Found November 04, 2011 on The Royal Half:

Game #13

LA Kings 
(6-4-2, 12th in NHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins
(8-3-3, 3rd in NHL)

7:30pm, Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA


The Pensblog

When the Los Angeles Kings faced the Pittsburgh Penguins during the pre-season in Kansas City, there was a complete lack of NHL stars participating in the game. So when the Penguins face the Kings at Staples Center on Saturday night, instead they will be missing just most of their star players while the Kings will be icing a barely passable professional hockey team that has been shutout in back to back games on home ice.

Really excited to see all the Penguins stars in pers... aww, for reals?

While former King and current Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has kept his team beyond competitive over the last season and 14 games with a depleted lineup, many Kings fans are starting to express that current head coach Terry Murray is underachieving with a loaded lineup. And at 44 seconds into his press conference after Thursday's uninspiring loss to the Edmonton Oilers... Coach Murray wanted you to be sure to know how much of the LA Kings success has come from the play of Dustin Penner.

With the media dissecting all of Murray's comments, you can't blame him for his new technique of avoiding the criticisms of fans about his offensive systems

"Coach Murray? Never heard of him."

Of course, no game against the Penguins would be complete without mention of the amazing Pensblog and their long-standing rivalry with yours truly, The Royal Half. Thankfully, Pensblog and I have become hardcore internet friends and earlier this year, they even lent their thoughts on how much they hate Mike Richards to the pages of this very blog. 

I have no idea what is going on here but none of it seems positive towards Mike Richards.

Although I'm receiving quite the hatemail about the popular game of Penner Point... I've decided to give it another try. Just simply guess what time of which period Dustin Penner gets his 1st point of the night (and 2nd of the season!) in the game against the Penguins and you can win a free t-shirt from The Royal Half Gift Shoppe. You can leave your guess in the comments below or reply to me on Twitter with the hashtag #PennerPoint. Sorry folks... saying Penner won't score, doesn't count. 


Penguins winger Sullivan looking to finish

The Penguins want to see Steve Sullivan start scoring, but they are pleased with his play, because the goals, coach Dan Bylsma said, will come.

Penguins Recall Defenseman Alexandre Picard

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Penguins vs. Kings Scouting Report

Pittsburgh Penguins Overall: 8-3-3-19 Home: 4-2-1-9 Road: 4-1-2-10 WHEN: Nov. 5, 2011 - 10:30 ...

Defenseman Bortuzzo called up by Penguins

The Penguins summoned highly regarded defensemen Robert Bortuzzo to Southern California, thanks to another injury on the blue line.

Sidney Crosby leaves Pens for appointment, will be back on Monday

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#20Position: Right WingerHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 214 Shoots: RightBorn: 8/17/85, Vancouver, British Columbia  Drafted: 2004, 7th Round, 214th Overall (Chicago)Acquired: 6/24/11 from Chicago for a 2011 1st Round PickPlayer Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season Salary Team GP G A P +/- PIM G A G A GW...

Penguins recall defenseman Picard

The Penguins have recalled defenseman Alexandre Picard from Wilkes-Barre, possibly because defenseman Kris Letang might not be able to play tonight against the Sharks.

Center Jordan Staal will miss tonight's game

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Center Jordan Staal will miss his second game in a row tonight when the Penguins play the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. He has an unspecified leg injury.

Crosby to practice Monday after weekend medical appointment

LOS ANGELES -- Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby left the team to attend a scheduled doctor's appointment, according to the club. He is expected to practice Monday when the team returns from the West Coast. Sunday is a scheduled day off.

Penguins lose Lovejoy with broken wrist

Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy was involved in a collision with San Jose centers Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture along the boards when the injury took place.

Penguins' tough-guy Douglas Murray always on a collision course

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Bad Start

from John Kreiser of, Five players who are struggling: Brendan Morrison – The 36-year-old center missed Calgary’s first five games with a knee injury, and his offensive game has yet to make an appearance. Morrison has not had a point in the eight games he’s played and has managed only eight shots on goal. Dustin Penner – Los Angeles traded for Penner at the trade...
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