LA Kings Matt Greene On Goal vs. Florida: “That’s A Once-In-A-Lifetime-Deal There”

LA Kings defenseman Matt Greene
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — During their 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 18, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene did something he had never done before.

Greene scored a goal, something he has done before, but isn’t exactly a regular occurrence for him (his last goal was scored on October 19, 2013, a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Staples Center, an empty-net goal). But even though this was not his first career National Hockey League goal, this time, Greene scored on a deflection/re-direction in front of the net, something he said that he has never done before.

Indeed, Greene is a stay-at-home defenseman who virtually never jumps up into the play, so what on Earth was he doing in front of the net?

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Frozen Royalty Video: Interviews With Matt Greene, Jake Muzzin, Tanner Pearson and Darryl Sutter

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The day after they defeated the Florida Panthers, 5-2, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Kings were still talking about defenseman Matt Greene’s goal, the play of defenseman Jake Muzzin, and the struggles that rookie left wing Tanner Pearson is going through now after a strong start.

Videos of post-practice interviews on November 19. 2014, with each of those players, along with head coach Darryl Sutter, are available below.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Pre-Game Skate Interviews With Brown, Doughty, Greene and Sutter

LA Kings right wing Dustin Brown
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — By the looks of things, perhaps the Los Angeles Kings are more than a bit anxious to get down to business of fixing what ails them.

Indeed, several players were on the ice at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California about twenty minutes prior to the announced start time for their pre-game morning skate on November 8.

The Kings host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Staples Center (7:00 PM PST).

By the time 10:00 AM rolled around, the Kings were already 10-15 minutes into their morning skate, which ended, for the majority of players, by 10:20 AM.

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LA Kings: Muzzin To Make 2014-15 Season Debut vs. Buffalo; So Far, So Good For McNabb

LA Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Heading into Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres (7:30 PM PDT, Staples Center), the Los Angeles Kings got some much-needed good news, that defenseman Jake Muzzin had been cleared to play by doctors after being examined on October 21.

Muzzin, who has not played yet this season, was suffering from an upper body injury.

“It’s exciting,” he said. “I’m good to go. I got cleared, and I’m excited for tomorrow night. It’s not 100 percent, but it’s good to go.”

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LA Kings Leaning On Strong Team Culture To Push Past Distraction Created By Voynov Incident

ALSO; Defenseman Jake Muzzin likely to return to the lineup against Buffalo Sabres on October 23.


LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — One day after defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested by Redondo Beach Police on suspicion of violating California Penal Code section 273.5(a)-Domestic Violence, the Los Angeles Kings held a routine practice.

In fact, the only way one could tell something was amiss was the size of the media contingent present—it was the kind of media presence the Kings only get during the playoffs.

Indeed, reporters and camera crews from most of the local television news outlets joined the usual reporters who cover the team to cover the Voynov story and how his situation would affect the team.

The practice session, which looked no different from any other non-game day full practice for the Kings, was an indication that they are going to go about their business as they always do.

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