Who Would Be The LA Kings’ Emergency Backup Goaltender?

LA Kings goaltending coach Bill Ranford
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Early in the 1998-99 season, the Los Angeles Kings lost goalies Stephane Fiset and Jamie Storr in the same game—both suffered groin strains a 5-5 tie against the Colorado Avalanche on October 18, 1998, at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.

At the time, the Kings were not carrying a third goalie on their roster. Storr, the backup, remained in the game, gutting it out, even though it was quite obvious that he could barely move.

The next day, the Kings recalled goaltender Manny Legace from the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the International Hockey League. Goaltender Alexey Volkov of the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League was also recalled.

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Kopitar Leads Kings To Rare Winning Streak

LOS ANGELES — Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Kings are on a winning streak.

Sure, it is only two games and the two teams victimized by the Kings are among the bottom-feeders in the league standings. But for the fledgling Kings, none of that matters.

Wins are wins.

On Saturday night, Anze Kopitar scored a goal and contributed two assists, Alexander Frolov, Tom Preissing, Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown scored a goal and added an assist each, and Erik Ersberg looked sharp despite allowing three goals to lead the Kings to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in front of an announced crowd of 17,182 fans at Staples Center.

Andy McDonald, Patrik Berglund and Brad Boyes scored for the Blues, who have now lost their last five games. Read more of this post

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