Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Continue Downward Slide In 2-1 Loss To San Jose

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings traditionally go through a “December Swoon,” as they seem to always lose a bunch of games every December.

Although the Kings entered December on a roll, they began to cool off in a big way about two weeks into the month and now they are in full swoon, albeit a couple of weeks later than usual, having lost seven of their last ten games and eight of their last twelve. Read more of this post

LA Kings Extend Hurricanes’ Winless Streak To 13 Games on NHL Video

The Los Angeles Kings ended their two-game losing streak on the strength of goals scored by Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll, Randy Jones, Wayne Simmonds and an empty-net goal by Justin Williams, leading the Kings past the slumping Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2, in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday night. Read more of this post

Top Line Helps LA Kings Keep Hope Alive

LOS ANGELES — After getting off to a hot 4-1-0 start to the still very young 2009-10 National Hockey League season, the Los Angeles Kings find themselves in the midst a three-game losing streak as they head to Dallas on October 19, the final game of their six-game road swing.

Indeed, after winning four straight games for the first time since October, 2007, the Kings have hit the skids during their longest road trip of the season, and many Kings fans have already begun to jump ship, writing the Kings off for the season. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings Earn Split In Split-Squad Pre-Season Series

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings opened the 2009-10 pre-season schedule by earning a split in their split-squad series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. Read more of this post

LA Kings Look Stronger: Need Anze Kopitar To Step Up

Anze Kopitar (left) and Justin Williams (purple jersey, at right) look on during drills at the LA Kings 2009-10 Training Camp. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings.

Anze Kopitar (left) and Justin Williams (purple jersey, at right)
look on during drills at the LA Kings 2009-10 Training Camp.
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Not long after the 2008-09 season ended Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Terry Murray both said that the most important factor in their team’s improvement would be for their players, especially their best players, to get stronger and improve their conditioning.

The players appear to have gotten the message.

Back in July, most of the players got together here in the Los Angeles area to work out and bond.

“It was the first year we tried to do it and we had a really good response,” said Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown. “The majority of the players—there were a handful of guys who didn’t come or weren’t able to come. But, at one point or another, we had ten guys here for about two weeks and as some guys went out, other guys came in. It’s something to build on.” Read more of this post

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