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Game #15 : Kings vs. Predators - Tuesday, 11/8/11 @ 7:30 pm PST

GAME #15 : Los Angeles KINGS vs. Nashville PREDATORS


 MATCHUP 
vs.
LOS ANGELES KINGS
NASHVILLE PREDATORS
(14 gp : 6-5-3 = 15 pts) (13 gp : 7-4-2 = 16 pts)
4th Pacific / 8th West / 16th NHL 2nd Centeral / 7th West / 12th NHL
Lost 1
Streak
Won 2
53.6 %
WINNING PCT.
61.5 %
3-3-1 @ Home
Home/Away
5-2-1 @ Away
4-4-2
LAST 10
5-3-2
2.14g = 27th
GOALS PER GAME
2.69g = 13th
2.14g = 3rd
GOALS AGAINST
2.54g = 11th
-2
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL
+1
21.6% = 8th
POWER PLAY PCT.
17.4% = 15th
86.5% = 10th
PENALTY KILL PCT.
87.3% = 9th
52.0%
FACE-OFF WIN PCT.
49.2%

Game Time : Tuesday Nov./8th/2011 7:30 PM PST Location : Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA. USA
TV Broadcast : FOXSPORTS-WEST (HD) : FS-TN (HD) : NHL CenterIce * (check your local area listings, black-out restrictions may apply)
Radio Broadcast : LA Kings.com Radio Player /or KTLK 1150 AM On-Line Link
Note : * (Kings Radio Pre-Game w/ Nick Nickson & Daryl Evans on 30 min before game time, and Kings Talk on after every Home Game)
FREE Online Video Streams : myp2p.eu : SportLEMON.tv : ************* : AtdheNet.TV : LiveStreamHunter.tv : hockeywebcasts.com : Yahoo Online Stream : HockeyStreams.com {Pay-Site} * (links to online feeds provided but not guaranteed to always be active or working.)



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KINGS look to Bite Back at PREDATORS and END this Losing Streak!

POSSIBLE ROSTER MATCH UPS


LOS ANGELES KINGS
NASHVILLE PREDATORS
ForwardsForwards
#12 Simon Gagne - #11 Anze Kopitar ‘A’ - #14 Justin Williams #33 Colin Wilson - #11 David Legwand ‘A’ - #27 Patric Hornqvist
#25 Dustin Penner - #10 Mike Richards - #23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ #10 Martin Erat - #12 Mike Fisher - #15 Craig Smith
#21 Scott Parse - #28 Jarret Stoll - #17 Ethan Moreau #22 Jordin Tootoo - #25 Jerred Smithson - #24 Matt Halischuk
#13 Kyle Clifford - #15 Brad Richardson - #22 Trevor Lewis #18 Niclas Bergfors - #5 Blake Geoffrion - #23 Brian McGrattan
{scratched} #19 Kevin Westgarth, #47 Trent Hunter {scratched} #74 Sergei Kostitsyn
Defense Defense
#33 Willie Mitchell - #8 Drew Doughty #6 Shea Weber ‘C’ - #20 Ryan Suter ‘A’
#7 Rob Scuderi - #3 Jack Johnson #51 Francis Bouillon - #7 Jonathon Blum
#27 Alec Martinez - #2 Matt Greene‘A’ #38 Jack Hillen - #2 Teemu Laakso
{scratched} #44 Davis Drewiske {scratched} #8 Kevin Klein
Goaltending Goaltending
#32 Jonathan Quick #35 Pekka Rinne
#45 Jonathan Bernier {expected starter} #39 Anders Lindback {expected starter}

GO !!! KINGS !!! GO !!! . . . GO !!! KINGS !!! GO !!! . . . GO !!! KINGS !!! GO !!! . . .

KINGS ROYAL REPORT: Injury Updates, Stats, News & Notes


LOS ANGELES KINGS :
- #24 Colin Fraser (F), On IR w/ Foot injury, day-to-day, Kings will do who knows what with Him ?
Current man games lost due to injury: XX

NASHVILLE PREDATORS :
- #13 Nick Spaling (C), On IR w/ Lower-Body injury, is out indefinitely.
- #59 Roman Josi (D), On IR w/ Upper-Body injury, is out indefinitely.
- #74 Sergei Kostitsyn (F), Day-to-Day w/ Lower-Body muscle injury, Questionable for Game against Kings.
- #8 Kevin Klein (D), Day-to-Day w/ Ankle injury, Probable for Game against Kings.
Current man games lost due to injury: 31

NHL.com Standings :DIVISION : CONFERENCE : LEAGUE
NHL.com Team Stats: LOS ANGELES KINGS : NASHVILLE PREDATORS
ESPN Team Stats :LOS ANGELES KINGS : NASHVILLE PREDATORS
FOX Spots - GAME TRAX : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/gameTrax?gameId=2011110808
FOX Spots - Head to Head Team Results : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/depthch...Id=2011110808&
The Hockey News, FORECASTER - Tale Of The Tape : http://forecaster.thehockeynews.com/...ey/tott.cgi?LA
LAKings.com e-Media Guide 2011-12 : http://kings.nhl.com/v2/ext/publicat...mediaguide.pdf
L.A. Kings Home Page's : LA Times : Daily News : CBS Spotsline : TSN : Yahoo : ESPN Clubhouse : The Fourth Period : The Hockey News Magazine

LAKings.com News (View from the Press Box: Bob Miller feature) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=599175
LAKings.com News (Daryl's Development: Tyler Toffoli feature) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598761
LAKings.com News (Coming on Strong; Trevor Lewis feature) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598580
LAKings.com News (A Welcome Bill; Goalie Coach Bill Ranford feature) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598421
LAKings.com News (Doughty Activated; Voynov Assigned To Manchester) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598026
LAKings.com News (Tip-A-King set for November 13th) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=595930
LAKings.com News (LA Kings Ice Crew Calendar Release 2011-12) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?i...DL|LAK|IceCrew
LA Kings: In The Media (The Hub for ALL the Latest News & Media about Our LA KINGS) : http://lakings.tumblr.com/
NHL.com News (Jonathan Quick is NHL's #1 Star of Week) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=597243
NHL.com News (NHL’s 'Super 16' rankings Nov 7, Kings #12 (5th last week)) : http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=599245
NHL.com News (NHL Experts make their 2011-12 NHL season predictions) : http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=594743
ESPN.com (Power Rankings Week 6 - Nov 7, Kings #18 (9th last week)) : http://espn.go.com/nhl/powerrankings
ESPN.com (Cracks in Kings Power Play? : Melrose Breaks it down, one of the Best in the Business.) : http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7179959
TSN.ca (Power Rankings Week 6 - Nov 7, Kings #16 (8th last week)) : http://tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/
LATimes.com (Kings preview: Expectations are high but justified) : http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,5978649.story

LAKings.com RECAP of Last Game, vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS : http://kings.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2011020201
LAKings.com Post-Game Summary : SHARKS -4 : Kings - 2 http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreport...2/GS020201.HTM
Kings Talk Radio Replay (Nov. 3rd) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/podcastplayer.htm?pid=59
LAKings.com Game Notes @ NASHVILLE PREDATORS, File : NO LONGER ACTIVE ? *(PDF file, printable & packed full of Info!)
LAKings.com Game Preview Link : http://kings.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2011020210
LAKings.com Notebook (Nov 4 : Williams Addresses Offensive Woes) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598956
LAKings.com Notebook (Nov 2 : Three Kings: Second Line Threat) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598642
LAKings.com Notebook (Nov 1 : Kings to Host Streaking Oilers) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598497
LAKings.com Notebook (Oct 28 : Doughty Back for Saturday) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=597941
LAKings.com Notebook (Oct 25 : A World Class Addition) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=597397
L.A. Kings (Official Twitter) : https://twitter.com/LAKings
L.A. Kings (Official FaceBook) : http://www.facebook.com/LAKings
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (Official Twitter) : http://twitter.com/#!/PredsNHL
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (Official FaceBook) : http://www.facebook.com/nashvillepredators
Predators.com The Week Ahead Nov. 7 : http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=599252
TSN.ca ( ICECHIPS ) : http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/icechips/

NASHVILLE PREDATORS: Official NHL Website : HF PREDATORS Board GDT
The Nashville Tennessean Newspaper, PREDATORS Page : PREDATORS INSIDER Blog w/ Josh Cooper

KINGS look to Jonathan Bernier in Goal for another victory over PREDATORS

COACH & PLAYER QUOTES

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kings General Manager DEAN LOMBARDI, on Losing Skid & Drew Doughty :
"I didn't want to rush to judgment on some of these efforts, which we knew were below standard, given what they had been through, some of the things here I've been a little more lenient. It's a matter of getting our competitiveness and our emotion where it needs to be, if we come out and play where we did [Saturday] or give that type of effort, a lot of these other things will fall into place. That said, obviously we're not getting some production from some key sources. We want to get in a position where we see them play at their best, get a handle on what exactly fits, then get the people in their roles and away we go. I think we're all trying to see exactly what can fit, that's where we have a number of new bodies. I do anticipate us getting a little more certainty there.
I never questioned this kid's (Drew Doughty) competitiveness. I never questioned his ethics as far as wanting to win, In the end, put it all aside. It's over. Go play. And it does take a little time to get into that frame of mind."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forward MIKE RICHARDS, on level of concern about this recent skid :
"It’s concerning. Obviously you don’t want to lose at any point of the season, especially a string of them in a row. You’ve just got to have confidence in your team and confidence in the system, not try to do too much, and just stay focused, really. Confidence in each other, I think, is the biggest thing. You don’t want to try to do too much on the ice, or try to change things. You just have to keep going out there and playing hard. In the second, we stopped getting the puck in deep. We didn’t move our feet as much as we did in the first, and that caused us to take some penalties and give a good power play a chance, not only to score some goals but to get momentum for their hockey team. They scored big goals in big parts of that period and they put us back on our heels, trying to kill the penalties off. The recipe to turn it around is just working hard and battling through it."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defenseman MATT GREENE, on Loss :
"We can’t have that type of change between the first and second periods
at all. We came out and we had a real good first period, especially in this building. We tried to build on the things we wanted to do, and then obviously we got in penalty trouble. This (San Jose) team, that’s their m.o. They feed off the power play. It gives them momentum, gives them confidence, gets them going. It just turned the tables on us right there, and they started picking up their game. They’ve got a good team over there, and they started picking up their game and we gave them every opportunity. In the third, we tried to bounce back. We had a better third, but still it was too little, too late.
That’s four years ago when you could take positives from losses like this. That’s four years ago, when you could do that with this team. There’s always a positive in every loss, and we’ve got to go out and play better, but this team is built to win. We can’t be losing these games. We can’t be giving the other team that many chances to beat us. If a team outplays us and does all the right things and gets the win, that’s one thing, but to play right into these guys’ strengths, and give them power play after power play in the second, it’s just unacceptable on our part. These were two points that we needed, and we didn’t get them."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goaltender JONATHAN QUICK, on Softies :
"Pffffffffffffffffffffft F you Mr. Goalie Critic."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Head coach TERRY MURRAY, on Change Between Periods & Losing Skid :
"I’ve seen this thing happen so many times when you take a bad penalty in the offensive zone. You get lazy, you reach in, you take a careless penalty in a 1-0 game. You bring the referees into the game, and there is no need to do that. (The Sharks) built some momentum. Now we take another penalty and it’s a 5-on-3 after that. They are a good hockey club that rely on their power play. That’s why they’re a good team, and they fed off it.
We Didn’t get away from our structure … Not at all. I thought everything was good. At the end of the first period, I think the shots were 14-8 or so. The structure was good. We had a couple really good looks. We had a breakaway. We had all the reasons to just keep building on the momentum. There’s no question that they probably heard it from their coach, to pick it up and get going. They came out, at the start of the second, and got some plays at our net, but there was no danger until we brought it on ourselves.
I’m not going to worry about player confidence in this skid. You cannot get careless. If you’re going to be a good team in this league, you’ve got to make sure you’re playing hard, you’re competing and playing the right way. If you’re going to be careless, then you’re going to pay a penalty. I’ll say this. Before the fourth goal, Rob Scuderi is lucky he didn’t break his leg. That’s how players end their careers. I’ve seen players end their career that way. That’s why the NHL talks about the automatic icing. That is a penalty. That is embarrassing that that’s not called. That was deliberate."
* ( see for more details and other game day news, notes & quotes.)


LET'S GO KINGS !!!




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