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Quick, Kings have little trouble with Sabres

Thu Oct 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – After three days of off-ice drama involving Slava Voynov, the Kings no doubt welcomed the chance to play a game Thursday night, particularly one against the Buffalo Sabres. In a clear mismatch, the Kings dominated most of the game, scored two power-play goals and beat the Sabres 2-0 in front of 18,230 at Staples Cente

'No crime here,' says Voynov's lawyer of incident

Wed Oct 22, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Slava Voynov’s lawyer claimed Wednesday that the Kings defenseman, accused of domestic violence, did not hit or strike the woman involved in the incident and that “there is no crime here.” In a phone interview, lawyer Craig Renetzky said he had interviewed both Voynov and the woman, separately and wit

Kings support NHL's decision to suspend Voynov

Tue Oct 21, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – The Kings don’t know when, or if, defenseman Slava Voynov will return to the ice. They don’t know when, or if, they will get salary-cap relief in order to replace him on the roster. All the Kings know, for certain, is there’s a game Thursday against Buffalo, and they need to be prepared. The K

Kings' Voynov arrested, accused of domestic violence

Mon Oct 20, 2014

Sports intersected with domestic violence again Monday morning, when Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested and accused of battering a woman to the point that she required emergency-room treatment. Voynov, 24, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL from all team activities, a move the Kings say they support. Voynov has not been formal

Scant offense but Kings still winning

Sun Oct 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES – They aren’t doing much for the collective blood pressure inside Staples Center, but the Kings are finding ways to win their home games. The predictable combination of goaltending, special teams and scoring from the “70s’’ line carried the Kings to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday and elev

Scant offense but Kings still winning

Sun Oct 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES – They aren’t doing much for the collective blood pressure inside Staples Center, but the Kings are finding ways to win their home games. The predictable combination of goaltending, special teams and scoring from the “70s’’ line carried the Kings to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday and elev

Kings still looking for a power-play spark

Sat Oct 18, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – On June 11, 2012, the Kings pulled off a miracle. They also won the Stanley Cup that night. In the Cup-clinching game against New Jersey, the Kings scored three power-play goals. It was almost funny, given how much the Kings had struggled on the power play in recent years, that the greatest moment in franchise history

Kings still looking for a power-play spark

Sat Oct 18, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – On June 11, 2012, the Kings pulled off a miracle. They also won the Stanley Cup that night. In the Cup-clinching game against New Jersey, the Kings scored three power-play goals. It was almost funny, given how much the Kings had struggled on the power play in recent years, that the greatest moment in franchise history e

Kings' Quick reaches midseason form in hurry

Fri Oct 17, 2014

Remember those concerns about Jonathan Quick being ready for the start of the season? Well, never mind. Quick, who had wrist surgery in June, missed the bulk of the Kings’ exhibition schedule last month but seems prepared to retain his position as one of the top goalies in the world. Just ask the St. Louis Blues. Quick reco

Kings, Quick shut down Blues in 1-0 shootout win

Thu Oct 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES – One word – analytics – has dominated off-ice discussion in the NHL over the past year, but within most teams, there hasn’t been an overnight, stats-based revolution. Some have been at it awhile. Consider the Kings and St. Louis Blues. They remain, at heart, gritty, defense-first teams that enjoy hitt

Kings sign defenseman Muzzin to 5-year, $20 million extension

Wed Oct 15, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin grew up in a Canadian town called Woodstock, so perhaps it’s no surprise that he took something of countercultural road to NHL success. Muzzin signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension Wednesday, meaning that the core of the Kings’ defense – Drew Doughty, Slava Vo

Kings' '70s line' has a nice day in 6-1 win

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The Kings are still living in the 70s, and that seems more modern than ever. Tanner Pearson (jersey No. 70), Jeff Carter (77) and Tyler Toffoli (73) formed a potent line during the Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup last spring, but would they be able to maintain it over the long haul of a season? So far, the

Kings' '70s line' has a nice day in 6-1 win

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The Kings are still living in the 70s, and that seems more modern than ever. Tanner Pearson (jersey No. 70), Jeff Carter (77) and Tyler Toffoli (73) formed a potent line during the Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup last spring, but would they be able to maintain it over the long haul of a season? So far, the

Muzzin injury increases load on Kings' Doughty

Mon Oct 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Injured Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin will apparently miss at least two more games, so that means, get ready, Drew Doughty. Doughty has already played 80 minutes, 59 seconds, in three games this season. That’s the second-highest ice-time total in the NHL (behind Boston’s Zdeno Chara). Doughty has already cra

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