Kings Rumors & News

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Talbot posts 2nd straight shutout as Oilers blank Kings

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Cam Talbot has started 65 of the Oilers' 71 regular-season games. The Edmonton goalie is showing no signs of fatigue. Talbot made 35 saves Monday, posting his second consecutive shutout as the Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-0. It was his seventh shutout of the..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Which team is furthest away from winning a Stanley Cup?

    The Hockey News "Many teams are excited for the playoffs to begin and make a run for the Stanley Cup. Some teams are right within their Cup window, and some teams are decidedly not. Here's a look at four teams that will have to wait a long time before being considered legit contenders. Detroit Red..." March 21

  • Monahan, Gaudreau push Flames past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Los Angeles Kings are one game closer to the end of their season. Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau each recorded three points, and the Calgary Flames skated to a 5-2 win over the Kings on Sunday. Los Angeles (34-30-7) remains six points back of the Nashville..." March 20

  • Doughty calls out Tkachuk: 'He's a pretty dirty player, that kid'

    Sporting News "Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk's chin-high elbow on the Kings' Drew Doughty in Sunday's game likely will get the league's attention. The late first-period elbow knocked Doughty down and out for the rest of the period. He returned in the second period of a 5-2 Flames win but afterward offered a..." March 20

  • Quick, Kings shut out Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla has been with the Los Angeles Kings for just 2 1/2 weeks, but long enough to see they don't squeeze their sticks any tighter late in close games. Iginla played a big role down the stretch of a close game Thursday night, breaking a scoreless tie early in the third..." March 17

  • Kings suffer blow to playoff prospects with SO loss

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- On a night when the Los Angeles Kings needed a victory to keep pace in the Western Conference race, the undermanned Arizona Coyotes left Staples Center with an extra point that made the home team's path to the postseason more difficult. Max Domi scored twice, including the..." March 15

  • Blues beat Kings for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The St. Louis Blues found a way to get out of Los Angeles with two points in a pivotal contest with a strong performance from a revitalized player while the Los Angeles Kings lost a critical contest in the same manner they have all season. Magnus Paajarvi scored the decisive..." March 14

  • Kempe's first career goal lifts Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Los Angeles Kings desperate to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race, they got a decisive play from an unexpected source to win a pivotal game. Adrian Kempe's first NHL goal proved to be the game-winner in the third period and Anze Kopitar added a goal and..." March 12

  • Iginla leads Kings past Predators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla may have arrived in the nick of time. The 39-year-old veteran scored two goals in his third game with the Los Angeles Kings, including the game-winner during a 4-on-3 power play in overtime, lifting his new club to a 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on..." March 10

  • Gaudreau, Muzzin hit with diving fines

    TSN "The National Hockey League handed a pair of $2,000 fines for diving on Friday, to Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau and Los Angeles Kings defenceman Jake Muzzin. Both players had previously received warnings from the league for received the fines for the second infractions of the..." March 10

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Newly crowned Kings goalie Ben Bishop: Trade was a 'shock,' but he can 'feel the urgency' in L.A.

    ESPN "ESPN.com: How did you find out that you were headed to Los Angeles? Ben Bishop: I was just sitting there. I think it was six o'clock at night, and I got a call from [Tampa GM] Steve Yzerman. Obviously, I knew something had happened. And he called me and told me that he'd traded me to L.A. It..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Los Angeles Kings Sign Clague, Wagner To Three-Year Contracts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have gotten into the entry-level contract fun. The team has signed both Kale Clague and Austin Wagner to three-year, entry-level deals. Both players are coming to the end of their CHL seasons, and will now start on their professional journey. Clague was the Kings’..." March 07

  • Canucks claim 4-3 victory over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Vancouver Canucks came into Staples Center with nothing more at stake than playing for pride and departed with a victory that slowed the Los Angeles Kings drive for the postseason. Ryan Miller made 41 saves, Sven Baertschi scored two goals and Bo Horvat registered three..." March 05

  • Quick, Kopitar lift Kings to shootout victory over Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick continues to inch his way back from a 60-game absence caused by a groin injury. The Los Angeles Kings goaltender made his first appearance in 4 1/2 months last weekend, experienced an overtime game earlier this week and Thursday night took part in his first..." March 03

  • Bob Miller announces retirement, will call 2 more Kings games

    NHL.com "LA Kings Hockey Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster Bob Miller will return to the Kings TV broadcast booth in April and then retire upon the conclusion of the regular season, Miller and the Kings announced during a news conference today at STAPLES Center. Miller will call two more Kings games..." March 03

  • Kings hoping new forward Jarome Iginla will thrive under former coach

    Los Angeles Times "In trying to secure a playoff spot in the near future, the Kings looked to the past on the NHL’s trade deadline day. They are hoping 39-year-old forward Jarome Iginla will be rejuvenated in a competitive environment and will again thrive under the gruff guidance of Coach Darryl Sutter, his coach..." March 02

  • Brodie goal lifts Flames past Kings in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- TJ Brodie saw an opportunity in overtime and took full advantage of it. Brodie jumped on the ice and was the beneficiary of a nice breakaway pass from Mikael Backlund. He then sped into the offensive zone and backhanded a shot past L.A. goalie Ben Bishop at 1:47 of the..." March 01

  • Kings working on potential Iginla deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jarome Iginla‘s time with the Colorado Avalanche could be on the verge of coming to an end, and it could lead to a reunion with one of his former coaches, Darryl Sutter. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie the Los Angeles Kings are showing interest in the veteran forward and that Iginla — whose..." March 01

  • Avs closing on trading Iginla to Kings

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche are closing on a trade to send Jarome Iginla to the Los Angeles Kings, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports. Iginla, 39, has netted eight goals and 10 assists over 61 games this season, his third with the Avalanche. The 21-year veteran signed a three-year, $16..." March 01

  • Jarome Iginla Goes to L.A. Kings

    BNS Denver "Jarome Iginla found a new home after all: Los Angeles. The 39-year-old right wing has been traded by the Avalanche to the L.A. Kings, where he will play for a former coach of his, Darryl Sutter, and try to help the Kings make the playoffs. The Kings have a history of rejuvenating the careers..." March 01

  • Kings send King to Canadiens

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018. King owns eight goals and seven assists in 63 games this season. The winger stand 6'4" and 229 lbs. adding size to the Canadiens roster. He scored seven goals and tallied..." March 01

  • Los Angeles Kings Trying To Trade Marian Gaborik

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports (who is the early MVP of trade deadline day), the Los Angeles Kings are trying to move Marian Gaborik out of town. Sending out the rapidly declining sniper would free up some space and ice time for other players as the Kings push hard for the playoffs this..." March 01

  • White shines in Wild debut, an OT win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Some believe the Minnesota Wild overpaid to get forward Martin Hanzal in a trade on Sunday. But on Monday, the other player they got as a throw-in looked like a bargain. Ryan White, who came over from the Arizona Coyotes in the Hanzal deal, had a goal and an assist in..." February 28

  • Tampa Bay trades Ben Bishop to Los Angeles for Peter Budaj, prospect Erik Cernak and draft picks

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning traded goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday for goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in 2017 and a conditional pick in this year's draft. Bishop is in the final year of a..." February 27

  • Toffoli helps Kings make 'Quick' work of Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick returned after a 59-game absence because of a groin injury and stopped 32 shots in a 4-1 victory Saturday afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center. "He's an emotional leader for our hockey club," said Kings coach Darryl..." February 25

  • 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