Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: Hat Trick Moves Kopitar Into Tie For NHL Scoring Lead

LOS ANGELES — Washington Capitals superstar forward Alexander Ovechkin has been leading the National Hockey League in scoring to start the 2009-10 season, which should not be a surprise to anyone who follows the NHL.

But, at least for one night, Ovechkin has some company at the top from an unexpected source. Read more of this post


Los Angeles Kings Almost Perfect On Three-Game Trip

LOS ANGELES — Just one week ago, the Los Angeles Kings were in free fall, having lost three straight games and eight of their previous twelve, plummeting out of the playoff picture.

Indeed, the Kings found themselves seven points out of eighth place in the Western Conference and that light at the end of the tunnel marked “playoffs” was growing dimmer with each passing day.

From the players and coaches to the assistant equipment managers, the Kings all knew that they had to turn things around. There was not a moment to lose and with a three-game road trip against teams ahead of them in the standings next on their schedule, they had a huge challenge in front of them. Read more of this post

LA Kings New Head Coach Terry Murray Must Be A Glutton For Punishment

NEW HEAD COACH: Terry Murray, the Los Angeles Kings’ new head coach, will have to endure many long nights on the road to get his new team back on the right track.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Los Angeles Kings finishing, for all intents and purposes, in the National Hockey League basement last season, and considering their head-first dive into a youth movement, the 2008-09 season is almost guaranteed to see them not only miss the playoffs for what would be their sixth consecutive season, but also have them competing for last place in the league standings once again.

Given all that, Terry Murray has to be a serious glutton for punishment, to say the least, after accepting what Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi called “…the toughest job in the National Hockey League right now.” Read more of this post