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Los Angeles Kings: Jake Muzzin Talks About Returning to the Lineup

October 25th, 2014 at 7:42 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin returned to the line-up on Thursday night, after having missed six games since the start of the season. His injury was undisclosed.

“I thought it was a great game,” he said to Jon Rosen of lakingsinisder.com. “I’ve got to work a little better on some of the rush and gaps, but other than that I thought it was a pretty solid game to get back into it and play.”

Muzzin registered one shot on goal, one hit, one blocked shot and recorded a 20:20 ice time on Thursday. Of the 20:20 ice time he spent 3:57 on special teams.

He said his first shift after returning from an injury was crucial. “To make a play, take a hit, to do something productive anyways. It was good. It was good to get that one out of the way and do something with it.”

Muzzin said he was a little nervous the first time he was on the power play this year, “I don’t know why, but it was fine. Once you make a play, like I said, just get into the game then everything comes back to you like normal.”

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Los Angeles Kings: Saturday Morning Practice

October 25th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

After a day off on Friday, the Los Angeles Kings returned to Toyota Sports Center for practice Saturday morning.

Saturday’s practice proceeds as a game day practice, due to Sunday’s game having a 1:00 p.m. start time.

The line rushes were as follows:

Kings-Kopitar-Borwn
Pearson-Carter-Toffoli
Andreoff-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Ricahrds-Nolan

Muzzin-Doughty
Regehr-Martinez
McNabb-Greene

Quick
Jones

Jonathan Quick left the ice first, indicating he will be the starting goaltender tomorrow.

Marian Gaborik skated for the first time since his injury (muscle related). He took the ice as the teams practice concluded.

He appeared in only three regular season games before his injury, logging an assist and three shots.

Gaborik spoke to Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com about his injury after practice as feeling something pop, “I finished the game, but I just couldn’t do anything out there.”

He also discussed his rehabilitation methods, “I’m just staying on top of conditioning whether it’s the bike or arc machine. And doing stuff in the gym, strength and a lot of core stuff, a lot of rotations and everything to strengthen that area and to progress on the ice.”

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The Los Angeles Kings Get Their Names on the Stanley Cup Once Again

October 24th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The 2014 Stanley Cup Champions officially have their names engraved on the Cup.

The Cup arrived in Quebec last week to begin the engraving process and is now completed.

The Los Angeles King's names will be on the Cup for approximately 50 years until the ring their names are engraved on comes off and goes into the Hockey Hall of Fame forever.

According to LA Kings PR, the reason the Cup wasn’t engraved before the season opener was due to scheduling challenges over the summer based on some of the timing and location of the requests, “The hockey club internally made the decision to petition the NHL to have the Cup engraved after the Home Opener. The NHL agreed to the request but neither party took the decision lightly due to the respect they have for the history and the traditions of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Stanley Cup.”

Here is the list of the 52 names that are on the Cup. When the Kings won in 2012, there were 53 names engraved.

Owners, Coaching Staff, Management:

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Jonathan Quick Sets a Franchise Record

October 24th, 2014 at 1:58 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Jonathan Quick got his 33rd career shutout last night, surpassing Rogie Vachon to become the all-time franchise leader. Quick tied Vachon's record 32 shutouts a week ago before passing it against the Sabres. Quick made 29 saves to earn the milestone shutout.

“Without a doubt it’s special,” said Quick. “Especially a shutout. It takes 20 men to do that, to shut a team out for 60 minutes, so I’m very grateful for my teammates over the years. It’s over now, we’ll keep playing, we got a game in a couple days here.”

Quick, 28, has also tied Vachon’s record for goals against average (2.24) in the 2010-11 season, then broke his own record with 1.95 goals-against average in the 2011-12 season. In the 2013-14 season, Quick broke Vachon’s record for all-time career wins with 176.

He also holds the Kings' all-time record for games played in the playoffs, wins in the playoffs, and playoff shutouts.

Anze Kopitar spoke about his teams goaltender’s milestone, “It really is nothing new, the same old thing over and over again. He’s just solid back there. We try to help him out as much as we can. When breakdowns do happen, he’s back there and he’s saved our butts a bunch of times already. I’m sure he’ll continue doing that.”

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Los Angeles Kings Get a 2-0 Victory Over the Buffalo Sabres

October 24th, 2014 at 1:41 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The evening started off with a moment of silence for the Canadian soldier who passed away during the shooting at the Parliament Hill on Wednesday.

However, the evening concluded with the Los Angeles Kings fifth straight victory, a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres at the STAPLES Center.

Jonathan Quick got his 33rd career shutout, surpassing Rogie Vachon (32) to become the all-time franchise leader. Quick made 29 saves to earn the milestone shutout.

“Without a doubt it’s special,” said Quick. “Especially a shutout. It takes 20 men to do that, to shut a team out for 60 minutes, so I’m very grateful for my teammates over the years. It’s over now, we’ll keep playing, we got a game in a couple days here.”

The first goal of the night was a power play goal from Jeff Carter, who recorded his 100th career point in a Kings uniform. Carter’s goal occurred 36 seconds into the first period, making it the fastest Kings goal this season.

The second goal of the night also occurred on the power play during the second period by Anze Kopitar.

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