LA Kings Think They Can Reach “Another Level”

Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — The mood was subdued at the Los Angeles Kings practice facility in El Segundo, California the day after their 2-1 double overtime loss in Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

But the subdued mood was only because after such a long, grueling game and a flight home, they did not skate on Saturday, choosing rest, re-hydration, and recovery instead.

“You get fluids into [yourselves],” said forward Jeff Carter. “We got in here and got moving, a little bit. We’ve got a lot of guys who’ve been through it before. It’s nothing new.”

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Dion Phaneuf Has Fit In Nicely With The LA Kings

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Dion Phaneuf
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — It didn’t take long for veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf to make his presence known after he was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings from the Ottawa Senators on February 13.

In his first four games with his new team, the 32-year-old, 6-4, 225-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta scored three goals, and was the physical, sound defensive presence the Kings were hoping he would be.

“[Scoring those goals], that’s just a bonus,” said Phaneuf. “To be honest with you, I’ve had the opportunities—great passes. You work with your teammates and you try to contribute in any way you can, and luckily, they went in.”

“He’s been terrific,” said head coach John Stevens. “He’s a veteran guy who’s come in and played like a veteran guy but has also been very respectful to the people who [have already been here].”

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Southern California NHL Players Help Make Charity Hockey Game In Anaheim A Big Hit

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LA Kings left wing Dustin Penner was one of several Kings and
Anaheim Ducks players who participated in a charity game
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ANAHEIM, CA — With National Hockey League players idled by a lockout that is now in its 92nd day, and with no end in sight, some Southern California players decided to put some of their unwanted spare time to good use on December 14, 2012, when they skated in a charity game at The Rinks – Anaheim Ice, benefitting the Jr. Ducks Pee Wee AAA team (11 and 12-year olds), and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

The game was a four-on-four contest with a lot of goals, no defense, half-speed skating (if that), and not a whole lot of goaltending, which is par for the course for similar Read more of this post

Tickets Still Available For NHLPA Charity Hockey Game Benefitting LA Jr. Kings and Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation

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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Tickets are still available, but are going fast, for the National Hockey League Players Association Charity Hockey Game and Auction on Friday, November 9, 2012, benefitting the LA Jr. Kings (PW AAA 2000, and the Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation, played at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. Game time is 7:00 PM.

Autographed merchandise will be auctioned, including pucks, sticks, and game-worn jerseys. You can also bid on a chance to coach one of the teams.

“The Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting breast cancer education, early detection and research,” the foundation stated in a press release. “Breast cancer affects more than just those diagnosed; it affects spouses, children, family members and friends.”

“Proceeds will also help the Jr. Kings Pee Wee AAA1 team travel to the 53rd Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament Read more of this post

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