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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

 

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Video- Dustin Brown Suspended One Game

Kneeing.

 

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Videos- Barbs And Kneeing

Nashville defeated Montreal in the shootout, then...

 

 

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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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Afternoon Line- Ray Ferraro

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It’s A Fine Kind Of Day For Dustin Brown And Evgeni Malkin

 

 

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Losing Streak Hits Five For The Los Angeles Kings

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

It was one fell swoop, er, one illegal hit against the one team they couldn’t put on the power play that doomed them Thursday. Dustin Brown’s hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz resulted in a five-minute boarding major that the Penguins used to put the game away 3-1 and send the Kings to a season-high fifth straight loss in front of 18,230 fans at Staples Center.

The reverberations were felt in the standings, too, because the Kings fell to ninth in the Western Conference, or out of the playoff picture for the first time this season. That’s based on a game in hand by the Colorado Avalanche, but it’s a minor detail in a bigger picture that is slipping from the Kings’ hands.

“It’s been tough,” Brown said. “It’s frustrating to lose five straight, especially in the situation we were in … it’s one of those things where you have to realize where you are. It’s been hard. It’s been brutal here for us, frustrating. But … we’re still fighting for a spot.”

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Videos- A Bit Of Nastiness Last Night In The NHL

Dustin Brown received a game misconduct for boarding last night.

 

 

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Big Win For The Anaheim Ducks Over The Los Angeles Kings

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

The message was laid out in simple terms from a team that is peering through the window at those who currently reside in the playoff positions within the Western Conference.

Hours in front of another tense, fight-filled Freeway Faceoff against the Kings, the Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa offered his to-the-point summation. “That’s a team that we need to catch,” the longtime defenseman said. “This is the best way to do it, by taking two points from them.”

Ah, if it were only that easy. Nothing is in this series that’s often decided by one goal and the Kings weren’t going to fade away at Staples Center on Saturday night, even when they stared at a three-goal deficit.

Nick Shore and Anze Kopitar gave them a look at a dramatic comeback in the third period but Corey Perry’s long-distance goal into an empty net secured a 4-2 win for the Ducks as the rivals kicked off another important stretch in their respective schedules following a bye week.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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