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Los Angeles Kings Defeat Arizona Coyotes 6-2

February 3rd, 2016 at 1:41 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown scored twice to lead his team to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Tuesday.

“We should play Arizona more often, he would have 70 goals this year,” said Kings head coach Darryl Sutter on brown’s play. “Coming into today’s game three of his five goals were against Arizona. He has five in five, so he is on an 82-goal pace against Arizona.”

The Kings, (31-16-3), defeated the Coyotes in regulation for the first time in five games this season, but had to rally twice in the second period.

Jake Muzzin and Alec Martinez scored power play goals to tie the game 2-2 in the second. Then the Kings scored four goals that the Coyotes did not answer to. Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown scored 12 seconds apart at the end of the second period to give the Kings a 4-2 lead. Then Brown scored again minutes into the third, and Vincent Lecavalier scored a power play goal to give the Kings the 6-2 victory and two points.

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Los Angeles Kings and USHL 2016 Pacific Region Showcase

February 1st, 2016 at 10:07 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings and United States Hockey League announced in a joint release the inaugural 2016 Pacific Region Showcase for March 24-27. The showcase will feature the region’s top 40 players in the 2000, 2001 and 2002 age groups as determined by USHL scouts.

“This is a very important showcase for our league with the hard work of USA Hockey and the growth of hockey in the Pacific Region,” said Director of Player Development and Recruitment Doug Christiansen. “The USHL continues to grow and attract top talent because of players in this region. It’s important for us to have the opportunity to educate young players about the USHL and the options it gives a player and his family.”

The showcase will be held at the Toyota Sports Center El Segundo. It will be operated and coached by NHL alumni, and will give players the opportunity to played in games, skill sessions with a Q&A informational session to learn more about the USHL.

The announcement comes one year after no junior league in the world had more NHL Draft picks. Nearly 20 California natives were named to opening day USHL rosters, including top 2017 NHL Draft prospect Brannon McManus. California also had the third most invitees attend the USHL Combines last season behind only Michigan and Illinois.

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Los Angeles Kings Recall Kyle Clifford

February 1st, 2016 at 12:48 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Kyle Clifford from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League following a conditioning assignment, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Sunday. Clifford had been assigned to Ontario on January 28.

The 6-2, 206-pound native of Ayr, Ontario has appeared in 26 games this season with the Kings, where he has tallied three points (0-3=3) and 28 penalty minutes. He missed 23 games (since Dec. 8, 2015) with an upper-body injury. With the Reign, Clifford played in two games (both wins).

Selected in the second-round (35th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Clifford has appeared in 382 career regular season NHL games, all with the Kings, collecting 66 points (28-38=66) and 511 penalty minutes.

The Kings begin the post-All Star Break in Arizona on Tuesday. The game begins at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West and KABC 790.

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NHL All-Star’s Recieve a Gift They Will not Forget

January 31st, 2016 at 2:03 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Six-year-old Nevan Coburn was a guest of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada on Saturday while visiting the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game locker rooms.
Nevan, received many autographs, but he also gave out a few.

"He said, 'Dad I want to take some cards with me and hand them out to give back to the players,'" his father Derek Coburn said to NHL.com. "… It's absolutely amazing. He got in the dressing room and just froze; he went, 'Dad … look.'

"… Nevan just loves hockey. Loves to play it, loves to watch it. He recognized a bunch of the players too. As they'd walk in, he saw people and he'd just go, 'That's Roberto [Luongo]; that's P.K. Subban; that's 'Schneids.'"

The first player Nevan met was New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider and he took out a Sharpie and his own hockey card.

"I think you forget sometimes that when you were a kid how you felt about the game and what it would mean to meet some of the players," Schneider said to NHL.com. "Now that I'm an adult and having a child of my own you realize how important it is and it just means so much to them, so you try to do whatever you can to give them a memory and an experience that they'll never forget."

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Los Angeles Kings to Host 2017 NHL All-Star Game

January 30th, 2016 at 11:59 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Official Announcement from the Los Angeles Kings:

The Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center will host the 2017 NHL® All-Star Game, it was announced today by the Kings and the National Hockey League in Nashville, site of the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. The game, which takes place next January 29, is the highlight of All-Star Weekend (January 28-29), which also features the popular NHL All-Star Skills Competition(™) and NHL Fan Fair.

Representing the Kings at today announcement, which was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, were Kings Alternate Governor Dan Beckerman, President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille, Chief Operating Officer Kelly Cheeseman, Head Coach Darryl Sutter, goaltender Jonathan Quick and defenseman Drew Doughty. Doughty, Quick and Sutter are participants in tomorrow’s game at Bridgestone Arena which begins at 2 p.m. (PT) and will be broadcast on NBCSN.

“We are thrilled that the Kings and STAPLES Center will host such a fantastic event in 2017 and the weekend will be one of the true highlights of our 50th Anniversary season,” said Beckerman. “We want to thank Commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL for this opportunity – the second NHL All-Star Game to be played at STAPLES Center and the first since our LA LIVE campus opened. We will put forth all of our resources to truly make it a special game and weekend for both the hockey and sports community.”

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