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Los Angeles Kings Fell 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

October 31st, 2014 at 2:07 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings lost their second game in a row on Thursday night, 3-0, to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center.

The Penguins got two early power play goals, and a late goal in the third period to take the 3-0 win over the Kings.

Marc-Andre Fleury got his 30th career shutout and stopped 36 of the Kings shots.

Martin Jones was in net for the Kings stopping 20 shots in his second start of the season. Jones has now stopped 52 of 56 shots he has faced.

Jarret Stoll led the Kings in shots with six, Alec Martinez and Robyn Regehr led the team in hits with five and Drew Doughty led the team in ice time with 30:57.

Martinez spoke to Jon Rosen of lakingsinisder.com about the Kings penalty killing, “I think we have to take more of a focus on getting shots. I don’t think we’ve kind of gotten away from that in the past couple of games and its’ a tough thing to do these days. Teams are really trying to get big blocks and we’ve just got to work around it and make quick decisions and get the puck through.”

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Los Angeles Kings Recall David Van Der Gulik

October 30th, 2014 at 6:03 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward David Van der Gulik from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Van der Gulik told Jon Rosen of lakingsinisder.com that he got the news of his recall last night after dinner, “Rob Blake, he called me up and I was really surprised honestly. I was not really expecting it, but obviously it’s a great feeling and I’m happy to be here.”

This is Van der Gulik’s first recall of the season. The 31-year-old played in five games with the Monarchs this season recording two goals and a plus-2 rating.

He joined the Kings as part of an emergency recall (included in Article 50.10 of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement), that gives a team $100,000 and the league’s minimum salary of cap space after a game in which the team dressed less than 20 players (Tuesday’s game against the Flyers Kings dressed 19).

Van der Gulik participated in the teams practice this morning as a left wing to the fourth line.

Thursday’s Line Rushes:

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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. 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
Jones

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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