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Jonathan Quick held his own in a brilliant goaltending duel with Brian Elliott, posting his franchise record-tying eighth shutout of the season for the Los Angeles Kings, and Jeff Carter scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of a shootout in a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
The Kings took over first place in the Pacific Division with their season-high sixth straight victory. Los Angeles outshot St. Louis 35-32 in regulation. The Kings had 32 shots in the second and third periods after getting outshot 13-3 in the first. Quick matched Rogie Vachon's shutout total from 1976-77.
The Kings are 3-4-1 in 1-0 decisions this season, including a loss to the Blues on Feb. 3 in St. Louis, when Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 Los Angeles shots. The Blues are 4-1 in games decided by a 1-0 score, the other games decided in regulation.
St. Louis and Los Angeles came in 1-2 in the NHL in goals-against average, the Blues having allowed 1.85 goals per game and the King...
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L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier has had a mini replica logo of the famous Hollywood sign on his mask for the past two seasons. Clever? Sure. Unique? Yeah. An issue of trademark infringement? It can’t be, that sign is everywhere — right? Wrong. According to the Kings website Mayor’s Manor, the owner of the Hollywood sign’s trademark has informed Bernier that he has to either...
In one night, the Los Angeles Kings made the leap from eighth to third in the Western Conference standings by taking over the Pacific Division lead. Jonathan Quick made it happen with one of his most memorable outings, tying the team record for shutouts in a season the process.
Quick held his own in a brilliant goaltending duel Thursday night with Brian Elliott, making 35 saves...
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock liked his team's challenge Thursday night, a meeting with the high-flying Los Angeles Kings.
Hitchcock hasn't been happy with the Blues' compete level the past few games, and with the Kings riding a five-game winning streak, they would force his club to find its edge.
It's bizarre to think that the Blues located it while being shut out...
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier's mask has come under fire from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Bernier's mask featured the iconic "Hollywood" sign on the upper lefthand side, causing the organization to file a complaint, the Kings' website reported.
After seeing a picture of the mask in the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce...
Last night, the Los Angeles Kings and their superhuman goaltender, Jonathan Quick, earned their sixth consecutive win by shutting out the number one team in the league, the St. Louis Blues. The game was scoreless until the shootout, as you would expect in a battle between the league’s top two defensive teams. Newly acquired forward, Jeff Carter, had the game winner after going...
For about an hour Thursday night, the Los Angeles Kings had slipped into ninth place in the Western Conference.
When the ice scrapings had finally settled after their stomach-churning 1-0 shootout win over the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues at Staples Center, they had leapt all the way into the number three seeding by virtue of their sixth straight win since a 4-3 loss in Detroit on...
Five days before this season's lackluster trade deadline, the Los Angeles Kings swung for the fences and acquired Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jack Johnson and a first round pick. Carter would rejoin former Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards in what looked like a perfect fit for both sides. Thirteen games later, Carter has helped revitalize...
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was upset over Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier‘s mask. The netminder's graphics included the iconic 'Hollywood' sign...which is trademarked by the Chamber....
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Sitting in a first-place tie in the Pacific Division, the Los Angeles Kings seem to have hit their stride at just the right time.
The Boston Bruins could ultimately have difficultly maintaining their Northeast Division lead given their recent efforts on the road.
On the verge of their longest winning streak in more than two years, the Kings look to keep things going Saturday night...
What a game. Playoff like atmosphere in LA tonight. LOVED the back and forth action. We're also going to love chirping the Royal Half. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck it guys. Just kidding. We love you.The duel between Thomas and Quick was fantastic, but Thomas showed that young whippernapper that to be the man you have to beat the man and Quick couldn't beat the man. Neither could 40...
(AP) -- Maintaining their spot among the top eight teams in the Western Conference remains the primary focus for the Los Angeles Kings. Avoiding a first-round matchup with the West-leading St. Louis Blues might also be worth thinking about.
Hoping to better their playoff position, the Kings look to extend their season-best winning streak to six games when they host the Blues in...
LA KINGS 36-25-1284 pts, 8th (!) in Western ConferencevsST. LOUIS BLUES46-20-8100 pts, 1st (!) in Western Conference
Kings lead Season Series 2-1
7:30pm, Staples CenterLos Angeles, CA
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ARE THE LA KINGS IN THE PLAYOFFS?YES!
Given how the game started between the Ducks and Blues, you would never have guessed that Anaheim would be the team who came out on top. Yet they got their act together and pulled off 4-3 defeat of St. Louis, the best team in the NHL. How big a deal is that? It was the first defeat of the Blues who were 37-0-1 when scoring three or more goals in a game.. Too bad the Ducks...