Ontario Reign vs Coachella Valley: Playoff Preview
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by Robyn Pennington
1w ago
It’s a SoCal showdown for the title of Pacific Division Champion. The Ontario Reign are taking on the best team in the Pacific Division as they continue their quest for the Calder Cup. This will be their toughest test yet as they take on a team that always plays them close and was the regular season division winner. The Coachella Valley Firebirds are stacked with talent and are… Source ..read more
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Los Angeles Kings Playoff Preview
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
New year, same story, still hoping for a different ending. Deeply concerning defensive lapses aside to the second worst team in the NHL this year and nearly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the Los Angeles Kings, with the help of the Vegas Golden Knights not showing up to their game against the Anaheim Ducks, managed to solidify their standing of 3rd place in the Pacific… Source ..read more
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Jeff Carter Announces NHL Retirement
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
Thx bud for the two Stanley Cups and all the memories. Jeffery James Carter, aka Carts aka Cartsy aka probably a lot of other nicknames has officially announced his retirement following the Pittsburgh Penguins’ final game of the 2023-24 season. The Penguins made a serious push to the playoffs in the last month but just fell a little short. Part of the illustrious 2003 draft… Source ..read more
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Brandt Clarke Named to AHL All-Rookie
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
First year defender Brandt Clarke was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team for the 2023-24 season. Clarke has a ridiculous 42 points (9-33-42) in 47 games played with the Ontario Reign this year. His point total far and away leads defensemen on the team and is good enough for eighth among all blueliners in the AHL, most of whom have played significantly more games than him. Source ..read more
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Ontario Reign Playoff Primer
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
The princes of the AHL have just three games left before starting their quest for the Calder Cup. Sitting third in the Pacific Division with 87 points, the Ontario Reign punched their ticket to the Calder Cup playoffs on March 27, 2024 and sealed their home ice advantage with their 5-4 victory over the Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday night in Nevada. They have just three… Source ..read more
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LA Kings Are Playoff Bound
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
The real postseason push begins now as the team has a lot of unfinished business to complete. Here’s a quick look at the rest of their season and potential playoff matchups. Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over the struggling Calgary Flames sealed the Los Angeles Kings’ postseason bid, officially clinching a berth in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. In true Kings fashion, it took a little extra longer than... Source ..read more
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Top LA Kings Are 30, Flirty & Thriving
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
With graying hair and slight hints of wrinkles around their eyes and smiles, a few LA Kings players are beginning to show their age off the ice. On the ice, there’s little sign that their 30+ year old bodies have been through the ringer throughout their careers. At 36 years old, Anze Kopitar is still highly productive in all areas of the ice. He may not be a corsi god (that honor belongs to Arthur... Source ..read more
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Patience Paying Off for Homegrown Kings
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by Robyn Pennington
1M ago
Between a stoic Swede and a young Canadian hailed to be the “next Anze Kopitar”, Adrian Kempe and Quinton Byfield are hitting their strides at the exact right time for the Los Angeles Kings. Both first round draft picks (Kempe 29th overall in 2014; Byfield 2nd overall in 2020), the two forwards have become critical components to a Kings team trying its best to not only make the playoffs... Source ..read more
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Akil Thomas records first NHL goal
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by Sarah Avampato
1M ago
Akil Thomas, drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the 2018 draft, made his NHL debut this week. The forward has seen limited ice time so far, but made a big impact in his time against the Sharks. Thomas’s first NHL goal, and first career point, came at 11:13 in the first period. Thomas and PL Dubois came down the ice together, with Thomas using other players as a screen to find... Source ..read more
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The LA Kings’ March to the Playoffs
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by Robyn Pennington
2M ago
February was frosty to the Los Angeles Kings with Adrian Kempe, Mikey Anderson, Viktor Arvidsson, and Carl Grundström all going down with injuries. There was some good news: Arvidsson and Lizotte both returned to the lineup, though Arvidsson also got hurt again. But on top of losing three wingers, the team also suffered from their usual poor shooting luck and below average goaltending... Source ..read more
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