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VIDEO: Post-game interviews, including footage and comments that weren't seen on TV, with +Los Angeles Kings players Matt Greene, Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter, along with head coach Darryl Sutter, after their 4-2 loss at Anaheim on February 27...
ANAHEIM, CA — For the second consecutive game, the Los Angeles Kings were sloppy with the puck, and ended up spending a lot of time in their own zone. The result: a come-from-ahead 4-2 loss t...
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When the media get an opportunity to talk to +Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi, if he has time, he'll talk your ear off about almost anything, and he did so, well, almost, during a media conference call on February 25.

To read (and listen to) his thoughts on Tanner Pearson, about some of his younger players, and his thoughts about the malaise that had plagued his team all season long until February 7 at Tampa Bay, check out:
AUDIO: Includes audio of the media conference call with Dean Lombardi on February 25. EL SEGUNDO, CA — When Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi speaks to the media, if h...
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Just minutes...literally...after it was announced, Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford reacted to signing a five-year contact extension...
AUDIO: Also includes audio of the media interview with Kyle Clifford, who talked about signing a five-year contract extension. EL SEGUNDO, CA — On February 25, the Los Angeles Kings signed le...
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The +Los Angeles Kings currently have a five-game winning streak going, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli are scoring goals in bunches.

But what's easy to ignore is the guy doing the dirty work along the boards and in the corners, especially when that player isn't known for scoring goals, dishing the puck to a highly-skilled line mate for a one-timer, or a fancy move while skating down the slot for a goal.

Indeed, for some, it's easy to ignore the recent exploits of Dwight King, who is more often maligned for his perceived poor play or lack of talent...or both. But even his worst critics will have to admit that King has been critical to the Kings' recent success.

For the details, including an audio interview with King, check out...
AUDIO: Includes audio of media interview with Dwight King after practice on Feburary 17, 2015. EL SEGUNDO, CA — Since he was called up to the Los Angeles Kings for good in the 2011-12 season ...
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Words really aren't necessary to describe the good deed the +Los Angeles Kings did on February 12, when they defeated the +Calgary Flames, 5-3. Prior to the game and afterwards, they gave a very special young girl the thrill of her life.

To find out more and to see some exclusive photos of the treatment she (and her parents) received after the game, check out...
LOS ANGELES — On a night when the Los Angeles Kings earned a much-needed 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames at Staples Center in Los Angeles, they honored former head coach Barry Melrose during ...
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After earning just four out of possible ten points on their grueling, five-game Grammy road trip, the +Los Angeles Kings dug the playoff hole they're in a little deeper. Despite that, they know that the playoffs are still in reach.

What did the Kings do better in their two wins that ended that long road trip, and how can they build on them? What still needs work?

ALSO: Defenseman Jake Muzzin talks about the rather glaring mistakes he made during the first three games of the Grammy trip and how he's handling the mental aspect of dealing with such mistakes.

For all that, check out...
EL SEGUNDO, CA — With a 2-3-0 record on their annual Grammy road trip, the Los Angeles Kings came up well short of what they needed to do, given their precarious position in the standings. De...
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Newly-acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera had quite the cross-country journey, due to weather conditions, but finally arrived in Los Angeles on February 26, albeit later than anyone had hoped.

Sekera did not play in the +Los Angeles Kings' 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators that night, but he did speak to the media.

Read his remarks and LISTEN to them, too...
AUDIO: Listen to newly-acquired Los Angeles Kings defenseman Andrej Sekera’s first interview with the local media. LOS ANGELES — For veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera, if being traded wa...
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+Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi spoke with the media after he made a big move to shore up their blue line, acquiring veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes in a near-trade deadline deal.

You can read about it and LISTEN to Lombardi's comments at...
AUDIO: Includes audio of the media conference call with Dean Lombardi discussing the Andrej Sekera trade on February 25. EL SEGUNDO, CA — Even before the Los Angeles Kings lost defenseman Sla...
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During the +Los Angeles Kings current five-game winning streak, their offense has come to life, scoring timely goals and getting the balanced scoring they haven't had all season long.

But if you think improved offense is the main reason behind their recent success, guess again.

For all the details, check out...
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Perhaps the most obvious reason that the Los Angeles Kings have won five straight games is because they have scored timely goals and have gotten the balanced scoring they hav...
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+Los Angeles Kings left wing prospect Maxim Kitsyn was recalled from their current ECHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign by the Kings' current American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, filling in for injured players.

Kitsyn scored a goal in his first game back with the Monarchs, but after five games, he was very disappointed to be sent back to the Reign.

Despite having to return to the ECHL, Kitsyn isn't pouting or sulking. For more on this story, including an update on his development from Reign head coach Jason Christie and Kings assistant general manager Rob Blake, check out...
ONTARIO, CA — When we last checked in with Los Angeles Kings left wing prospect Maxim Kitsyn in December 2014, his head coach said that “he wills his way, every shift.” A couple o...
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Defenseman prospect Derek Forbort was supposed to arrive in Southern California after getting the call on February 10 from the +Los Angeles Kings that he was being recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

That was until Mother Nature stepped in, having her own ideas for the young blue liner from Minnesota.

To read about Forbort's odyssey, and about his development, check out...
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Given the odyssey that defenseman prospect Derek Forbort had to endure just to get to Southern California after being recalled by the Los Angeles Kings, he’s lucky to h...
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Before the +Los Angeles Kings left town for Boston, the first stop on their five-game Grammy road trip, some of the players, along with head coach Darryl Sutter, took time to speak with the media about what they're going to have to do just to make the playoffs this season.

Some of those players spoke with Frozen Royalty exclusively, so you won't read or hear those comments anywhere else!

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AUDIO: Includes audio interviews with Los Angeles Kings’ Dwight King, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez and head coach Darryl Sutter. EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings begin their ann...
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News And View On The Los Angeles Kings And The NHL By Gann Matsuda
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Frozen Royalty provides responsible journalism, and in-depth coverage of the Los Angeles Kings and the National Hockey League. Features news, commentary, analysis, feature stories and interviews with players, coaches...right on up to general managers and beyond.

Gann Matsuda has been writing about the Kings and the NHL since 1986, and has served as News Editor for kingshockey,com since 1995. He also covered the Kings for thehockeywriters.com during the 2010-11 season, and served as the Featured Columnist (something like a lead writer, I guess) covering the Kings for bleacherreport.com. He also covered the Kings and the NHL for hockeytalk.biz from late 2006 to February 2009.

In February 2009, Matsuda became a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.