Kings Rumors & News

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor-league players

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks made a minor move on Saturday and acquired forward Michael Latta from the Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling. Latta, a 25-year-old who has two goals and four assists in 29 games with the Ontario Reign of the AHL, will report to Rockford. Latta was a..." January 22

  • Lee's two-goal performance fuels Islanders past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The script looked somewhat familiar to the New York Islanders when they blew a two-goal lead early in the third period. The plot line was different this time. All it took was Anders Lee being in the right place at the right time and finishing plays. Lee scored two of..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Sharks slip past Kings, 3-2

    The Sports Xchange "By Dennis Bernstein, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- The final game of the regular-season series between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings had the signature of recent matchups -- physical play, solid defense and a one-goal margin of victory. Joe Pavelski scored the..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Kings need more from their ‘top guys’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darryl Sutter wants more from his “top guys.” In the wake of last night’s 3-2 loss to the Sharks, the Kings’ head coach was no doubt referring to the likes of Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, each of whom has just four goals this season. Though Gaborik did manage to score last night, Kopitar..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Boyle, Johnson help Lightning conquer Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Tampa Bay Lightning starting their most important road trip of the season, they got a strong goaltending effort to grab a rare road victory. The short-handed Los Angeles Kings missed an opportunity to solidify the playoff standing with continued inconsistent play...." January 16

  • Kings slip past Jets on Carter's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If not for the Los Angeles Kings' uncanny overtime success, who knows where their season would be. For the ninth time in 10 games, the Kings took advantage of 3-on-3 play to gain an extra point in the standings. Jeff Carter scored the game-winning overtime goal, and Anze..." January 15

  • Muzzin, Pearson pace Kings in rout of Blues

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Kings are running on all cylinders, they produce performances that remind the opposition of what it was like to face them during their championship seasons. With the St. Louis Blues offering little opposition, the Kings delivered as complete a game as they have..." January 13

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Stars hold off Kings, 6-4

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Stars capitalized on an uncharacteristically poor defensive effort by the Los Angeles Kings to earn a rare road victory. Patrick Sharp recorded a goal and two assists and Radek Faksa registered three assists as the Dallas Stars defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 on..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Pearson, Carter propel Kings to OT win over Wild

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If not for the Los Angeles Kings' uncanny success in overtime, the tone around their team would be very different as the season reaches its midpoint. Tanner Pearson scored 3:32 into overtime and Jeff Carter registered a goal and two assists as the Kings recorded a 4-3 victory..." January 07

  • Three-goal first period sets up Red Wings' 4-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Consistency on offense has eluded the Detroit Red Wings for much of the season. However, they scored with regularity in a rout of the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Left winger Thomas Vanek scored twice and the Red Wings buried the Kings with a three-goal first period in..." January 06

  • Kings claim OT win on Pearson's goal

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Kings knew they needed to take care of business in consecutive games against the Sharks. Mission accomplished. Tanner Pearson capped a two-on-one break with a goal 58 seconds into overtime and Los Angeles beat San Jose 2-1 on Tuesday night at sold-out SAP Center...." January 04

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Kings stop three-game slide with win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After being on the road for the second half of December, the Los Angeles Kings rang out 2016 in style by defeating a rival who has mastered them throughout the year. Tanner Pearson had a goal and an assist and Alec Martinez registered two assists as the Los Angeles Kings..." January 01

  • Gryba the unlikely hero as Oilers top Kings

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Defenseman Eric Gryba isn't known for scoring goals, but his first goal of the season stood as the winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. The third-period winner was just Gryba's sixth career goal. The 28-year-old is in his fifth NHL season...." December 30

  • Canucks edge Kings, 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After a couple of sub-par performances, the Vancouver Canucks needed a confidence lift coming out of the Christmas break. A 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday filled that order. Loui Eriksson scored during a first-period power play, then Henrik..." December 29

  • Jaromir Jagr, Jeff Carter, Cam Talbot earn weekly honors "Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr , Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 25. FIRST STAR - JAROMIR JAGR, RW, FLORIDA PANTHERS Jagr led the League with five assists in three..." December 26

  • Stars reverse fortunes in OT games against Kings

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- One of the NHL's best overtime teams clashed with one of the worst on Friday night at American Airlines Center and the Dallas Stars came away with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in overtime. The Stars were 1-7 in overtime games before Esa Lindell scored on a two-on-one..." December 24

  • Budaj, Kings shut out Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two years ago, Peter Budaj wasn't even in the NHL. Now he is threatening to play in the All-Star Game at his home arena. Pushing aside 28 shots, Budaj registered his fourth shutout of the season Thursday night as the Los Angeles Kings continued their marathon road..." December 22

  • Blue Jackets defeat Kings for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets keep finding ways to win. Maybe it's more accurate to say the Blue Jackets are so hot they can't seem to lose. The Blue Jackets were pushed into a shootout on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena but survived and extended their winning streak to..." December 20

  • Kings make Gaborik a healthy scratch

    CBS Sports "Gaborik will be a healthy scratch Sunday against the Bruins, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Gaborik is an odd exclusion from Sunday's lineup, but it appears to be just a coach's decision for the contest." December 19

  • Bruins, Rask blank Kings 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- With leading goal scorer David Pastrnak out of the lineup, the Boston Bruins figured to have to go with tight checking and defense at TD Garden Sunday. They were able to do just that, edging the Los Angeles Kings 1-0. "I think we did a great job defensively which was probably..." December 18

  • Toffoli OT goal the difference as Kings blank Pens

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Los Angeles Kings did something no team had done in a while -- stifle the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tyler Toffoli scored 1:00 into overtime and Peter Buda made 39 saves for his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh Friday at PPG Paints Arena, halting the..." December 16

  • Toffoli scores twice as Kings clip Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Los Angeles Kings scored a goal early and a goal late, and that was all they really needed Thursday night. Tyler Toffoli recorded two goals and an assist to lead the Kings to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Before Toffoli's goals, which came in..." December 15

  • Los Angeles Kings' expansion plan hinges on whether to protect Brayden McNabb

    ESPN "The key decision for the Los Angeles Kings ahead of the expansion draft in June likely revolves around whether they're going to protect three defensemen -- or whether they want to protect four. The difference between choosing either the 7-3-1 format (seven forwards, three defensemen and a..." December 15

  • Jonathan Quick Out Until March, Kings Not Willing To Overpay For Goaltender

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The continuing saga of Jonathan Quick got another chapter today, as Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi told Helene Elliott of the LA Times that he’d be out until March. This comes after head coach Darryl Sutter said just two days ago that it’d be a month before the next step was even..." December 14

  • Sabres conquer Kings with four-goal outburst

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres found their scoring touch at the right time, and the Los Angeles Kings lost their composure once again at the wrong time. The offensively challenged Sabres exploded for four goals in a span of 6:13 on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Kings on Tuesday..." December 13

  • Quick still in ‘rehab mode,’ return doesn’t sound close

    Pro Hockey Talk "Those expecting to see Jonathan Quick back in goal for the Kings anytime soon got a harsh reality check on Sunday. “He’s still very much in the rehab mode,” head coach Darryl Sutter said, per L.A. Kings Insider. “They’re still talking about a month before he could even begin to say what that..." December 12

  • Kings ride power-play goals past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The crowd at Staples Center had barely settled into their seats Saturday afternoon when the Los Angeles Kings took control of the game against the Ottawa Senators and never looked back. An early major penalty paved the way for two of the three power-play goals by the Kings, an..." December 10

  • Short-handed goal highlights 'Canes win in L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Center Derek Ryan and left winger Brock McGinn rehearsed their act before, but they never previously staged it in an NHL game. Ryan scored a pair of goals, one of them the result of a nifty exchange with McGinn, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Los..." December 09

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Pacioretty scores twice, Canadiens top Kings in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings figured in a game where they scored four goals on goaltender Carey Price, they would walk out of Staples Center with an easy victory. The Montreal Canadiens' skilled lineup had a different idea and provided the production to give Price another victory...." December 04

  • Late goal by Lewis lifts Kings

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Kings had earned only seven of a possible 18 points within the Pacific Division entering Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. It was a point of emphasis from coach Darryl Sutter to his players and the Kings got the message. Right..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Couture leads Sharks over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks made themselves at home at Staples Center again. Couture had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Carpenter scored his first NHL goal, leading the Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. "This is how we..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Alex Ovechkin is on track to break Wayne Gretzky's career goals record

    ESPN "Almost seven years ago, I first wrote that I thought it was possible/plausible that Alex Ovechkin could one day pass Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals total, which was previously thought to be unreachable. Ovechkin was 24 at the time. Ovechkin was at ESPN to film his "This Is SportsCenter"..." November 29

  • Carter's OT goal gives Kings fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter came through for the Los Angeles Kings again. Carter scored the game-winning goal at 1:06 in overtime, lifting the Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at Staples Center. Carter, who scored his club-high 10th goal and also..." November 27

  • Kings continue to heal up with Gaborik off IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy to dismiss the Los Angeles Kings’ improving outlook by noting that they’re still vulnerable with Jonathan Quick out, but hey, they are getting healthier. While it isn’t a guarantee that he’ll actually play against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, the Kings must still be heartened to..." November 27

  • Forbort’s finally arrived, which is vital for the Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "For a while, Derek Forbort‘s claim to fame was somewhat ignominious — he was the last first-round pick from 2010 to make his NHL debut. But now, Forbort is a mainstay on the Kings’ defense. Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times has a good piece on his emergence — read more on that here — which..." November 25

  • King's late goals lift Kings over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Just when the New York Islanders thought they would strike gold in two consecutive California evenings, one of the Los Angeles Kings' foot soldiers dashed their hopes with an uncharacteristic display of offense. Dwight King scored twice late in the third period as the Kings..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24