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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings


Tallying 46 percent of the vote in a poll placed on, the Guitar Hero of the Month for January is right wing Alexander Frolov. Previous winners include Anze Kopitar, for the months of November and December, while Jason LaBarbera won the online award for the month of October. The Kings first winner was rookie goaltender Jonathan Bernier, taking the vote for the Month of September.

Frolov (329 votes) beat out nominees LaBarbera, Derek Armstrong and Patrick O'Sullivan, taking in 46 percent of the 717 votes cast on LaBarbera came in second, collecting 28 percent of the vote (199), O'Sullivan third with 125 votes for 18 percent with Armstrong finishing in fourth with 63 votes or eight percent of the votes tabulated on

The red hot Frolov led the Kings in goals, assists and points with 8-8=16 in 13 games in the month of January...he also finished with a plus-1 rating for the month...tallied a career-high 2-3=5 vs. Chicago on Jan. 1...tallied two game-winning goals (Jan. 10 vs. Toronto, Jan. 19 at Vancouver)...had four multi-point games during the month (Jan. 1 vs. Chicago, Jan. 5 vs. Calgary, Jan. 10 vs. Toronto and Jan. 19 at Vancouver)...had points in eight of the 13 games.

The other nominees:
LaBarbera -
Posted a 7-5-1 mark for the month of January...also had a .916 SV% and 2.87 GAA...had two 40-save efforts...stopped a career-high 48-of-50 vs. Toronto on Jan. 10 and stopped 43-of-45 at Vancouver on Jan. 19...won three straight from Jan. 10-15...posted a 5-2-1 mark from Jan. 10-29...O'Sullivan - Scored 3-5=8 for the month in 13 games...tallied the game-winning goal Jan. 1 vs. Chicago...had a three-game point streak from Jan. 10-15 (1-3=4)...had two multi-point games (1-1=2 vs. Chicago on Jan. 1 and 1-1=2 at Edmonton on Jan. 15)...Armstrong - Scored 3-4=7 for the month in 13 games, he scored three goals the first three months of the season...Also finished with a team-high plus-four rating for the month of January...scored the game-winning goal Jan. 24 vs. Anaheim...finished a season-high plus-3 vs. Chicago on Jan. 1...tallied a multi-point game (1-1=2) on Jan. 24 vs. Anaheim.

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