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GAME #44 : Los Angeles KINGS vs. Dallas STARS


 MATCHUP 
vs.
LOS ANGELES KINGS DALLAS STARS
(43 gp : 21-15-7 = 49 pts) (41 gp : 23-17-1 = 47 pts)
2nd Pacific / 8th West / 15th NHL 3rd Pacific / 9th West / 16th NHL
Won 1
STREAK
Lost 1
57.0 %
WINNING PCT.
57.3 %
13-10-2 @ Home
HOME / AWAY
10-10-0 @ Away
6-1-3
LAST 10
5-5-0
2.09g = 30th
GOALS PER GAME
2.73g = 12th
2.12g = 4th
GOALS AGAINST
2.88g = 18th
-2
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL
-5
13.5% = 28th
POWER PLAY PCT.
14.1% = 26th
89.1% = 2nd
PENALTY KILL PCT.
82.2% = 18th
50.9%
FACE-OFF WIN PCT.
50.0%

Game Time: Thursday Jan./12th/2012 7:30 PM PST Location: Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA. USA
TV Broadcast : FOXSPORTS-WEST (HD) : FS-SW (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 : FirstRowSports.TV : myp2p.eu : SportLEMON.tv : ************* : AtdheNet.TV : atdhe.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 take on the STARS for important points in the Pacific Race.

POSSIBLE ROSTER MATCH UPS


LOS ANGELES KINGS
DALLAS STARS
ForwardsForwards
#23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ - #11 Anze Kopitar ‘A’ - #14 Justin Williams #29 Steve Ott ‘A’ - #14 Jamie Benn - #73 Michael Ryder
#25 Dustin Penner - #10 Mike Richards - #28 Jarret Stoll #10Brenden Morrow ‘C’ - #23 Tom Wandell - #21 Loui Eriksson ‘A’
#15 Brad Richardson - #48 Andrei Loktionov - #22 Trevor Lewis #24 Eric Nystrom - #38 Vernon Fiddler - #20 Radek Dvorak
#13 Kyle Clifford - #24 Colin Fraser - #47 Trent Hunter #17 Toby Petersen - #11 Jake Dowell - #16 Adam Burish
{scratched} #19 Kevin Westgarth {scratched} #63 Mike Ribeiro
Defense Defense
#7 Rob Scuderi - #8 Drew Doughty #33 Alex Goligoski - #3 Stephane Robidas ‘A’
#33 Willie Mitchell - #26 Slava Voynov #6 Trevor Daley - #2 Nicklas Grossman
#3 Jack Johnson - #2 Matt Greene ‘A’ #44 Sheldon Souray - #27 Adam Pardy
{scratched} #27 Alec Martinez, #44 Davis Drewiske {scratched} #28 Mark Fistric
Goaltending Goaltending
#32 Jonathan Quick {expected starter} #32 Kari Lehtonen {expected starter}
#45 Jonathan Bernier #31 Richard Bachman

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

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

LOS ANGELES KINGS :
- #21 Scott Parse (LW), On LT-IR w/ Lower-body injury, will have season-ending surgery on both hips in the near future.
- #12 Simon Gagne (LW), On IR w/ Upper-Body Injury (concussion), out indefinitely.
Current man games lost due to injury: 82

DALLAS STARS :
- #81 Tomas Vincour (C), On IR w/ Lower Body Injury (Knee, sprained MCL), is week-to-week.
- #36 Philip Larsen (D), On IR w/ Upper Body Injury (concussion-like symptoms), is Day-to-Day.
- #63 Mike Ribeiro (C), Day-to-Day w/ Lower Body Injury (Knee, slight MCL tear), Doubtful for Thursday’s game against Los Angeles.
Current man games lost due to injury: 91

NHL.com Standings :DIVISION : CONFERENCE : LEAGUE
NHL.com Team Stats: LOS ANGELES KINGS : DALLAS STARS
ESPN Team Stats :LOS ANGELES KINGS : DALLAS STARS
FOX Spots - GAME TRAX : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/gameTrax?gameId=2011121008
FOX Spots - Head to Head Team Results : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/headToH...Id=2011121008&
TSN.ca ( Game Day ) : http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/scores/gameday/?hubname=nhl-kings
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
LAKings.com e-Media 2010-11 Year Book : http://www.azbycx1928.com/dfd22211/
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 (Jonathan Quick Named To NHL All-Star Team) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611343
LAKings.com News (Kings place Gagne on IR) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=608504

LAKings.com News (Loud & Clear, Darryl Sutter Feature) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=609695
LAKings.com News (Monarchs, Hickey and Zatkoff Named AHL All-Stars) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=609958
LAKings.com News (Monarchs, Zatkoff Named Reebok/AHL Goaltender Of The Month) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=609954
LAKings.com News (Off The Post: HAPPY NEW YEAR'S !!! Edition) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=608906
LAKings.com News (Kings Hire Darryl Sutter as Head Coach) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=607323
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 Named To NHL All-Star Team) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611343
FOXSpots.com: (Power Rankings Week 15 - Jan 9, Kings #18 (12th last week)) : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/powerRankings
TSN.ca (Power Rankings Week 15 - Jan 9, Kings #17 (16th last week)) : http://tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/
ESPN.com (Power Rankings Week 15 - Jan 9, Kings #12 (15th last week)) : http://espn.go.com/nhl/powerrankings
ESPN.com (Melrose On Kings Struggling on Offense.) : http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7448715
ESPN.com (Melrose On Sutter's Arrival In L.A.) : http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7374354
ESPN.com (Kings seem misguided in hiring Sutter) : http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/73...ed-calculation
LATimes.com (Darryl Sutter is ready to make some noise with the Kings) : http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,625592.column

LAKings.com RECAP of Last Game, vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS : http://kings.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2011020615
LAKings.com Post-Game BoxScore : CAPITALS = 2 : KINGS = 5 http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreport...2/GS020615.HTM
LAKings.com Post-Game Summary: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=610877
Kings Talk Radio Replay (Jan. 9 vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/podcastplayer.htm?pid=59
LAKings.com Game Notes vs. DALLAS STARS, File : http://kings.nhl.com/v2/ext/news/gam...12-12vsDAL.pdf *(PDF file, printable & packed full of Info! / Not Working ?)
LAKings.com Game Preview Link : http://kings.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2011020641
LAKings.com Notebook (Jan 12 : Sutter set for Homecoming to Calgary) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611362
LAKings.com Notebook (Jan 11 : Sutter happy with healthy defensemen) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611211
LAKings.com Notebook (Jan 4 : Bernie Nicholls invited by Darryl Sutter to contribute in practice) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=609942
LAKings.com Notebook (Jan 3 : Loud and Clear, Kings 4-0-3 start under Sutter is making noise) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=609695
LAKings.com Notebook (Dec 28 : Road trip becomes family affair) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=608556
LAKings.com Notebook (Dec 21 : Sutter Takes on His First Practice) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=607659
LAKings.com Notebook (Dec 20 : Lombardi Gets His Man) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=607461
L.A. Kings (Twitter) : https://twitter.com/LAKings
L.A. Kings (FACEBOOK) : http://www.facebook.com/LAKings
TSN.ca ( ICECHIPS ) : http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/icechips/

DALLAS STARS: Official NHL Website : HF STARS Board GDT
Dallas Stars (Official Twitter) : http://twitter.com/#!/dallasstars
Dallas Stars (Official FaceBook) : http://www.facebook.com/DallasStars?ref=ts
DallasStars.com Game Report (StarGazing - Jan. 12 vs. KINGS) : http://stars.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611229
Dallas Morning Newspaper, STARS Page : Dallas Morning Newspaper, STARS Blog w/ Mike Heika : Razor w/ An Edge DallasStars.com Blog

I like our chances against the STARS, I give the KINGS a good shot … GO KINGS !!!

COACH & PLAYER QUOTES

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goaltender JONATHAN QUICK, on NHL ALL-STAR Selection :
"It’s a great accomplishment, something I’ll look forward to do at the end of the month, but right now we’ve got a lot going on here. We’ve got a big game tonight against Dallas, and that’s ultimately what we’re all focused on. … It’s exciting. It’s something I’m looking forward to. It will be a great time. It will be a good couple days, but that’s a couple weeks away. We’ve got a lot of work to do here in the next couple weeks."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Captain DUSTIN BROWN, on Jonathan Quick :
"Two things that haven’t changed with Quicker is his work ethic and his, I don’t know how to put this, but he’s got a cockiness to him. He’s had it since the day he came up here, when he got called up from the East Coast league. He walked in here, not with a cockiness where you want to punch him in the face, but like, `I’m going to stop the puck, you guys do your job,’ that kind of cockiness. He chirps guys in practice. But from the standpoint of development, he has kind of grown as this team has grown over the last few years. I think he’s starting to be a lot more consistent in his game, especially this year. Everyone talks about how this team has changed so much, and I think the biggest difference is our goaltending. I’ve been here for eight years now, and we finally have had a solidified goalie, where there’s no question. And we’ve got two of them, actually, now. Prior to that, we had some good teams and we didn’t do well, because you need a good goalie. Quicker has been good since he’s been here. I think the biggest thing is his consistency. He’s starting to get more and more consistent, which is a scary thought. It’s more about an attitude. He’s got a presence about him. He’s not looking to get noticed. He comes in and goes about his business. He definitely wants to let you know if you haven’t scored on him (in practice) in a couple weeks. That’s about the only time I see him brag, is when he’s got someone’s number in practice. He’s a big reason why we’re at where we’re at this year. He has grown as this team has grown. Over the last couple years, if we don’t have him, I don’t know if we’re the same."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defensemen JACK ‘Tebow’ JOHNSON, on Game :
"It’s a great feeling to give our goalie some breathing room finally. They’ve been playing out of this world for us all year. It’s nice to kind of give them a break here finally. (on his `Tebow’ celebration…) Hey, you have some fun while you’re scoring, it’s fun to score, so you might as well have some fun. I was watching the Broncos game with some buddies who flew in from Michigan. They said, `If you score, you’ve got to Tebow.’ I said, `OK, you’re on.’ (on the intensity of the game…) It’s fun though. It’s refreshing to play a team like that. Everyone wants to see new teams and I thought it was a fun hockey game. (on playing against Ovechkin…) It’s fun to play against guys like that. It’s just as much fun for us to play against him as it is for fans to watch him. He’s a great player and it’s fun to play a team we don’t see very much. (on bouncing back from Saturday’s loss…) It was important to score some goals. We didn’t score one goal in regulation in two games. That’s pretty frustrating. It’s paying back our goalies, because they’ve been playing out of this world, and giving them some breathing room."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forward KYLE CLIFFORD, on Line Chemistry & Win :
"There’s definitely some chemistry there. You look down our whole lineup, from Kopi, Richie and Lokti’s lines, and our line, there’s definitely some chemistry brewing throughout each line. I think every night the lines have been very strong. (on his goal…) It was just a veteran play by Hunts, getting to the net there. Just go to the net hard. Obviously with a couple of our goals tonight, that’s how we got rewarded, going to the net and getting pucks to the net. (on rebounding from the Columbus loss…) Obviously we needed to dig down. We had our chances against Columbus there, and (we had to) put that in the past and learn from it. Moving forward, we just made sure we were bearing down around the net."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Head coach DARRYL SUTTER, on Bernier, Game & Win :
"(on Jonathan Bernier’s game…) He didn’t have a lot of work. He made some saves in traffic and bounced back from an early goal. Other than that, it was more of a team thing. (on the five goals…) They scored all the goals the same way, going to the front of the net, stopping around the net, rebound plays. They’re all capable of doing that. … It’s good to score. It’s good for those guys. And we got it from all the lines. It wasn’t like it was one guy, or just the guys who usually do that stuff. (on the Kings’ net-front play…) All the goals were the same. That’s how most of the goals are scored, rebounds and guys around the net. You look at even Ovechkin and those guys. They’re around the net to score. Everybody sees the highlight reels and thinks that’s how it is, but it’s really not like that in this league. (on Kyle Clifford getting rewarded for good play with a goal…) It’s a good deal. He made some really good plays, for not just the goal but also on (Jack Johnson’s) goal. (on breaking through with five goals…) The league is a 3-2 league. It’s simple. That’s what it is. When you do it at the end of the year, that’s what it is. So you’ve got to try to score three and keep them under two. (on rebounding from the Columbus loss…) Hell of an effort Saturday too. Everybody bases it on wins and losses. A lot of times when you lose, you’re winning. You just have to stay with it and figure it out and not let anything else get in your way."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Former Head coach TERRY MURRAY, on The KINGS :
"That’s one of the hard things in the league to do today, is score goals. You take a look at the standings today, and there are 19 teams that are `minus’ teams in the NHL. Some teams can score. Other teams are not very good in the checking part of it, and they end up being a minus team, or vice versa. You can be a good defensive team and not be able to get it done on the offensive part of it. But I think, as you go through that whole process, it’s just time. You’ve got to have that kind of patience with your young hockey team, those core guys that are going to be there for an extended period of time, to bring it all together, to become a mature group of players. To be a real good team in the league, you have to be a high plus team. The scoring for L.A. is starting to come. They’re starting to get timely goals. That was something that I just couldn’t get it going. The power play didn’t click. In any given game, if we had just been able to score one or two power-play goals, it would have been a `W’ and I’d still be coaching the team. It was that fine of a line. It’s just a young group of guys in L.A. right now that have to get themselves healthy and get some real good confidence in themselves, and it will come together. It’s a great group, a great leadership group. It’s a very strong dressing room. I really like what’s gone on there, during my time there, and they’re just continuing to build on it. I think that the L.A. Kings could become a team to reckon with as they move through the rest of this year."
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LET'S GO KINGS !!!


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