Kings Rumors & News

  • Tarasenko stars as Blues storm past Kings, 5-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues, whose motto seems to be “Don’t do in the first or second period what you can put off until the third,” pulled out one of their sweetest wins of the season on Tuesday night, scoring three goals in 2 minutes, 30 seconds of the final period to grab a 5-2 win over the Kings at Scottrade..." December 17

  • Kings Slava Voynov's Wife -- Blames Herself & Begs D.A. ... My Husband Is No Ray Rice "NHL star Slava Voynov's wife pleaded with prosecutors to drop the felony domestic violence case against him because if people like Ray Rice didn't go to jail ... Slava shouldn't either. TMZ Sports obtained a letter sent by Slava's wife, Marta Varlamova, to the L.A. County District Attorney in..." December 16

  • Slava Voynov's Domestic Violence Arrest Was A Bloody Scene "Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, charged with a felony count of corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury, received a preliminary hearing today, and for the first time, prosecutors revealed some of the details of Voynov's alleged assault on his wife on Oct. 19. They're not pretty. Los..." December 15

  • Kings find motivation, beat Ottawa Senators, 5-3

    Los Angeles Times "There was something for (nearly) everyone Thursday night as the Kings and Senators stayed in touch with that seasonal theme. How about a nominee (Kings goalie Jonathan Quick) for the save of the year? If that wasn't enough, there was a nominee (Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan) for goal of the year as..." December 12

  • Ennis, Enroth lead Sabres past Kings

    Buffalo News "When you’re dealing with the kind of talent gap the Buffalo Sabres face against a team like the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, there’s really only one strategy. Calm and cool. The dodge and parry. Wait for a mistake. Take advantage. It worked like a charm Tuesday night as Tyler..." December 10

  • Even at $73 million, top NHL teams to have cap trouble

    USA Today "When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a projection of a $73 million salary cap for next season, it was like sending a life preserver instead of a lifeboat to teams swimming in cap problems. The $4 million increase from this season will allow some teams to tread water with their budget. But..." December 09

  • Kings’ Richards is all about ‘the end result, the win part’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Richards has had his name connected to trade rumors. He’s had his name connected to buyout speculation. And yet, through it all, he’s remained with the L.A. Kings and is a two-time Stanley Cup champion. Though, you look at his bottom-line individual numbers – goals, assists, points in..." December 06

  • Martin Jones posts second straight shutout as Kings beat Arizona, 4-0

    Los Angeles Times "History meant nothing to the Kings on Thursday, except for the lasting feat their backup goalie is compiling. As his team ended a five-game losing streak to the Arizona Coyotes and humbled troublesome opposing goalie Mike Smith in a 4-0 victory, Kings goaltender Martin Jones produced his second..." December 05

  • Longtime NHL enforcer George Parros announces retirement "George Parros, a nine-year NHL veteran that was known mostly for his fighting ability and possessing one of the best mustaches in the sport, announced his retirement from the league on Friday. Parros appeared in 474 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks,..." December 05

  • L.A. Kings get back to basics in victory over Boston Bruins

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings reverted to form Tuesday at Staples Center, which is to say they grabbed hold of the puck and wouldn’t give it up. They maintained control for extended stretches and fired shot after shot at the net of Boston Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg. If what defenseman Drew Doughty said..." December 03

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    LAK and Alec Martinez have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension, believed to be AAV of $4M. Was to be UFA on July 1.

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Gaborik (UBI) said he was injured late in Nashville game. Expressed that he should come back soon. Said he didn't know if he'd travel to AZ.

  • NHL fines Kings $100,000 for allowing Slava Voynov's to practice with team "The NHL has fined the Kings $100,000 for violating the terms of Slava Voynov's suspension, the league announced Tuesday. Voynov was on the ice for the team's Tuesday practice, the league said. "Such activity is in direct contravention of the terms of the suspension levied Oct. 20, which..." December 02

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    Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond

    As expected, Slava Voynov entered a not-guilty plea. Preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 15 in Torrance.

  • Blackhawks knock off champion Kings to close out circus trip

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was cold and drafty in the cavernous Staples Center on Saturday morning as nine Blackhawks and the assistant coaches took part in a casual and optional morning skate. The breeze circulating throughout the empty arena kept catching the newest banner hanging from the rafters, the one reading..." November 30

  • LA overwhelms Minnesota 4-0

    Jewels From The Crown "Dustin Brown gets the 200th goal of his career, and Toffoli and Williams deal a one-two knockout at the end of the first. Jones earns the shutout. Tired of losing close games on the road, the Los Angeles Kings decided not to bother with keeping it close tonight. Instead, they handed the..." November 27

  • Predators beat Kings in shootout

    Tennessean "It was tough — both physically and mentally. But the Predators outlasted the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena on James Neal's goal and six straight saves from goaltender Pekka Rinne. The Predators, 2-9 in shootouts last..." November 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    On Insider Trading tonite just after 6:30 pm ET, why there's considerable interest from teams, especially in the East, in LA's Jordan Nolan.

  • Benn's 2 1st-period goals lift Stars over Kings

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jamie Benn got the Dallas Stars started early, and Kari Lehtonen shut down the Los Angeles Kings late. Benn scored two first-period goals to help Dallas take a four-goal lead. Lehtonen saved 16 of 17 shots in the third period, allowing the Stars to hold on and beat the Kings 5-4 on Saturday..." November 23

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Darryl, on Martinez: "He's still got a wound. Full sutures, so it'll be a while. He's not 'day-to-day.'"

  • NHL announces terms of Voynov suspension will be maintained; Kings to receive salary cap relief "The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings' Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely." November 22

  • Tanner Pearson ends scoring drought as Kings beat Hurricanes, 3-2

    Los Angeles Times "Tanner Pearson's season has been a wild adventure. He went from winning the NHL's rookie of the month honor in October to being stapled to the Kings' bench by Coach Darryl Sutter in November when his scoring touch vanished. Sutter could have scratched him from the lineup against Carolina on..." November 21

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    TSN Hockey @TSNHockey

    JUST IN: @LAKings D Slava Voynov has been charged with one felony count of corporal injury to spouse.

  • L.A. Kings win in Willie Mitchell’s return with the Florida Panthers

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings welcomed former teammate Willie Mitchell back to Staples Center on Tuesday night. They gave him his Stanley Cup championship ring and saluted his short but memorable tenure with the team in a video tribute that played on the giant overhanging scoreboard. They also gave him a reminder..." November 19

  • Kings GM frustrated by Bettman's comments on Voynov situation "With NHL executives available to the media with the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Monday night, commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the still looming situation involving Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. The Russian rearguard remains suspended following an October arrest on..." November 18

  • Alec Martinez expected to miss one week, per Lombardi

    LA Kings Insider "Alec Martinez, who injured a pinky finger when struck with a shot during last Thursday’s game against Dallas, is expected to miss one week of action, General Manager Dean Lombardi told LA Kings Insider. The term of his absence is close to a best-case scenario. Concerns were raised when the word..." November 17

  • L.A. Kings edge Anaheim Ducks on Jarret Stoll’s overtime goal

    L.A. Daily News "After all the hard hits and difficult plays, all it took was a little nudge of the puck for the Kings to edge the Ducks in the second Freeway Series game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Kings center Jarret Stoll merely bumped the puck over the goal line in..." November 16

  • Kings D Alec Martinez sidelined indefinitely after surgery on finger "The Los Angeles Kings expect to get defenseman Roby Regehr back from injury this weekend, but the depth won't be replenished like it should. The Kings revealed Friday that Stanley Cup Final hero Alec Martinez had surgery on one of his fingers and it is too early to set a timetable for his return..." November 16

  • Roster shuffling works as Stars beat defending champion Kings 2-0

    Dallas Morning News "Lindy Ruff wasn’t about to stand pat. The Stars were coming off their first win in eight games Tuesday in Arizona, but the Stars coach shuffled just about everything to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings Thursday. Ruff reassembled the Super Line of Jamie Benn-Jason..." November 14

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Per DL, Alec Martinez had surgery on a finger this morning. At this point, too early to know about recovery/timetable.

  • Anaheim Ducks earn a 6-5 shootout victory over L.A. Kings

    L.A. Daily News "It was fast and frantic and full of unpredictable twists and turns. The Ducks and Kings rocketed around the Honda Center ice Wednesday in their first Freeway Series game of the season. No play could be taken for granted, and certainly no lead was safe. When it was done, the Ducks took a 6-5..." November 13

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The cap-strapped #LAKings have signed Jamie McBain to a two-way contract. He'll make $550,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the AHL.

  • Kings to sign Jamie McBain to help depleted blueline

    Yahoo! Sports "During their 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, the Los Angeles Kings were limited to only five defensemen for the game. A salary cap squeeze, compounded by Slava Voynov’s suspension, caused the team to be $160 (!) short of being able to make a call-up. Along with Voynov’s paid..." November 11

  • L.A. Kings score early, often in rout of Vancouver Canucks

    L.A. Daily News "Marian Gaborik scored his long-awaited, much-anticipated first goal of the season a little less than 10 minutes into the Kings’ 5-1 victory Saturday over the Vancouver Canucks. Jake Muzzin then scored his first about five minutes later. Anze Kopitar then scored his third about four minutes..." November 09

  • Islanders edge Kings in shootout to complete SoCal sweep

    New York Post "The Islanders stumbled into Southern California with a three-game skid and a sputtering offense. After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun. Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, and the Islanders..." November 07

  • Kings down Stars, 3-1, earn first road victory of season

    Jewels From The Crown "After a few miserable showings on the road, the Los Angeles Kings finally got what they were looking for. (No, not rocket skates for Matt Greene and Robyn Regehr... though both earned plaudits tonight.) The bottom six came through with three goals to propel the struggling Kings to a 3-1 win over..." November 05

  • Sean Avery has meltdown days before off-Broadway debut

    Page Six "Former NY Ranger Sean Avery had a Shia LaBeouf-style meltdown on the set of his off-Broadway play “Negative Is Positive” and quit two days before it was due to open, after a stage manager politely offered him pizza. “He’s a playwright’s worst nightmare,” said “Negative” author Christy..." November 05

  • Kings' Williams will not play Thursday due to blurred vision from high stick

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams took a high stick very close to his right eye resulting in blurred vision Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. Williams saw a doctor Wednesday and said " ... I'll be fine". Though, the forward will take the night off from Thursday night's game..." November 05

  • Hurricanes hold off Kings 3-2 for second-straight win

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes had little time to celebrate their first victory of the season. Less than 24 hours, actually. The Los Angeles Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champions, were at PNC Arena on Sunday – edgy, looking to end a skid of their own, and with forwards Anze Kopitar and Marian..." November 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Jordan Nolan gets a two-game suspension for boarding Darren Helm.

  • Red Wings jump all over Kings, win 5-2

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings finished the first month of the season with 14 points after a dominating effort against the defending Stanley Cup champion. The Wings jumped out to a 4-0 first-period lead on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2. Gustav Nyquist led the..." November 01

  • Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 36 shots Los Angeles threw at him in the Penguins’ 3-0 victory Thursday night at Consol Energy Center. Looked like he could have turned aside another 36, too. Blindfolded. “Marc was really in a zone,” Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. But simply because..." October 31

  • Emery and Flyers knock off Kings in overtime "They gave prizes to the best Halloween costumes worn at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. Flyers goalie Ray Emery got in the spirit of things. He came disguised as Bernie Parent. Emery made 38 saves, and Brayden Schenn scored in overtime as the Flyers jolted the defending Stanley Cup..." October 29

  • Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings go a man down in Philadelphia

    Yahoo! Sports "Oh the irony that the Los Angeles Kings would be having salary cap issues before they play the Philadelphia Flyers -- a team that has essentially hid non-retired, retired players on long-term injury reserve. According to Los Angeles Times scribe Lisa Dillman, the Kings will play shorthanded..." October 28

  • Kings are winning, but they're still looking for their 'A' game

    Los Angeles Times "It seems harsh to find fault with the Kings, who have won five straight games and will face Columbus on Sunday in the finale of a six-game homestand. But they became Stanley Cup champions twice in three seasons by achieving high standards, and they readily acknowledge they haven't yet played as..." October 26

  • Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings blank Buffalo Sabres and make a bit of team history

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings had just enough Thursday. The defending Stanley Cup champions had 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders on their roster when they faced off against the Buffalo Sabres at Staples Center, and not one healthy or eligible body more. There simply was no margin for error for the..." October 24

  • Attorney for Kings' suspended Slava Voynov: 'There's no crime here'

    Los Angeles Times "Craig Renetzky, the attorney for Slava Voynov, said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Kings defenseman, who was arrested early Monday morning after an alleged domestic violence incident in Redondo Beach. Renetzky said he interviewed Voynov and the woman whose..." October 22

  • Kings support Voynov's suspension

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. "I don't think there's any question that we're behind what the league has done," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told..." October 22

  • Slava Voynov -- Domestic Violence Victim Hospitalized "The woman who was allegedly attacked by L.A. Kings star Slava Voynov was injured so badly, she was rushed to the hospital ... where staffers called the cops on Voynov ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement tells us ... Voynov was actually arrested at the hospital in Torrance, CA around 1..." October 20

  • Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely

    ESPN Los Angeles "Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL. A rule in the collective bargaining agreement states that, during a criminal investigation, "the League may suspend the..." October 20