Ellis, Predators Halt Kings’ Win Streak

LOS ANGELES — Despite taking a four-game winning streak into Saturday’s action, the Los Angeles Kings were not going to win their remaining 66 games, and even though they put in a strong effort, goaltender Dan Ellis led the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Kings in front of an announced crowd of 14,135 fans at Staples Center.

Ellis was often brilliant, stopping all but one of the 34 shots the Kings fired at him and almost single-handedly won the game for the Predators, who beat all three of California’s National Hockey League teams on their current road swing. Read more of this post


Make It Four In A Row: Kings Get Past Stars Again, 3-2

The young, inexperienced Los Angeles Kings have won four straight games.

Don’t bother with pinching yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. You aren’t.

Michal Handzus scored a goal and played a huge role in another, Jarret Stoll scored a goal and won 11 out of 15 face-offs, and Alexander Frolov contributed two assists to lead the Kings to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars in front of a disappointed crowd of 17,675 fans at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Thursday night. Read more of this post

Kopitar Leads Kings To Rare Winning Streak

LOS ANGELES — Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Kings are on a winning streak.

Sure, it is only two games and the two teams victimized by the Kings are among the bottom-feeders in the league standings. But for the fledgling Kings, none of that matters.

Wins are wins.

On Saturday night, Anze Kopitar scored a goal and contributed two assists, Alexander Frolov, Tom Preissing, Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown scored a goal and added an assist each, and Erik Ersberg looked sharp despite allowing three goals to lead the Kings to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in front of an announced crowd of 17,182 fans at Staples Center.

Andy McDonald, Patrik Berglund and Brad Boyes scored for the Blues, who have now lost their last five games. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings Dominant In Win At St. Louis

Kyle Quincey and Patrick O’Sullivan scored first period goals, followed by Jarret Stoll and Dustin Brown in the third period to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues in front of 19,150 fans at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Friday night.

Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera had a relatively easy night, having to stop just fifteen shots, but he bounced back from a shaky performance on Tuesday against Colorado to record his third National Hockey League shutout. Read more of this post

Johnson Out 2-3 Months; Quincey Claimed Off Waivers

On October 13, the Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Jack Johnson on injured reserve due to a partial tear of the labrum in his left shoulder suffered during Sunday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks.

Johnson will undergo shoulder surgery later this week and is expected to miss two to three months.

To fill Johnson’s spot on the roster, the Kings claimed defenseman Kyle Quincey off of waivers from the Detroit Red Wings. Read more of this post