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Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Score Four In Second Period To Roast Ducks, 4-1

LOS ANGELES — Wayne Simmonds, Anze Kopitar, Justin Williams and Dustin Brown all scored in the second period to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a decisive 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in front of an announced standing room only crowd of 18,313 fans at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 26. Read more of this post

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Gann Matsuda On The HockeyWriters: LA Kings Problems Move From One End Of The Ice To The Other

ANAHEIM, CA — If it’s not one thing, it’s another for the Los Angeles Kings these days.

After losing five of their previous six games heading into their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 27, the general theme of those games for the Kings was too many blown defensive zone coverages, not playing physical in front of their own net and plenty of turnovers all over the ice.

The LA Kings worked on getting bodies and pucks to the front of their
opponent’s net during practice on November 30, 2010 at the
Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Cailfornia.
Photo: David Sheehan

Fast forward two games and the Kings have now lost seven out of their last eight, with a 2-1 loss to Chicago and a 2-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center in Anaheim on November 29.

The Kings picked up their play in their own zone in the two defeats, cutting down on the blatant blunders and being more physical in front of their own net. But scoring just once in two games is not going to result in wins. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: Kopitar, Johnson Lead LA Kings to 6-4 Win Over Anaheim

LOS ANGELES — Despite blowing a three-goal lead in the third period, Anze Kopitar and Jack Johnson racked up four-point performances to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in front of an announced sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on February 4.

The Ducks opened the scoring at 5:40 of the first period, as they took advantage of another sluggish start by the Kings.

The Kings finally woke up about fifteen minutes into the period and they tied the game on Kopitar’s 25th goal of the season at the 18:54 mark.

The two teams tallied just four shots each in the second period, but the Kings scored the only goals.

While a delayed penalty was being called on the Ducks, Kings winger Wayne Simmonds took a centering pass from Kopitar and scored his fourteenth goal of the season at the 1:04 mark.

Center Michal Handzus scored his thirteenth goal of the season with the Kings on the power play at the 17:00 mark, giving the Kings a 3-1 lead going into the third period. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Shutout Anaheim, 4-0

LOS ANGELES — After losing three straight and finding themselves one point out of the Western Conference playoff race, the Los Angeles Kings needed to turn things around in a big way, and they got the job done with a 4-0 shutout victory over the Anaheim Ducks in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on January 14. Read more of this post

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