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Los Angeles Kings Defenseman Drew Doughty Has a Full Practice

April 15th, 2014 at 10:25 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

After a 82 game regular season, defenseman Robyn Regehr returned to the line-up on Saturday and Drew Doughty had a full practice on Tuesday since he suffered an upper-body injury making an open ice hit on the San Jose Sharks Tyler Kennedy.

After a few days off the whole team participated in Tuesday’s practice. “We’re a hundred percent,” Darryl Sutter said. “That was the importance of having a full practice today. A full practice means everybody out there. That’s a good thing.”

Jon Rosen of LaKingsInsider.com spoke with Doughty on being ready. He said he feels 100% ready and Sutter indicated that he is ready as well.

“I’ve known I’m good to go,” Doughty said. “I don’t need [battle drills] to test my strength or anything like that. But it’d maybe a good idea to get in a few just to kind of get into a game situations kind of thing. I’m sure they’ll have some planned for me coming up here before game one…My practices before this were tougher than today because I was doing the full practice, then getting bag skates after. That was the worst, but it was good to actually be in every single drill and be able to play physical a little bit in the corners and stuff. So that felt good.”

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Los Angeles Kings Update: Linden Vey

April 15th, 2014 at 10:08 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings have recalled 22- year-old Linden Vey from the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs.

After being recalled from the Monarchs by the Kings on April 3, Vey was loaned to ECHL-Ontario. He did not play for the Kings due to salary cap complications. It was a “paper” transaction so he did not play for Ontario. He traveled with the Kings during that time, but did not play. Vey was assigned back to the Monarchs when Andrew Campbell was recalled after Drew Doughty suffered a upper-body injury.

Vey recorded five assists in 18 regular season games for the Kings and 48 points (14G-34A) in 43 games with the Monarchs.
He was selected by the Kings in the fourth round, 96th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.

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Frozen Fury Date Has Been Announced

April 15th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche will meet again at the MGM Grand and Garden Arena on October 4, 7:00 p.m. for a well-known preseason match-up, Frozen Fury.

Frozen Fury is the closeout to the 2014 preseason schedule. It is expected that the 2014-15 season will open the following week. Tickets information is currently unavailable. The full 2014 preseason schedule will be released in the summer.
The Kings are 11-4-2 all-time at Frozen Fury.

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NBC Sports Ellaborates on Los Angeles Kings Vs. San Jose Sharks Series

April 14th, 2014 at 10:13 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins Wednesday night with triple-header across NBCSN and CNBC. Pre-Game coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports will feature Emmy-Award Winning, Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, and executive producer Sam Flood.

"It has been so much fun to say that we are doing every game of every series. It was 87 games two years ago, 88 games last year, and, who knows, it might be 90 games this year." – Doc Emrick on NBC Sports Group presenting every game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

LAKings101 had the opportunity to interview Mike, Eddie, Pierre and Sam today, here are some of their input about the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Everyone is looking forward to dropping the puck on Wednesday and here is what Pierre McGuire had to say, “Based on the matchups, hatred, and animosity in each series, this has got a chance to be one of the most memorable Stanley Cup Playoffs in the last 20 years.”

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NBC Sports: Playoff Schedule Released for NHL

April 14th, 2014 at 8:57 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins Wednesday night with triple-header across NBCSN and CNBC. Pre-Game coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Here is the info NBC Sports released today.

The first night kicks off two months of Stanley Cup Playoffs in hockey across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – the live streaming app will live stream all games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC. For more information on NBC Sports Live Extra got to NBC Sports.

NBC Sports will feature Emmy-Award Winning, Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, and executive producer Sam Flood. NHL Live will feature a combination of hosts Liam McHugh, Russ Thaler and Kathryn Tappen, and analysts and former players Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.

According to NBC Sports, in order to televise as many as five games on a given day/night during the first round, NBC Sports Group will present matchups on NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network, and NBCUniversal’s business channel CNBC in primetime. First-round games on cable are subject to local blackouts.

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