Kings Rumors & News

  • LA Kings Activate Jonathan Quick from Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have activated goaltender Jonathan Quick from injured reserve and forward Jordan Nolan, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 6-1, 218-pound native of Milford, Conn. suffered a lower-body injury in the Kings first game of the season, Oct. 12 at San..." February 25

  • Bruins continue to roll under Cassidy with win in L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Bruins continue to ride the feel-good wave of a midseason coaching change that appears to have salvaged the season. With a new voice in the room guiding them, they gained two points with a performance from an unexpected source against a team whose postseason hopes are..." February 24

  • What is wrong with the Kings?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The first year of Anze Kopitar‘s $80 million contract extension may end up being the worst year of his NHL career. In a full 82-game season, the 29-year-old center has never put up fewer than 61 points. But with just six goals and 27 assists in 54 games, the reigning Selke Trophy recipient is..." February 24

  • Budaj helps Kings top Avalanche to snap 3-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Peter Budaj has found a groove again -- and some luck. Budaj stopped 24 shots and got some fortunate bounces against his former team as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Tuesday night. Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis had goals to help Budaj win for the..." February 22

  • Kings G Quick targeting March return

    TSN "Jonathan Quick took part in practice on Tuesday and is closing in on a return from the groin injury which has limited him to just one period this season. According to Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West, Quick is not yet occupying a net of his own in practice but remains on target to return in..." February 22

  • Darryl Sutter ties Andy Murray for most wins with Kings

    Fanrag Sports "Late in his sixth season as the Los Angeles Kings’ coach, Darryl Sutter achieved a milestone on Tuesday night. By virtue of the Kings beating the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in Denver, Sutter matched Andy Murray for the most wins by a coach in franchise history, with 215. He wasn’t too into..." February 22

  • Gibson, Manson carry Ducks to 1-0 win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In less than 36 hours, the Anaheim Ducks transformed internal conflict into group coherence and victory. John Gibson stopped 24 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and Josh Manson scored the only goal in the Ducks' 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night..." February 20

  • Barkov, Huberdeau help Panthers win fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES --With Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau returning to a struggling lineup, the Florida Panthers could prove to be a very dangerous postseason opponent. The young centers' performance against the Los Angeles Kings continued their late season run up the Eastern Conference..." February 19

  • Coyotes defeat rusty Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings were well aware of the trend that has developed among NHL teams coming off their league-mandated week off from practice and play. The Coyotes wanted to take advantage of any rust that developed on the Kings while the Los Angeles..." February 17

  • Capitals acquire Gilbert from Kings

    Sportsnet "The deep just got deeper. The Washington Capitals, who lead the NHL standings, acquired veteran defenceman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2017. Gilbert will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey..." February 15

  • Kings place Setoguchi on waivers

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Los Angeles Kings have placed right-winger Devin Setoguchi on waivers. With the Kings electing to place the veteran forward on waivers before the start of the new week, Setoguchi may now find his way to sixth NHL..." February 12

  • Carter scores 2 as Kings rout Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Kings are back in black. They wore back while the Panthers had white jerseys at home for the first time in years. But it was much more than jerseys -- it was about the Kings? offense getting back on the positive side of the ledger after a mini-slump...." February 09

  • Kucherov helps Lightning, Bishop blank Kings

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop posted his first shutout of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning won back-to-back games for the first time since before Christmas with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay (24-24-6) opened the night tied for last..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Aho, Granlund, Budaj named NHL's weekly 3 stars

    NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho, Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Peter Budaj have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 5. FIRST STAR - SEBASTIAN AHO, RW, CAROLINA HURRICANES Aho tied for the League lead with four..." February 06

  • Capitals blank Kings to maintain home success

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Kings came into Sunday's game playing some of their best hockey of the season, using suffocating defense and great goaltending to put together a five-game winning streak. The Washington Capitals made them look like cellar dwellers. Washington put on an..." February 05

  • Carter's OT winner pushes Kings to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA – Jeff Carter isn't sure where the Los Angeles Kings would be without goaltender Peter Budaj, who recorded his league-high seventh shutout of the season in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win over the Flyers. The win was the Kings' fifth in a row and hiked Budaj's record to 25-14-3 in..." February 04

  • Kings activate forward Tyler Toffoli from injured reserve

    Fox Sports "Tyler Toffoli has been activated by the LA Kings after missing 20 games with a lower-body injury. For the 2016-17 season, Toffoli, who also sat out 32 games earlier in the season with injuries, has 20 points (8-12=20). The Kings take on the Flyers starting at 9:30a on FOX Sports West & FOX..." February 04

  • NHL close to finalizing games in Sweden, China

    Sportsnet "The NHL is close to finalizing talks with the players’ association that would bring games to Sweden and China next season, according to ESPN’s Scott Burnside. If approved, Stockholm, Sweden would play host to the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche for two regular-season games in November,..." February 04

  • Budaj, Kings shut out Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With an upcoming four-game road trip, the Los Angeles Kings believed it was crucial to start well after the All-Star break. Mission accomplished the past two nights. Jeff Carter scored twice and goalie Peter Budaj recorded his sixth shutout as the Kings crushed the..." February 02

  • Kings get late winner at Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter likened the jumbled Western Conference playoff race to the peloton at the Tour de France, where the main pack of cyclists are lumped together. "You've got to stay in that group," Sutter said. "Don't get caught in any of that..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Kings place Greene on IR; could this mean Toffoli’s nearing a return?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s strange to wonder if a player being placed on IR is a good sign, but that might just be the case with the Los Angeles Kings. The bad news is that defenseman Matt Greene was placed on injured reserve on Monday. He hasn’t played since Jan. 16, so it’s probably not too much of a..." January 31

  • Ailing Kings broadcaster Bob Miller suffered stroke Saturday

    Orange County Register "Bob Miller, the Kings’ Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster, suffered a mild stroke Saturday and watched Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game from a USC Keck Hospital room TV, the team said. Miller, 78, was admitted Saturday afternoon when he reported to Staples Center to work on a Fox Sports West All-Star..." January 30

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Budaj, Kings shut out Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The heart and soul of the Los Angeles Kings -- Jonathan Quick -- has played one period of hockey this season, a groin injury sidelining the franchise goalie and fueling skepticism about his team's chances of making the postseason without him. Enter journeyman goalie Peter..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Kings end four-game slide with fast start in 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Slow starters during their recent losing streak, the Los Angeles Kings reverted to a more successful formula Tuesday night, scoring twice on their first three shots, to snap a four-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Anze Kopitar..." January 25

  • Kings end four-game slide with 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Slow starters during their recent losing streak, the Los Angeles Kings reverted to a more successful formula Tuesday night, scoring twice on their first three shots, to snap a four-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Anze Kopitar..." January 24

  • Lundqvist, Zuccarello power Rangers past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The old Henrik Lundqvist is once again looking like the young Henrik Lundqvist. The 34-year-old goaltender turned aside 36 shots as both he and the New York Rangers earned their third straight victory, a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden on Monday..." January 23

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor-league players

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks made a minor move on Saturday and acquired forward Michael Latta from the Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling. Latta, a 25-year-old who has two goals and four assists in 29 games with the Ontario Reign of the AHL, will report to Rockford. Latta was a..." January 22

  • Lee's two-goal performance fuels Islanders past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The script looked somewhat familiar to the New York Islanders when they blew a two-goal lead early in the third period. The plot line was different this time. All it took was Anders Lee being in the right place at the right time and finishing plays. Lee scored two of..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Sharks slip past Kings, 3-2

    The Sports Xchange "By Dennis Bernstein, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- The final game of the regular-season series between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings had the signature of recent matchups -- physical play, solid defense and a one-goal margin of victory. Joe Pavelski scored the..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Kings need more from their ‘top guys’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darryl Sutter wants more from his “top guys.” In the wake of last night’s 3-2 loss to the Sharks, the Kings’ head coach was no doubt referring to the likes of Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, each of whom has just four goals this season. Though Gaborik did manage to score last night, Kopitar..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Boyle, Johnson help Lightning conquer Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Tampa Bay Lightning starting their most important road trip of the season, they got a strong goaltending effort to grab a rare road victory. The short-handed Los Angeles Kings missed an opportunity to solidify the playoff standing with continued inconsistent play...." January 16

  • Kings slip past Jets on Carter's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If not for the Los Angeles Kings' uncanny overtime success, who knows where their season would be. For the ninth time in 10 games, the Kings took advantage of 3-on-3 play to gain an extra point in the standings. Jeff Carter scored the game-winning overtime goal, and Anze..." January 15

  • Muzzin, Pearson pace Kings in rout of Blues

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Kings are running on all cylinders, they produce performances that remind the opposition of what it was like to face them during their championship seasons. With the St. Louis Blues offering little opposition, the Kings delivered as complete a game as they have..." January 13

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