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The Kings Week In Review – 27/11/18

It’s that time again for the weekly review of the Kings with the notes and news going on about the Staples Center, where following the 2-0 win over the Blues the Kings would look to carry the momentum on during the week and the homestand.

The Week That Was

The start of the homestand would be seriously one to forget, where the Kings would take a 7-3 drubbing off the Colorado Avalanche in a hilariously one sided affair where the Avs would score six goals before the Kings would score two of their own towards the end of the game with goals from Clifford, Luff and Wagner altogether.

The start of the weekend wouldn’t bring much better luck either, as the visiting and struggling Vancouver Canucks would put up a win of their own by beating the Kings 4-2. Though despite the Kings tying the game 2-2 off Matt Luff, the rookie sensation and very likely Calder winner in Elias Pettersson would score the game winner and Tyler Motte would sink home the last goal to give the Canucks a much needed win after losing eight straight games.

The Kings would end the weekend on a high however, against the Edmonton Oilers in which it would see them winning 5-2 against them with notably a hat trick scored by Dustin Brown. Supporting goals would come from Matt Luff and Anze Kopitar but the game would swing in the Kings favour similar to Vancouver scoring the game winning goal in the previous game, except this time it would be Kopitar starting the goal scoring and Luff finishing it.

The Week That Will Be

The Kings finish the month on a three game road trip going through Vancouver (Tuesday), Edmonton (Friday) and Calgary (Saturday) before coming home on Sunday to start a four game homestand against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Standings and Stat Leaders

Record: 8-14-1 (Last in Division, Conference, NHL).

Goals: Kopitar (7)
Assists: Doughty (12)
Points: Kovalchuk, Doughty (14)
Plus-Minus: Luff (+4)

GAA: Campbell (2.33)
Sv%: Campbell (92.3%)
Wins: Campbell (5)
Shutouts: Campbell, Petersen (1)

PP: 15.3% (30th in NHL)
PK: 73.9% (29th in NHL)

Other Notes (As per Jon Rosen)

Adrian Kempe is listed as questionable and D2D. Jonathan Quick is likely to return during the road trip this week. Carl Hagelin has been listed on the IR as week to week with an MCL sprain.

Mike Futa spoke with Jon Rosen regarding up and coming prospects, speaking of Rasmus Kupari who has 26 total points in the Liiga and CHL so far this season, and Nikolai Prohorkin who may wind up being in black and silver once his contract expires currently has 16 points in 19 games in the KHL.

The Kings Week in Review – 6/11/18

It has been quite an eventful week in Los Angeles, with two games played in the week with a win and a loss to even it out. It would be overshadowed by the firing of head coach John Stevens and his assistant (More on that in closing notes).

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Kings Preview and Notes – 23/10/18

Following a brutal weekend of losses to the Islanders and Sabres, the Kings are almost in a free fall of sorts with everything clicking but not hitting and a messy situation all over the ice and behind the bench (Previously covered in my last post). Though past all of that, it’s time for a round up of the Kings going into tonight’s game against Dallas.

The Kings come into Dallas with a 2-5-1 record, on the other hand Dallas come in 3-4-0 on the day. Both teams have come off the bad ends of recent games with Dallas dropping straight games themselves against the Senators, Devils and Wild, the Kings dropping bad decisions to the Sabres and Islanders.

Team Notes:

Jarret Anderson Dolan has been sent back to Spokane in the WHL for further seasoning and not to use a year on his ELC within the ten game limit, defenseman Sean Walker has been called up from the AHL’s Reign as team leader in points and goals. Dustin Brown is travelling with the team but can’t be activated off LTIR until later on in the month.

Dallas have called up Justin Dowling from the AHL themselves, the 28 year old could look to make his NHL debut tonight against the Kings. Alexander Radulov is noted as day to day and may be questionable for the Stars tonight. Valeri Nichushkin is skating but not active.

Statistically Speaking:

Los Angeles Leaders
Goals: Iafallo, Kopitar, Toffoli, Kovalchuk, Carter (2)
Assists: Iafallo (5)
Points: Iafallo, (7)
Sv%: Campbell (91.7%)
GAA: Campbell (2.80)
Powerplay: 10.7% (29th in NHL)
Penalty Kill: 71.4% (T-26nd with BUF)

Dallas Leaders

Goals: Radulov, Benn, Klingberg (4)
Assists: Seguin (7)
Points: Radulov, Seguin (10)
Sv%: Bishop (92%)
GAA: Bishop (2.46)
Powerplay: 33% (3rd in NHL)
Penalty Kill: 80% (14th in NHL)

Projected Goalies:
LAK: Quick
DAL: Bishop

Players to watch:
LAK: Iafallo continues to hound the puck on the top line, top line last few games have been Iafallo, Kopitar and Toffoli.

DAL: Leadership group of Benn, Seguin and Radulov is working as usual, expect the line to be the threat.

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Kings End the Road Trip Feeling Blue in Toronto

The Kings road trip ends in a way that they rather would not have ended it, by way of losing 4-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite throwing 34 shots on net and scoring one past backup Garret Sparks, it wouldn’t be enough as on the other end of the ice Jack Campbell would chalk up another L.

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Game Preview – LAK @ TOR (Midnight)

As the Kings come to the tail end of their Canadian road trip against Toronto tonight. The team has so far in three out of four games are 1-2-0 following their 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday evening. The Kings look to close out their road trip on a 50/50 split before going home to play the Islanders on Thursday, but not before taking on the high powered Leafs.

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