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CROWN POINTS (AUSTRIA EDITION 9/25)

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
FINAL (I wish I knew how to say that in German)...7-6 KINGS. More to come.


Phillip Pinter goal for Red Bull, at 15:48 it is 7-6. Speaking of Red Bull, I need one, so does my computer, out of juice...Going to charge...will keep you up to date. Martin Meier assist on the play.

Five minutes left in the game

KINGS GOAL Anze Kopitar...Hat trick 13:15.  Cammalleri with the assist on a wrister from the right face off circle. 7-5.

KINGS GOAL...on the power play at 11:26, Nagy banging home a rebound. Kings stay on the power play as a delayed penalty was in the process of being called. Armstrong and Calder earn assists on the play.


LAKings.com will do a post-game recap and will also do some video interviews with Kings radio color analyst, Daryl Evans...stay tuned for that at the conclusion of the game. Kings on power play...

Dustin Brown just did what Dustin Brown does and unloaded on a Red Bull forward. Kings have out-shot the Red Bulls, 26-19 at 10:03 of the third.  LaBarbera stopped 3-of-6 shots faced, while Aubin has stopped 11-of-13; Divis for the Red Bulls has stopped 24-of-29.

Each team just rang shots off the post with the Kings Willsie just missing at 4:55

We tracked down some stats, they were hidden on a table in the press box behind about 32 pounds of Bratwurst. Kings have committed 8 penalties for 16 minutes, while the Red Bulls have 5 for 10...Red Bulls are 3-for-8 on the power play and have a shorthanded goal, Kings are three for five. We will also fix the scoring summary and add the assists that we may have missed, so check back later on that...there is also a list of shots but it is tough to determine which is what.

And we are back. Like STAPLES Center and any other hockey arena, here at the Eisarena Saltzburg, Zambonis clean the ice at intermission...only here there are dancers in cages on top of the Zamboni...

...Also like STAPLES, at intermission, two fans dress up like Sumo wrestlers and wrestle on the ice, unlike STAPLES Center, however, the loser is killed...that was a joke.

END PERIOD 2. I am looking for a  box score...anyone know how to say "Can I get a box score?" in German.

5-5 Kings. Armstrong pulled down on a breakaway, awarded a penalty shot at 4:23 and made three moves before going backhand just over the stick of Divis and we are tied...Again.

Second half of the four minute killed.

To make matters even worse, the Red Bull capitalize at 12:22, during the first two minutes of the four-minute and it was the captain Dieter, who drew the penalty, who made the scoring play, centering a pass that bounced off of multiple Kings defenders and
Daniel Welser corralled the puck first with his skate and then with his stick, beating Aubin on the back hand and it is 5-4 RED BULLS. Thomas Koch also earned an assist on the play.

T
o make matters worse, Michael Cammalleri picked up a four-minute roughing penalty after getting tangled up with Red Bull captain Kalt Dieter.

10:01: Red Bull tie it with a short handed goal. Jiri Bicek corralled a turnover at center ice and out-raced the Kings defense and we are tied at four. Daniel Olsson credited with an assist.


Kings on power play after slashing penalty at 8:40 of the second period.

With Michal Handzus a healthy scratch today, Nagy has been skating with Scott Thornton and John Zeiler on the third line. Derek Armstrong has been centering for Kyle Calder and Brian Willsie on the No. 2 line, then you have the Cammy-Kopie-Brownie line as the top scoring line. O'Sullivan is on the fourth line with Ivanans and Brady Murray on the wings.

There are at least a dozen Kings jerseys scattered in the stands

Kings now at even strength.

Kings start the second on the PK with Patrick O'Sullivan out there on the ice.

Bratwurst and sourcrout served in the press box and they have cheerleaders putting on quite a show on the ice at intermission. LAKings.com has secured a place in the pressbox for the second intermission.

END PERIOD 1: 4-3 KINGS. On pace for a 12-9 final at this point...according to my super math skills.

This is quickly becoming the Kopitar show, with two goals and an assist through period with still one minute remaining in period one.

Kopitar again at 2:08, basically captured the puck around center ice and skated down the center of the ice through four Red Bull defenders and easily beat Davis and it is 4-3....UN ASSISTED

Kings at full strength.

Blake in the sin bin at 12:42. InterferenceI think, I need to brush up on my German. Kings kill off the penalty and then Kevin Dallman took a high sticking penalty and the Red Bulls are back on the power play.

Now tied Cammy to Kopitar at 8:39...another 2-on-1 rush, Cammalleri centered the puck, Kopitar corralled and juked starting goaltender Reinhard Davis and we are knotted at three with a LOT OF HOCKEY TO BE PLAYED.

There have been five goals scored in just 5:58! This is going to be a high scoring, high energy game, lots of scoring, lots of skating, lots of long passes.

5:58: Kings cut into the lead again, with Ladislav Nagy making a brilliant move around a Red Bull defender and scoring for a 3-2 deficit. Lubomir Visnovsky and Scott Thornton earned assists on the play.

4:11: Kings on the board and the crowd went nuts since Anze Kopitar was involved. Kings with a 2-on-1 rush with Kopitar feeding Michael Cammalleri and the Kings are on the board at 3-1.

J.S. Aubin now in goal for Los Angeles.

3:18:  3-0, another one-timer, Frank Banham took a pretty cross-ice pass and beat LaBarbera high glove side and that is all for LaBarbera, who is pulled after just 3:10 in the net. Matthias Trattnig with the first assist, making the cross-ice pass, and former Kings Josh Green with the assist.

2:46: Before I could finish typing and look up the names, (just 2:46 into the game) the Red Bulls took a 2-0 lead on a goal by Jiri Bicek on a quick one-timer off an assist from Daniel Olsson.

2:08: With Jack Johnson in the box for a penalty, possibly interference (not sure what the English translation was and did not see the play), Royer Remis' slap shot was screened and slipped past LaBarbera on the power play for a 1-0 lead just 2:08 into the game. RicK Jackman earned the assist on the play.

By the way, the clock starts at zero and runs up to 20 minutes as opposed to down from 20 as it is in the states.

Now to the game...Kings start Lubomir Visnovsky and Rob Blake in the back, with Derek Armstrong centering a line with Brian Willsie and Kyle Calder with Jason LaBarbera in the goal.

On a separate but related note, Stiegl is by all accounts delicious and is all the rage in Austria...It has been brewed since 1492, a rather important date in U.S History.

LAKings.com will do its best to keep you fans informed, though there is no press room seating and it is awfully difficult to type with Austrian fellows drinking Stiegl and cheering at the top of their lungs.

This place is nuts, lots of noise here with all of the fans beating on drums and singing songs through out the entire start of play.

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