Kings Rumors & News

  • Sharks beat Kings in Game 1 of playoffs

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks scored only 10 goals a year ago in their seven-game playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick. Thursday night they had half that number in just two periods in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series, then held on for a 6-3 victory over the Kings that saw..." April 18

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Jonathan Quick’s sole winner of Jennings Trophy

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored on Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson at 7:12 of the first period in this afternoon’s game, breaking the tie between Boston and the Los Angeles Kings for the fewest goals allowed. Given that Los Angeles has played in its last game, that means that..." April 13

  • Ducks shoot down Kings, win Western Conference title

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks needed one point in the standings Saturday night at Staples Center to clinch the best record in the Western Conference and earn the not-so-small bonus of locking up home-ice advantage for at least the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Kings needed to hold the Ducks..." April 13

  • Kings took Oilers out of the game early and completely, 3-0

    Edmonton Sun "It was as workmanlike a performance from an opponent as you’ll see at Rexall Place, which is fitting, considering the Los Angeles Kings are coached by Darryl Sutter. On Thursday, the Kings strolled in to take on the Edmonton Oilers, scored on the first shift of the game and skated away with a..." April 11

  • Ramo slams door on crashing Kings as Monahan scores winner for Flames in a shootout

    Calgary Herald "Fully knowing their place outside the National Hockey League playoff picture, the Calgary Flames welcomed the Los Angeles Kings to the Scotiabank Saddledome. A team which fully knows their place in the post-season scheme. Yet — like they’ve done with so many opponents this 2013-14 rebuilding..." April 10

  • Lewis signs two-year extension with Kings "Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis signed a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. Financial terms of the contract were not released. Lewis could have become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Lewis, 27, has a career-best six goals and five assists in 70 games." April 08

  • Canucks beat Kings 2-1, stave off playoff elimination

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks must have felt like they were California Dreaming. They actually beat the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. The Canucks came from behind to defeat the Kings 2-1 at Rogers Arena and keep their extremely slim playoff hopes flickering for at least another day. Brad..." April 06

  • Kings believe Doughty’s upper-body injury isn’t serious

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings indicate that key defenseman Drew Doughty dodged a bullet despite leaving Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury. LA Kings Insider passes along word from head coach Darryl Sutter on Friday that Doughty even has an outside chance of playing for..." April 05

  • Sutter close to overseeing fourth Jennings Trophy with third team

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the 2013-14 campaign almost over, the Los Angeles Kings have an edge in the race for the Jennings Trophy. The award goes to the goalie(s) that play in at least 25 games with the team that allows the least goals in the regular season. Los Angeles is a bit of a unique case in that regard..." April 05

  • San Jose Sharks edge Los Angeles Kings in possible playoff matchup

    San Jose Mercury News "Should the Sharks meet the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs, San Jose probably won't complain if Thursday night's game turns out to be a preview of what to expect. Not after a 2-1 victory over the Kings in a tightly played, hard-hitting contest that closely resembled the..." April 04

  • Kings blank Coyotes, clinch playoff berth "There was no third-period letdown for the Los Angeles Kings. Instead, they locked down their place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a tremendous finish. Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar scored 40 seconds apart in the third period and the Kings clinched a playoff berth with a 4-0 win against the..." April 03

  • Kings sign draft picks Dowd, Mersch "Forwards Nic Dowd and Michael Mersch on Tuesday signed entry-level contracts with the Los Angeles Kings. Dowd, who was playing collegiately at St. Cloud State, signed a one-year contract, while Mersch, who was at the University of Wisconsin, signed a three-year contract. Financial terms of the..." April 01

  • Wild rallies in third period for key win over L.A.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Two nights after the Wild vowed to build off a strong effort and victory in Phoenix, the Wild had an even stronger effort and bigger victory against one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored goals 62 seconds apart in the third period to help the Wild, which lost..." April 01

  • Kings waste no time or effort in dispatching Winnipeg Jets

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings returned to the cavernous confines of Staples Center and went right to work Saturday night. No mucking. No grinding. They skated purposefully toward the Winnipeg Jets’ net and scored a goal after only 2:42. They did it again and again during a lopsided first period and soon..." March 30

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Kings finish trip to East with 3-2 win over Penguins

    Los Angeles Times "As much as the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Penguins was about numbers -- highlighted by their seven-for-seven penalty-killing effort as they tied a franchise record with their eighth straight road win -- their success was equally about their attitude and being at their best when the situation..." March 28

  • Kings refuse to settle, come back for 5-4 shootout win over Capitals

    Los Angeles Times "Every sign pointed to the Kings losing to the Capitals on Tuesday, and they could have trotted out the cliched but reasonable excuse of lacking energy at the end of a back-to-back sequence on the road, against a team desperate to make the playoffs. They didn't settle for a respectable..." March 26

  • Jeff Carter scores in his return to Philadelphia in Kings' 3-2 win

    Los Angeles Times "If Flyers fans booed every time Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, it must have sounded like music to his ears. With extra zip in his step if not revenge in his heart for the acrimonious end to his tenure with the Flyers, Carter scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells..." March 25

  • Jeff Carter on returning to Philly: ‘It’s not a big deal really’

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been nearly three years since the Philadelphia Flyers traded Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s been over two years that Carter has been a member of the Los Angeles Kings, but he’s yet to take the ice in Philadelphia as a member of another team. That’s going to change on Monday..." March 23

  • Quick becomes Kings' winningest goalie in 4-0 shutout of Panthers

    Los Angeles Times "Forget the torch passing. Maybe there should have been the passing of a goalie stick when legend Rogie Vachon and Jonathan Quick convened in the dressing room Saturday afternoon after Quick became the winningest goalie in Kings history. Quick made 24 saves in recording his fifth shutout of..." March 23

  • Sutter has Richards practicing on fourth line

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Richards hasn’t recorded a point in his last six games, which might not be noteworthy under normal circumstances, but taken in the context of his 2013-14 campaign and it has to be discouraging for Kings’ fans. Richards has just nine goals and 39 points in 70 contests this season and has..." March 23

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Brown upper body injury. not expected to retrun

  • Kings grind out historic milestones in 2-1 shootout win over Capitals

    Los Angeles Times "Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake. And Marian Gaborik. First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round shootout, leading the Kings to a 2-1 win..." March 21

  • Coyotes earn needed win over Kings

    Arizona Republic "It's a dangerous way to play, racking up a two-goal lead, watching it disappear and then assembling a frenzied comeback that is useful in the standings but obviously masking worrisome issues. But with 13 games to go, the Coyotes will pocket points any way they can. So they won't complain..." March 18

  • Dustin Brown is hurt as well as sick

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Brown is dealing with more than just an illness. The Los Angeles Kings captain didn’t play on Saturday and missed Sunday’s practice due to a lower-body injury as well, according to LA Kings Insider. The ailment is being termed as minor, but it looks like he’ll probably miss a second..." March 16

  • Ducks take a bounce-back victory from the Kings

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks hammered out a bruising 2-1 victory over the rival Kings on Saturday night at Staples Center, one night after running and gunning their way to a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Two games, two very different styles of play and two solid results. Crisis..." March 16

  • Dustin Brown plans to “play it by ear” tonight

    LA Kings Insider "Dustin Brown did not take part in the Kings’ optional morning skate today as he recovers from what was acknowledged yesterday by Darryl Sutter to be an illness and as “more maintenance than anything else” by a member of the club’s hockey operations. A pair of tweets by The Fourth Period reporters..." March 15

  • Bernier injured in Leafs win against Kings

    Toronto Sun "James Reimer got bonked in the head and then stood on his head. Not a bad night for the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender, who was not even supposed to be in goal against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at the Staples Center. With Jonathan Bernier gone after the first period because of..." March 14

  • Kings hold on in Calgary for 3-2 victory

    L.A. Daily News "Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist to lead the Kings to their eighth consecutive win with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings. Mike Cammalleri and Brian McGrattan scored for the Flames, who lost for just the second..." March 11

  • Jordan Nolan suspended one game for punch to unsuspecting player "Jordan Nolan's sucker punch of Edmonton's Jesse Joensuu has resulted in a one-game suspension for the Kings forward. In coming to the decision for the one-game ban, the NHL's Department of Player Safety noted that the scrum taking place in front of the Kings net was all but concluded. Further,..." March 10

  • Jordan Nolan to meet with league about sucker punch

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Kings forward Jordan Nolan caught Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu with a punch while he wasn’t looking on Sunday night, the one group that was watching was the league office. According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Nolan will have a phone hearing with the Department of Player Safety about the..." March 10

  • Kings top Edmonton for seventh straight win

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings are winning game after game — even when they aren’t at their best. Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Kings won their seventh straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. “Tonight wasn’t our best game by any means, not even close, but we found a..." March 10

  • Kings beat Winnipeg for sixth consecutive victory

    L.A. Daily News "Marian Gaborik wasn’t disappointed that he didn’t get on the score sheet in his debut with the Kings, a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Gaborik was acquired in a trade with Columbus on Wednesday and skated on the top line with center Anze Kopitar and right-winger Justin..." March 07

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    Renaud Lavoie @LavoieRenaud

    Kings signed G Patrick Bartosak. ELS contract. 3 years / $620 000 AAV (2 way) #tvasports

    NHL Trade Deadline 2014 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

  • Jackets deal Marian Gaborik to Kings "The Los Angeles Kings have finally addressed their need for scoring. The Kings acquired left winger Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for winger Matt Frattin and a second- and third-round draft pick. Gaborik, 32, is in the final year of his contract that carries a..." March 05

  • Penguins, Kings most interested in Thomas Vanek "Thomas Vanek remains one of the biggest names on the trading block and any team looking to boost scoring has to be thinking about making a deal with the New York Islanders to acquire the productive veteran. According to Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal and a former Islanders employee, the..." March 04

  • Ducks, L.A. Kings, could be in mood to deal at trade deadline

    L.A. Daily News "The NHL’s trade deadline sure isn’t what it used to be. The league’s salary cap combined with tight races in both conferences make it less likely there will be the flurry of trades there once were as the potential buyers outweigh the potential sellers by a rather large margin. Besides, the..." March 04

  • Kings grind down Canadiens, extend their winning streak to five games

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings made the most out of the least again Monday night. They scored one more goal than the opposition and then put the game into a deep freeze. They sure didn’t have their fans on the edge of their seats awaiting one highlight-reel scoring chance after another. Mostly, it seemed as if the..." March 04

  • Kings grind out victory over Hurricanes

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings talked about shifting into desperation mode after the 19-day Olympic break ended last week. Then they went out and practiced what they preached with victories Wednesday over Colorado and Thursday over Calgary. Their latest victory, a grinding 3-1 decision Saturday afternoon over the..." March 02

  • Olympic insurance will kick in after 10 NHL games missed

    New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28

  • Kings Quick makes 25 saves in a 2-0 victory at Calgary

    Los Angeles Times "Given the way the Kings stumbled into the NHL's Olympic break — with the league's worst record over the final 10 games — it was clear they had to set a different tone coming of out of it. And it took them less than 24 hours to do that, with goals by Dustin Brown and Dwight King giving them a..." February 28

  • Kings turn back Avalanche, 6-4

    Los Angeles Times "The Kings returned from their three-week Olympic break Wednesday in Colorado. And like most people coming back to work after a long vacation, they were a little rusty. But they refused to knock off early and were rewarded when a tip-in by Anze Kopitar from the edge of the crease 3 minutes 13..." February 27

  • Five possible destinations for Cammalleri

    Calgary Sun "The focus of the hockey world is shifting from Sochi to speculation. With the 2014 Winter Olympics officially closed and the NHL’s roster freeze now lifted, you can expect to hear all sorts of rumours and rumblings before the March 5 trade deadline. One name that is certain to be mentioned..." February 24

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    Greg Wyshynski @wyshynski

    Bylsma on Brown benching: We were going with players we thought could score a goal.

  • Kings’ coach Sutter not for NHL adopting Olympic point system

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darryl Sutter was, according to LA Kings Insider, asked Thursday about whether he’d be in favor of the National Hockey League adopting the Olympic point system, so he gave his answer. He’s in against it. A refresher: In the Olympic competition, a regulation win is worth three points; an..." February 22