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Los Angeles Kings Fall 3-2 in Overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers

October 28th, 2014 at 7:14 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings' six game winning streak ended after a 3-2 overtime loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Kings played with 19 skaters tonight- two goaltenders and 17 players- as Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, and Trevor Lewis remain injured.

Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings and made 43 saves.

He stopped 20 shots alone during the first period, which was dominated by the Flyers dominated. The first goal came from the Flyers’ Michael Raffl. Afterwards, at the 13:08 mark, Tyler Toffoli scored a shorthanded goal on a clean breakaway for the Kings to tie the game. With 43 seconds left in the period, the Flyers’ Chris VandeVelde scored a goal to take a 2-1 lead.

The second period was scoreless. According to Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Andy Andreoff and Jordan Nolan played very little in the first two periods and were not on the bench during the third.

Former Flyers captain Mike Richards scored at the start of the third period to tie the game for the Kings at two goals apiece.

The game headed to overtime, where a controversial goal gave the Flyers a 3-2 win.

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Los Angeles Kings: Anze Kopitar Update

October 28th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings headed to Philadelphia to start their five-game road trip, and center Anze Kopitar has joined the team.

Kopitar was injured during the second period of Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and did not return to the game.

He was seen walking around after the game and his teammate, Dwight King, said he seemed fine.

Reports described him as “alright”, and coach Darryl Sutter told Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com, "nothing serious but gonna be careful too.”

The Kings took the ice in Philadelphia for their morning skate, and Kopitar skated with Gaborik as an extra.

The line rushes were as follows:

Pearson – Carter – Toffoli
King – Richards – Brown
Clifford – Stoll – Williams
Andreoff – Lewis – Nolan
Gaborik – Kopitar – Lewis

Muzzin – Doughty
Regehr – Martinez
McNabb – Greene

Quick
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Sutter did not answer questions about what will happen tonight and did not specify anything about Kopitar. If Kopitar is severely injured, the Kings will have limited roster options with Trevor Lewis and Marian Gaborik out due to injuries and Slava Voynov’s indefinite suspension.

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Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update

October 28th, 2014 at 6:01 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Irvine-based lawyer Michael Walsh told the Orange County Register that the victim involved in the incident was Slava Voynov’s wife, Marta Varlamova.

She decided to be publicly identified in order to clear up confusion and rumors regarding her identity. According to her lawyer, she doesn’t believe Voynov intended to hurt her and doesn’t want him to be charged with a crime.

“She did not ask that he be arrested or prosecuted and does not want that now,’’ Walsh said to the OC Register.

According to the OC Register, Walsh said that Varlamova did suffer injuries, but not from being “punched or struck’’ by Voynov, and that she was never admitted to the hospital.

Varlamova told police that she wasn’t afraid of Voynov and she didn’t believe he did anything to hurt her. The couple got married in August and have resumed living together. Varlamova’s daughter also resides with them and was in the house during the incident, but was asleep.

Despite Varlamova’s cooperation, authorities can still file charges against Voynov.

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Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Suffers a Stroke

October 28th, 2014 at 5:48 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Hockey legend Gordie Howe suffered a “pretty bad stroke” on Sunday.

Howe's son told Detroit News, “The right side of his body is very, very weak. He’s unable to stand without help. He’s able to speak, but very, very difficult to speak.”

Howe, 86, had spinal surgery over the summer and was otherwise healthy before the stroke. He was walking a mile a day and was pain free according to his son.

He is currently resting at his daughter’s house and the family is trying to keep him comfortable. “He knows who he is. He knows the people around him. But it is very difficult for him to get up and walk around. So he is pretty much confined to his bed right now.”

Howe is considered one of hockey’s all-time greatest, playing in the NHL and WHA from the 1946 to 1974, and then un-retiring to play the 1979-1980 season. Howe retired when he was 52. His career was spent with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won countless awards and honors. He participated in 23 NHL All-Star games and won four Stanley Cups.

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NHL Announces Three Stars of the Week: Carter, Scrivens and Neilsen

October 27th, 2014 at 1:15 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The National Hockey League announced its three stars of the week and Los Angeles Kings Jeff Carter took the number one spot.

The center was named the first star of the week for his production over the last two games; two goals and four assists tied for number one in the League.

On Sunday Carter played against his former team the Columbus Blue Jackets tying a career high four points and recording a career high three assists in one game.

The 29-year-old London, Ontario native has compiled five goals and seven assists in eight games this season, a plus-12 rating and an even or plus rating in each game.

Carter centers alongside Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson, better known as ‘That 70’s Line’. Combined they have 16 of the Kings’ 21 goals (excluding shootouts) this season. The trio also has a plus-32 rating.

Carter was traded from the Blue Jackets for defenseman Jack Johnson at the trade deadline in 2012. His offensive skills were a key success to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup that year.

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