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LA Kings Matt Greene On Goal vs. Florida: “That’s A Once-In-A-Lifetime-Deal There”

LA Kings defenseman Matt Greene
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — During their 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 18, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene did something he had never done before.

Greene scored a goal, something he has done before, but isn’t exactly a regular occurrence for him (his last goal was scored on October 19, 2013, a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Staples Center, an empty-net goal). But even though this was not his first career National Hockey League goal, this time, Greene scored on a deflection/re-direction in front of the net, something he said that he has never done before.

Indeed, Greene is a stay-at-home defenseman who virtually never jumps up into the play, so what on Earth was he doing in front of the net?

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Frozen Royalty Video: Kopitar, Regher, Sutter Interviews After LA Kings’ 5-2 Win Over Florida

LOS ANGELES — Matt Greene, Jeff Carter, Marian Gaborik and Robyn Regehr scored second-period goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers on November 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Prior to the game, the Kings presented defenseman Willie Mitchell, a member of their 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Championship teams, with his 2014 Stanley Cup ring.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Kopitar, Stoll Media Interviews After 3-2 OT Win Over Anaheim

LOS ANGELES — They never had a lead in the game until the very end.

The end came at 2:19 of overtime when center Jarret Stoll tapped a centering pass from right wing Justin Williams into the net, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks during a matinee affair on November 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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LA Kings-Anaheim Ducks Rivalry: It’s Probably Nowhere Near What You Think It Is

LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty

EL SEGUNDO, CA — After the Los Angeles Kings dropped a game to the Anaheim Ducks, 6-5 in a shootout on November 12 at Honda Center in Anaheim, as one might expect, Ducks fans relished the victory while Kings fans bemoaned the defeat.

On social media, the strong rivalry between fans of the two teams generated more than the usual trash talking—some of it good-natured, some of it crossing the line—that usually happens when National Hockey League teams face one another.

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