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Los Angeles Kings Get a 4-3 Shootout Victory Over the Montreal Canadiens

March 5th, 2015 at 11:25 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings gained a 4-3 shootout victory over the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens, Thursday night at the STAPLES Center. The Kings came into the game 1-7 in shootouts this season, but three shootout goals led to a crucial two points. Tonights gamed marked the 3,700th game in Kings history.

“We had a good start, we were all over them in the first half of the game,” said Kings forward Marian Gaborik, “and then we let it get away from us a little bit. It was a battle for 65-plus minutes, and the shootout was the difference.”

The Kings came into the game with speed scoring two goals. First Gaborik scored his 100th career power play goal with the assists to Brayden McNabb and Jake Muzzin. Then Jeff Carter tipped- in a shot with the assists to Dustin Brown and Justin Williams, ending the period 2-0 in their favor.

The second period was all about the Canadiens firing back to tie the game 2-2. Their goals came from Tom Gilbert and Brendan Gallagher.

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Los Angeles Kings March 5 Update

March 5th, 2015 at 12:45 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings held practice at the Toyota Sports Center this morning in preparation for their game tonight against the Montreal Canadiens.

The media from Montreal surrounded Kings defenseman Drew Doughty today. “Canadiens are the nicest people.” Doughty told reporters he is happy he doesn’t have that kind of presence every day.

Line rushes were as follows:

Gaborik-Kopitar-Lewis
King-Carter-Toffoli
Brown-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Shore-Andreoff-Nolan

Regehr-Doughty
Muzzin-Greene
McNabb-Sekera
McBain

Jonathan Quick left the ice first so expect him to start tonight. Andy Andreoff and Jamie McBain remained on the ice for extra work so expect them to be tonight’s scratches.

After practice the team took part in meetings.

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Los Angeles Kings Bill Ranford is Always Prepared

March 5th, 2015 at 12:15 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

On Tuesday night the Florida Panthers were left without a goalie, when goalies Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya got hurt during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie put on goalie gear, and goalie coach Robb Tallas signed a one-day contract during the game, but both Luongo and Montoya returned in the third period.

So what would happen if the Kings were in a similar situation?

“I used to play road hockey goalie sometimes, but I don’t know if I could handle that,” forward Trevor Lewis said to the media on Wednesday, if he was ever needed as a goalie on the team.

But Lewis said it wouldn’t be him, it would be the Kings goaltending coach Bill Ranford.

“He’s suited up a couple times for us. And even shooting on him, it’s a lot different. He’s a standup guy. I think you have to shoot on the ice to score on him. You shoot on these guys; you can’t really shoot on the ice.”

Ranford, 48, appeared in his last NHL game in the 1999-2000 season, but he is prepared if he is needed.

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Los Angeles Kings Forward Trevor Lewis

March 4th, 2015 at 9:53 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis has stepped up from being on the third or fourth line to the first, scoring big goals for the team and recording career-highs.

The 28 year old not only does a strong job keeping pucks out of the Kings net, he leads the team along with Tanner Pearson, with a rate of 1.4 goals against per 60 minutes of five-on-five play during his ice time, per Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com. Lewis is also the Kings third ranked in penalty killing with an average of 1:34 of shorthanded time on the ice per game.

Just last night Lewis recorded a career-high three points during the Kings 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

“I mean I would think so, I don’t really keep track of that. The first goal there, Kopi made a great play and on Kopi’s goal, that shot was pretty unreal. Like I said, I just have to get open and get to the net and good things will happen.” Lewis said to Rosen about his three point game.

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Los Angeles Kings Get a 5-2 Victory Over the Edmonton Oilers

March 4th, 2015 at 12:54 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings had five different players score a goal to give them a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at Rexall Place.

The Kings rolled out of their scoring and losing slump, with their five goals on Tuesday night, against former teammate Ben Scrivens who was in net for the Oilers.

At the start of the game Matt Greene scored a goal for the Kings with the assists credited to Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis. Then at 19:01 Lewis scored a goal with the assists credited to Kopitar and Marian Gaborik.

The second period started with a beautiful shorthanded goal from Jeff Carter with the assists to Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty. Then the Oilers followed with their first goal of the night. At 16:59 in the second Kyle Clifford fired back for the Kings with the assists credited to Nick Shore and Jordan Nolan.

The third period started with a goal from Kopitar with the assists credited to Lewis and Doughty. Then the Oilers scored their second goal, but the Kings were too far ahead and time ran out for Edmonton.

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