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Sunday: Points-blown and other stats

  • Last season, with 21 games left, the Kings were in 10th place, with a record of 27-22-12. Anaheim was 13th (26-25-10). Detroit was 1st (41-18-3).
  • Chicago leads the conference in regulation wins, with 15. The Kings and Ducks are second, with 14 each.
  • A glaring difference between Chicago and Anaheim, on one hand, and the Kings, on the other, is that Chicago and Anaheim have lost 2 and 3 games (respectively) in regulation, while the Kings have lost 10. And:
  • Chicago and Anaheim have played 11 and 10 OT/SO games (respectively), while the Kings have played 3.
  • The Kings have played more games that have ended in a regulation win or loss (24) than anyone else in the West. The average is 19.
  • Points-earned in OT/SO: Chicago, 19; Anaheim, 16; Kings, 4.

Kings rest, meanwhile: Sunday’s results

THE GOOD: Canucks lose, Coyotes lose, Avs half-lose. THE BAD: Wings win, Hawks win, Flames win, Ducks win. THE POINTS-BLOWN: with the Canucks losing, the Kings pull within 2 points-blown of 3rd in the West; 6 points-blown separate 3rd from 14th; no one is safe. Okay, the Hawks are probably safe from the Jackets, but that’s about…

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…

Score, Loktionov!

…a third period game-tying goal, in tonight’s game against the Caps. Matt Moulson has 2 goals in the Islanders’ game against Montreal. Thomas Hickey appears to be on his way to 15-16 minutes of TOI in that game. Hickey is near the top in QUALCOMP (toughest competition) among Isles’ defensemen, and near the bottom in…

Why did the Kings lose Thomas Hickey? I’ll tell you why

I was sad to see Thomas Hickey go this morning. In an alternate universe, it’s Hickey and not Alec Martinez or Slava Voynov playing in LA with his name on the Stanley Cup. Does that sound crazy? Consider that Hickey’s injuries early on are what kept him from getting his “cup of coffee” early on,…

Who will still be on the Kings in 2013-14?

2013-14, that’s this fall, by the way. The NHL and NHLPA have apparently agreed to allow 2 buy-outs per club for 2013-14. That’s two buy-outs that will not count against the cap. The point is to make it easier for teams to get below the presumed $60 million cap ceiling. I don’t know what other…

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…

Still no Voynov; Monarchs Camp Day 1

New Hampshire Union Leader: Monarchs Roster Takes Shape

[…] Nolan and Loktionov arrived in town this past week to report to Monarchs training camp. Voynov, however, did not and his status remains a mystery.

It was rumored that Loktionov might opt to go play back home in the KHL in Russia and that could be where Voynov ends up. But for now, the 22-year-old Loktionov, who played in 39 NHL regular season games and two playoff games, is here and he wants to play hockey.

“Here, I just I need to play my best game,” Loktionov said. “I played 30 games. I think it’s good for me to take it step-by-step, one game, then 20 games, then 40 games. Hopefully I will play this year a full season.”