Tag Archive for Los Angeles Kings

NHL Consecutive Playoff Series Wins

I wondered where the Kings sit in terms of historical playoff series win streaks. Now I know. Before 1968, there were only two rounds of playoffs, then three rounds from 1968-1979, and four rounds from 1980 on. At least, I think it was 1980. Pretty sure, yeah. Anyway, the first number is the number of…

2001 v DET, 2013 v STL — Kings come back from 0-2 to win in 6

For the second time in franchise history, the Kings came back from an 0-2 series deficit to win in six. For the second time in a calendar year, Dustin Penner scored a series-clinching goal that no Kings fan will forget. The Kings extend their consecutive playoff series winning streak to five. Jonathan Quick stole 99.9%…

Score-Adjusted Fenwick says, post-Carter Kings are really good

Los Angeles Kings: Masters of puck possession – Broad Street Hockey

… Score-Adjusted Fenwick turned out to be a better predictor than Fenwick Tied or Fenwick Close, especially early in the season. I released this stat last year and looked at how it did for predicting based on small sample sizes — and it sparkled in that role, very quickly flagging the Kings as the best team in the league after the Jeff Carter trade.

And while I’ve seen people talking about the 2013 Kings as a sleeper team, I haven’t seen many people emphasize just how good they appear to be.

2/23/13: the Good, the Bad, and the Points-Blown

THE GOOD: Kings win, Sharks, Avs and Preds lose, Coyotes half-lose. THE BAD: Blues, Wings, Stars, and Oilers win, Oilers give away loser point to Coyotes. SILVER LINING: Oilers don’t get a ROW for winning in a shoot-out. WHO CARES: Jackets win lose. Whatever. POINTS-BLOWN: Kings jump all the way to 5th in points-blown, and…

Kovalchuk, DeBoer, praise Loktionov

Devils rally past Capitals, 3-2, on goals from Andrei Loktionov and Ilya Kovalchuk | NJ.com. In a marquee matchup between Ilya Kovalchuk and Alex Ovechkin, the two Russian stars did not disappoint. […] But it was 22-year-old Russian Andrei Loktionov who arguably had the best night of all. Loktionov, acquired in a Feb. 6 trade with…

Henrique on Loktionov: “He’ll be here in no time.”

Devils center Adam Henrique predicted that Andrei Loktionov, acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, will be in the NHL in no time. Loktionov and Henrique were junior teammates on the 2008-09 Windsor (OHL) team that won the Memorial Cup. I loved that team. Henrique, Loktionov, Taylor Hall… “He’s a skilled…

Kings’ David Courtney Passes Away

Well, that’s just horrible. LA Public Address Announcer David Courtney Passes Away: LAist. According to the Los Angeles Kings, public address announcer David Courtney, 54, died. The cause of death has not been disclosed. […] Courtney’s last tweet occurred on Wednesday when he told a follower that he was waiting to undergo an angiogram.  

THE DREW DOUGHTY RETIREMENT PLAN

Back when Doughty was holding out, I made a spreadsheet — unpublished until now — projecting the growth of his retirement nest egg until Doughty’s ultimate retirement from the NHL at age 100, his consciousness long since having been uploaded into a robot. Here is that spreadsheet:

I Don’t Care How You’re Doing in Europe

I derive great satisfaction from following prospects, especially Kings’ prospects, playing in other leagues. But it turns out I don’t care at all how established NHL players are doing while playing in other leagues. Aside from an over-riding concern that everyone stays healthy for that distant day when the NHL returns, I don’t have an…