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Video- A Four Goal Night For Anze Kopitar

from Jessi McDonald at LA Kings Insider,

Anze Kopitar, on where tonight ranks on his list of best games:

Yeah, I mean it’s definitely up there. I just felt all night that the puck was kind of following me around and you really want to make the most of it really. You know, I got a couple of scoring opportunities and you really want to cash in. And I guess it worked out for me tonight.

continue for more from Kopitar after the Kings 7-1 win over the Avs...


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Video- You Make The Call, Kings/Coyotes

John Stevens on the call.

Obviously the puck was deemed that it went in the net, which obviously is the right call, and then they go back and look at the goalie interference. If there was contact, I thought it was induced from their player riding Drew into the goalie, that was my take on it, but I don’t know what I’m talking about, because I’m still confused on the whole issue. It’s a guessing game for me, but that’s the call they made. We still had an opportunity in overtime and we didn’t take advantage of it.

- via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.  Coyotes won in the shootout.


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Afternoon Line- Jack Campbell

"I wanted to be here [in the NHL] so bad and I worked so hard to try to put myself in position to be here back when I was younger and it just kind of like, you just have to learn. Like anybody in this room, you can just sense how much they care and how hard they work, but they have that demeanor where it's not life or death. It's like they take it so serious, but at the end of the day you have to be able to look at life for what it is and, for me, it took me a long time to learn how to do that and that's kind of where I was at back then." 

-Jack Campbell, goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings.  Josh Cooper of LAKings.com has more on Campbell.

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Morning Line- Jack Campbell

Campbell, on the team’s reaction after him getting his first win:
It just meant the world to me. Since I got traded here, the guys, I can’t speak highly enough about. So it was a really cool feeling and one I’ll never forget.

Campbell, on whether this game was just like any other:
I mean, for me it was a little bit more than just another game. Of course I want to prove to everybody, but most importantly my teammates, that they can count on me. So it was kind of weird because this was probably the biggest game I’ve played in and I felt the most comfortable just because of the surroundings and the locker room. Quickie was there to give me some tips on what their tendencies were and the boys played great in front of me, so it was awesome.

-Jack Campbell, goaltender for the LA Kings after getting his first NHL win.  More from Campbiell by Jessi McDonald of LA Kings Insider.

Below, watch the game highlights of the 4-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Video- Just Watch Edmonton Oilers/LA Kings

Game over, hold on, Toronto thinks the puck went over the line, review, good goal, challenge...


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Trade Between The Arizona Coyotes And LA Kings

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood.

The 27-year-old Kuemper has posted a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 goals against average (GAA), .932 save percentage (SV%) and three shutouts in 19 games for the Kings this season. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound native of Saskatoon, SK has a career record of 51-35-17 with a 2.52 GAA, .913 SV% and 10 shutouts in 104 games with the Kings and Minnesota Wild.

"Darcy is a big, talented goaltender who is having an excellent year," said Chayka. "You need great goaltending in this league in order to be successful and with Antti and Darcy, we are confident that we have an excellent tandem for the future."

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Dion Phaneuf My Be Headed To The LA Kings


added 9:35pm,



added 10:20pm, LAK release is below.

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Video- Dustin Brown Suspended One Game



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Videos- Barbs And Kneeing

Nashville defeated Montreal in the shootout, then...



Below, Dustin Brown gets five for kneeing and a game.

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The Anaheim Ducks Defeated The Los Angeles Kings In A Pacific Division Battle

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

The Kings and Ducks have always produced a tug-of-war dynamic, spiked with as much hatred as any rivals in the NHL. But they decided to keep their gloves on Friday to exchange different kinds of blows.

The Ducks continued to pull themselves up with a 2-1 win that drew them even with the Kings with 53 points in the Pacific Division. The Kings got pushed further down with their sixth straight loss and no end in sight for an offense that has scored three goals in three games.

Ryan Kesler delivered the game-winner on a deflection with 7:39 to play in the third period and the Ducks fended off the extra-attacker surge by the Kings in front of an announced 17,258 standing-room only crowd at Honda Center.

“That was a huge win for us, coming off the last game and trying to keep this going, keep the momentum going at home for this homestand,” said Adam Henrique, who gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the third period. “I thought we played well. They were in a back-to-back situation and we were trying to take advantage of that in the first period and get pucks and bodies to the net. They came back with a push in the second period and I thought we did a good job responding and coming out hard in the third.”

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Game highlights are below...

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