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FINAL KINGS 4, FARJESTADS BK 3...more to come soon.
ANZE KOPITAR, ANZE KOPITAR, ANZE KOPITAR! Brilliant sliding goal with just 44 seconds remaining. He put a shot on net was knocked down and still put in the rebound, 4-3 Kings. He may be the MVP. Rob Blake with the assist on the play.
LaBarbera has been good since allowing that goal...2:20 left, Kings shorthanded...
FIVE MINUTES REMAINING...this blog is lagging. I am watching the game live and on the computer...have I MENTIONED YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING THE FREE PREVIEW THROUGH KINGS VISION...
This JUST IN. Daryl Evans had so much fun doing post game interviews yesterday, he has volunteered to do them again today...so stay tuned for that...as well as for Rich Hammond's transcription of the interview on his blog later tonight...
Did you see the Zeiler hit? Just unloaded on a player at center ice!
At 6:32, the Kings tie the score. Michael Cammalleri, whose parents flew in from Canada, just made a pretty move going from forehand to back hand and back, chipping a shot past the pads of Gustavsson for a 3-3 tie.
And we are back...there is some sort of chant echoing through the crowd that sounds a bit like the workout scene from every one of the Rocky movies...
END PERIOD 2: Farjestads 3, Kings 2
3-2 Farjestads...LaBarbera really did not have much of a chance on that one...6-on-5 on a delayed penalty, Cross-ice pass from Jesper Mattsson to Mathias Johansson for the quick redirect with 24 seconds left in the period. LaBarbera went sprawling to his gloveside, unable to make the stop.
Oh yeah, a frequent emailer (she goes by the name of SMFK) of LAKings.com just brought to my attention that LaBarbera is in goal...and here I thought he was still playing football on the sideline. LaBarbera back in net.
Kings dominating on their most recent power play, just cleared for the first time...no goals though. Still 2-2 10:58 remaining.
8:51, Game is getting more physical and Raitis Ivanans is in the middle of it.I think the argument is that maybe Brian Willsie made contact with the goalie??? Never mind it is a goal. Kyle Calder gets the assist and Visnovsky the goal.
KINGS JUST HAD A GOAL WAIVED OFF AT 7:42...waiting for an explanation...oh yeah, language problem...they are reviewing the goal now....SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT...there is a delay here I am just watching the goal on the feed, wow, that was a great shot by Lubomir Visnovsky...he has a cannon....already in midseason form.
From the "this just in department," Esa Pirnes, who assisted on that first goal, is a former King...knew the name sounded familiar...played for the Kings in 2002-03
KINGS GOAL...Patrick O'Sullivan 3-on-1 rush at 6:20...he keeps it himself and puts a laser on net over the shoulder of Gustavsson and it is 2-1. On the O'Sullivan goal, credit Brady Murray and Jack Johnson with the assist...average NHL games for that trio, about 12.
power play just ended, still 2-0 at the 6-minute mark.
Another crazy goal at 2:51 while Farjestads was on the power play. Emil Kaberg redirected a blast from Jen Skalber and it is 2-0. Bernier really did not have much of a chance on that one.
Don't Want to spoil it since there is a delay, but 1-0, Farjestads at 2:05. Crazy goal...a little give and go between Per Aslund and Ero Somervuori, that appeared to go off of the body of Somervuori and trickled into the net. Esa Pirnes also earned an assist on the play.
Just watched the highlight package, both goaltenders have been really, really great so far. Gustavsson has probably saved about three goals so far...Bernier too...If he keeps this up, the Kings Goalie of the Future, might be the goalie of the present.
Second period about to get started...I am watching along on Center Ice TV as well, I recommend you guys do as well. It looks brilliant.
Check out this link: Bad Boys Table
...I like that. I will refer to penalty minutes from now on as the Bad Boy Table. END PERIOD 1 - 0-0
We have about 30 seconds left in the first period...would like to thank Mike Kalinowski and Stephanie Krauss of the Kings Communications department for helping out with stats and game notes as well as technical support while we are on the road.
Power play just ended...you know how I know, besides Ivanans skating out of the box, they do some type of doorbell sound...I really like it.
Ivanans just got a two-minute interference penalty, I think. Farjestads on the power play at 14:05.
Still scoreless at 13:09. They do not display shots in here, I would say the Kings have had more as I am on the Kings end of the ice and have seen very little action. Bernier has looked good in his limited looks.
Other Notable names: Dave Cullen (19 NHL games), Richard Lintner (112 games), Esa Pirnes (57), Peter Nordstrom (2), Per Aslund (81), Rickard Wallin (19) and Mathias Johansson (58).
Another familiar name is Andreas Johansson who played in 377 NHL games with the Islanders, Penguins, Senators, Flames, Lightning, Rangers, and Predators, scoring 82-88=170 from 1998-2004.
Power play over. Place is much quieter now that the home town team was knocked out yesterday.
Bernier has made some great saves already. He might have to make some more, Kings short handed after a hooking penalty is called on Derek Armstrong.
Power play over. Some names you might recognize from Farjestads...Jonas Hoglund, who played in 545 NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, scoring 117-145=262 from 1996-2003.
Kings on the POWER PLAY! at 1:51
A shout out to the good people at NeuLion for working hard to stream our game live...so watch it don't read this. Kyle Calder nearly tallied the first goal of the game and we have our first penalty.
Looks like Kings are opening with Brad Stuart and Tom Preissing on defense, both free agent acquisitions this summer, a front line of Raitis Ivanans, Brady Murray
and Kings Forward/Defenseman John Klemm.
Farestad has Jonas Gustavsson in the net, Jonas Frogren and Johan Motin on defense with Jonas Hoglund, Mathias Johansson and Martin Johansson on the forward line.
Still awaiting the starters, but Jonathan Bernier
is definitely in the net. I will still blog throughout the game, but seriously folks, actions speak louder than words, watch the game on line...SCROLL DOWN.
We are a little more organized here...Check out a stats feed that we have now STATS.
In addition, we are going to be able to stream the game (maybe?) through Kings Vision on LAKings.com. It will run through Center Ice, and require registration...I know what you are thinking, but no, this is free for the preseason. Could give you a little taste of what the Center Ice package is all about.
Game starts at 11:45 a.m. PT today.
The ceremony is going on for the third-place game right now.
The Red Bulls defeated HC Davos by a 5-3 score for third place.
Here is a Photo Gallery from the trip so far...