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Jonathan Quick Sets a Franchise Record

October 24th, 2014 at 1:58 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Jonathan Quick got his 33rd career shutout, surpassing Rogie Vachon to become the all-time franchise leader. Vachon’s record was 32 which Quick tied a week ago. Quick made 29 saves to earn the milestone shutout.

“Without a doubt it’s special,” said Quick. “Especially a shutout. It takes 20 men to do that, to shut a team out for 60 minutes, so I’m very grateful for my teammates over the years. It’s over now, we’ll keep playing, we got a game in a couple days here.”

Quick, 28, has also tied Vachon’s record for goals against average, (2.24) in the 2010-11 season, then broke his own record with 1.95 goals-against average in the 2011-12 season. In the 2013-14 season, Quick broke Vachon’s record for all-time career wins with 176.

Quick also holds the record in Kings all-time for games played in the playoffs, wins in the playoffs, and playoff shutouts.

Anze Kopitar spoke about his teams goaltender’s milestone, “It really is nothing new, the same old thing over and over again. He’s just solid back there. We try to help him out as much as we can. When breakdowns do happen, he’s back there and he’s saved our butts a bunch of times already. I’m sure he’ll continue doing that.”

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Los Angeles Kings Get a 2-0 Victory Over the Buffalo Sabres

October 24th, 2014 at 1:41 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The evening started off with a moment of silence for the Canadian soldier who passed away during the shooting at the Parliament Hill on Wednesday.

However, the evening concluded with the Los Angeles Kings fifth straight victory, 2-0 over the Buffalo Sabres at STAPLES Center.

Jonathan Quick got his 33rd career shutout, surpassing Rogie Vachon (32) to become the all-time franchise leader. Quick made 29 saves to earn the milestone shutout.

“Without a doubt it’s special,” said Quick. “Especially a shutout. It takes 20 men to do that, to shut a team out for 60 minutes, so I’m very grateful for my teammates over the years. It’s over now, we’ll keep playing, we got a game in a couple days here.”

The first goal of the night was a power play goal from Jeff Carter, who recorded his 100th career point in a Kings uniform. Carter’s goal occurred 36 seconds into the first period, making it the fastest Kings goal this season.

The second goal of the night also occurred on the power play during the second period by Anze Kopitar.

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Los Angeles Kings: Thursday’s Practice (Muzzin and McNabb Featured)

October 23rd, 2014 at 3:42 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

On Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Kings had their practice at Toyota Sports Center.

Jeff Carter did not take part in the skate, but head coach Darryl Sutter explained his absence by saying that the skate was optional.

Marian Gaborik was at the facility but did not skate.

Trevor Lewis skated once again on his own.

Jonathan Quick left the ice first, so he will most likely be starting tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.

Here are the projected lines for tonight’s game.

King-Kopitar-Brown
Pearson-Carter-Toffoli
Andreoff-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Richards-Nolan

Muzzin-Doughty
Regehr-Martinez
McNabb-Greene

Jake Muzzin, who reunites with Doughty tonight after being out due to a undisclosed injury since the start of the season, said to reporters that he think Brayden McNabb has been playing well.

“It’s tough to come in to a new system and play right away, play with Drew and against some top guys. But he’s done an awesome job and he’s helped us win and start off to a good record here. And we look forward to him to keep on doing what he’s doing here for the rest of the season.” Muzzin told Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com.

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Hockey Fights Cancer Night: #KINGSFCANCER- Who Do You Fight For?

October 23rd, 2014 at 1:18 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

In support of a league wide initiative, the Los Angeles Kings will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on October 23rd when they take on the Buffalo Sabres.

The month-long initiative runs from mid-October to mid-November. Players show support by adding purple to their equipment (purple stick tape, lace, etc;)

The players will wear lavender-hued warm-up jerseys that will be signed and auctioned off. The proceeds will benefit cancer-related charitable organizations and will work toward the Kings' goal to raise and donate more than $100,000 over the course of the month.

During Thursday’s game, please visit the Kings Care Booth outside of section 103 to print out a #KingsFCancer sign. Post a picture of who you are fighting for and the Kings will donate a dollar to go towards the $100,000 Hockey Fights Cancer goal.

Cant make it to the game? Download the form here, kings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=101437. And don’t forget to post it on instagram or twitter with #KingsFCancer.

Fans can buy Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise at shop.nhl.com or shop.canada.nhl.com.

Kings fans can buy Kings Fight Cancer merchandise at the TEAM LA store and online. Purchases will go towards cancer-associated charities.

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Ted and Jordan Nolan-“Together is Pretty Special”

October 23rd, 2014 at 1:12 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Ted and Jordan Nolan will be on opposing teams Thursday night at STAPLES Center.

Jordan Nolan, forward for the Los Angeles Kings, will face the Ted Nolan-coached Buffalo Sabres for the first time. Ted is Jordan's father.

Both of their dreams have come true, according to Nolan’s interview with Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com.

“I’m sure it will be neat to see him out there on the opposite side of the bench. But we’ve definitely never had this opportunity. He’s coached me a few times. And obviously it’s his dream to coach in the NHL and my dream to play in the NHL. So for us to be in the same game together is pretty special.”

Ted coached Nolan in his Bantam team (he instructed the younger Nolan on defense) before he was in the OHL.

Jordan also told Rosen that despite the family ties, it’s just another game, “It’s just a little more of a special feeling out there I would think. I’m not looking to be saying hello to him in the game or anything like that. But I’m sure we’ll talk before the game and after the game and I’m sure I’ll give him a little look during the game. So it’s going to be fun I think and I have family that will be watching.”

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