Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings’ Defense Improves, But Offense Sputters Against Chicago

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings displayed stronger defensive zone play on November 27 against the Chicago Blackhawks, but their free fall continued as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the defending Stanley Cup Champions in front of a packed house—18,118 fans at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks while Anze Kopitar scored the lone goals for the Kings, who have now lost six out of their last seven games. Read more of this post


Los Angeles Kings Spoil Blackhawks “Circus Trip”

LOS ANGELES — Since the Los Angeles Kings moved to Staples Center in 1999, there have been several times when they were forced to go on very long road trips while their arena was being used for other events.

But if you think the Kings are the only National Hockey League team that often has to play second fiddle at their own arena, guess again.

During a matinee affair on Saturday, the Kings handed the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-2 defeat in front of an announced crowd of 16,147 fans at Staples Center.

The loss culminated a 3-2-1 road trip for the ’Hawks, who hit the road with a circus occupying the United Center, their home arena, for two weeks. Read more of this post

Another Miracle…Almost

LOS ANGELES — The concept of playing defense was definitely not the first thing on the minds of the Los Angeles Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks who squared off in front of an announced sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center during a matinee shootout on Saturday.

Jonathan Toews scored a goal and added an assist and Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 6-5 overtime victory over the Kings. Read more of this post