Posted April 04, 2012 on
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Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
After 80 games, nothing has been settled in the Pacific Division, with the top three teams separated by one point.
Although first place is up for grabs, the Los Angeles Kings control their own fate. They can significantly hurt the San Jose Sharks' chances of securing a fifth straight division title Thursday night in the opener of a season-ending home-and-home series at Staples Center.
The Kings (40-27-13) are tied with Phoenix atop the Pacific with 93 points, while the Sharks are a point behind and sit in eighth place in the Western Conference. Los Angeles, one point away from a playoff berth, owns the tiebreaker with the Coyotes and can assure itself of its first division title since 1991 - and the third seed - by taking the final two games from San Jose.
"It's crazy how a couple of games can really change things,'' forward Dwight King said after a 2-0 win over Edmonton on Monday, the Kings' ninth victory in 12 contests. "We've got two more game...
BEST OF MAXIM
There's still some concern around the Kings in regard to the status of star winger Jeff Carter, but the team was able to exhale a bit after Carter underwent an MRI on his injured ankle Monday morning.
The test revealed a deep bone bruise on the ankle but no fracture or structural damage.
Carter missed his third consecutive game when the Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on...
The Los Angeles Kings announced their award winners.
AS VOTED BY THE MEDIA
Most Valuable Player "Bill Libby Memorial Award" - Jonathan Quick
Best Newcomer "Mark Bavis Memorial Award" - Jeff Carter
Outstanding Defenseman - Willie Mitchell
Defensive Player - Jonathan Quick
AS VOTED BY THE KINGS PLAYERS
Most Inspirational Player "Ace Bailey Memorial Award...
High in the rafters above the west end of Staples Center hangs the legacy of the Los Angeles Lakers: 11 championship banners, a banner depicting the Minneapolis Lakers' NBA titles, and seven retired jerseys.
Adjacent to the Lakers' display is a smaller though prominent depiction of the Los Angeles Kings' history. Above the five retired numbers Rogie Vachon's 30...
LOS ANGELES Controversy enveloped one of the mostexciting hockey games of the season Thursday night by virtue of a bizarre playthat had long-tenured hockey figures scratching their heads, trying to recallthe last time they had seen something similar.
The San Jose Sharks went into Staples Center and defeated the Los Angeles Kings6-5 in a shootout in a game that featured 10 goals...
The Los Angeles Kings will be without the services of center Jeff Carter for Thursday's game against the Pacific Division rival San Jose Sharks, coach Darryl Sutter said.
Carter will miss his fourth straight contest with a deep bone bruise in his ankle. The Kings (40-27-13), who have posted a 2-0-1 mark in that stretch, can secure a postseason berth on Thursday.
Slava Voynov broke a scoreless tie 34 seconds into the third period and
Jonathan Quick posted his league-leading 10th shutout as host Los
Angeles took a two-point lead in the Pacific Division.Dwight
King added an insurance marker with 2:32 remaining as the Kings moved
two points ahead of Phoenix, three in front of San Jose and four clear
of Dallas in the crowded Pacific...
Some time back, Randy or Drew mentioned Highlander during a game without saying the obvious thing, the thing you say when you mention Highlander: “There can be only one.” No, I think he said something about the quickening. I don’t think it was a game against the Kings but a discussion of Jonathan Quick is the obvious next step.
Does Quick get stronger with every team he...
Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in his NHL-leading 10th shutout, Slava Voynov scored in the opening minute of the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings moved closer to their second division title in franchise history with a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Dwight King also scored with 2:32 to play for the Kings, who began a frantic final week in the Pacific Division...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in his NHL-leading 10th shutout, Slava Voynov scored in the opening minute of the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings moved closer to their second division title in franchise history with a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Dwight King also scored with 2:32 to play for the Kings, who began a frantic final week...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With about 2 minutes left in what was already the wackiest game of the season for the Sharks and Kings, Ryane Clowe stood up at the San Jose bench and reached his stick over the boards and onto the ice.
Clowe deftly poked the puck away from Los Angeles' onrushing Jarret Stoll, who understandably didn't anticipate this development, then pulled his stick...