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Frozen Royalty Video: Carter, Quick Lead LA Kings Over Oilers, 4-1; Kopitar’s Mock Anger Caught On Video

LOS ANGELES — Jeff Carter scored a goal and added an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-1 victory over the sluggish Edmonton Oilers in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center in Los Angeles during a matinee affair on April 6.

Mike Richards opened the scoring just 1:38 into the first period when he took a pass from Carter after a solid forechecking shift. Wide open in the slot, Richards fired a one-timer that beat Oilers goaltender Devyn Dubnyk just inside the left goal post.

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Frozen Royalty Video: LA Kings Tame The Wild Early In 3-0 Win Over Minnesota

LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams and Jeff Carter scored goals on the Los Angeles Kings’ first two shots of the game, just 1:38 apart, leading their team to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 4.

Williams opened the scoring just 1:29 into the first period, finishing off an outnumbered attack with a blistering snap shot from the right circle, beating Wild goaltender Nicklas Backstrom over his right shoulder.

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LA Kings Dustin Brown Says Pretty Goals Are Great, But Dirty, Greasy Goals Are More Important

LA Kings captain Dustin Brown: “When this team’s playing really well on the offensive side of the puck, it’s not the really pretty goals that are making it.”
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — For those who live in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, traffic is a way of life. We spend countless hours sitting in traffic on one freeway or another, a jammed street due to road construction, a movie shoot, even roads or highways closed due to police activity, or some special event, like the Academy Awards, or the Tournament of Roses Parade.

But when it comes to hockey, traffic is a two-way street, so to speak, with one direction leading to the proverbial Pot O’ Gold, while the other direction leads to the booby prize behind door number two on the classic television game show, Let’s Make A Deal.

For the Los Angeles Kings, who will fly to Chicago later today, they leave town on a critical five-game road trip knowing that they have earned themselves that booby prize in their last two games, getting shut out by both the Dallas Stars on March 21, and the Vancouver Canucks on March 23.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Head Coaches Share Differing Views of LA Kings’ 2-0 Loss To Dallas Stars

LOS ANGELES — Kari Lehtonen was a one-man wrecking crew of sorts, thwarting the Los Angeles Kings at every turn, and leading the Dallas Stars to a 2-0 win over the Kings at Staples Center on March 21.

It was one of those games for the Kings, who dominated play through two periods, getting one quality scoring chance after another. But Lehtonen stood on his head to keep the Kings off the scoreboard and gave his team a chance to win.

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