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Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: LA Kings Can’t Blame Officials For 3-1 Loss To Vancouver

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray is usually, the calm, collected type. He is not a screamer, and rarely yells when he is behind the bench or during practice.

Murray stayed true to form following his team’s 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, a matinee affair on March 5 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Despite that, Murray was hotter than Hades following the game. Read more of this post

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Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings Use Balanced Scoring To Beat Vancouver, 4-1

LOS ANGELES — Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams scored a goal each, and Ryan Smyth contributed two assists to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on October 15.

The Kings opened the scoring when Stoll scored off a deflection at 2:48 of the first period. But the Kings sat back and let the Canucks come at them, one wave after another, for the rest of the period and to start the second period. Read more of this post

LA Kings Drew Doughty Honored At NHL Awards…Just Not With The Norris Trophy

LAS VEGAS AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — At the 2010 National Hockey League Awards, held at the Palms in Las Vegas, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty finished third in the voting for the James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the league’s best defenseman during the regular season. Read more of this post

LA Kings: Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson Prove To Be Vancouver Canucks’ Biggest Problems

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — With Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks coming up tonight (April 21, 7:00 PM PDT at Staples Center), much of the focus has been on the Canucks’ inept penalty-killing, which has allowed seven power play goals on just twelve chances after three games.

The result: the Canucks are looking up at a 2-1 series deficit with a huge challenge ahead of them…fixing their penalty-killing woes.

But the problem for the Canucks is not just their penalty-killing. More to the point, their problem is two-fold and they go by the names Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson, the young studs on the Kings’ blue line.

Indeed, the twenty-year-old Doughty and the 23-year-old Johnson are still very young, relatively inexperienced defensemen. But in the three games played in this series they have totally outclassed the Vancouver blue line corps, contributed huge minutes in situations where they were called upon to shut down the Canucks’ top forwards, and they have been unstoppable on the power play. Read more of this post

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