LA Kings Find Their Power Play In 6-4 Win At Colorado On NHL Video

Brad Richardson recorded the first hat trick of his National Hockey League career to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver on October 23.

Richardson started the game centering the Kings’ fourth line and scored his first goal while centering Brayden Schenn and Kevin Westgarth. But he was moved up to left wing on the first line with center Anze Kopitar and right wing Dustin Brown during the second period, replacing Andrei Loktionov.

Richardson made the most of his opportunities, scoring two goals in the third period, one of them a shorthanded goal not long after the Avs scored during a five-minute major power play, the result of Kings right wing Wayne Simmonds striking Avalanche forward T.J. Galliardi with the butt end of his stick.

The Kings also found their power play in the game, scoring twice on five power play opportunities. Read more of this post


Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings Win Pre-Season Laugher Over Anaheim

LOS ANGELES — Jack Johnson scored two goals and tallied an assist, Anze Kopitar contributed four assists, and seven players recorded multi-point games, leading the Los Angeles Kings to an easy 8-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in pre-season action at Staples Center on September 28. Read more of this post

Gann Matsuda On Los Angeles Kings’ Fourth Line Already Taking Shape

EL SEGUNDO AND LOS ANGELES, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings skate through the second week of their 2010 training camp, most of their opening night lineup appears to have already been set.

Indeed, there are no surprises regarding the 37 players still in camp after the first round of roster cuts came on September 24, with more on the way after their next pre-season game on September 28 when they host the Anaheim Ducks.

Still up for grabs are spots on the fourth line, although some favorites are already apparent.

Perhaps the strongest candidate to center that line is the 5-11, 192-pound Brad Richardson, who scored eleven goals and tallied 16 assists for 27 points in 81 regular season games with the Kings last season. He also contributed a goal and an assist in six playoff games.

The 25-year-old native of Belleville, Ontario played both center and left wing last season, his versatility making him that much more valuable.

“I feel comfortable in any position,” said Richardson. “Whereever I end up, left wing or center, that’s fine with me.”

“I’ll do whatever I can and whereever I fit in, that’s fine,” added Richardson. I’ll just try to be a good teammate, and, hopefully, work my way up.” Read more of this post

LA Kings Assign Andrei Loktionov To Manchester Monarchs

Los Angeles Kings center prospect Andrei Loktionov carries the puck in a 6-1 loss against Phoenix Coyotes prospects on September 10, 2009. Photo courtesy Thomas LaRocca/

Los Angeles Kings center prospect Andrei Loktionov carries the puck in a 6-1 loss against Phoenix Coyotes prospects on September 10, 2009.
Photo courtesy Thomas LaRocca/

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 26, the Los Angeles Kings activated forward Andrei Loktionov from the injured reserve list and they assigned him to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate.

Loktionov, 19, made his Kings and National Hockey League debut on November 25 in Edmonton after being recalled from Manchester on November 23. During the game, he suffered a dislocated shoulder and he was placed on injured reserve the next day. Read more of this post

LA Kings: Brayden Schenn Becomes A King For A Day; Loktionov Goes On Injured Reserve

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On November 26, the Los Angeles Kings signed center Brayden Schenn to a one-day, National Hockey League Regular Season Amateur Tryout Agreement. They also placed center Andrei Loktionov on injured reserve.

Loktionov, 19, suffered a dislocated shoulder during his NHL debut at Edmonton on November 25. Read more of this post