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KINGS TRAINING CAMP NOTEBOOK III

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LAKings.com will cover every day of the 2007 Training Camp.

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Day I| Day II

TEAM MURPHY GOES 1-0-1 IN FINAL SET OF SCRIMMAGES TODAY
Today’s games were much closer both in score and in the tightness of checking. Forward Jeff Giuliano and Bud Holloway each tallied penalty shot goals and nothing else got past goaltenders Dan Cloutier and Jason LaBarbera as Team MURPHY and Team BERRY tied 1-1.

The line of Patrick O’Sullivan, Michal Handzus and Ladislav Nagy carried play for much of the contest. Forward David Meckler had a chance to win the game for Team BERRY late in the 25-minute scrimmage but rung his penalty shot off the post. As has been the story for scrimmages throughout camp, penalty shots were awarded for all minor infractions rather than award power plays.

In the second contest, Team MURPHY tallied twice and shut out Team BERRY, 2-0. Raitis Ivanans scored a goal and added an assist in the win. Brady Murray continued his impressive camp scoring the first goal of the scrimmage off assists from Alexander Frolov and Ivanans.

Ivanans scored late in the game off an assist from Frolov to complete the scoring.

The Wayne Simmonds – Trevor Lewis – Kyle Calder line really controlled play when they were out on the ice together.

The young goalies got a look in net as Jon Quick and Linden Rowat split time in net For Team BERRY and Team MURPHY split goaltending duties between Jonathan Bernier and Daniel Taylor.

TEAM MURPHY WINS THE ROGIE CUP
The players were divided into three teams at the start of Camp – Team Berry, Team Goring and Team Murphy, which are named after three prominent players (Bob Berry, Butch Goring and Mike Murphy) from the 1974-75 Kings team that recorded a franchise high-105 points and 42 wins.

The teams competed for the second annual Rogie Cup, which is named for Kings Hall of Fame goaltender and Royal Ambassador Rogie Vachon. Each team played two games over the course of three days. Team Murphy was the team with the most points after three games and was awarded the Rogie Cup.

STANDINGS

TEAM W L OT P GF GA
MURPHY 2 1 1 5 8 5
GORING 2 2 0 4 7 9
BERRY 1 2 1 3 5 6

A HISTORY LESSON
For the youth of the nation, Mike Murphy skated with the Kings from 1973-83 seeing action in 673 games with the Kings scoring 194-263=457; Bob Berry was with the club from 1970-77, scoring 159-191=350 in 539 games and Butch Goring skated with the club from 1969 to 1980 ranking sixth all-time in club history in points with 275-384=659 in 736 games.

FIRST EXHIBITION TOMORROW AT ANAHEIM
A roster has not been released to the media as of yet for tomorrow’s game at Anaheim, the preseason opener for the NHL. Though the Kings finished X behind the Ducks in the standings, Los Angeles actually won the season series against their So-Cal rivals posting a 4-2-2 marks against the Ducks last season, including 3-1-0 at the Honda Center, site of Thursday’s game. The Kings are 34-28-14 against Anaheim since the Ducks’ inaugural season in 1993.

Lubomir Visnovsky tallied 3-7=10 in eight games against Anaheim last year, while Michael Cammalleri was the leading goal scorer, lighting the lamp five times and adding four assists to place second on the team with nine points. Anze Kopitar also tallied nine points, scoring 3-6=9 in six games.

TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE
Practice – Non Playing Group #1: 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Pre-Game skate – Game Group: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Practice – Non Playing Group #2: Noon – 1 p.m.
Game at Anaheim: 7 p.m.

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