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Frozen Royalty Video: Kopitar, Doughty, Sutter Media Interviews After 6-5 SO Loss At Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA — After their best performance of the season in their last game, a 5-1 victory over the league-leading Vancouver Canucks on November 8, the Los Angeles Kings turned right around and played what was, arguably, their worst game of the season in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center in Anaheim on November 12.

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LA Kings Could Be Switching Into High Gear At Just The Right Time

Also includes video interviews with Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar.


LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, shown here during a practice session.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CalishooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — If their win on November 8 against the Vancouver Canucks was any indication, the Los Angeles Kings have raised their level of play just in time to face a team that is currently third in the Western Conference and in the overall league standings.

That team is none other than the Anaheim Ducks, who host the Kings at Honda Center in Anaheim tonight (7:30 PM PST), and are just one point out of the league and conference lead.

Against the Canucks on November 8, the Kings played at a pace not seen from them this season. They made plays consistently, and they established a strong forecheck, resulting in long stretches in which they held onto the puck and made plays off of it.

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LA Kings To Sign Veteran Defenseman Jamie McBain As Insurance Policy

Soon-to-be Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jamie McBain, shown here playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on October 31, 2014.
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Photo: Blake Gumprecht

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The last couple of months have been quite the whirlwind for veteran defenseman Jamie McBain, who skated in practice with the Los Angeles Kings on November 10, and, as first reported by Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times, will be signed today to a one-year contract worth $550,000, the league minimum salary.

The 26-year-old, 6-1, 181-pound native of Edina, Minnesota has played in 275 career regular season National Hockey League games with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres (2013-14 season), scoring 25 goals and adding 67 assists for 92 points, with a -22 plus/minus rating and 62 penalty minutes.

McBain became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014, after the Sabres declined to make him a qualifying offer. He was invited to the Arizona Coyotes training camp, but didn’t catch on.

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Frozen Royalty Video: McBain, Sutter Media Availability, November 10, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, CA — There was an unfamiliar face on the ice this morning at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, skating with the Los Angeles Kings.

That player was none other than veteran defenseman Jamie McBain, who joined the Kings today, even though he has not signed a contract with the team.

He is expected to fill in for injured defenseman Robyn Regher until he returns.

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