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The first period between Ottawa and Los Angeles was a bit chipy, probably due to the hit by Borowiecki.
02:38 Ottawa Mark Borowiecki - Boarding Major - 5 minutes
08:14 Los Angeles Matt Greene - Fighting - 5 minutes
08:14 Ottawa Mark Borowiecki - Fighting - 5 minutes
08:23 Los Angeles Andy Andreoff - Roughing - 2 minutes
10:53 Ottawa Chris Neil - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:53 Los Angeles Jordan Nolan - Fighting - 5 minutes
NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2016) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and the Los Angeles Kings have introduced a rendering of the NHL® Centennial-themed float that will make its debut in the renowned 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda in Pasadena on Jan. 2. Titled “A Century of Greatness (1917-2017),” the float will serve as one of the key elements celebrating the official launch of the NHL’s year-long Centennial festivities, which will commence on New Year’s Day.
via Ken Wiebe tweets,
Sutter on major to Kyle Clifford: "I totally agreed with it, it was a great call. I thought they’d give like a 10-minute power play."
The sarcasm was dripping,but Sutter wasn't done: "In today’s two referee system you’re just hoping for one really good one all of the time."
If you missed the call on Ciiffors, watch it here.
I believe the Jets scored twice during the time Clifford was in the penalty box.
Connor did leave the game but has returned.
from lisa Dillman of the LA Times,
First, of course, the one on the scoreboard, in which they let two points slip away and didn’t even skate away with one. Ottawa forward Zack Smith tied the game with 3:54 remaining in regulation, and the Senators won with Mark Stone’s goal with 6.5 seconds left, beating the flustered Kings, 2-1, at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night....
The Kings lost their captain Anze Kopitar to injury for most of the third period. He took a hit along the boards from Senators defenseman Marc Methot early in the third and left the game. Judging from one replay, by the way Kopitar reacted, it appeared as though the left arm-wrist area was affected.
Kopitar later came back for a shift, and then shut it down....
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said that Zatkoff, “pulled himself after the second period. I don’t know what it is.”
The Kings PR staff said it was a lower-body injury. Zatkoff said he would wait until Saturday to talk about what happened. He made a sprawling save in the second period but played the rest of the period....
Sutter noted that Kopitar attempted to come back after his injury. “He’s the kind of guy who is going to try to play,” he said.
more on the game
Watch the Kopitar injury at LA Kings Insider.
Game highlights are below...
via Sportsnet YouTube channel,
Watch as the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens honour Hall of Fame inductee Rogie Vachon.
from Rob Blake, Ted Irvine, Anze Kopitar, Luc Robitaille AND Charlie Simmer at the Players' Tribune,
Rob Blake (1989–2001, ’06–08)
I was in my college dorm at Bowling Green the day Wayne Gretzky got traded. It’s certainly one of those “I know where I was” moments for anyone in the hockey world. So when the King’s called me up to play the final four games of the NHL season a year and a half later, I knew I’d get to meet him.
“Hey, I’m Wayne Gretzky, nice to meet you,” he said, right as I walked into the dressing room of the Forum for the first time.
All I could think was: I know exactly who you are. I have your posters on my wall!
Ted Irvine (1967–70)
Yeah, it wasn’t quite like that for us back in in 1967, I can assure you of that. The Kings were the first real step into California for the NHL, and there were definitely some growing pains. First and foremost was fielding a team. The expansion draft back then wasn’t at all like what is today. The original six owners just didn’t want to give up any of their players — plain and simple. So our team was made up of minor leaguers … and also the legend, Terry Sawchuk.
The NHL explains...
10:09 Anaheim Clayton Stoner - Instigator - 2 minutes
10:09 Anaheim Clayton Stoner - Game Misconduct - 10 minutes
10:09 Los Angeles Derek Forbort - Game Misconduct - 10 minutes
10:09 Los Angeles Jordan Nolan - Roughing - 2 minutes
10:09 Los Angeles Jordan Nolan - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:09 Anaheim Clayton Stoner - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:09 Anaheim Joseph Cramarossa - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:09 Los Angeles Derek Forbort - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:09 Anaheim Ryan Getzlaf - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:09 Los Angeles Nick Shore - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:09 Los Angeles Nick Shore - Roughing - 2 minutes, Served by Kyle Clifford
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