Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: Kopitar, Bernier Lead LA Kings To 2-1 Win Over Detroit

LOS ANGELES — Anze Kopitar scored a highlight reel goal at 15:12 of the third period while Jonathan Bernier was stopping 32 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 27.

The Kings got off to a rather lethargic start, but Bernier was up to the task until Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey bounced a shot from the left wing boards off of Bernier’s mask. The puck then fluttered over and behind him, bouncing off his back and into the net at 9:42 of the first period.

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Former LA Kings Grinder Ian Laperriere Still Dealing With Health Issues Three Years Later

Former Los Angeles Kings forward Ian Laperriere (left) shares a moment with current Kings captain Dustin Brown (right), the only current Kings player who played with Laperriere during his time in Los Angeles.
Photo: Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images
and the Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES — Over the 45-year history of the Los Angeles Kings, there have been a number of fan favorites, but only a very select few come to mind before one thinks of former Kings forward Ian Laperriere.

No, Laperriere was not the big goal scorer or the gifted playmaker. Rather, he was the grinder, the player who did the dirty work in the corners, made the big hit, and dropped the gloves to stand up for his teammates, time and time again.

Now retired as a player, Laperriere was in town last week, with his trip to the Los Angeles area culminating with the Kings honoring him on February 23, when they handed the Colorado Avalanche—one of Laperriere’s former teams—a 4-1 defeat at Staples Center.

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Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: LA Kings Slip Past Blue Jackets, 2-1

LOS ANGELES — Kyle Clifford and Mike Richards scored goals, and Jonathan Bernier stopped twelve shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on February 15.

After a scoreless first period, there was no scoring in the second period until Clifford finished off a two-on-break scoring an unassisted goal at the 18:40 mark.

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LA Kings Training Camp Update – Day 2: Kopitar Tests His Knee, Stewart Arrives From Carolina

TRAINING CAMP: The big news from Day 2 of the Los Angeles Kings’ abbreviated training camp was that center Anze Kopitar skated after practice, and that forward Anthony Stewart has arrived in town, and skated with the team today. Includes raw audio interviews with Kopitar, Stewart, and head coach Darryl Sutter, along with a photo essay of the morning practice session.


LA Kings center Anze Kopitar skated on his injured right knee for the
first time since the injury after practice on January 14, 2013.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Perhaps the biggest story from the Los Angeles Kings training camp on January 14 was what happened after practice ended.

As the Kings dressing room was opened to the media after most of the players had left the ice, one player was just getting suited up, getting ready to go out onto the ice.

That player was none other than center Anze Kopitar, who suffered a knee injury in his last game with Mora in Sweden, before he returned to Los Angeles as the lockout ended.

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Los Angeles Kings Fans Get To Meet The Players – Photo Essay

LA Kings forwards Brad Richardson (left) and Jeff Carter (foreground right)
are pictured here with Jeremiah Brown (center left), his wife, Kelly (center), daughter, Hannah (top left), and son, Solomon (foreground center), at
the annual Meet The Players event, held this year at
Staples Center, January 12, 2013.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Despite the fact that, technically, the National Hockey League lockout was still in effect (until well after the event began), Los Angeles Kings players spent about three hours signing autographs and taking photos with Kings fans, primarily season seat holders, at the annual Meet The Players event, this year, held at Staples Center.

The Kings said that over 4,000 people attended, a crowd that was much larger than the Meet The Players events held in past years at Hollywood Park.

The following is a photo essay from the event.

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