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Kings End Roadtrip with 2-1 Loss in a Shootout

November 25th, 2015 at 9:07 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings fell 2-1 in a shootout against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Wednesday night.

The game was scoreless up until the third period.

At 5:57 in the third, Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning to put them ahead 1-0. At 14:37 Milan Lucic tied the score for the Kings. The assists on Lucic’s goal were credited to his line mates Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter.

The game headed to overtime then a shootout, where the Lightning’s Valtteri Filppula scored the deciding goal.

Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings making 29 saves and Ben Bishop was in goal for the Lightning making 37 saves.

“[Bishop] played well. He’s a big body, he stood his ground [and] didn’t give the shooters a lot of net to shoot at,” Lucic said to “Made some good post-to-post saves, and that’s why he’s one of the premier goalies in the League. But no matter how good the goalies play, you have to try to find a way to get a few past them.”

The Kings, now 13-8-1, were 2-2-1 on their five-game road trip.

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Los Angeles Kings Win 3-1 Against the Florida Panthers

November 23rd, 2015 at 7:38 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings had a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center Monday night. They swept the season series against the Panthers.

Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings makings 33 saves and earning his 10th win of the season.

Tyler Toffoli, Alec Martinez and Marian Gaborik scored a goal each in the team’s victory. The Kings are now 13-8-0 on the season.

Toffoli put the Kings ahead 1-0 at 7:47 in the first period.

Goalie Al Montoya made his first start for the Panthers since Nov. 5 but left midway through the first period after sustaining what is said to be a head injury.

Montoya was injured when he collided with Kings forward Nick Shore after stopping Dustin Brown’s wrist shot on a 2-on-1. Shore’s shoulder appeared to hit Montoya’s head when he dived headfirst to try to get the loose puck through off a rebound.

The puck went into the net on the play, but the goal was disallowed after it was ruled that Shore interfered with Montoya before the puck crossed the goal line. The Kings challenged the ruling, but the call stood after video review.

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Los Angeles Kings Lose Second Game in a Row

November 22nd, 2015 at 8:28 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings fell 4-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC arena on Sunday.

The Kings (12-8-0) lost their second straight game for the first time since losing the first three games of the season.

The Hurricanes had a 3-0 lead up until 13:02 in the second period, where Kings captain Dustin Brown was awarded a penalty shot and scored.

“That’s a move I’ve done,” said Brown after game about scoring on the penalty shot. “We always talk about the goalies before the game. That’s probably a move I’ve used… it worked quite a bit right when the shootouts were implemented, that was my move. I hadn’t used it in a while. I’ve been shooting. On the penalty shot, I just tried to switch it up.”

A minute late Anze Kopitar scored, unassisted, to make the Kings deficit one.

The Kings gave the Hurricanes six power play opportunities in the game and Justin Faulk scored at 17:46 in the second to record his second power play goal of the night for the Hurricanes.

“Generally if you give a team a 5-on-3, they’re going to score,” Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said. “A couple of faceoff goals, a couple penalties. (That’s) the difference in the game.”

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Los Angeles Kings Fall 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings

November 20th, 2015 at 10:40 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings fell 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Lewis Arena Friday night.

Jeff Carter scored twice and Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves For the Kings who are now 12-7-0 on the season.

"I think it was a good road game for us. We had chances to get another goal. It could've gone either way," said Enroth, who lost for the first time in four decisions this season.

Tomas Tatar scored a power play goal for the Red Wings in the first period to give them a 1-0 lead. Two minutes later Carter tied the game with a shorthanded goal. Drew Doughty was in the penalty box for tripping and Carter had a breakaway scoring a backhander past Petr Mrazek, who made 35 saves for the Red Wings.

In the second period Mike Green and Dylan Larkin gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead.

"You give any team a 3-1 lead, it's going to be tough to come back in today's NHL," defenseman Jake Muzzin said.

Carter's second of the game pulled the Kings back, with a one goal deficit. He fired a wrist shot from the right circle that deflected into the net off Mrazek's glove at 10:43, recording his ninth goal of the season.

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Patrik Bartosak Suspended by the Kings

November 19th, 2015 at 1:23 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect, Patrik Bartosak is facing 12 “domestic-related charges,” including a felony second degree assault charge, seven domestic simple assault charges, and three criminal threatening charges, following an alleged violent altercation with his girlfriend on Monday, according to a report in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

According to the Union Leader, Bartosak is free on $10,000 cash/surety bond.

A hearing is set for Dec. 16, when a judge will hear evidence and decide if there is probable cause to bind Bartosak over to the Hillsborough County Superior Court North for possible indictment. Trial on the assault, threatening and stalking misdemeanors was set for Jan. 28, 2016 Union Leader.

The Kings released a statement Tuesday afternoon that read, “This is a very serious matter and these allegations represent a type of behavior we do not stand for. We will continue to gather information and comment further when appropriate.”

Patrik Bartosak was suspended by the Kings the following day (Wednesday).

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