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Anze Kopitar’s torrid start and the magical fourth season

Los Angeles Kings’ forward Anze Kopitar is off to a torrid start this season, but it does not come as a surprise to many fantasy hockey pundits. After 19 games, the 22 year-old centre, has already scored 14 goals and notched 16 assists for an exceptional 30 points. A 1.58 point-per-game pace that would be good for 130 points over a full season. As of today, Kopitar has a seven-point lead over any other player in the NHL. Marleau, Nash and Ovechkin each have 23 points, good for the second rank.

Kopitar is also +9, compared to last year’s dismal -17, on a very improved Kings team. Playing with Ryan Smyth (22 points in 19 games) and Justin Williams (15 points in 14 games...

Red hot Kings have fire burn out

What a start to this fantastic 2009-2010 NHL seaosn it has been for the Los Angeles Kings. Although yesterday’s game against Nashville was not the turn out expected by the club (and of course the fans) and currently the Kings are 6-2-2 over the last 10 games played and as of today sit in fourth place in the Conference with at 10-5-2 record.

Five games above the .500 mark for this time of year (heading to the quarter-year mark) is an incredible start to this young season. Jonathan Quick is proving his value to this club, even with yesterdays loss, we all understand that you can not win every game.  Quick, who is 10-4-2 with a .900 save percentage and a 2.61 goals aga...

Kings crown Coyotes, Champs up next

In front of less than 6,000 fans in the desert on Monday night, the Los Angeles Kings were able to take advantage of a clear path to the net.  Drew Doughty netted the game winner and solidified the comeback as the Kings were able to knock off the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3 after heading into the 3rd period down 3-1.

The comeback was a valiant effort by the Kings.  It proved that they are not a club that is willing to let any game just drift away because they are losing.  A very positive sign, and hopefully a great sign of things to come for the Kings organization.

I said the return of Justin Williams would be very important, and just that it was. Williams h...

Deja Vu: Things to change tonight

It seems as if the Kings were left with a feeling of Deja Vu after Thursday nights 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.  In back to back games on back to back nights the Los Angeles Kings skated 1-1 at the end of 65 minutes of hockey to head into a shootout.  In the shootout, they lost to the San Jose Sharks a few nights ago 2-1 and then the other night had the same exact score with the same exact repeat performance and outcome, a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks (as I mentioned above).

Something has to give, right?  What was once a very fine clicking offense has turned into a bit of a problem.  The offense has been handcuffed over the past two games an...

Sharks get the extra point, Kings get the extra d-man

The Los Angeles Kings could not put an extra puck behind Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabakov last night in San Jose as the Sharks beat the Kings 2-1 in a shootout. 

The problem was not really the Kings play, although it was another game where they did not play a full sixty minutes. The Sharks looked tired during the first period and seemed to not have their legs under them, however, the Kings could not take advantage of that due to the stellar play of goaltender Evgeni Nabakov for San Jose. 

Nabakov played very good for the Sharks.  The Kings could not find a way to get a puck behind Nabakov after scoring first, firing 29 shots on goal with "Nabby" stopping 28.

Kings weekend roundup = Wins; I'll take 'em

The Kings were perfect this weekend, going 2 and 0 against two conference rivals; Phoenix being within their division makes it an even bigger win. Now, winners of four straight games, the Kings will hope that the momentum continues to carry into this week as the schedule does not get too much easier for them. Lucky for the Kings, they are off until Wednesday which should shore up some rest days for some players. Next up are the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday and then Thursday night against Vancouver. These are two teams that do have very gifted offensive players who can take control of the game in favor of their club. The defensive pairings will need to be aware of who is on the ice and...

Kings Gamenight 10/24

The Los Angeles Kings, along with the entire NHL, are set to do battle tonight as they hope to not be taken down by the heat in the desert. The Phoenix Coyotes are a team on fire to start this fine NHL season, and the Kings are hoping to knock them back into reality. Justin Williams will not be in the line up for the Kings tonight, which gives Wayne Simmonds more top line ice to start the game. Terry Murray’s club will look to put out some of the heat that has been coming out of the desert dogs game as of late. Scott Parse will also be in the line up tonight. He leads the Manchester Monarchs in scoring so far this season, and will be playing on a line with Jarret Stoll and Teddy Purc...