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Frozen Royalty Video: Williams, Toffoli, Sutter Interviews After 2-0 Loss To Dallas

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings showed marginal improvement one day after a very poor showing at Anaheim (don’t let the score in a 6-5 shootout fool you), the Kings were caught chasing the game again, dropping a 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 13.

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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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Frozen Royalty Video: Kopitar, Doughty, Sutter Media Interviews After 6-5 SO Loss At Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA — After their best performance of the season in their last game, a 5-1 victory over the league-leading Vancouver Canucks on November 8, the Los Angeles Kings turned right around and played what was, arguably, their worst game of the season in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center in Anaheim on November 12.

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LA Kings To Sign Veteran Defenseman Jamie McBain As Insurance Policy

Soon-to-be Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jamie McBain, shown here playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on October 31, 2014.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — The last couple of months have been quite the whirlwind for veteran defenseman Jamie McBain, who skated in practice with the Los Angeles Kings on November 10, and, as first reported by Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times, will be signed today to a one-year contract worth $550,000, the league minimum salary.

The 26-year-old, 6-1, 181-pound native of Edina, Minnesota has played in 275 career regular season National Hockey League games with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres (2013-14 season), scoring 25 goals and adding 67 assists for 92 points, with a -22 plus/minus rating and 62 penalty minutes.

McBain became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014, after the Sabres declined to make him a qualifying offer. He was invited to the Arizona Coyotes training camp, but didn’t catch on.

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