Found March 18, 2013 on Cuzoogle:
After a tough opening to the season, the Los Angeles Kings have begun looking very serious contenders in the NHL betting odds to repeat their Stanley Cup success from last year. Despite suffering what can only be described as a Stanley Cup hangover, the Kings have finally rediscovered their best form and have slowly begun climbing the Western Conference. A key reason behind the Kings recent good form has been the surprise emergence of Jake Muzzin. With Drew Doughty struggling and Matt Greene injured, the Kings’ needed someone to step up to the blue line; Muzzin has been that player. Coming into the season with just 11 NHL appearances to his name, and none since the 2010-2011 season, Muzzin has surprised many NHL betting news pundits by putting himself in Calder Trophy contention at the mid-point in the NHL season. The 24-year old has also been a solid offensive presence on defense. He has 11 points on the year, including five goals, and is a very good plus 12 on the season. He’s seen time on the first power play unit for the Kings as well, and not without success. What Muzzin brings to the line-up is the ability to move the puck quickly and make smart decisions at the same time. He gets the puck on the net, which opens up scoring opportunities, both for himself and for his teammates. Despite a number of high-profile stars on the blue line, Muzzin will feel confident that he has earned his place in the Kings line-up following his performances in the first half of this shortened NHL season. After initially arriving as an unrestricted free agent from the Pittsburgh Penguins, it now looks as though the Kings may have discovered an absolute gem in the shape of Muzzin. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fcuzoogle.com%2F2013%2F03%2F18%2Fmuzzin-continues-to-shine-for-kings%2F'; addthis_title = 'Muzzin+Continues+to+Shine+for+Kings'; addthis_pub = '';
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Los Angeles Kings Twitter account Chirps Paul Bissonnette

Even if you don’t like hockey following the Los Angeles Kings Twitter account is an absolute must.  They always have something funny to say and on Monday night during the Kings game against the Phoenix Coyotes they made fun of Paul Bissonnette (better known as BizNasty) for the amount of time he spends on Twitter. Clifford and @biznasty2point0 (who probably just wanted to check...

Quick, Kings shut out Coyotes

Jonathan Quick finally got his first shutout of the lockout-delayed season in the Los Angeles Kings' 28th game, well off his pace last year when he set a franchise record with 10 en route to winning the Conn Smythe Trophy. On Monday night, he was just glad to get the win. Quick posted his 25th career regular-season shutout, beating Phoenix 4-0 with 27 saves and handing the...

Kings 5, Sharks 2

Kyle Clifford recorded his first two-goal game in the NHL, and Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Dwight King also scored as the Los Angeles Kings to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Saturday night. Jonathan Bernier stopped 21 shots for the defending Stanley Cup champions in the opener of a five-game homestand, including a penalty shot by Tommy Wingels at 7:58 of the second period...

Quick gets 1st shutout as Kings blitz Coyotes

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season with 27 saves, Tyler Toffoli scored his first NHL goal on a power play in only his second game with Los Angeles and the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 on Monday night. Rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin also scored with the man advantage, while Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter each had a goal and an assist for...

Kings split back-to-back meetings with Sharks

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kyle Clifford recorded his first two-goal game in the NHL, and Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Dwight King also scored as the Los Angeles Kings to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Saturday night. Jonathan Bernier stopped 21 shots for the defending Stanley Cup champions in the opener of a five-game homestand, including a penalty shot by Tommy Wingels at 7:58...

Coyotes shut out by Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season with 27 saves, Tyler Toffoli scored his first NHL goal on a power play in only his second game with Los Angeles and the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 on Monday night. Rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin also scored with the man advantage, while Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter each had a goal and an assist for...

Kings 4, Coyotes 0

Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season with 27 saves, Tyler Toffoli scored his first NHL goal on a power play in only his second game with Los Angeles and the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 on Monday night. Rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin also scored with the man advantage, while Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter each had a goal and an assist for the defending Stanley...

ALL THE KINGS MEN PODCAST: EP 211

First... check out my GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes in which the Los Angeles Kings begin their two-day salute to the Purple and Black jerseys!!! You can read it exclusively on LA Kings.com here. Also, be sure to check out The Royal Half LA Kings Gameday Preview Archive here!!! This will make more sense when you read the recent Gameday...

Kings 3, Coyotes 2

Jonathan Bernier made a career-high 40 saves, defenseman Drew Doughty ended a 32-game, regular-season goal drought, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Shane Doan scored twice in the third period for the Coyotes, who were shut out in their three previous games. Bernier extended Phoenix's scoreless drought to 245 minutes, 32 seconds since...

Coyotes fall to Kings for second straight night

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Bernier made a career-high 40 saves, defenseman Drew Doughty ended a 32-game, regular-season goal drought, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Shane Doan scored twice in the third period for the Coyotes, who were shut out in their three previous games. Bernier extended Phoenix's scoreless drought to 245 minutes...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.