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Kings Go The Alternate Route For The Playoffs

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will go “Back in Black” for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the team will wear their popular Alternate Jerseys for all post-season games at STAPLES Center, the club announced today.  The Kings are also encouraging fans to go “Back in Black” for the remaining five games at STAPLES Center as the 2009-10 regular season comes to a conclusion.

“The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a tremendous opportunity and the ideal setting for our fans to show everyone what the L.A. Kings already believe – our fans represent the most loyal and enthusiastic fan base in Southern California,” said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille.

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Doughty For Norris?

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, I

s it too early in his career to start the “Doughty for Norris” campaign? Drew Doughty is only 20, in his second NHL season, but he enters tonight’s games tied for third in the NHL among scoring defensemen, with 53 points in 71 games. Doughty’s plus-17 rating is 14th among defensemen and his average ice time (24:56) is 12th.

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Have The Kings Lost Their Game?

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

It’s time to worry.

Not to panic, but to be concerned that since the Olympic break the Kings have lacked the drive and cohesion that had fueled their turnaround season and now bear an unpleasant resemblance to the bad, old Kings who would stumble through March and be done by early April.

Despite preparing with two vigorous practice days, the Kings were lifeless Thursday during a 3-0 loss to the Blackhawks, who had played the previous night at Anaheim. The loss, the team’s third in four games and first home shutout loss since Feb. 12, 2009, dropped the Kings’ record since the Olympics to 3-4-1.

“There was not much good out there tonight,” Coach Terry Murray said.

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Modin Goes To The Kings

via Elliotte Friemdan tweet,

Modin to LA for conditional pick

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Halpern To Kings

Jeff Halpern of Tampa goes to the Kings per Bob McKenzie on TSN.

added 1:45pm, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Halpern deal is for Purcell and a 3rd—according to Tim Wharnsby

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Evening Line

“If something gets close, Dean (Lombardi) will bring me into it and talk about it and ask my opinion. That has not happened. I love our team right now. I love our chemistry, and that is so important in this game today. The locker room is very tight and cohesive. They play hard for each other. We’ve gotten to a point right now in our season, and it has come through team play….”

-LA King Coach Terry Murray when asked about any trades that are brewing.  More from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider.

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Johnson Makes It To The Opening Ceremony

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

To march with Team USA on Friday in the opening ceremony, Kings defenseman Jack Johnson awoke at 5 a.m. on a day between games, jumped on a charter flight from LAX to Bellingham, Wash., and hired a car and driver for the 50-mile trip to Vancouver.

Johnson wouldn’t say what he paid to charter the six-seat plane for himself, his parents and his little brother. To him, the experience is priceless.

“I had to take extreme measures to get here, but it was worth every bit of it,” said Johnson, the lone NHL player in the procession.

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Streaks The Talk Of The NHL

via the Washington Post,

With 12 wins in a row, the Capitals have the longest such streak since the New Jersey Devils won 13 straight in the 2000-01 season, and Washington is two victories away from the third-longest streak ever. Here are the longest single-season winning streaks in NHL history:

17 games: 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins

15 games: 1981-82 New York Islanders

14 games: 1929-30 Boston Bruins

The Ottawa Senators and LA Kings are also on extended winning streaks.  The Sens have won 11 in a row and the Kings stand at 8.

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Hot Teams In So Cal

from Kurt Helin of NBC Los Angeles,

The Los Angeles Kings are as hot as they have ever been. Yes, Gretzky-era hot. Marcel Dionne-hot.

They have won seven straight (five of those on the road, as they were forced out of Staples for the Grammys and Lady Gaga’s headwear). The club record is eight — done once in the Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Barry Melrose and his mullet season of 1991-92. It was also done in the 1972-73 season, before Dionne and the glory early years of the Kings even started.

To reach that record, the Kings need to beat the Ducks on Thursday night at Staples Center. Nothing would make Kings fans happier. But it’s not going to be that simple.

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Not Impressed With The Kings

via T.J. Simers of the LA Times,

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Kings game. Years. I remember asking to speak to the team’s GM before a game only to have the team’s PR guy say, “Can’t you see I’m eating?”

Later, Tim Leiweke, the big Anschutz honcho, would ask that I go to a game, agreeing if he had Beckham sitting next to me. But apparently hockey does nothing for Beckham either….

There were so many empty seats, and as hot as the Kings have been, the place felt flat. I’ve heard more cheering at Clippers games, and sometimes fans were even cheering for them.

Maybe it was just one of those nights, L.A. having only so many hockey fans and with something else to do—understandably they couldn’t find anyone to take their tickets.

The first period ended with no score, and while Dwyre loves writing about nothing happening, it would have been also way past his bedtime, so in his honor, I went home.

I have no idea who won, but that’s all right.

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