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Kings make a statement in Columbus

latimes.com - Dec 9, 2015

There are often four or five identifiable games that help shape the narrative of a hockey season. Tuesday night's game seemed to be one of those for the Kings, at least upon further review, after they had some time to mull their impressive come-from-behind 3-2 overtime victory against the Columbus...

Anze Kopitar "It would have been easy to say, ‘Oh it was the third game in four nights,’ We had a bunch of excuses laid out for us on the table. Last night, it seemed we weren’t going to take no for an answer."

Ramblings: NHL drug testing must be fixed

espn.go.com - Dec 9, 2015

Ramblings: NHL drug testing must be fixed

Martinez lifts Kings to Blue Jackets in OT

washingtontimes.com - Dec 9, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Kings felt they should have been ahead after the first and second periods. All that matters is they were at the end. Alec Martinez had an assist on the tying goal and then scored the winner at 4:33 of overtime to rally Los Angeles to ...

john tortorella "I’ll tell you what impact Bob had on the game, We don’t have a chance. I mean we’re not even close if it isn’t for Bob. We’re down four or five goals going into that third period if we don’t have Bob."
Alec Martinez "Brownie just kept holding on to that puck, cutting back tiring the other guys out and slipped it to down to Shorsey, Shorsey made a good look at the net to get that D-man to bite a bit and slid it over to be. I just ended up being in the right spot."
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Alec Martinez gives the Kings a bump with overtime goal in 3-2 win over Blue Jackets

latimes.com - Dec 9, 2015

There can only be one thing — well, two — when defenseman Alec Martinez and left wing Milan Lucic are in close proximity after a Kings victory. Two experienced professional hockey players morph into giddy kids. "Two chest bumps for two points," Martinez said. The Kings pulled off a come-from-behind...

Jeff Carter "It's been long enough, I'm past all that. Big goal and a big character win. It's a long trip and we went into the game as a mind-set of a one-game road trip."
Jeff Carter "He [Martinez] got blocked a couple of times and he was just trying to get it through, I just slid into some open space and Looch [Lucic] made a great play of getting the rebound and sliding it right over to me. I didn't get a lot on it because it was kind of in a weird place."
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Jackets' Tortorella 'embarrassed' by team's play

cbssports.com - Dec 9, 2015

Jackets' Tortorella 'embarrassed' by team's play

john tortorella "We had no forecheck tonight. [Jonathan] Quick made a lot of good plays as far as coming out and fiedling the puck. We were a ... uh ... I don't know. I don't have a word to describe us tonight,"
john tortorella "It just knocks me back because of how well we played in Philly. I don't know what happens to us in our home building, but that was men against boys tonight. We should be embarrassed. I am. I am. Obviously I am not doing a good enough job to get the team ready in these type of situations. I am totally embarrassed by the way we played."

Martinez lifts Kings to Blue Jackets in OT

bostonherald.com - Dec 8, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Kings felt they should have been ahead after the first and second periods. All that matters is they were at the end.Alec Martinez had an assist on the tying goal and then scored the winner at 4:33 of overtime to rally Los Angeles to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.It was a gritty performance by the big and fast Kings despite being down 2-0 in th

john tortorella "I'll tell you what impact Bob had on the game, We don't have a chance. I mean we're not even close if it isn't for Bob. We're down four or five goals going into that third period if we don't have Bob."
Alec Martinez "Brownie just kept holding on to that puck, cutting back tiring the other guys out and slipped it to down to Shorsey, Shorsey made a good look at the net to get that D-man to bite a bit and slid it over to be. I just ended up being in the right spot."
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Kings' pregame report: Trevor Lewis out for Blue Jackets game; talks with Anze Kopitar progressing

latimes.com - Dec 8, 2015

What did we learn from the Kings’ morning skate? Plenty. The takeaways are supposed to come after the game, but why not ponder a few offerings before the L.A.-Columbus Blue Jackets contest, which is here Tuesday night. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi is with the team at the start of this six-game...

The Kings are in Columbus, which can mean only one thing: Boos for Jeff Carter

latimes.com - Dec 7, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Things you can count on during a Kings trip here: •Center Jeff Carter getting booed. Yes, still. Even though his Blue Jackets tenure was more like a walk-on role, wrapping when he was traded to the Kings in 2012, during his only season with Columbus. •Then there's the cannon at...

Anze Kopitar "It's not going to change a whole lot, We all know what we've got to do on the road to be successful. Obviously on the road you don't get the last changes and the matchup you want. The onus is on the guys to go out and compete and outplay the guy across from you."

What we learned in the NHL last week

latimes.com - Dec 7, 2015

Lessons from the last week of NHL play: • It's time for East-based awards voters to stay up late to see why Drew Doughty of the Kings deserves the Norris Trophy, given to the league's top defenseman. Doughty keeps the "defense" in defenseman, which should count more than it has in recent seasons....

Condom measure opponents fined for taking donations from foreign interests

latimes.com - Dec 7, 2015

Opponents of a Los Angeles ballot measure that required adult-film actors to wear condoms while working have agreed to pay $61,500 in fines for campaign finance violations that included hiding major funding from foreign interests, the state ethics agency said Monday. The fines are proposed against...

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McNabb scores tiebreaking goal, Kings beat Lightning 3-1

washingtontimes.com - Dec 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings are hitting the road for the holidays, playing 10 of their next 11 games away from Staples Center. If they can bring their home brilliance with them, it won't be much of a problem. Andy Andreoff, Brayden McNabb and Milan Lucic scored ...

Jonathan Quick "We’re finding ways to win, I know coming back and looking at this homestand, it was four really good hockey teams. All four were playoff teams and we weren’t, so you’ve got something to prove against those types of teams."
Anze Kopitar "We came right back and scored again, so the response to adversity is very positive,"

Kings' Milan Lucic keeps the goals coming, scoring his 10th in 3-1 win over Lightning

latimes.com - Dec 7, 2015

Yes, you can say with assurance that Kings left wing Milan Lucic is ahead of schedule.Miles ahead, in fact.Lucic scored his 10th goal of the season and third in the last two days, helping lead the Kings to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night at Staples Center.Last season,...

Anze Kopitar "Well, it's like a broken tape, Everybody's talking about it. But he's been great for us the past seven years here. There's really nothing new to say."

Leafs' Bernier full of confidence after two shutouts with Marlies

torontosun.com - Dec 6, 2015

Jonathan Bernier came to the Marlies for a shot of confidence.

Jonathan Bernier "He’s brought happiness, spread some laughter throughout the team,"
Jonathan Bernier "Sometimes when you get uptight, you stop talking, But talking is how you stay in the game. The last two games, the guys played tremendous, back-checked hard."

Defensemen go on the offense in Kings' 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh

latimes.com - Dec 5, 2015

It's not every day the Kings get goals from three defensemen in one game, even though their defense corps ranks among the NHL's most mobile and creative. Before Drew Doughty, Christian Ehrhoff and Jake Muzzin each contributed a goal to the Kings' 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday...

Jonathan Quick "I think we gave up a little too much tonight. Even though the shots might not have been lots, they had a lot of Grade A chances,"
Jonathan Quick "But we ended up scoring one more goal than them and that's what we needed."
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Muzzin leads Kings past Penguins 5-3 for 3rd straight win

washingtontimes.com - Dec 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drew Doughty is the only Los Angeles Kings defenseman with much of a reputation around the NHL. His fellow blue-liners showed they're also worth watching during a remarkable second period against Pittsburgh. Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists during the Kings' four-goal second and ...

Sidney Crosby "You expect good starts from (the Kings), You expect them to be physical. I just thought it took us a while to get our feet under us and get the compete mentality that you need against a physical team like that. We got to it eventually, but it wasn’t something that we established early on. It was too little, too late."

Kings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3

latimes.com - Dec 5, 2015

The Kings' defense corps grabbed the offensive spotlight Saturday, scoring three of the team’s goals in a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an afternoon game played at Staples Center. Jake Muzzin tied a career mark with three points, on a goal and two assists, and Drew Doughty and Christian...

Los Angeles Kings’ Toffoli off to a strong start

yardbarker.com - Dec 5, 2015

Tyler Toffoli during the Los Angeles Kings game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 25. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Kings have one thing on their mind this season like all other teams: get to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the Kings though, that goal is even more important as they missed the playoffs last year. This came as a surprise to most as they had just

The Top Storylines of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

bleacherreport.com - Dec 5, 2015

Time flies when you're having fun. As the whirlwind of the holiday season kicks into high gear, we're already one-third of the way through the 2015-16 NHL season. So far, we've seen a campaign with plenty of competition on just about every plane. The battle for regular-season supremacy is wide open, which should make for a very competitive playoff season, and plenty of candidates are fighting it o

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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier notches shutout with Marlies [Video]

edmontonsun.com - Dec 5, 2015

There might have been a dinner tab or two picked up in advance as incentive and perhaps a cold beverage in their future from an NHL goalie who for one night, anyway, rediscovered his game.

Jonathan Bernier "Guys are pretty supportive here and know what I’ve been going through, so it was nice to get a win,"
Jonathan Bernier "Sometimes it’s hard when you don’t play. I think I did (lose conficence) a little bit"
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Muzzin leads Kings past Penguins 5-3 for 3rd straight win

bostonherald.com - Dec 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty is the only Los Angeles Kings defenseman with much of a reputation around the NHL. His fellow blue-liners showed they're also worth watching during a remarkable second period against Pittsburgh.Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists during the Kings' four-goal second and Los Angeles held off the Penguins 5-3 Saturday for its third consecutive victory.Defensemen Christi

Sidney Crosby "You expect good starts from (the Kings), You expect them to be physical. I just thought it took us a while to get our feet under us and get the compete mentality that you need against a physical team like that. We got to it eventually, but it wasn't something that we established early on. It was too little, too late."

Leafs Locker: Amerks up first for Bernier

torontosun.com - Dec 3, 2015

Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters in Toronto on Thursday that goaltender Jonathan Bernier would get right to work on his conditioning stint Friday in Rochester against the Americans.

mike babcock "Watching their video, they’ve bought in (to Mike Babcock) right now, There are similarities in what we’ve seen with Detroit. He’s obviously got their attention and they’re seeing results. In 10 of their past 15 games, they have points."
James Reimer "Anyone who lives on the Prairies knows six or seven hours’ drive is run of the mill, But it will be good to have them here watching. I’m blessed to have a family that takes the time to do it."

Every NHL Team's Most Pleasant Surprise so Far in 2015-16

bleacherreport.com - Dec 3, 2015

One of the best qualities of sport is the way it can catch even a dedicated observer by surprise.  Some of the best individual stories out there are examples of individuals working hard and surpassing expectations. From unknown prospects coming out of nowhere to make teams to old warhorses defying Father Time, the first third of the 2015-16 NHL season has been full of surprisingly good perfor

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Leafs prospects can go to world juniors

torontosun.com - Dec 3, 2015

European news outlets have reported that the Leafs are obliged to release young Marlies stars William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen for the world junior tournament in Helsinki starting later this month, to play for Sweden and Finland respectively. The Leafs haven't announced it, but the move would be fine with Mike Babcock, who coached Canada to gol

Capitals piece together clues about ‘Mr. Game 7’

washingtonpost.com - Dec 2, 2015

There is more to new winger Justin Williams than his clutch playoff performances.

Karl Alzner "He’s ‘Mr. Crossword’ is what he is,"
Justin Williams "The less thinking you can do on the ice and the more reacting, the better you’re going to be, me especially, I’m an instinctual player. If my brain is kind of configured the way I need it to be, then I’m better than not."
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Canucks lose Brandon Sutter for four to six weeks

blogs.vancouversun.com - Dec 2, 2015

The Vancouver Canucks, coming off yet another overtime loss on Tuesday night, delivered some more unwelcomed news to their fans today when they announced centre Brandon Sutter will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks.

Defensive player of the month: Drew Doughty

espn.go.com - Dec 2, 2015

Defensive player of the month: Drew Doughty

Canucks Post Game: Another overtime odyssey, making his Markstrom, brain-cramp breakdown

blogs.theprovince.com - Dec 2, 2015

Notes and quotes after the Canucks showed they have some heart, some backbone and more than just a back-up goalie in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Kings on Tuesday.

The Provies: Markstrom gets good, Willie gets mad and the PK gets ugly

blogs.theprovince.com - Dec 2, 2015

This was Jacob Markstrom’s coming out party. His welcome to Vancouver moment. Sorry, we can’t control what’s going to happen next.

Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar lead Kings to 2-1 overtime win over Canucks

latimes.com - Dec 2, 2015

Every time the Kings have needed something more from Drew Doughty — minutes, offense, leadership — the gifted defenseman has delivered. Needing a power-play goal Tuesday to pull even with the Vancouver Canucks, the Kings again turned to Doughty and got what they wanted — a game-tying goal that...

Drew Doughty "I don't know what it is, I just enjoy coming to work every day and doing everything I can to help my team win. And if the coaches are going to need different things from me on different nights in different years I've got to be ready for all those opportunities, and when they come my way I have give 100% of my ability."
Anze Kopitar "When I turned around, I saw that the pass wasn't quite on the tape and that Carts has a really good chance to grab it and then I just turned right into it, He made a really nice play and I just wanted to get it off as quick as I could. ... I just wanted to get the leverage in there. Sometimes in overtime the puck likes to jump and I wanted to make sure I really hit it solid."
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Canucks suffer another OT loss after third-period collapse versus Kings

vancouversun.com - Dec 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- It went to overtime, so you know how this story ends.

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