Found March 07, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, He isn’t likely to get a warm welcome from the Blue Jackets faithful tomorrow night, but after today’s practice, Carter spoke at length about his return to the city and gave his thoughts about his time with the Blue Jackets… Question: There’s a segment of the (Columbus) fan base, as you know, that has the opinion that you never really wanted to be here? What would you say to people who think that? CARTER: “I think that’s tough to say. I don’t know if that’s completely true. Obviously when I got traded from Philly, it was hard on me, something that I didn’t expect. Over time, you get over that. I came in here [Columbus] with an open mind. There were a lot of expectations around the team, from the fans and the city and stuff like that. For whatever reason, it didn’t really work out that way, and things just started to snowball from there. When you’re losing games, like we did, and giving up leads late, it’s pretty tough on guys. It’s hard to kin

Williams scores twice as Kings beat Predators 5-4

Justin Williams scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, and Trevor Lewis also scored to help Los Angeles win its third straight. Patric Hornqvist scored twice and Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn had the other goals for Nashville, loser of two of its last three. With the score tied 3...

Matthew Barry: It's Getting Harder and Harder to Support This Franchise

During the broadcast of the Kings dash for the playoffs, Bob Miller interviewed Jack Johnson. "When I came here they changed the way I played and I didn't really want to do that. It took me a while to learn. Since I've been traded, they let me play the way I want to play." Jack Johnson's goal beat the Kings tonight. I wonder if Anze Kopitar feels the...

Morning Skate: Game 66 vs. Los Angeles

7:00 PM CT – Kings (30-23-12) @ Predators (38-20-7)Players to watch:LA- Dustin BrownThe Kings captain is arguably the team’s best forward right now, tallying 10 points in the last six games.NSH- Hal GillGill and defense partner Roman Josi did a good job of silencing Jeff Carter and Mike Richards last Monday. The Preds need more of the same tonight from Gill, who has a plus-4...

Kings' two-goal 3rd too much for Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Justin Williams scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, and Trevor Lewis also scored to help Los Angeles win its third straight. Patric Hornqvist scored twice and Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn had the other goals for Nashville, loser of two of its last three...

Blue Jackets 3, Coyotes 2

Jack Johnson scored his first goal for Columbus, Steve Mason made 38 saves and the Blue Jackets beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak in more than a year. Mason, who struggled all season until recently, has allowed just four goals in two wins over Phoenix and one over Colorado in the last six days. R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie...

Paul McCann: TN High School Hockey's Frozen Four is Tonight!

Sloppy, unfocused, undisciplined. All could describe last night’s wild 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the Predators first home regulation loss since very early January. While the Predators were able to keep LA’s top line off the scoresheet, the combo of Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis was too much for Nashville to handle… Next up is the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow...

Kings' win streak ends with loss to Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Mark Letestu scored twice and Jack Johnson had a goal against his former teammates to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their fourth straight win Thursday night, a 3-1 victory that ended the Los Angeles Kings' three-game winning streak. It was only the second two-goal game of Letestu's career, the other coming when he was with the Pittsburgh Penguins...

Preds play ‘no defense’ in 5-4 loss to Kings

Shea Weber was visibly frustrated after tonight’s 5-4 loss to Los Angeles. The Predators captain was on the ice for three of the Kings’ five goals, the most an opponent has scored on them since December.“We are a team that prides itself on defense and we played none of it tonight,” Weber said after the game.The Predators came out flat in the first period and surrendered...

High-Scoring Game Doesn't Work in Preds' Favor

Los Angeles Kings 5, Nashville Predators 4The Nashville Predators lose a tough game at home against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night. No matter how many times the Predators could score and tie the game up, the Kings always had the answer. And sometimes, a little bit more. Read more... The Los Angeles Kings scored an unusual amount of goals tonight. In 3 of the last 4 games...

Lowest Scoring Team

For most of the season the Los Angeles Kings have been the lowest scoring team in the league.  Likely that is what motivated them to trade for Jeff Carter.  Recently they have lost their position as the lowest scoring team in the league.  The Minnesota Wild has even fewer goals per game.  LA has 2.12 goals per game (that is a reduction in their scoring rate since I first wrote...

Blue Jackets D Tyutin breaks hand, season in jeopardy

Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards declared on Thursday that defenseman Fedor Tyutin suffered a broken hand and may be lost for the season. Tyutin suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Signed to a six-year extension in the offseason, the 28-year-old Russian has collected five goals, 21 assists and 49 penalty minutes in 66 games this campaign.

Game 66: Los Angeles @ Nashville – Return of the Kings

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images It’s been eight days since the Predators and the L.A. Kings clashed at Bridgestone Arena (with Nashville winning 2-1) and both teams are hungry for two points. The Predators lost the next night against the Carolina Hurricanes and won decidedly on Saturday against the Florida Panthers. The Kings have been on a tear since the loss scoring 8...

Eric Smith: Let Your Voice Be Heard

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