Frozen Royalty Video: Brown, Pearson After 3-2 Loss To Arizona

LOS ANGELES — Martin Hanzal scored two goals and Brad Richardson scored the game-winner at 9:59 of the third period to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

Dustin Brown scored his first goal of the season at 5:54 of the first period, and Tyler Toffoli scored his tenth of the season on the power play at 5:00 of the second period, but that wasn’t enough to offset the Kings’ spotty play and defensive breakdowns that gift-wrapped three goals for the Coyotes.

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It’s About Much More Than Goal Scoring (Or A Lack Thereof) For LA Kings Dustin Brown

LA Kings forward Dustin Brown, shown here during a recent practice at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

AUDIO: Listen to media interviews with Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown and head coach Darryl Sutter after the team’s practice on November 6, 2015.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — To say that Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown is struggling to score goals would be an understatement of epic proportions.

In 13 games this season, Brown has a big goose egg in the goals scored column of the stats sheet. In fact, if you go back to last season, Brown’s last goal came on April 2, 2015, in an 8-2 blowout win over the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, ending a 19-game goal scoring drought for the Kings captain.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Muzzin, Lucic Interviews After LA Kings’ 3-2 Loss To Columbus

LOS ANGELES — Alec Martinez scored a power play goal in the first period, Jeff Carter added another with time winding down in the third period, and Anze Kopitar finally recorded his first assist of the season, but it wasn’t enough, as the Los Angeles Kings dropped a 3-2 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Staples Center on Thursday night.

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Little Adjustment Paying Off Big For LA Kings Backup Goalie Jhonas Enroth

LA Kings goaltender Jhonas Enroth (right), shown here with goaltending coach Bill Ranford (left) during a recent
practice at the Toyota Sports Center in
El Segundo, California.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — When you talk to hockey players, you often hear them mention the “little things” that are part of their games, and it becomes apparent very quickly that those little things add up to something pretty big for each player.

For Los Angeles Kings backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth, one of those little things has turned out to be a pretty big thing on its own merits, and it has contributed to his stellar play in the two games he’s started this season, the latest being a 3-0 shutout victory on November 3 at St. Louis.

Enroth also beat the San Jose Sharks in San Jose on October 22.

In those two games, the 27-year-old native of Stockholm, Sweden has earned a 2-0 record, with an 0.50 goals-against average, a .984 save percentage, and as mentioned earlier, one shutout. In all, Enroth has faced 64 shots this season, allowing one goal.

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LA Kings D Prospect Kurtis MacDermid Wants To Be More Than An Enforcer

LA Kings defenseman prospect Kurtis MacDermid (right), shown here during the 2015 Rookie Tournament against
the Arizona Coyotes at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, California, September 15, 2015.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

ONTARIO, CA — Even though the stereotype of hockey being nothing more than players fighting is still fairly strong among those who are unfamiliar with the game, those who follow it know that the frequency of fisticuffs in games has been on the decline for years and years. In fact, one can go weeks of watching games and never see a single fight.

Years ago, teams had a roster spot for an enforcer, a player whose only real talent was dropping the gloves and trying to clobber the other team’s enforcer. But today, National Hockey League teams cannot afford to reserve a roster spot for a one-dimensional player whose only skill is fighting. Indeed, today’s “enforcer,” if you can call the player that anymore, must be able to play the game.

Enter Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Kurtis MacDermid, who is now in his first professional season with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.

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