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Head Coach Darryl Sutter Marks His Three Year Anniversary with the Los Angeles Kings

December 20th, 2014 at 10:58 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Today Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter celebrated his third year since being hired with the Kings on December 20, 2011.

Sutter, who is coaching his fourth official season with the Kings spoke to the media about whether there is something special about his third year mark.

“No. I just moved from being a farmer. The days were really short and we needed a little bit more sunlight. The days would get – what is it, the 19th or 20th – when we’d start going the other way. That’s what I remember. We need that, a little more sunlight. A couple more minutes tomorrow.”

When he joined the Kings, mid-season in 2011,and he carried the team to their first ever Stanley Cup in franchise history. The team went 16-4 in the postseason as the eighth seed to win the beloved trophy. The following season he carried them to the Western Conference Final, and in the 2013-14 season, he led them to the Stanley Cup again. They had to play all three Game 7’s to get to the Stanley Cup Final and won in double overtime during Game 5 at the STAPLES Center.

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Los Angeles Kings Recall Andy Andreoff

December 20th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Andy Andreoff from his conditioning assignment with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Andreoff appeared in eight career NHL games, all this season with the Kings, he was scoreless and recorded 12 penalty minutes. He played in seven games with the Monarchs recording five goals and five assists, a plus-8 rating and 11 penalty minutes.

Andreoff was the Kings third round 80th overall 2011 NHL Draft pick. He has appeared in 157 games with the Monarchs recording 72 points, a plus-14 rating and 259 penalty minutes. He was one of two players who appeared in all 76 regular-season games with the Monarchs in the 2013-14 season.

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The Los Angeles Kings Get a 4-2 Win Over the Arizona Coyotes

December 20th, 2014 at 5:40 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings got a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at the STAPLES Center Saturday afternoon. The Kings were down 2-1 at one point in the game but just like Tuesday night they proved their perseverance and came back to get the two points.

“The special teams – most importantly, penalty killing – came out huge today,” Anze Kopitar said about the team’s improvement. “Even in the third period, they were chasing us. I don’t think we gave up a shot on that last PK, so that’s obviously a good thing. But we’re going to have to keep on doing that. That’s the bottom line.”

Jeff Carter started the game with the one and only goal in the first period with the assist credited to Kopitar. The second period started with two goals from the Coyotes one of the goals was a deflection goal off of Mike Richards and Brayden McNabb, but Marian Gaborik tied the score with a power play goal assisted by Kopitar and Jamie McBain who joined the lineup after missing nine games; he stepped in for Robyn Regehr who has an upper-body injury.

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Los Angeles Kings Recall Jeff Schultz

December 20th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

After defenseman Robyn Regehr suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday’s 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues, the Los Angeles Kings recalled defenseman Jeff Schultz from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and placed defenseman Robyn Regehr on injured reserve. Regehr is said to be out for two to three weeks per Kings, Dean Lombardi.

Schultz, whose name is on the 2014 Stanley Cup, aided the Kings in seven post season games during last season’s victory when Regehr was injured. The Calgary, Alberta native has appeared in 399 career NHL games, all with the Washington Capitals. He recorded 75 points, a plsu-78 rating and 133 penalty minutes. Schultz was the first round, 27th overall 2004 draft pick by the Capitals.

Schultz played in 26 games this season with Monarchs recording nine points, a plus-7 rating and 20 penalty minutes. He has played 138 career AHL games with the Monarchs and Hershey recording 34 points, a plus-38 rating and 91 penalty minutes.

Schultz is participating in today’s game warm-ups but Jamie McBain will be playing not Schultz.

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The Los Angeles Kings Made a Comeback with a 6-4 Victory Over the St. Louis Blues

December 19th, 2014 at 1:30 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Kings did not let a 3-0 lead from the St. Louis Blues stop them from getting a win on home ice Thursday night. The Kings came through and surpassed the Blues, conquering them 6-4, proving their perseverance.

“Some other teams would probably pack it in after the 3-0 [deficit],” said Anze Kopitar about the teams resilience, “but not this team. We have a lot of character. We have a lot of guys that care about each other and like playing for each other so that’s a big part how we came back too.”

Unlike Tuesday’s game where the Blues overcame a two goal deficit to get the win over the Kings, it was the Kings turn this time around. The game was action packed as usual between the two great teams, with plenty of physical play, great saves, noteworthy goals and of course fights.

With the win the Kings extended their franchise-best home winning streak over the Blues, having beaten them six consecutive times in Los Angeles (6-0-0). The last game the Blues won in Los Angeles was March 17, 2011.

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