

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Habs face Rangers in battle of original six strugglers
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After getting five goals in a game for the first time this season, the Montreal Canadiens had momentum going into Thursday's game, but instead wound up on the wrong side of a 4-0 shutout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. On Saturday evening at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens (2-7-1) will take on another struggling […]

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Quick gets 46th career shutout, Kings beat Canadiens 4-0
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Jonathan Quick used a milestone night to get another shutout and another win for the Los Angeles Kings. Quick stopped 40 shots for his 46th career shutout in his 500th career game, Adrian Kempe and Tyler Toffoli scored 11 seconds apart in the first period and the Kings beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Thursday […]

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Kempe's shootout goal lifts Kings over Senators
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Mike Condon was frustrated with himself post-game after a late blunder forced extra time. The Senators goaltender gave the puck away behind his net with Ottawa ahead 2-1 in the third period, allowing Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe to score the tying goal. Kempe also scored the shootout winner as the Kings edged Ottawa […]

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Kings place Carter on injured reserve
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Just a few days after undergoing surgery, L.A. Kings forward Jeff Carter has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 18. The 32-year-old Carter was cut by the skate of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry during last Wednesday’s game

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Confusion reigns after Jonathan Quick concussion protocol episode
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The end of the first period in Monday’s Maple Leafs-Kings game brought us a big moment of confusion involving LA goaltender Jonathan Quick. Play resumed for another 109 seconds before officials notified the Kings that the goaltender needed to leave the game after the independent concussion spotters called in a mandatory evaluation. Kings head coach […]

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The Buzzer: Kopitar keeps Kings rolling; O’Reilly gives Sabres OT win
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Player of the night: Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings. The Los Angeles Kings continued their impressive start on Saturday night with a 6-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, improving their record to a league-best 6-0-1 through their first seven games. Anze Kopitar was the star of the night as he finished with two goals, an […]

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Kings F Jeff Carter out indefinitely after leg cut
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Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a cut on his left leg. Carter was hurt on a hit by Jeff Petry during the Kings' 5-1 victory over Montreal on Wednesday night to extend the best start in franchise history (5-0-1). Petry's skate came off the ice and […]

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