Found January 20, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
The defending Stanley Cup champions faced quite a clean-up challenge after their season-opening loss.After the joyous celebration of their banner raising, the Kings staggered to a 5-2 loss to the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.Here are just some of the issues facing this team one game into the 48-game sprint: With top center Anze Kopitar sidelined with a knee injury, LA had no power play. The Kings went 0-for-5 with the man advantage. The Simon Gagne-Mike Richards-Dustin Brown line was a mess at even strength, running up a minus-9 tab. The best LA forward line was the fourth grouping of to Kyle Clifford, Colin Fraser and Jordan Nolan. “It was really physical and they scored a couple of goals on the forecheck, which you hope they get rewarded,” coach Darryl Sutter told reporters. That’s great, but as the old hockey adage goes, “your best players have to be your best players.” The Kings defense, minus the injured Willie Mitchell, did an unfortunate job screening goaltender Jonathan Quic...

Kings receive rings, raise banner

The L.A. Kings received their Stanley Cup rings and raised their championship banner on Saturday. See video of the ceremony here.

Mixed injury news clouds Kings fortunes

LOS ANGELES Anze Kopitar dressed with his teammates at Staples Center on Saturday, but his involvement in the Kings 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks was limited to the pre-game Stanley Cup pageantry and banner raising. Despite the pre-game celebration, it was not the best moment in my life, according to the star center. I saw the guys getting pumped up for the game in the locker...

Belatedly, Kings raise Stanley Cup banner

LOS ANGELES The moment was more than seven months in the making, but it still felt right on time. When the Stanley Cup championship banner rose above the ice and into the rafters at Staples Center on Saturday, Los Angeles Kings players watched it admiringly. They had made it happen. This was their day, their achievement. An NHL-imposed lockout forced them and the rest of the league...

Los Angeles Kings Receive Fancy Rings in Stanley Cup Ceremony (Photo)

Their celebration may have been delayed, but on Saturday afternoon the Los Angeles Kings finally got to commemorate their Stanley Cup championship — and they did so in fashion. Before opening the season against the Chicago Blackhawks (albeit with a 5-2 loss), the Kings were given their rings, but sunglasses may be necessary when viewing the bling. After winning the Cup as an 8th...

LA Kings get rings, raise 1st Stanley Cup banner

The Los Angeles Kings raised their first Stanley Cup championship banner Saturday in a joyous ceremony delayed more than three months by the NHL lockout. With help from the family of a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre, the Kings hung their black-and-white banner in the rafters at Staples Center and received their championship rings before their season opener against the Chicago...

Kings defending title on the fly

If only the Los Angeles Kings gripped their sticks as gently as they gripped their Stanley Cup banner. After raising the team's first championship banner into the rafters at Staples Center, Los Angeles turned in a nightmarish first period en route to a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks as the National Hockey League resumed play on Saturday after a lockout that consumed the...

Los Angeles defenseman Matt Greene expected to miss remainder of season

The road to a repeat just became much more difficult for the Los Angeles Kings.Defenseman Matt Greene suffered a serious back injury during the Kings’ 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night. He has been placed on injured reserve, and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.Greene was entering his fifth season with Los Angeles. The 29-year-old has 11 goals and...

NHL LA King Jarret Stoll Confirms He’s Dating Erin Andrews (AUDIO)

Who has time to respond to disrespectful comments coming from a man who takes bathroom pictures, when you’re dating Los Angeles King Jarret Stoll? FOX Sports correspondent Erin Andrews certainly didn’t have the time or energy. After appearing on the Ryan Seacrest Morning Show, Stoll made his relationship with Andrews public, after photos of the two surfaced during an New Year’s...

TRH RECAP 1: Banner'd In The USA

After a 100 day delay that was caused by a NHL Lockout... the time had come for the Los Angeles Kings to finally take their place among the elite of NHL Franchises with the celebration of its first Stanley Cup Victory. And Hollywood put out all the stops... partying the only way it knows how.... WITH A GIANT TEAM NAME CUSTOM TOPIARY!!! Woooo-hoooooo!!! BLACKHAWKS...

Blackhawks spoil Kings' celebration with 5-2 victory

LOS ANGELES -- The Chicago Blackhawks got the season off to a bang and sent the Los Angeles Kings back to earth. Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Kings' Stanley Cup championship banner-raising opener with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Hossa beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a shot from the top of the right circle for a 5-2 lead halfway...

Blackhawks crash Kings' party with rout

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings' Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday. Captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who jumped to a 3-0 lead on Michael Frolik's goal less than...

Blackhawks, 5, Kings 2

LOS ANGELES -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup championship banner-raising opener with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Hossa beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a shot from the top of the right circle for a 5-2 lead halfway through the third period. Los Angeles had pulled to 4-2 just 15 seconds earlier when Jordan...
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