HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Los Angeles Kings
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Dallas @ Los Angeles - 11/11/08 - 7:30 PM

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
11-11-2008, 09:11 AM
  #1
johnjm22
16,005
 
johnjm22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barstow, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 8,503
vCash: 500
Dallas @ Los Angeles - 11/11/08 - 7:30 PM

.


Los Angeles Kings
(5-6-2, 12 pts)

VS.



Dallas Stars
(5-7-2, 12 pts)


7:30PM (PST) @ Staples Center Los Angeles, CA


TV Broadcast: PRIME (Home), FS-SW (AWAY)
Radio Broadcast: KTLK 1150 AM, XM 207


GAME PREVIEW
The emergence of the Los Angeles Kings' backup goaltender has the club looking to win three straight games for the first time this season on Tuesday when it hosts the struggling Dallas Stars.

Los Angeles (5-6-2) opened its season-high seven-game homestand 0-2-2, but has won its last two games thanks in part to unsung goaltender Erik Ersberg.

Jason LaBarbera was in goal for each of the Kings' first 10 games, but Ersberg's play is making it difficult for coach Terry Murray to take him out. He made his third consecutive start Saturday, and stopped 24 shots in the Kings' 5-3 victory over St. Louis.

Ersberg made 26 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to Anaheim in his first start last Tuesday, and then stopped 13 shots in a 3-2 victory over Florida on Thursday. The Kings are 8-5-3 over the past two seasons in games started by Ersberg, who is 5-2-1 with a 2.22 goals-against average and two shutouts in eight starts at Staples Center.

"It was a great week, two wins in the last two games and it's fun for me to play games, too," Ersberg said. "When we play like we say we are going to play I think we are a tough team to beat. When we play our system right and everybody is digging in and working hard it's going to be tough to come and beat us here."

Los Angeles' power-play unit also stepped up Saturday, as Alexander Frolov, Tom Preissing and Drew Doughty all scored with the man advantage. The Kings converted 3 of 6 power-play opportunities Saturday after going just 2-for-23 over their previous four games.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists against the Blues, ending an eight-game goal-scoring drought for the center, whose 32 goals ranked second on the Kings last season.

"I'm personally pretty happy and I'm sure the other guys are pretty happy," said Kopitar, who had three goals in eight games against the Stars last season. "Hopefully we can keep on going."

Los Angeles split its eight-game season series with Dallas in 2007-08, but won three of four meetings at Staples Center.

The Stars (5-7-2) fell to 1-3-0 on their season-high five-game road trip after Saturday's 2-1 loss at San Jose.

Mary Turco stopped Brad Lukowich's long dump-in shot for his 31st save late in the third period, but the Stars goalie then inexplicably attempted to backhand the puck up the middle of the ice. The puck hit the skate of San Jose captain Patrick Marleau, who scored the game-winner with 28.3 seconds remaining.

Turco's gaffe wasn't the only problem, as Dallas had another inconsistent showing from its offense. The Stars defeated Anaheim 5-2 on Friday, but have scored a total of four goals in their three losses on the trip.

"We've got no regrets, and Marty played a heck of a game, made some big saves and some critical ones," said Dallas captain Brenden Morrow, who had four goals and five assists in the eight games against the Kings last season. "We're a team that's trying to find themselves. We played pretty solid and gave ourselves a chance."



INJURIES
LOS ANGELES
Marc-Andre Cliche (Separated shoulder on 10/06/08) IR
Richard Clune (Chest injury on 10/06/08) IR
Jack Johnson (Shoulder injury on 10/13/08) IR

DALLAS
Doug Janik (Left game - facial laceration on 10/18/08) day-to-day
Jere Lehtinen (Groin injury on 10/10/08) day-to-day
Joel Lundqvist (Shoulder injury on 10/28/08) IR



RECENT MEETINGS
03/29/08 - Stars @ Kings 7-2 (Stars win)
03/22/08 - Kings @ Stars 4-2 (Kings win)
01/12/08 - Stars @ Kings 4-3 (Kings win in Shootout)
12/13/07 - Kings @ Stars 4-1 (Stars win)
11/19/07 - Kings @ Stars 3-0 (Stars win)
11/10/07 - Stars @ Kings 6-5 (Kings win in OT)
10/25/07 - Stars @ Kings 2-1 (Kings win)
10/10/07 - Kings @ Stars 5-1 (Stars win)

*Kings All-Time Record against Dallas (64-90-36)



LEADING SCORERS
Forwards
Kopitar, LA - 11 points (2 G, 9 A, -2)
Ribeiro, DAL - 14 points (1 G, 13 A, -4)

Defensemen
Preissing, LA - 6 points (3 G, 3 A, -4)
Robidas, DAL - 7 points (1 G, 6 A, +1)



PROBABLE STARTERS
Ersberg, LA - 5 GP Record: 2-1-1 GAA 1.95 SV% .904
Turco, DAL - 12 GP Record: 4-6-2 GAA 3.93 SV% .858


TEAM STATS
GAA
LA – 2.69 (14th in NHL)
DAL – 3.86 (30th in NHL)

Avg. Goals
LA – 2.69 (22nd in NHL)
DAL – 2.93 (T-15th in NHL)

Power Play %

LA – 17.4 (17th in NHL)
DAL – 14.9 (T-23rd in NHL)

Penalty Kill %
LA – 87.9 (6th in NHL)
DAL – 76.9 (27th in NHL)



WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS


Last edited by johnjm22: 11-11-2008 at 12:44 PM.
johnjm22 is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 09:49 AM
  #2
Cutty Sarkn3ss*
I bet u trade me
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Granada Hills, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 4,983
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Cutty Sarkn3ss*
Nice GDT, Go Kings!

Cutty Sarkn3ss* is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 10:02 AM
  #3
JPFT
Los Angeles Kings
 
JPFT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Country:
Posts: 2,723
vCash: 500
Go Kings Go!!!!

JPFT is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 10:13 AM
  #4
not tellin*
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,573
vCash: 500
one year ago tonight. i remember it like it was yesterday. and after reading that article on avery making fun of brown for his speech impediment i have an new found hate for him. hopefully brown dismantles a weak sheet of plexi glass on his head.

not tellin* is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 10:31 AM
  #5
kingsholygrail
Interference = Cup
 
kingsholygrail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Derpifornia
Country: United States
Posts: 44,357
vCash: 500
I hope this is a breakout game for the Kings facing a division rival that's given them trouble in the past.

kingsholygrail is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 10:46 AM
  #6
Captain Ron
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Country: United States
Posts: 17,409
vCash: 500
I hate Dallas more than any other team in the league (even more then the Ducks). So to see them at the bottom of the standings gives me some joy....hopefully the Kings can demoralize them....they are a team that a needs some humiliation....in my opinion.

By the way that giveaway goal by Turco the other night was pure gold....hopefully his bad decisions carry over to tonight.

Captain Ron is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 10:48 AM
  #7
TonySCV
Moderator
Two Timer!
 
TonySCV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 13,008
vCash: 500
Great GDT as always John!

- T

TonySCV is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 11:12 AM
  #8
Chazz Reinhold
Registered User
 
Chazz Reinhold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Stanley Cup
Country: United States
Posts: 6,940
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Ron View Post
I hate Dallas more than any other team in the league (even more then the Ducks). So to see them at the bottom of the standings gives me some joy....hopefully the Kings can demoralize them....they are a team that a needs some humiliation....in my opinion.

By the way that giveaway goal by Turco the other night was pure gold....hopefully his bad decisions carry over to tonight.
That's probably about as emotional as I've seen you get. I'm impressed.

Chazz Reinhold is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 11:20 AM
  #9
Captain Ron
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Country: United States
Posts: 17,409
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chazz Reinhold View Post
That's probably about as emotional as I've seen you get. I'm impressed.
It happens every once in a while....like Halley's Comet.

Captain Ron is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 11:40 AM
  #10
rapots
Registered User
 
rapots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ruse
Country: Slovenia
Posts: 486
vCash: 500
We take 3 out of 4 points possible in these two games against falling stars. Kopitar with hatty against his best friend Marty
Seriously I'm looking forward to this game, wiling to sacrifice some mornning sleep, just don't **** me around with another rink side broadcast joke

GO Kings with 4-2 victory

rapots is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 11:52 AM
  #11
not tellin*
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,573
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapots View Post
We take 3 out of 4 points possible in these two games against falling stars. Kopitar with hatty against his best friend Marty
Seriously I'm looking forward to this game, wiling to sacrifice some mornning sleep, just don't **** me around with another rink side broadcast joke

GO Kings with 4-2 victory
meh. optimism is a kings fan antagonist.

not tellin* is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 12:12 PM
  #12
Winger23
Registered User
 
Winger23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,671
vCash: 500
I'm with captain Ron, I have no love at all for the Stars (or the Blues). They both kicked the Kings butt pretty bad for years. I hope the Kings beat them not only on the scoreboard but with their fists too. 4-1 kings.

Winger23 is online now  
Old
11-11-2008, 12:29 PM
  #13
LAX attack*
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Danger Zone
Country: United States
Posts: 14,543
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to LAX attack*
I think its gonna be a blow out

LAX attack* is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 12:46 PM
  #14
Ollie Weeks
Registered User
 
Ollie Weeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sioux Lookout, NWO
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,867
vCash: 500
These games against the Stars are usually a toss up. I'll say Kings win, because why the hell not?

Ollie Weeks is online now  
Old
11-11-2008, 12:48 PM
  #15
johnjm22
16,005
 
johnjm22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barstow, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 8,503
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Ron View Post
I hate Dallas more than any other team in the league (even more then the Ducks). So to see them at the bottom of the standings gives me some joy....hopefully the Kings can demoralize them....they are a team that a needs some humiliation....in my opinion.

By the way that giveaway goal by Turco the other night was pure gold....hopefully his bad decisions carry over to tonight.
Is it actual hate for the team? Or is it just the fact that they make for an incredibly boring game, and we've had to suffer through it 16 times over the past 2 seasons?

For me, I hate Ducks more then any other team, but I hate watching the Kings play the Stars more then any other team.

johnjm22 is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 01:56 PM
  #16
Oh Snap
Very Wet Island
 
Oh Snap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: California, USA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,497
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Oh Snap Send a message via Yahoo to Oh Snap
lets go kings, lets hope for another solid game!

Oh Snap is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 02:48 PM
  #17
hans
Registered User
 
hans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westwood
Posts: 2,215
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to hans
I love Marty Turco. Athletic saves, stretch passes, racing forwards for the puck, and the small but omnipresent possibility of total meltdown.

I see this game playing out a lot like the Detroit game, although hopefully with a better outcome. If we can pass/skate through their neutral zone defense rather than just dumping and chasing, I like our odds. Their defense positions well, so I doubt we're going to get a lot of great chances on the first shot. But Zubov, Niskanen, Daley and Robidas are all around the same size or smaller than Brown and Calder, and certainly smaller than Handzus and Ivanans. We can and must overpower them in the crease because Turco gives up some rebounds, and those could be some of our best chances.

hans is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:07 PM
  #18
Pucknut50
Registered User
 
Pucknut50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,291
vCash: 500
No lead is ever safe when these two teams meet.

Pucknut50 is online now  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:11 PM
  #19
BallPointHammer
Franchise Enforcer
 
BallPointHammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland, USA
Country: Czech_ Republic
Posts: 806
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapots View Post
..... Seriously I'm looking forward to this game, wiling to sacrifice some mornning sleep, just don't **** me around with another rink side broadcast joke .....
Today on Rich Hammond's Blog he reports that tonights game is NOT being shown using RSV. Thank god!

BallPointHammer is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:19 PM
  #20
PCLoadLetter*
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 80
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallPointHammer View Post
Today on Rich Hammond's Blog he reports that tonights game is NOT being shown using RSV. Thank god!
I thought that Tom Fuhrer guy said it wasn't going anywhere.

PCLoadLetter* is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:21 PM
  #21
nikolai19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Corona, CA
Country: Belarus
Posts: 2,310
vCash: 500
When was the last time the Kings were over .500 in a season?

nikolai19 is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:39 PM
  #22
DaStars99
Purdue Alumnus
 
DaStars99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dallas
Country: United States
Posts: 14,053
vCash: 500
FYI for those unable to get to a television tonight the game is yahoo

DaStars99 is online now  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:40 PM
  #23
TonySCV
Moderator
Two Timer!
 
TonySCV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 13,008
vCash: 500
Standard def = no rinkside view. They are "saving" that for HD broadcasts.

- T

TonySCV is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:43 PM
  #24
Roxo
Registered User
 
Roxo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pearl Harbor, HI
Country: United States
Posts: 2,287
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Roxo
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikolai19 View Post
When was the last time the Kings were over .500 in a season?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Kings_seasons

Roxo is offline  
Old
11-11-2008, 03:52 PM
  #25
xZOMBIExNIGHTMAREx
 
xZOMBIExNIGHTMAREx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valencia, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 63
vCash: 500
Send a message via Yahoo to xZOMBIExNIGHTMAREx
i like the kings' chances tonight. as long as ersberg holds up his end, they will win.

xZOMBIExNIGHTMAREx is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.