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Los Angeles Kings Update: Drew Doughty

April 18th, 2014 at 1:18 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Drew Doughty had a full practice on Tuesday and returned to the line-up on Thursday,  since he suffered an upper-body injury making an open ice hit on the San Jose Sharks Tyler Kennedy on April 3.

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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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Round 1, Game 1, Los Angeles Kings Fall 6-3 to the San Jose Sharks

April 18th, 2014 at 1:06 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

In the first game of the first round of playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings, trailed, and fell 6-3 to the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Thursday.

Despite the results, the game set the bar for what is to come. A physical and strong series, that is going to be great to watch and tough to predict.

The Kings dominated in shots, 34-33, hits 69-52, and face-off wins 35-33.

The Kings took advantage of zero out of three power plays and the Sharks took advantage of one out of three. Penalties ranged from roughing, holding, hooking, elbowing, hi-stickling, slashing, tripping and goal keeper interference.

The Sharks took a 3-0 lead at the end of the first. The second and third goal came back to back within 30 seconds. In the second period they gained one more goal and a power play goal putting them ahead 5-0.

Kings Rookie goaltender, Martin Jones replaced starting goaltender Jonathan Quick at the start of the third period, and the Kings came to life. Jones made 4-4 saves, and Quick made 23-28.

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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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