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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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Los Angeles Kings: Alec Martinez Update

November 22nd, 2014 at 7:54 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Alec Martinez has traveled with the team but is not “day-to-day”, per Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. Sutter told Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com that Martinez still has a wound. “Full sutures, so he’ll be a while. It’s not day-to-day," says Sutter.

Martinez will need to have his stitches removed before he can play again. “He’s got a lot of stitches for a little finger,” Sutter told Rosen.

Martinez left Thursday’s 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars early and did not participate in the third period. He suffered an injury to his pinky finger when a hard shot struck it. Lombardi said that Martinez underwent surgery on his finger Friday morning, and it’s too early to tell how long his recovery/return time will take.

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Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update

November 22nd, 2014 at 2:31 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

From the NHL:

The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings' Defender Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.

However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s salary and bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This came after the District Attorney’s Office filed a felony case against Voynov. The charges are for one felony count of corporal injury to spouse.

Voynov is scheduled to be arraigned on December 1st at 8:30 a.m. at the Torrance Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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