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No penalty of the play and Pominville has not returned to the game.
Pominville missed 9 games in October, 2010 with a concussion.
First the LA Kings broadcast team and the Dallas Stars broadcast is below...
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
It's starting to feel a lot like last season for the Kings.
After a rocky start and adjustments on defense made necessary by injuries to Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene, the Kings have rediscovered the formula that a year ago boosted them from the No. 8 seeding in the West to winning the Stanley Cup. They're blending strong goaltending, punishing defense, good special-teams play and unshakeable resolve, and they've calibrated it to come together at precisely the right time.
Their 4-3 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars at Staples Center on Sunday, secured when Mike Richards threw the puck in front and it glanced off Jeff Carter's chest and pas tKari Lehtonen at 4 minutes 8 seconds, solidified their hold on the No. 4 West playoff seeding and put two points between them and No. 5 San Jose. It also extended their point streak to 4-0-1 and gave them points in 12 of their last 14 games (9-2-3).
"This is just my feeling about this team, that when the games become more meaningful we become a better team," Dustin Brown said after a two-goal, seven-hit performance.
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
There were scrums all over the ice, including one at the final buzzer that resulted in Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky being assessed a match penalty. Dubinsky is suspended until further notice from the league, according to NHL policy.
At the end of the game, as dance partners began to pair up, Dubinsky came up from behind on Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr behind the Kings net. Doughty approached from behind and through a right-hand puck at Dubinsky, which appeared to hit the mark. Dubinsky turned a charged after Doughty, who ducked and covered in front of the empty Los Angeles net.
"Just a cheap shot, and that's his personality," Kings forward Kyle Clifford said of Dubinsky. "We've got guys out there and he goes after Doughty, who is not our toughest player."
more on the game and the Blue Jackets...
OK, I admit I changed the title which is really...
via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,
In My Own Words: Darryl Sutter will debut on FOX Sports West at 10:30 pm PT tonight, immediately following Kings Live and the post-game coverage of tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
You will see why I changed the title after watching this preview clip...
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene from the injured reserve list, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Greene, 29, has missed the last 42 games after suffering a mid-body injury Jan. 19 vs. Chicago. The 6-3, 232 pound native of Grand Ledge, Mich. has played in one game this season (the Season Opener vs. the Blackhawks), recording one assist and four penalty minutes.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Davis Drewiske, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Drewiske, 28, has played in 20 games with the Kings this season, recording four points (1-3=4), 14 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. The 6-2, 220-pound native of Hudson, Wis. has played in 126 career NHL games (all with the Kings), recording 22 points (4-18=22) and 67 penalty minutes. Drewiske was originally signed by the Kings as a free agent on April 1, 2008.
As Dave Davis of The Sabres Observer at KK noted, Robyn Regehr has been traded to the LA Kings.
Follow The Sabres Observer for all the details on the trade.
note 10:07pm, Trade will not be official until Regehr takes a physical.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had plenty to say about that bad break at the end — Richards’ goal that came after teammate Jeff Carter popped up the back of the net with a hefty shove from behind. That jarred the positioning of Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, who stopped 37 of the Kings’ 40 shots Thursday.
“Carter pushed the back of the net, pushed Jaro’s foot off the post,” Hitchcock said. “Richards jammed it (inside) the post. ... I don’t know. They’ll have to explain that to you at the NHL level. Carter’s motion on the back of the net forced Jaro’s foot off the post ... it went in.”
The goal stood after a review.
“I’m not really sure what happened,” Richards said. “You just look at the puck and poke, poke, poke. I got a little bit lucky and just jammed it in.”
more and watch a video of the goal below...
The Los Angeles Kings along with MLS Champions LA Galaxy visit the White House today.
You can watch a live stream below, fesitivities scheduled to begin around 1:35pm ET.
update 2:08pm, Stream has completed.
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