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Los Angeles Kings Are Getting Healthy

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Like the rest of the National Hockey League, the Los Angeles Kings are now in the midst of the two-day Christmas break. But unlike children the world over who might have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads, the Kings are more likely to have visions of them reaching new heights with the return of veteran left wing Ryan Smyth to the lineup, along with right wings Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Segal, and defenseman Jack Johnson. Read more of this post

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Calgary Flames Fight Off Undermanned LA Kings, 2-1 on NHL Video

Dion Phaneuf and Nigel Dawes scored goals while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 34 shots to lead the Calgary Flames to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the injury-decimated Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Calgary. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: Parse, Stoll, Quick Help LA Kings Douse Flames

LOS ANGELES — Scott Parse and Jarret Stoll scored goals, but Jonathan Quick was the big star for the Los Angeles Kings, who squeaked past the Calgary Flames, 2-1, in front of an announced crowd of 13,853 fans at Staples Center on Monday night.

Parse opened the scoring at 8:54 of the first period on a nifty move in front of Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

Flames forward Curtis Glencross answered at 15:39, beating Quick with a backhand from the low slot. Read more of this post

LA Kings: Richardson Gains From Purcell’s Struggles

LOS ANGELES — After losing three of their first four games without veteran left wing Ryan Smyth, things looked quite bad for the still young Los Angeles Kings and their survival in the Western Conference playoff race.

During that stretch, the Kings allowed twelve goals while scoring just eight. To be sure, their defensive play, which was a major strength last season, had finally been exposed with Smyth out of the lineup. Read more of this post

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