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Darryl Sutter After Practice Today

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On the comment by Mike Gillis that “It’s not a surprise when players run the goalie, the goalie is going to get hurt”:

Well, good for Mike Gillis to say that…Quite honest, if you just asked about Jonathan Quick, how Jonathan Quick looked in video? Roberto Luongo looked great in video, too. Played a hell of a game. That goal, [that] shot was on a rebound that came right here. The player was going to the net, shot it into the net, tried to go over Roberto Luongo. That’s wonderful that they would quote that. Quite honest, that’s [road apples]. It is. It’s [road apples]. Don’t get me going on it.

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La Kings Assign Martin Jones To Manchester

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have assigned goaltender Martin Jones to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Jones, 23, made his NHL debut on December 3 versus Anaheim and stopped 26 shots for his first victory.  He followed that performance with consecutive shutouts on December 7 against the New York Islanders (16 saves) and December 10 versus the Montreal Canadiens (31 saves). In total, Jones won his first eight NHL games/starts and is the second goaltender in League history to win his first eight games (Bob Froese of the 1982-83 Flyers) and the first netminder to start and allow two or fewer goals in each of his first eight games since 1938-39 (Frank Brimsek/12-game streak).

Overall Jones is 8-3-0 with a 1.41 goals-against average, a .950 save percentage and three shutouts in 11 appearances this season.  With the Monarchs this season he is 9-2-2 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.

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Kings Trade Carcillo To The Rangers

from TSN,

The New York Rangers have added toughness, acquiring Daniel Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings.

The Rangers surrender a seventh-round draft pick to acquire the 28-year-old forward.

In 26 games with the Kings in 2013-14, Carcillo has scored one goal and one assist, adding 57 penalty minutes.

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It’s All About The Scene In LA For The Outdoor Game

from Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter,

The NHL has never played a regular season outdoor game west of the Mississippi river, but the league will be front and center in Los Angeles when it partners with NBC Sports to take hockey to Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25.

"What a perfect combination: the Hollywood stars, the hockey stars, under the stars. It is the perfect hat trick," NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network executive producer Sam Flood told The Hollywood Reporter about the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks regular season game....

But Flood, a former college hockey captain at Williams before becoming a TV hockey powerbroker, said mixing NHL brawn with Hollywood beauty promises an event more than a league game. "[Los Angeles] is celebrity. That is the scene. That is a place you want to be seen," Flood insisted.

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Jonathan Quick Ready To Play

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Though the plan for Jonathan Quick to travel with the Manchester Monarchs this weekend was dashed by winter storms that delayed and canceled flights throughout the eastern part of the country, the Kings goaltender is ready to participate in live game action and appears to be nearing his return to the active lineup. The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 groin strain in overtime of a 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo on November 12.

“I feel good. I think the next step is to get some game action. I think that’d be the next step. So it’s up to the coaches, trainers to decide when they want me to take that step,” Quick said following the team’s practice at Toyota Sports Center on Friday.

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Video- Mike Fisher’s Late Game-Winning Goal

The refs called it a good goal and the situation room confimed the call.

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Ticket Pricing Adjusted For Stadium Series In LA

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Ticketing updates for the January 25 Kings-Ducks Stadium Series game:

-The event is 80% sold out. The Kings and the National Hockey League expect the event to completely sell out by the week of the game. The Kings are hoping that the event sells out in advance of the week leading up to the game.

-The $249 dollar tickets have not sold well to this point. Per a Kings spokesperson, I have been told that the league has realized that it “missed the mark” in asking $249 per ticket in the Reserve Level, even if those seats contain some of the best views of the playing surface. Some of the $249 tickets will be adjusted to $199 and $189. Those who previously purchased seats for $249 in sections that will experience price drops to $199 and $189 will be refunded the difference between the two price points.

continue for ticket information including a seating chart...

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Morning Line

“Having played in this league a long time…when I was a rookie, I was tripped into a net in Hartford by the great Gordie Howe, and injured and carried off the ice. He came in between periods all the way around the rink to make sure I was OK. So, my response to the lack of, maybe, concern towards our player, is disappointing.”

“It’s the game of hockey. You play a playoff series, you play hard, guys battle, they fight, people get dinged up. At the end of the series, what do people do? They shake hands. As I said, all I know is Gordie Howe, one of the toughest, most physical guys that ever played, found time to come in and check on me. It’s a part of the game that I think makes our game the game that it is.”

-Doug Wilson, GM of the San Jose Sharks.  Wilson was disappointed Dustin Brown of the LA Kings did not 'check-in' on Tomsa Hertl after his hit on him last week.  More from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.

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Watch/Listen- Darryl Sutter Talks Penalty Box, Martin Jones And Other Topics

via Sportsnet,

Kings head coach Darryl Sutter talks about the phenom Martin Jones, about local boy Tyler Toffoli, and even gives his off-the-cuff idea to turn the penalty box into the best seats in the house.

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Video- The Dustin Brown Kneeing Major

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Dustin Brown was assessed a five-minute kneeing major and a game misconduct for a knee-on-knee collision with Tomas Hertl that took the San Jose forward out of the game.

The severity of Hertl’s injury was unknown immediately following the game....

On a review of the play, it was Brown’s back leg, not his lead leg, that made contact with Hertl. Though Brown plays an edgy, physical role for the club and is the only King to have been suspended since the formation of the Department of Player Safety in the summer of 2011, this contact appeared to be purely a coincidental collision of two legs occupying the same spot at the same time, and a five minute major did not appear to justified.

Darryl Sutter agreed in his postgame media availability.

“I’m sure you guys saw it up there. What did you guys think of it?”

“You lose a player for almost the whole game when you’re in this type of schedule – that is not the right call. Clear. No more questions about it. I saw it live and I saw two or three replays. It’s not the right call.”

read on for Todd McLellan's reaction and watch the hit below...

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