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GAME #28 : Los Angeles KINGS vs. Minnesota WILD

(27 gp : 13-10-4 = 30 pts) (28 gp : 18-7-3 = 39 pts)
3rd Pacific / 8th West / 14th NHL 1st NorthWest / 1st West / 1st NHL
Lost 2
Won 5
55.6 %
69.6 %
8-7-1 @ Home
8-3-2 @ Away
2.26g = 30th
2.39g = 25th
2.18g = 4th
2.14g = 3rd
17.6% = 14th
15.4% = 19th
85.3% = 8th
84.6% = 10th

Game Time: Thursday Dec./8th/2011 7:30 PM PST Location : Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA. USA
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KINGS look to spoil WILD’s Winning Streak at 5, and begin one of their own.


#25 Dustin Penner - #11 Anze Kopitar ‘A’ - #23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ #23 Jeff Taffe - #9 Mikko Koivu ‘C’ - #15 Danny Heatley ‘A’
#12 Simon Gagne - #48 Andrei Loktionov - #14 Justin Williams/#15 Brad Richardson #17 Casey Wellman - #7 Matt Cullen ‘A’ - #96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard
#17 Ethan Moreau - #28 Jarret Stoll - #47 Trent Hunter #14 Darroll Powe - #21 Kyle Brodziak - #25 Nick Johnson
#13 Kyle Clifford - #24 Colin Fraser - #22 Trevor Lewis #18 Colton Gillies - #27 Cody Almond - #16 Brad Staubitz
{scratched} #19 Kevin Westgarth, #15 Brad Richardson {scratched} #22 Cal Clutterbuck, #10 Devin Setoguchi
Defense Defense
#7 Rob Scuderi - #8 Drew Doughty #55 Nick Schultz ‘A’ - #2 Mike Lundin
#3 Jack Johnson - #26 Slava Voynov #6 Marco Scandella - #46 Jared Spurgeon
#27 Alec Martinez - #2 Matt Greene ‘A’ #4 Clayton Stoner - #5 Greg Zanon
{scratched} #33 Willie Mitchell, #44 Davis Drewiske {scratched} #39 Nate Prosser
Goaltending Goaltending
#32 Jonathan Quick {expected starter} #32 Niklas Backstrom
#45 Jonathan Bernier #31 Matt Hackett {expected starter}

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

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

- #21 Scott Parse (LW), On LT-IR w/ Lower-body injury, will have season-ending surgery on both hips in the near future.
- #10 Mike Richards (C), On IR w/ Upper-Body Injury (concussion), expected to miss at least a week.
- #33 Willie Mitchell (D), Day-toDay w/ Lower-Body Injury (groin), questionable for Thursday's game against Minnesota.
- #14 Justin Williams (RW), Day-toDay w/ Upper-Body Injury (hand), questionable for Thursday's game against Minnesota.
- #27 Alec Martinez (D), On IR w/ Upper-Body Injury, has been medically cleared, expected to Play Thursday against Minnesota.
Current man games lost due to injury: 44

- #48 Guillaume Latendresse (LW), On IR w/ Concussion, Out indefinitely.
- #3 Marek Zidlicky (D), On IR w/ Concussion, Out indefinitely.
- #44 Justin Falk (D), On IR w/ Back Spasms/Chest injury, Out indefinitely, did not travel with the Team.
- #10 Devin Setoguchi (LW), On IR w/ Left Ankle injury, expected to MISS Thursday's game against Los Angeles.
- #22 Cal Clutterbuck (LW), Out w/ Thigh Injury, considered Day-to-Day expected to MISS Thursday's game against Los Angeles.
- #32 Niklas Backstrom (G), Out w/ Strained Groin, considered Day-to-Day expected to be available for Thursday's game against Los Angeles.
- #37 Josh Harding (G), Out w/ Head Injury, considered Day-to-Day expected to MISS Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Current man games lost due to injury: 96

FOX Spots - GAME TRAX : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/gameTrax?gameId=2011120808
FOX Spots - Head to Head Team Results : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/headToH...Id=2011120808&
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 (Penner activated, Richards placed on I.R.) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604426
LAKings.com News (More Than Just An Enforcer: Kevin Westgarth Feature) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=603897
LAKings.com News (Doughty fined $2,500 by NHL) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=602867
LAKings.com News (Voynov Recalled; Martinez to IR) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=601495
LAKings.com News (Loktionov recalled from Ontario) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=601283
LAKings.com News (Kings place Dustin Penner on IR) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=601079
LAKings.com News (Kings activate Fraser; forward plays tonight) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=600109
LAKings.com News (Kings place F Scott Parse on IR) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=599859
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 (Quick Named NHL's #3 Star) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604793
NHL.com News (NHL approves 4-conference realignment) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604903
NHL.com News (NHL 2011-12 ALL-STAR Ballot VOTING) : http://vote.nhl.com/:b=ie9/?intcmpid...banner#/ballot
NHL.com News (NHL’s 'Super 16' rankings Nov 28, (Kings OUT since Nov 14th when ranked 12th)) : http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=601277
TSN.ca (Power Rankings Week 10 - Dec 6, Kings #19 (17th last week)) : http://tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/
ESPN.com (Power Rankings Week 10 - Dec 5, Kings #13 (18th last week)) : http://espn.go.com/nhl/powerrankings
LATimes.com (Kings preview: Expectations are high but justified) : http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,5978649.story
HockeysFuture.com (Los Angeles Kings Depth Analysis, Fall 2011, by Josh Deitell) : http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...ysis_fall2011/
HockeysFuture.com (Hockey's Future Organization Rankings, Fall 2011, Kings #5) : http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...s_fall2011110/

LAKings.com RECAP of Last Game, @ ANAHEIM DUCKS : http://kings.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2011020400
LAKings.com Post-Game Summary : DUCKS -3 : Kings - 2 http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreport...2/GS020400.HTM
Kings Talk Radio Replay (Dec. 6th) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/podcastplayer.htm?pid=59
LAKings.com Game Notes vs. MINNESOTA WILD, File : http://wild.nhl.com/v2/ext/PDFs/11-1...gelesnotes.pdf *(PDF file, printable & packed full of Info!)
LAKings.com Game Preview Link : http://kings.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2011020415
LAKings.com Notebook (Dec 5 : Brown sees room for offensive improvement) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604844
LAKings.com Notebook (Dec 2 : Mitchell, Richards to miss games) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604449
LAKings.com Notebook (Nov 30 : Penner Ready? Not Quite) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604058
L.A. Kings (Official Twitter) : https://twitter.com/LAKings
L.A. Kings (Official FaceBook) : http://www.facebook.com/LAKings
TSN.ca ( ICECHIPS ) : http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/icechips/

MINNESOTA WILD (Twitter) : http://twitter.com/#!/mnwild
MINNESOTA WILD (FaceBook) : http://www.facebook.com/minnesotawild
MINNESOTA WILD.com (Wild “View From the LightHouse” Report/Blog) : http://wild.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=62258
Star Tribune Newspaper, Wild page : Michael "Russo's Rants" WILD Blog : Pioneeer Press Newspaper, Wild page : Pioneeer Press, WILD Now Blog :
View From the LightHouse, Official MinnesotaWild.com Blog Update

KINGS look to regain ground in West against a WILD surprise as Best Team in NHL visits StaplesCenter.


Originally Posted by Team Captain DUSTIN BROWN, on Loss :
"Slava scored a big goal for us, and we carried the momentum into the third. It was what it was at the end of the game. We win a draw and they somehow find a way to get it into our net with a minute left. Bad bounces or not, that’s a hockey game. You’re going to get some bad bounces. We’ve got to find ways to get points right now. It’s such a logjam, and we’ve got to find points.’’
We have the players to do it (finding more offense). We’ve just got to find ways. I mean, I thought Hiller made some pretty big saves tonight as well. We had some point-blank opportunities and he made some big saves. But we’ve got to find more pucks around the net, get around the net. We don’t have enough guys staying in and around the net right now."
Originally Posted by Forward & Alternate Captain ANZE KOPITAR, on Lack of Scoring Frustration :
"I’d be lying if I said there was no frustration in the room. Everybody would like to score more goals. Frustrated with where we are right now, I don’t think that’s the case if you look at the standings. I don’t even know where we are, eighth I think, so we’re still in playoff position. I don’t think we have even come close to playing our best hockey, so we’re still in good shape but we’ve got to turn it around. But it can get frustrating. Sometimes, for the guys, it’s almost better if you lose 5-4 than 2-1 or 1-0, because you have the sense that you did something out on the ice, that you did score a goal. But if we score four goals or five goals, I think we will be in pretty good shape, especially because we don’t give up a whole lot of goals. You’ve got a guy named Jon Quick who is pretty solid back there. So if we do get our offense going, I definitely like our chances.
Are we the most offensive (minded) team in the league? Probably not. Are we the most defensive team? I don’t know. Tampa is sitting back quite a bit. Minnesota is sitting back. Anaheim, last night, they were playing 1-4 (trap) right off the get-go. I guess that’s where the game is going, a little bit. It’s more conservative. Neutral-zone forecheck, that’s what it is. Everybody is pulling back. I guess the Devils played that just before the lockout, and everybody was getting on them about how everybody played the trap, and now it seems like everybody is doing it."
Originally Posted by Defenseman DREW DOUGHTY, on Murray’s ‘System’ :
"I definitely think that we have more a defensive system, so they’re right on that part, but at the same time (coaches) are really pushing things on offense, and it’s really up to us. We’re all in the NHL for a reason, because we have the capability to make plays and do certain things. All of our offensive (minded) guys need to pick it up and find a way to create chances. I think we’ve done a lot better lately, but we still have a lot of room for improvement, and we’ve got to do that."
Originally Posted by Head coach TERRY MURRAY, on Game & Loss :
"I liked the effort in the first period, and the third period was a good effort, good work. Three real bad, just bad plays on our part. Goalie to the D, a handoff and a turnover. An icing, when you’ve got about six inches more to get to the red line and you ice it. And then the faceoff. We’ve seen those several times this year already. We’ve got to get through it. I thought we generated some good opportunities here tonight. Hiller played well, he made some big stops. We had plenty of good looks in point-blank situations, I felt. I liked our attitude about pucks to the net. We had more traffic at the net. It was better. If you do that consistently, you’re going to get some more goals. That (Voynov’s goal) should be a good momentum boost for you, to come back and go into the third period in a 2-1 game. They’ve had a tough time here in the third period in the last couple games. It was not something we talked about, their game, but we did talk about the importance of that goal, and you’ve got to be able to take advantage of the momentum and go right back at them. We’ve got to get back to work tomorrow. We’ve got a big game coming up now. We have to move on and get ready for Minnesota."
Originally Posted by Head coach TERRY MURRAY, on his ‘System’ :
"Actually, we’re more aggressive on our forecheck this year than what we were last year. We’re really demanding our second support man to come with a lot more speed from the back of the net. We anticipated it, from what we saw at the end of the year last year, when a lot of teams started to go more defensive through the middle of the ice, at their own blue line. So we loosened up that second forechecker to get in faster, to help support and recover pucks. We’re getting our share of pucks in the offensive zone. The one thing we did a little bit better last night, and it’s starting to come, is we moved our feet, with possession of the puck, to create some time and create some space for passing lanes. That was better last night, and we’ve got to continue to push it."
Originally Posted by Kings GM DEAN LOMBARDI, on Offensive Struggles :
"BLAH, blah, blah Tattoo butt, blah, blah, And I’m like whoa, blah, blah, younger players, needing to take another step, blah, blah, Yankees, blah, blah … not my fault, more lawyer double talk BS, blah, Yeah I know … but Cammalleri’s short and I hate short little people unless I draft them, blah, money ball, blah, blah, We’ve all got responsibility. In the line of fire, though, they’re the ones down there in the trenches, and coaches and players have to find that, so again don‘t blame ME, remember I AM the SMARTEST man in the Room!"
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The Kings usually play pretty well against the Wild and it would be nice to get a decisive win over them.

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Win! But... make sure you score at least 3 goals in the process.

I have a prediction: the Kings score 3 or more goals in the next one and lose. Who is that for pessimism?

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Might actually be able to watch this one. Could use another 5 goal game.

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It would also be nice if they Kings won because they dominated, and not because the other team had a bad night. But I won't get my hopes up.

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Well... at least we can't drop down any worse on offense. All up from here GO KINGS!


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We had a great game against them last time, beat them 5-2 as I recall...maybe we will do well again.

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Just dropping by to say that you've practically won already, Minnesota Wild has gone 5-2-5-2-5 ever since 29. Oct., so it's a mandatory loss for us. Nevertheless, will be an interesting game to watch. I personally haven't seen LA play so far this season, so I'm looking forward to it.

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Just dropping by to say that you've practically won already, Minnesota Wild has gone 5-2-5-2-5 ever since 29. Oct., so it's a mandatory loss for us. Nevertheless, will be an interesting game to watch. I personally haven't seen LA play so far this season, so I'm looking forward to it.
If you had, you wouldn't call this a mandatory loss no matter what pattern your team has followed. If the Wild can score three goals, they are pretty much golden. If they have a lead going into the 3rd, you can go ahead and stop watching and just add another W in the win column

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Hold on to your butts.
just good advice game or no game...

Kings win 4-1

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