LA Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

NEW YORK — On December 14, the National Hockey League named Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick as their number one star of the week for the week ending December 13. Read more of this post


Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings Earn Split In Split-Squad Pre-Season Series

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings opened the 2009-10 pre-season schedule by earning a split in their split-squad series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. Read more of this post

Redemption In The Desert: Kings Shutout Coyotes, 4-0

One can imagine Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray sitting in the coaches room with a big smile on his face tonight.

Indeed, after a less-than-lackluster effort in a 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on Friday night, the Kings, from the players to the coaches, all talked about coming to the rink prepared to play, both mentally and physically and putting in a solid, sixty-minute effort, something they failed to do on Friday night.

Their poor effort was a sore spot for them and they responded with the solid, intense, sixty-minute effort they were looking for in a 4-0 shutout victory over those same Phoenix Coyotes, this time in front of a disappointed crowd of 16,199 fans at Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday night. Read more of this post

20 Minutes Isn’t Enough: Kings Outworked By Coyotes, 2-1

RECAP: The Los Angeles Kings were unable to shake off the after-effects of the two-day Christmas break until the third period on Friday night as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center; features post-game audio interviews.

LOS ANGELES — Perhaps they went a bit overboard with their Christmas holiday celebrations, or maybe they just drank too much egg nog.

Whatever the reason, the Los Angeles Kings came out of the two-day Christmas break looking rather sluggish in a 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, disappointing an announced sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on Friday night. Read more of this post

Reinprecht Leads Coyotes Over Kings, 5-2

Steven Reinprecht scored two goals and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 17 shots he faced in two periods of action to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings in pre-season action on Saturday night at Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Kevin Porter, Viktor Tikhonov and Shane Doan also scored for the Coyotes, while Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar scored in the third period for the Kings.

Mikael Tellqvist played the third period for the Coyotes, making 19 saves.

Jonathan Quick got the start in goal for the Kings and allowed four goals on 24 shots. Erik Ersberg started the third period, allowing a goal on ten shots.

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