Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Fail To Show Up In Blowout Loss To Sharks

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings’ hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference is as shaky as ever after an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks in front of a sparse, announced crowd of 16,212 fans at a very quiet Staples Center on January 20.

Patrick Marleau and Ryan Clowe scored two goals each for the Sharks, who took an easy 3-0 lead after one and period never looked back during a very easy win over the flat, uninspired Kings. Read more of this post


LA Kings Center Anze Kopitar Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

NEW YORK — On October 26, the National Hockey League named Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar as their first star of the week ending October 25.

Kopitar led all scorers last week with six goals and three assists for nine points, leading the Kings to four straight wins and into first place in the Pacific Division. Read more of this post

2008-09 NHL Playoffs – Joe Thornton: Too Little, Too Late…Again

LOS ANGELES — When San Jose Sharks superstar center Joe Thornton dropped the gloves with Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf just two seconds into Game 6 of their Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series, it was too little, too late.

Thornton, who scored just one goal and contributed four assists in the six-game series, failed to show any fight in his game until it was too late, helping lead his team down the drain, losing the series in six games.

The Sharks have a reputation of being playoff busts, failing to get out of the second round in four straight seasons. This is also a team that reached the Western Conference Finals in 2003-04 and has been among the elite teams in the conference since then. Read more of this post

Gauthier Suspended Two Games For Hit On Marleau

TORONTO — Hours before the Los Angeles Kings were to hit the ice against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center (1:00 PM PST, Feburary 21), the National Hockey League announced that Kings defenseman Denis Gauthier was suspended for two games for for his hit on San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau during their game on February 19 at HP Pavilion in San Jose. Read more of this post

Kings Finish Pre-Season With 3-2-3 Record

Joe Pavelski, Brad Lukowich and Patrick Marleau scored goals and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 25 shots to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in pre-season action at the E Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday night.

Kyle Calder scored the lone goal for the Kings.

Jason LaBarbera started in goal for the Kings, allowed three goals on 28 shots.

The Kings ended the exhibition season with a 3-2-3 record.

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