Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: LA Kings Fix Defense, But San Jose Wins, 1-0

LA Kings TV color analyst Jim Fox donned his famed “Don Cherry” jacket for Fox Sports West’s telecast of a 1-0 shutout loss by the Kings
to the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on January 1, 2011.
Photo: Gann Matsuda

LOS ANGELES — Six days after handing the San Jose Sharks a royal beat down on their own home ice, a decisive 4-0 victory on December 27, the Los Angeles Kings rang in the new year on a sour note, getting shutout at home by the Sharks, 1-0, disappointing a sellout crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 1.

Devin Setoguchi scored the lone goal for the Sharks at 18:54 of the second period.

The Kings outshot the Sharks in the game, 29-19, but failed get much traffic in front of San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi, who saw most shots all the way.

On the bright side for the Kings, they put in a solid defensive effort, a stark contrast to their previous two games in which they gave up a total of 13 goals, all of them gift-wrapped. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: LA Kings Embarrass Themselves Against Chicago

LOS ANGELES — Since mid-February, the only thing that has been consistent about the Los Angeles Kings is that they are likely to come out flat to start a game and put in a lethargic, uninspired effort.

On March 18, the Kings got off to a decent start against the Chicago Blackhawks, but after killing six minutes worth of penalties early in the first period, the ‘Hawks had an easy night, courtesy of the Kings, who gift-wrapped a 3-0 shutout win for the ‘Hawks, disappointing a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center. Read more of this post

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