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Voting Has Started for the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game

November 27th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

You can now vote for your favorite player to attend the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game. The 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be on Sunday, January 25 in Columbus (5pm ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Voting opened on November 20, and NHL.com will post the standing every Tuesday. You can vote online at NHL.com/vote and via mobile phones. The interactive ballot will feature all 700-plus active players in the NHL. The ballot is available in various languages.

This year it will be easier for fans to find players and each player will have highlights, statistics, the players trending status, and much more.

Fans will be allowed to select as few as one player for each of the three positions and a maximum of six players for each ballot ballot. The maximum is 10 ballots per day for each user.

Voting concludes Thursday, January 1, and the top six vote-getters by position; three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. The full roster of players will be determined by the NHL.

Of the Kings, Drew Doughty, ANze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, and Marian Gaborik are trending in the top 100 currently.

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Los Angeles Kings Shutout the Minnesota Wild 4-0

November 27th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Four goals in the first period of play led the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday at the XCEL Energy Center.

After a six round shootout loss on Tuesday, the Kings were determined to get a win on the road.

“This was important,” Justin Williams said about the Kings win. “Not just for, obviously, the two points in the standings, but certainly for our psyche. We don’t want to think that we can’t win on the road – which we never will, but at the same time it was big getting the lead, getting another one, and evidently shut the rest of the game down.”

Martin Jones was in net for the Kings for the second night in a row, earning his fifth-career shutout in the win, and stopping all 28 shots that he faced.

“Tonight was a really complete game,” Jones said. “I thought we did a really good job in the second and third periods closing them down from both sides of the puck. It was a good 60-minute effort from us, and we’re happy to get the win here.”

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The Los Angeles Kings Fall 4-3 in a Shootout to the Nashville Predators

November 25th, 2014 at 11:50 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Despite Martin Jones’ phenomenal goaltending, the Los Angeles Kings fell 4-3 in a shootout to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The game started off with the Predators striking first, but the Kings Jamie McBain scored his first goal in a Kings uniform to tie the game.

“I was just trying to jump up into the play, trying to make an odd-man rush for the forwards, drive to the net, and [the puck] just hit my foot,” McBain said. “It was nothing special; those are goals where you get rewarded for going to the net sometimes. I was the beneficiary that time, but I think anytime you go to the net with pucks and bodies good things are going to happen.”

The second period started with the Kings taking the lead one minute into play. The goal came from Marian Gaborik with the assists credited to Jeff Carter and Brayden McNabb. However, two penalties tired the Kings out in the second period; one penalty came from Justin Williams and the other Jarret Stoll. This allowed the Predators to score two goals to end the period 3-2 in their favor.

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Player, Coach and Executive, Pat Quinn Dies at 71

November 24th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings head coach from 1984-87, Pat Quinn passed away late Saturday at the Vancouver General Hospital. The long time NHL legend was 71 and died after a long illness. His death was announced by the Vancouver Giants, a junior hockey team which he owned.

Quinn was unable to attend the Hockey Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony in Toronto on November 17 because he was too ill. He was a member of the selection committee.

Quinn’s hockey career began as a player, playing in the NHL for nine seasons. He was a hard-hitting defenseman who recorded 950 penalty minutes in 606 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames.

As a coach his career began in Philadelphia Flyers where shortly after he joined the Kings. During his tenure with the Kings he faced trouble with the NHL for signing a contract to become the President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, while still under contract with the Kings. Quinn studying law at the time argued that he was free to negotiate with other teams because the Kings missed a deadline, but was unsuccessful. He was suspended from coaching until 1990.

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Los Angeles Kings Fall 5-4 to the Dallas Stars

November 23rd, 2014 at 1:03 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings began their road trip with a 5-4 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night.

“We’re used to playing at Staples and having a crowd behind us,” Mike Richards said after the game. “I think when you’re on the road, you need to create your own momentum. I think that’s what we have to start doing.”

The game started with many penalties for the Kings and a 3-0 lead for the Stars.

The second period saw some momentum generated from both teams. At the start of the second period, the Stars took a 4-0 lead. At 9:32 in the second period, Tanner Pearson put the Kings on the board with a beautiful goal, and the assists were credited to Jake Muzzin and Kyle Clifford. A few minutes later, it was a power play goal from Justin Williams with the assists doled out to Jarret Stoll and Brayden McNabb. The Stars followed with a power play goal of their own. Finally, at 18:29 in the second period Richards lit the lamp for the Kings, ending the period 5-3 in favor of the Stars. The assists were credited to Clifford and Drew Doughty.

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