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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Defensive Zone Play, Inconsistent Effort Are Top Priorities For The Los Angeles Kings

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: This story includes exclusive video of interviews with Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner and head coach Darryl Sutter following practice on March 8, 2013.

Left wing Dustin Penner said that “puck luck” played a key role
in the Los Angeles Kings’ 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars at
Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 7, 2013.
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Photo: David Sheehan/

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Although the Los Angeles Kings are ranked fifth in the Western Conference heading into action on March 9, consistency has not been their strong suit through 22 games in this abbreviated season.

Although they have won nine out of thelr last twelve games, all one has to do is look at their sluggish 3-5-2 start, some incomplete efforts, and games in which the defensive blunders are glaring, and it leads one to question just how far this team can go this season.

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Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: Defensive Breakdowns Doom LA Kings in 5-2 Loss To Dallas

LOS ANGELES — Jaromir Jagr scored two goals, Cody Eakin scored a goal and added an assist, and Jamie Benn contributed two assists to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on March 7.

Alex Gogligoski also tallied two assists for the Stars.

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After LA Kings Won The 2012 Stanley Cup, Former Defenseman, Captain Mattias Norstrom Was Green With Envy

Former LA Kings defenseman Mattias Norstrom (center), was honored by the Kings
during a pre-game ceremony on October 30, 2010, when the Kings hosted
the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Photo: Los Angeles Kings

EL SEGUNDO, CA — During the Los Angeles Kings’ February 14 practice session at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, a strange, yet familiar figure was taking in the goings on, both on the ice and off.

This player patrolled the Kings blue line for more than ten seasons, serving as their captain from the 2001-02 season through 2006-07. The physical, stalwart blue liner was a warrior on the ice, a competitor as tough as they come—not necessarily in terms of dropping the gloves—and he always was the consummate professional.

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Dark Cloud Looming Overhead Couldn’t Dampen Spirits At Charity Hockey Game Benefitting LA Jr. Kings

CHARITY GAME: Story also has comments from Los Angeles Kings players regarding the status of the National Hockey League lockout.

LA Kings center Jarret Stoll was one
of the main organizers of a charity hockey
ame benefitting the L.A. Jr. Kings, and the
Twin Peaks Center Foundation, played at the
Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo,
California on November 9, 2012.
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Photo: William Karl Valentine

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The familiar sounds of skates flying across the ice, tape-to-tape passes, and pucks clanking off goal posts filled the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California on the evening of November 9, when 24 current or retired National Hockey League players hit the ice for a charity hockey game benefitting the Los Angeles Jr. Kings Pee-Wee AAA 2000 team and the Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation.

The vast majority of the players involved have been working out in the Southern California area during the current NHL lockout. Some of them included Kyle Clifford, Matt Greene, Dustin Penner and Jarret Stoll from the Los Angeles Kings, and Francois Beauchemin, Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, and Sheldon Souray from the Anaheim Ducks.

Also appearing were Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres, Shane O’Brien of the Colorado Avalanche, Eric Nystrom of the Dallas Stars, Matt Moulson of the New York Islanders, and Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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