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Robyn Regehr Has Been Nominated for the Masterton Trophy

March 31st, 2015 at 9:21 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings defenseman, Robyn Regehr is the Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association’s nominee for the 2015 Masterton Trophy.

The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to a player who “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The winner will be selected in a poll of all chapters of the PWHA at the end of the season.

Honoring the late Bill Masterton, the former Minnesota North Star who died on January 15, 1968 from an on-ice injury, the Masterton Trophy has been awarded every year since then.

Previous Kings to have won the Trophy are, Dave Taylor (1991), Bob Bourne (1988) and Butch Goring (1978). Last season Willie Mitchell was nominated but did not win, and in 2013 it was Jonathan Bernier.

From the Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association:

Regehr is an old-school, stay-at-home defenseman who has been the glue of the Kings’ defense corps in many ways this season while Slava Voynov has served a league-imposed suspension and Alec Martinez missed time because of a concussion. The oldest player on the team at 35, Regehr has been poised under pressure and remains a physical force, averaging more than three hits per game and more than 20 minutes’ ice time per game. Whether paired with the adventurous Drew Doughty or another offense-minded defenseman, Regehr has persevered through his own injuries to lead by example.

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Los Angeles Kings Defenseman Andrej Sekera Suffers a Lower Body Injury

March 31st, 2015 at 12:26 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered a lower-body injury during the Kings’ 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night at the United Center.

Sekera, who was not using crutches after the game, told the media that he will be evaluated further when the team arrives in Los Angeles and see a doctor on Tuesday.

Per Sekera, the injury occurred late in the second period.

“He fell on my leg, and I felt something went wrong, and that was the night for me,” said Sekera.

Sekera was acquired to the Kings from the Carolina Hurricanes on February 25 in exchange for a conditional first round draft pick and defensive prospect Roland McKeown.

Since being acquired Sekera has appeared in 16 games with the Kings recording one goal, three assists, and a plus-five rating.

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Los Angeles Kings Fell 4-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks

March 30th, 2015 at 9:18 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings fell 4-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center Monday night, losing their second straight game.

The Kings returned to Chicago for the first time since the 2014 Western Conference Final’s Game 7.

With the loss the Kings record fell to 37-25-14, failing to hold onto the third place in the Pacific Division and second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

At 5:31 in the first period, Bryan Bickell gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. The Blackhawks out shot the Kings in the first period, dominating the game but at 19:28 Jake Muzzin scored the Kings one and only goal of the game. The assists were credited to Trevor Lewis and Nick Shore.

In the second period the game got more physical as Drew Doughty and Kyle Clifford sandwiched Brandon Saad, who did not return to the game. Then Duncan Keith scored a power play goal and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored an unassisted goal to end the period 3-1 in the Blackhawks favor.

At 13:01 in the third period Marian Hossa scored an unassisted goal to secure the Blackhawks 4-1 victory.

Los Angeles- Chicago

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Darryl Sutter’s Son Chris, Turns 22-Years Old Today

March 30th, 2015 at 2:01 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

When speaking to the media after or before games Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter doesn’t give them much. But, when speaking about his son Chris Sutter, he is surged and can go on endlessly.

Chris, who turns 22 years-old today, is a huge Kings fans, and Kings fans love him in return. Every time he comes on the jumbotron and dances with pure joy at the STAPLES Center the crowd cheers. He high-fives the media and players after the games, plays the guitar, and sometimes plays it in church. Sutter is very proud of his son.

Chris has down syndrome but when he was born doctors told Sutter and his wife Wanda that he would be deaf and blind. He had heart surgery at 14 days old. At the time Sutter was the coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and took time off to be there and take better care for his infant son.

Sutter is one of seven brothers and was raised to be a tight close family that’s there for each other, help others, respectful and still allows their kids to grown and take big steps in life.

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Los Angeles Kings March 30 Update

March 30th, 2015 at 1:08 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings held an optional skate at United Center this morning in preparation for their game tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

“We’ve played Chicago twice this year,” said head coach Darryl Sutter about returning to Chicago for the first time since last year’s race. “They kicked our ass the first game, 4-1, and we had a really strong game the first game after the All-Star Break, so coming back here is not relevant. It’s the third time we’ve played ‘em. We know what kind of hockey club they are and the respect that we have for each other.”

There was a full house at practice, even though the option was given to provide extra rest for those who need it. No changes to the lineup are expected.

Both goalies took part in the skate, and Jonathan Quick is expected to start after having left the ice first.

“I think he’s shown that in the playoffs the last three years,” said Sutter about Quick to the media after practice, “the importance of – it’s not ‘durability,’ but ‘succeeding.’ I think he’s shown that. If you, again, go back to where we were at the All-Star Break, and we made that decision that we were going to ride him, I don’t think he played like we know he can, and we were going to play him. That’s what we’ve done, and it’s given us a chance to make the playoffs.”

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