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Nashville Predators Take a Bite from Los Angeles Kings’ Confidence

March 5th, 2010
Game 63: Predators 4, Kings 2 Don't look now, but the Predators are making noise down in Nashville. And it sounds more like Old Time Hockey than the Grand Ole Opry. For some reason, the Kings don't play the Predators particularly well. They have lost five ...

Quick Is Now New Gold Standard For L.A. Goalies

March 3rd, 2010
Game 62: Kings 5, Stars 1 The Kings' all-time goaltending list is admittedly not that impressive. Sure you have Rogie Vachon, Felix Potvin and Kelly Hrudey. But for each of those names, you have a Dan Cloutier, Jason LaBarbera or Rick Knickle. So when a player can rise ...

Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild: Kings’ Struggles Continue

December 29th, 2009
Game 39: Wild 4, Kings 3 Could this be the harbinger of things to come? The Kings struggled heading into the Christmas holiday, and still look out of sync in the last two games. But Monday's loss to the Wild was more disheartening than Saturday's 3-2 ...

Kings-Coyotes: The Hits Just Keep on Coming As L.A. Falls

December 27th, 2009
Game 38: Coyotes 3, Kings 2 Wow, that could've gone better. The Kings returned to the ice after gorging themselves on holiday ham and figgy pudding to play the resurgent Phoenix Coyotes. You know, those same Phoenix Coyotes who were all stressed out about ...

Kings-Oilers: L.A. Quickly Gaining Respect As They Beat Oilers

December 16th, 2009
Game 36: Kings 3, Oilers 2 Coming off a rough loss against Vancouver , the Kings matched up against the surging Oilers, who just came back from a 5-1-0 roadie. Everyone is now aware of L.A.'s talent now, and everyone's gunning for them. The question remains, which ...

Kings-Canucks: Canucks Continue To Confound Kings

December 15th, 2009
Game 35: Canucks 3, Kings 1 The past two days have been surreal. Ever since the Kings have bucked the odds and the critics by reaching the top of the Western Conference, my cell and email have been blowing up:     "Dude, we should go catch a Kings game..." ...

Kings-Stars: L.A. On Top Of The West

December 13th, 2009
Game 34: Kings 3, Stars 2 (shootout) Utterly sublime.The December to Dismember is going full-bore, mowing down teams at an alarming rate. The latest victims were the perennial Western Conference contenders Dallas Stars, and the result found the Kings loftily looking down at the rest of the Western Conference.In the past, ...

Kings-Coyotes: LA Continues Mastery of Pacific Division

December 11th, 2009
Game 33: Kings 3, Coyotes 2 (eight rounds of the shootout) If this season is a dream, I don't think many Kings fans want to wake up. The Kings continue to plow through the December to Dismember like turpentine through a kitten. One point separates the Kings ...

Kings Survive Shark Tank in OT

December 10th, 2009
Game 32: Kings 5, Sharks 4 (overtime)The December to Dismember is still going strong, with the Kings currently unbeaten in regulation so far in this, the last month of 2009.What a difference a year makes. Since I became a father for the second time last year, it amazes me just ...

Los Angeles Kings are Finally Able To Smother Calgary Flames

December 8th, 2009
Game 31: Kings 2, Flames 1 Much has been said about the Kings and their supposed rivalries with teams like the Ducks, Red Wings and Oilers. I would like to add the Calgary Flames for consideration as strong rivals. The Kings haven't beaten the Flames ...