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Los Angeles Times scribe covering 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup champion Kings.

KINGS FYI: They'll be early to rise Sunday — If you see someone pacing around Staples Center at 8 or 9 Sunday morning, there's a good bet it's a certain hockey coach. "I'll be up, so I might as well go, " Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was saying Saturday after practice.

Kings' Quick earns shutout, Carter scores in shootout in win over Blues — The Kings and St. Louis Blues reached back into the 2012 archives, dusted off the script and produced one of their oldies. You know, those lack-of-offense, grind-it-out classics from late in the 2011-12 regular season, highlighting the best of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and his Blues counterpart Brian Elliott.

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter talks about team's approach to analytics — Of course, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is an analytics guy. Just a secret one. It's been the hot topic in the NHL this season. Embraced in some quarters, ripped in others and the seemingly the source of new employment for many people, even media members. "We use it.

What we learned from the Kings' 6-1 win over Edmonton — First off, yes, it really was that one-sided and happened to be the Kings' seventh straight victory over the Oilers. The Hunger Games, starring Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson They are hard-working, hungry and pushing one another to new levels.

Sidelined Jake Muzzin is dazzled by Kings young forwards — Compliment of the day - delivered to youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli - from one of their elders, Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin. "They're sick," Muzzin said. "Last night was pretty cool." Muzzin, by the way, is 25, three years older than the two flashy kid forwards.

Kings, Anze Kopitar put first things first to beat Winnipeg, 4-1 — Kings linemates Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' first victory of the season, 4-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Anze Kopitar also scored and Drew Doughty had two assists for the Stanley Cup champions, who had lost the first two games of their title defense.

What we learned from Kings' 3-2 loss to Arizona Coyotes — What we learned from the Kings 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes. Some additional observations on Game 2 for the Kings, in which they squandered a two-goal lead and ended up losing in overtime at Gila River Arena ... the building formerly known as Arena.

Momentum swings quickly in Kings' 3-2 overtime loss to Coyotes — Jeff Carter, in an isolated situation, is often close to automatic. Hit the button and he scores. Of course, the same could be said about many situations for the gifted goal-scorer. Already on Saturady night, Carter had scored off the rush for the Kings and was aiming to double his output late in the first period.

Kings' Brayden McNabb has to be a fast learner as Jake Muzzin sits out — At least one byproduct of defenseman Jake Muzzin's injury is that it has forced the Kings to speed the development of Brayden McNabb. Muzzin sat out the season opener against the San Jose Sharks because of an undisclosed upper-body issue and said Thursday after practice that he could miss a couple more games, calling it a fluke injury.

Kings fall to Sharks, 4-0, on banner night in Staples Center — Tommy Wingels scored two goals, Antti Niemi made 34 saves in his 28th career shutout, and the San Jose Sharks crashed the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup banner celebration with a 4-0 victory in the season opener Wednesday night.
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Oct 19, 2014

@ElliottTeaford If you can make it to your house in time for the Good Wife, you really are a star ...

Oct 19, 2014

RT @ElliottTeaford: Honda Center from Staples Center in less than an hour. Ready for Game 2. #NHLDucks

Oct 19, 2014

@tjtornado38 @timkawakami @RattoCSN If Tim wasn't around to ask questions, it would be pretty silent at many pressers. #Respect

Oct 19, 2014

Daily dose of Darryl Sutter: “I know if we had lost one of them, it would be a calamity." #SarcasmAboutFourGameWinningStreak

Oct 19, 2014

RT @Russostrib: Backstrom on start: I don’t want to curse, but it’s been a hell of a long road to get here. It’s fun to play again, but it’s more fun to win

Oct 19, 2014

RT @Russostrib: Parise: "I like how we're playing. ... We'll be fine." Parise on the 0 for 16 power play, "We'll figure it out."

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