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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."

Kopitar scores OT goal in LA Kings' 2-1 win over Canucks

washingtontimes.com - Dec 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored on a pass from Jeff Carter 2:02 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Drew Doughty scored the tying power-play goal early in the third period for the first-place Kings, who ...

Anze Kopitar "It’s easy to get caught up in that and just say, ‘Well, it’s going to come, it’s going to come,’ Then the next thing you know, there’s a couple of minutes left and you’re really scrambling for it."
Drew Doughty "(Markstrom) played well, He’s a big guy in there, and it’s obviously going to be tough to get pucks across a big guy like that."

Kopitar scores OT goal in LA Kings' 2-1 win over Canucks

bostonherald.com - Dec 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar finally ran out of patience with the Los Angeles Kings' struggles to get a puck past Vancouver's backup goalie.Kopitar scored on a pass from Jeff Carter 2:02 into overtime, and the Kings rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night.

Anze Kopitar "It's easy to get caught up in that and just say, 'Well, it's going to come, it's going to come,' Then the next thing you know, there's a couple of minutes left and you're really scrambling for it."

With his scoring down, Kings' Anze Kopitar still points to the good

latimes.com - Nov 27, 2015

If his scoring chances had dried up, Kings center Anze Kopitar might worry about his paltry production. So far the chances have been there, and so is his optimism. "If the opportunities are coming, I still feel confident about myself that I'm still the same guy and I'm still going to put up numbers,"...

Drew Doughty "I'm not worried about Kopi at all. I know things are going to turn around for him at any point. He's going to start putting more and more pucks in the net and he has still been making great plays, If I want to be on the ice with anyone, I want to be on the ice with Kopi.... He maybe doesn't have the points he usually would, but he's still at the top of his game."
Dustin Brown "I think more recently you've seen him have the puck a lot more along the half-wall, which is a big part of his game, Our power play was really struggling early so it was [defenseman to defenseman], shot, and he doesn't get the touches or some of the looks he normally gets."
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Coach makes a point to praise Kings' road play after shootout loss to Lightning

latimes.com - Nov 26, 2015

One defenseman hobbled through the dressing room with an ice pack on his foot. Another followed him shortly thereafter, displeased about having to ice his sore foot. The Kings' room had the look seen after a hard-fought playoff game. In this case, it was a regular-season game, and ended up a 2-1...

Anze Kopitar "He [Quick] has been great for us the whole year. I'm sure and I'm positive he's going to continue being great for us."

Kopitar and Carter pull double shifts in Kings' 3-2 loss to Detroit

latimes.com - Nov 21, 2015

Confronted by a one-goal deficit heading into the third period, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter opted for the more-more solution. More Anze Kopitar. More Jeff Carter. Sutter leaned on his top two centers, doled out minimal time to his two centers in the bottom six and it nearly worked as the Kings pressed...

Anze Kopitar "Teams nowadays, everybody protects the lead pretty well, You can't be chasing the game."

Anze Kopitar's shootout goal lifts Kings over Flyers, 3-2

latimes.com - Nov 18, 2015

They never could quite embrace overtime and the shootout last season. It was more like a cold, hard shoulder for the Kings and they missed the playoffs because of it. Now they've confronted it, head on, and they've twice won this season in overtime and Tuesday the Kings beat the Philadelphia Flyers...

Drew Doughty "That was pretty crazy. That was a fun game, That was one of his [Quick's] better games this year. There's really nothing new to say about him because he does it all the time."

Kings' Anze Kopitar sits out practice but is said to be fine

latimes.com - Nov 13, 2015

This season isn't even 7 weeks old, yet Kings center Anze Kopitar has been like a hockey piñata, taking his hits and somehow managing to not miss any games. Except when he wasn't practicing Friday, it raised some concern. That, however, doesn't appear to be a dire situation. Kings Assistant General...

Alec Martinez "It's just a mind-set, Oftentimes, special teams are the difference in a hockey game. You look at last night. You've got to bear down, especially on those PKs [penalty kills]. We did a good job of using that as momentum. You talk about a power play, all the time, building momentum but a PK can do the same thing."

Burnside: Team Euro recruiting North American execs

espn.go.com - Nov 11, 2015

Burnside: Team Euro recruiting North American execs

McDonald: Versteeg has experience adapting to new team

espn.go.com - Nov 11, 2015

McDonald: Versteeg has experience adapting to new team

Game blog: Blues end homestand with 3-0 loss to Kings

stltoday.com - Nov 3, 2015

They come up empty vs. Los Angeles, but go 3-1-1 in stretch at Scottrade.

Anze Kopitar "Wow."

Lady Byng finalists: Datsyuk, Hudler, Kopitar

espn.go.com - Apr 21, 2015

Lady Byng finalists: Datsyuk, Hudler, Kopitar

Datsyuk, Hudler, Kopitar finalists for Lady Byng

cbssports.com - Apr 21, 2015

Datsyuk, Hudler, Kopitar finalists for Lady Byng

CM Punk won't stop trolling Kings about missing playoffs

nesn.com - Apr 16, 2015

CM Punk is considered by many, including himself, as the best pro wrestler in the world. He’s also considered a really, really big Chicago Blackhawks fan. The wrestler-turned-UFC fighter is living the dream right now. After a messy divorce from the WWE, Punk is gearing up for his UFC debut later this year. He also gets to spend more time with his wife, former WWE diva AJ Lee, after she retired e

Kings head coach DarrylSutter to cheer on former club in Stanley Cup playoffs [Photos]

calgarysun.com - Apr 10, 2015

Darryl Sutter stood in the bowels of the Saddledome waiting for Bob Hartley.

Jonathan Quick "We still defended it. We defended it for 81 games, We had the expectation of winning the Cup again. That was our expectation (Thursday) morning and all game long. Until they scored the empty-netter, that was our expectation — we're going to get in and we're going to win again. I guess it's just disappointment."
Anze Kopitar "We just didn't play good enough hockey this year, Too much of the inconsistency, four and five game losing streaks, and you can't do that. It's too tough coming down the stretch this time of year to be playing catch up. There's not a long of teams that do it and it didn't work for us."

Flames beat Kings 3-1 to make playoffs; Cup champs out

washingtontimes.com - Apr 10, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Ok, who predicted this: The Calgary Flames are going to the playoffs while the Los Angeles Kings are heading home? Yeah, sure. Jiri Hudler scored twice and added an assist Thursday night as the Flames clinched their first playoff spot in six years with a 3-1 ...

Anze Kopitar "It’s hard to put stuff into words right now. We’re certainly not satisfied and are very disappointed, We just didn’t play good enough hockey this year. Too much inconsistency, four and five-game losing streaks, and you can’t do that. It’s too tough coming down the stretch, this time of year, to be playing catch-up."
Dustin Brown "It’s a big disappointment for our group that expects to be in the playoffs. That’s not an expectation from outside, it’s an expectation from inside,"

Oilers rebound with strong outing against Kings

edmontonjournal.com - Apr 8, 2015

With a playoff spot weighing heavy on the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the scales of justice tipped Tuesday in favour of the Edmonton Oilers after they were crushed last week in Southern California. The Oilers got Tyler Pitlick’s first goal in 2015, two from fellow third-line winger Matt Fraser (who hadn’t scored in 58 days), and goalie Richard Bachman picked up the win in h

Daily Picks: Pens, Sens highlight big Tues. slate

cbssports.com - Apr 7, 2015

Daily Picks: Pens, Sens highlight big Tues. slate

Gallagher: This win was Swede, but Horvat takes the cake

theprovince.com - Apr 7, 2015

On a night when Henrik Sedin made his 700th career assist a work of art by putting a behind-the-back blind pass right onto the stick of his brother and yet another Swede Eddie Lack was outstanding in goal with his mother looking on, you still found yourself learning something about Bo Horvat.

Los Angeles Kings' Three Games in New York Show They're the NHL's Best Team

bleacherreport.com - Mar 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Four days in New York in the spring can be a delightful time. Shopping, sightseeing, a night in the theater district to take in a Broadway show. According to Yelp, there are a few decent restaurants in the area as well. The Los Angeles Kings, however, used four days here to show why they will be the team to beat in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If they get in the playoffs. That's

Marian Gaborik "Everybody knows the importance of these games, We’ve been in this situation before, so everybody gets up for these games. It’s an important road trip. We need to get some points."
Marian Gaborik "We talked about having a good forecheck, We stayed close to each other in the offensive zone. We had little give-and-go plays and were activating our D as well. We managed to put pucks on net and drive to the net. We’ve had trouble scoring goals lately."
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Los Angeles Kings’ playoff hopes rest on Anze Kopitar

washingtonpost.com - Mar 21, 2015

The Los Angeles Kings are one point behind the Calgary Flames for the third spot in the Pacific, but have been plagued by inconsistency all season.L.A. won six straight contests after losing the first two games of the season. Then the Kings sputtered in January, losing eight of 11. An eight-game win streak in February brought them back into the playoff hunt until a three-game skid once agai

Los Angeles Kings Need Anze Kopitar to Grab the Reins

bleacherreport.com - Mar 19, 2015

With a dozen games remaining in their regular season, the Los Angeles Kings sit on the Western Conference’s playoff bubble and need to string together wins soon. Unfortunately, the only consistent trait this team has displayed in 2014-15 is inconsistency. The club’s top forward, Anze Kopitar, has carried the flag in this respect, continually alternating between quiet, messy and stellar

Daily Picks: Kings, Ducks in big Pacific battle

cbssports.com - Mar 18, 2015

Daily Picks: Kings, Ducks in big Pacific battle

Coyotes travel west to take on Los Angeles Kings

azcentral.com - Mar 15, 2015

The Coyotes were limited to one goal for the third straight game Saturday when they were edged 4-1 by the Devils.         

Oliver Ekman-Larsson "Right now we're finding ways to beat ourselves, We have to find ways to win hockey games."

Jamieson: Canucks in tough against Kings team on playoff bubble

theprovince.com - Mar 11, 2015

The Los Angeles Kings feel like they are in danger of missing the playoffs and that’s not a good thing for the Canucks — their opponent on Thursday at Rogers Arena. The temptation is to not pay much attention when a team that is very good — at least on paper — is right there with the Flames for that final playoff spot in the Western Conference and just three points back of

Drew Doughty "The urgency has increased a ton,"
Drew Doughty "We’d like to play with that all season long and obviously we weren’t able to do that. But when we are doing everything we can to win, we’re a good team, so we need to continue to do that."
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The Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Los Angeles Kings

bleacherreport.com - Jan 2, 2015

The Los Angeles Kings sit one point outside of the playoffs as the year 2015 begins. L.A. has had an up-and-down season to this point, with some star players underperforming and others dealing with nagging injuries.  There is no panic and the team can clearly compete with the best in the NHL. This, of course, isn't a new position for the Kings as they won the Stanley Cup with an eighth-place

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Calgary Flames C Joe Colborne climbs back onto scoresheet

calgarysun.com - Jan 1, 2015

The NHL’s holiday break is supposed to offer a brief reprieve from trash-talk.

Daily Picks: Panthers look to stay hot vs. Habs

cbssports.com - Dec 30, 2014

Daily Picks: Panthers look to stay hot vs. Habs

NHL sees record revenue thanks to six outdoor games

latimes.com - Dec 26, 2014

Hockey, 2014, in review:

Stanley Cup-winning strength coach found way back home to Calgary Flames

calgarysun.com - Dec 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Ryan van Asten doesn’t have to be daydreaming to imagine what it would be like to bring the Stanley Cup to Southern Alberta.

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