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Inconsistency Keeping LA Kings From Reaching Next Level

LOS ANGELES KINGS SEEK CONSISTENCY: The following is a look at one of the most significant reasons the Los Angeles Kings are struggling to reach the next level and beyond. Also includes post-game audio interviews following their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 3.


LOS ANGELES — Last season, the Los Angeles Kings tantalized their long-suffering fans with a 101-point regular season and their first playoff appearance since 2002. To top it off, they got off to a blazing hot start in 2010-11, earning a 12-3-0 record in their first 15 games.

But then the wheels fell off the cart in November, with the Kings losing seven out of eight games from November 15 to November 29.

The Kings followed that up with a 9-3-0 record in their next twelve games, only to lose their last four games, the latest being a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 3. Read more of this post

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Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: Jonathan Quick Shines Bright In LA Kings’ 2-1 Win Over Chicago

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick was outstanding—he played his best game in goal this season and Wayne Simmonds scored his third goal in the last three games to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 shootout win over the high-flying Chicago Blackhawks in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on Saturday night.

Anze Kopitar and Jack Johnson scored in the shootout for the Kings, while Quick stopped Blackhawks star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings Spoil Blackhawks “Circus Trip”

LOS ANGELES — Since the Los Angeles Kings moved to Staples Center in 1999, there have been several times when they were forced to go on very long road trips while their arena was being used for other events.

But if you think the Kings are the only National Hockey League team that often has to play second fiddle at their own arena, guess again.

During a matinee affair on Saturday, the Kings handed the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-2 defeat in front of an announced crowd of 16,147 fans at Staples Center.

The loss culminated a 3-2-1 road trip for the ’Hawks, who hit the road with a circus occupying the United Center, their home arena, for two weeks. Read more of this post

Another Miracle…Almost

LOS ANGELES — The concept of playing defense was definitely not the first thing on the minds of the Los Angeles Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks who squared off in front of an announced sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center during a matinee shootout on Saturday.

Jonathan Toews scored a goal and added an assist and Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 6-5 overtime victory over the Kings. Read more of this post

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