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Los Angeles Kings Lose 3-2 to Arizona Coyotes
January 23rd, 2016 at 11:02 PM
The Los Angeles Kings fell 3-2 to the Arizona Coyotes Saturday night at Gila River Arena. The loss was the Kings second in a row. Shane Doan had a goal and an assist, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Coyotes (23-19-5), who ended a four-game losing streak (0-3-1). Nick Shore and Dustin Brown...

Los Angeles Kings Return Home Tonight
December 22nd, 2015 at 2:46 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held a morning skate at the Toyota Sports Center in preparation for tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks at the STAPLES Center. Dwight King practiced with the team for the second consecutive day but remains on Injured Reserve. "I'm finally coming to the end, which is...

Dwight King Joins His Team During Practice
December 21st, 2015 at 10:01 PM
For the first time in over two weeks, the Los Angeles Kings held practice at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Line rushes were as follows: White: Lucic-Kopitar-Gaborik Blue: Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Red: Lewis-Shore-Brown Green: Mersch-Andreoff-Nolan Yellow: King-Weal Dwight King skated with the Kings on Monday, taking part in his first full-team practice since suffering a broken foot...

Los Angeles Kings Injury and Lineup Update
December 17th, 2015 at 12:28 PM
Los Angeles Kings forward Dwight King (broken foot) has resumed skating at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, and Trevor Lewis (upper-body) traveled on Wednesday to meet the team in Montreal and practiced with them Thursday morning. Both are still on the Kings’ injured reserve list. King suffered a broken foot...

Los Angeles Kings Milan Lucic Finds His Way
November 17th, 2015 at 12:15 PM
The Los Angeles Kings (11-6-0), start a five-game Eastern Conference road trip Tuesday, will have the same lineup that beat the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. That includes left wing Milan Lucic on the line with center Jeff Carter and right wing Tyler Toffoli. Lucic has goals in three of the past...

Los Angeles Kings November 16 Practice Report
November 16th, 2015 at 11:04 AM
The Los Angeles Kings held practice at the Toyota Sports Center Monday at 8:30 a.m. before they began their departure for their five game road trip. The lines and defensive pairings remained the same from Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Defenseman Matt Greene won’t go on the road trip,...

Los Angeles Kings November 1 Practice Report
November 1st, 2015 at 2:32 PM
The Los Angeles Kings recall defenseman Derek Forbort from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League Kings on Sunday, after they assigned him there on Wednesday. Forbort can be assigned to the AHL without having to clear waivers – and the ease of travel between Los Angeles and the Inland...

Jhonas Enroth to Make His Debut Thursday
October 22nd, 2015 at 2:53 PM
Backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth will make his first start for the Los Angeles Kings tonight against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center. "It's special because it's the first game for me here," Enroth said after the Kings' morning skate. "So I'm excited for that. I feel like it's about time....

The Los Angeles Kings Look to not Set a New Record
October 16th, 2015 at 7:23 PM
For the first time since 1969, the Los Angeles Kings have started a season with three consecutive regulation losses. In their 48-year history, the Kings have never had an 0-4 start, and that’s what they will look to avoid tonight when they host the Minnesota Wild at the STAPLES Center. The...

Los Angeles Kings Season Opener Preview
October 7th, 2015 at 4:34 PM
The Los Angeles Kings open their season tonight at the STAPLES Center against the San Jose Sharks. “Good rivalry for a long time,” said head coach Darryl Sutter about opening the season against the Sharks. “If you look at the teams that’ve been really close, both have been really competitive teams...

Los Angeles Kings September 26 Practice Report
September 26th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held practice in color-coordinated five-man groups Saturday afternoon at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Grey: Lucic-Kopitar-Gaborik-Schultz-Ehrhoff Purple: Pearson-Carter-Toffoli-Martinez-Greene White: King-Shore-Brown-Muzzin-Doughty Black: Clifford-Andreoff-Lewis-O’Neill-McNabb-McBain Red: Mersch-Weal-Nolan-Forbort-LoVerde Goalies: Quick, Enroth, Budaj, Berube (Quick left the ice early but nothing to be worried about) The practice was pretty routine battle drills, five-on-zero drills odd-man rushes,...

Los Angeles Kings April 8 Update
April 8th, 2015 at 6:43 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held practice in Calgary this morning in preparation for their game tomorrow against the Calgary Flames. The line rushes and defensive pairings were as follows per Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com: Gaborik – Kopitar – Williams King – Carter – Toffoli Lewis – Stoll – Brown Clifford – Shore – Nolan Pearson...

Los Angeles Kings April 6 Update
April 6th, 2015 at 1:48 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held their morning skate at Rogers arena in preparation for their game tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. ***PHOTO1*** The line rushes were as follows: Gaborik- Kopitar- Williams Kings- Carter- Toffoli Lewis- Stoll- Brown Clifford- Shore- Nolan Pearson (IR)- Richards- Andreoff Defensive pairings were as follows: Muzzin-Doughty Regehr- Martinez McNabb- Greene McBain As you see no changes made to the...

Los Angeles Kings: Just Another Road Trip?
April 6th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
This season has had its ups and downs for the Los Angeles Kings as they find themselves still fighting for a playoff spot, but they still have the time and opportunity to achieve their goals. “It’s in our hands, and that’s how we want it,” center Anze Kopitar said to...

Los Angeles Kings April 4 Update
April 4th, 2015 at 3:42 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held practice at the Toyota Sports Center Saturday morning in preparation for their game tonight against the Colorado Avalanche at the STAPLES Center. The line rushes and defensive pairings were as follows; remain the same as the last few games. Gaborik – Kopitar – Williams King – Carter –...

Mike Richards to Be a Scratch for the First Time in His NHL Career
April 2nd, 2015 at 2:44 PM
With Jarret Stoll returning to the lineup tonight, center Mike Richards is expected to be a healthy scratch for the first time in his long NHL career. Richards was recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL (first time in his career he played for a AHL team) at the start...

Kings Center Jarret Stoll Will Return to the Lineup Tonight
April 2nd, 2015 at 2:23 PM
Los Angeles Kings Jarret Stoll centered the third line at practice yesterday and is returning to the lineup tonight against his former team, The Edmonton Oilers, for the first time since suffering a upper-body injury (head). Stoll sustained his injury from a hit in the third period from Derek Dorsett...

Los Angeles Kings April 2 Update
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:33 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held practice at the Toyota Sports Center this morning, in preparation for their game tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. There wasn’t a change to line rushes and defensive pairings from yesterday. Gaborik – Kopitar – Williams King – Carter – Toffoli Brown – Stoll – Lewis Clifford – Shore – Nolan Pearson...

Los Angeles Kings April 1 Update
April 1st, 2015 at 12:43 PM
The Los Angeles Kings held practice at the Toyota Sports Center on Wednesday after a day off on Tuesday. The line rushes were as follows via color: White: Gaborik-Kopitar-Williams Yellow: King-Carter-Toffoli Green: Lewis-Stoll-Brown Blue: Clifford-Shore-Nolan Purple: Pearson-Richards-Andreoff The defensive pairings were as follows: Muzzin-Doughty Regehr- Martinez McNabb- Greene McBain ***PHOTO1*** Jarret Stoll practiced with the team for the first time since it...

Los Angeles Kings March 30 Update
March 30th, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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...