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LA Kings send defenseman Derek Forbort back to the minors

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have reassigned defenseman Derek Forbort to their AHL affiliate in Manchester. The defending Stanley Cup champions announced the move Friday before their game at Anaheim. Forbort was the Kings' first-round pick in 2010. He didn't appear in a game during his stint with the Kings, who recalled him Feb. 11 after Alec Martinez was hurt. Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Champs place Cup hero Martinez on IR with apparent concussion

A day after acquiring defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes, the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday placed defenseman and Stanley Cup hero Alec Martinez on injured reserve to make room for their addition. Martinez has been out since Feb. 7, when he suffered an apparent concussion against the Tampa Bay Lightning. According to The Associated Press, there is no timetable...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf 2|9|15

Back in first place in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders have matched their win-total from last season. Let that sink in. The Islanders finished the 2013-14 season with 34 wins and 79 points, but through 53 games, in February, Long Island’s hockey team has earned win number 34 and points 68 and 69 on the 2014-15 campaign with their 3-2 victory over the Buffalo...
Via Islanders Insight
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Missed opportunities lead to Kings overtime loss to Flames

The Los Angeles Kings look so good until they make one mistake. And sometimes one is all it takes. Monday night at the Staples Center, the Kings did almost everything right. They dominated the puck possession game and bullied the Calgary Flames with their physicality, holding them scoreless until the final seven minutes. The Kings executed at a high level against a team they've battled...
Via Fox Sports West
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Martinez on loss to Jets: 'You can't give up that many goals and expect to win'

Are the Los Angeles Kings in dire straights or are they on the up-and-up again? It's difficult to tell at the moment. The Kings earned a point Saturday, and showed gritty resolve in a comeback effort. But the problem was that the Winnipeg Jets had some comeback in them too. The Kings have now lost five of their last seven games, including three-straight, punctuated by a 5-4 shootout...
Via Fox Sports West
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings Sign Defenseman Alec Martinez To 6-Year Contract Extension

LOS ANGELES — Alec Martinez became a hockey folk hero with his two playoff series-winning overtime goals last summer. The Los Angeles Kings want him around for six more seasons to make some new memories. The club agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension Wednesday with Martinez, the defenseman whose overtime goal won the Stanley Cup for the Kings in June. Martinez has...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings re-sign Alec Martinez

  NHL.com The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a six-year contract extension. A source told ESPN.com the new deal is worth on average $4 million per season. Martinez, who scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal last June, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Kings also re-signed blue-liner Jake Muzzin to a five-year deal worth $4...
Via Around The Rink
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings sign D Martinez to 6-year contract extension

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Alec Martinez, the defenseman who scored two series-ending overtime playoff goals last June. The Kings announced the deal Wednesday with Martinez, signing another two-time Stanley Cup champion to a long-term deal. Martinez is a dependable defenseman who became an NHL playoff folk hero...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Kings sign Alec Martinez to 6-year extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Alec Martinez, the defenseman who scored two series-ending overtime playoff goals last June. The Kings announced the deal Wednesday with Martinez, signing another two-time Stanley Cup champion to a long-term deal. Martinez is a dependable defenseman who became an NHL playoff folk...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings get Martinez back in physical win over Bruins

Tuesday night's game against the Boston Bruins didn't appear to be anything special at first glance. The Los Angeles Kings won 2-0 and weathered a tough forechecking storm in a game that was billed as a potential Stanley Cup Final preview.  But there were a few key items in this game. One newsworthy, two defining.  The newsworthy item was the return of Alec Martinez. Finally, the...
Via Fox Sports West
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Kings fined $100K after suspended Voynov skates

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have been fined $100,000 by the NHL after suspended defenseman Slava Voynov participated in a team workout Tuesday. Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence two weeks ago. The Russian Olympian is barred from all team activities under the terms of his suspension, which began after his arrest Oct. 20. Yet Voynov joined his teammates for...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings fined $100K for allowing suspended Voynov to skate with team

The Los Angeles Kings have been fined $100,000 by the NHL after suspended defenseman Slava Voynov participated in a team workout Tuesday. Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence two weeks ago. The Russian Olympian is barred from all team activities under the terms of his suspension, which began after his arrest Oct. 20. Yet Voynov joined his teammates for their usual morning...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings fined $100K for allowing suspended Voynov to skate with team

The Los Angeles Kings have been fined $100,000 by the NHL after suspended defenseman Slava Voynov participated in a team workout Tuesday. Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence two weeks ago. The Russian Olympian is barred from all team activities under the terms of his suspension, which began after his arrest Oct. 20. Yet Voynov joined his teammates for their usual morning...
Via Fox Sports West
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings fined $100K after suspended Slava Voynov skates with teammates

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have been fined $100,000 by the NHL after suspended defenseman Slava Voynov participated in a team workout Tuesday. Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence two weeks ago. The Russian Olympian is barred from all team activities under the terms of his suspension, which began after his arrest Oct. 20. Yet Voynov joined his teammates for...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' defensive group, now healthy, finding new ways of contributing

The Los Angeles Kings like the unconventional, but Tuesday night at the Staples Center, it was just plain weird. Two defensemen not named Drew Doughty, Alec Martinez or even Jake Muzzin, scored goals in the Kings' 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. The team that only dressed five defensemen last week was back to six Tuesday, but whether that's a full-strength group has been questionable...
Via Fox Sports West
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: Alec Martinez has surgery for finger, out indefinitely

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez had surgery on his finger Friday morning, but there is no word on a timeline for the six-year veteran's return. #488284859 / gettyimages.com Martinez sustained his injury while blocking a shot midway through a 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars. He was seen leaving the Staples Center wearing a wrap around his left hand. Martinez' injury forced...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings defenseman Alec Martinez has finger surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Alec Martinez has undergone finger surgery, leaving the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings short of healthy defensemen again. General manager Dean Lombardi told the team's official website that playoff hero Martinez had surgery Friday. Martinez was hurt blocking a shot midway through a 2-0 loss to Dallas. He left Staples Center wearing a wrap on his left...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' defensive unit bands together in time of need

The Los Angeles Kings have taken more than their fair share of hits through the first 15 games this season. Injuries mounted and the Kings lost two top-line wingers, a third-line center and a top defenseman. Just when everyone was finally healthy again, the Kings lost another defenseman, indefinitely. Friday, Robyn Regehr was injured in practice, leaving them with only five. With...
Via Fox Sports West
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Day With The Cup: Alec Martinez

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Via Fox Sports West
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The ten saddest GIFs of the 2014 NHL Playoffs

Another NHL season has ended in dramatic and entertaining fashion. Alec Martinez' overtime Stanley Cup clincher has crowned the Los Angeles Kings for the second time in three years. Unfortunately, there's only one winner every campaign and twenty-nine losers. With that in mind, I have collected the ten saddest GIFs of the 2014 NHL Playoffs (in chronological order). Enjoy. Or, you...
Via Hockey Fan Land
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

I Feel Like I’ve Been Dumped

I think it’s safe to say it’s been a rough week for Rangers fans. When Alec Martinez buried the Stanley Cup clinching double overtime goal along with the Blueshirts Friday night, I was in a state of shock. That feeling pretty much continued through Saturday. Father’s Day day gave me a much needed distraction, but Monday is when the real depression started to set in. I couldn’t...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Martinez and Justin Williams Make Margaritas Inside Stanley Cup on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Los Angeles Kings players Alec Martinez and Justin Williams were doing their media tour with the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe trophy and were on Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. Jimmy asked the keeper of the cup, Phil Pritchard, a bunch of outlandish questions wondering what they could do with the cup and eventually […] The post Alec Martinez and Justin Williams Make Margaritas...
Via Diehardsport
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Martinez, Justin Williams, Jimmy Kimmel make margaritas inside Stanley Cup

Why didn't we think of that? Hours after celebrating the LA Kings Stanley Cup Championship with the parade and rally in downtown Los Angeles, Alec Martinez (who scored the Game 5 winner in double OT) and Conn Smyte winner Justin Williams paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. Needless to say, they put the Cup to very good use, turning it into a giant margarita bowl. Phil Pritchard...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Martinez, Justin Williams, Jimmy Kimmel make margaritas inside Stanley Cup

Why didn't we think of that? Hours after celebrating the LA Kings Stanley Cup Championship with the parade and rally in downtown Los Angeles, Alec Martinez (who scored the Game 5 winner in double OT) and Conn Smyte winner Justin Williams paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. Needless to say, they put the Cup to very good use, turning it into a giant margarita bowl. Phil Pritchard...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanley Cup is a giant Margarita on Jimmy Kimmel

Following their parade and celebration at the Staples Center yesterday afternoon, Alec Martinez and Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings headed to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live to do an appearance with the Stanley Cup. While there, Martinez (the Cup-clinching goal scorer) and Williams (Conn Smythe winner) used the bowl on top of the Cup to make a whole lot of margarita mix with...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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