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Brown making the most of chance to be core piece again for Kings

Forward getting top-line ice time, has 18 points in 19 games

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown didn't get his groove back overnight.

It only seemed that way.

Brown will tell you that his first inkling that things could be different this season came in the summer when he met with John Stevens, who had been promoted from assistant to coach, replacing Darryl Sutter.

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Hall of Fame

Kariya's big offensive numbers belied lack of size

5-foot-10 forward joining giants of hockey with induction into Hall of Fame on Monday

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- There was Paul Kariya, all 5-foot-10 of him, in a land of hockey giants at the 1993 NHL Draft in Quebec City.

Chris Pronger (6-foot-6), Chris Gratton (6-4) and Viktor Kozlov (6-4), all picked in the top six, towered over him. The disparity between Pronger, who was picked No. 2 by the Hartford Whalers, and Kariya, the No. 4 pick by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, was especially striking.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

How Wild, Kings' Quick teamed up for cancer patient

Provided Jaela O'Brien with important psychological boost during battle with disease

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- The resemblance is uncanny.

It's there in the side-by-side photos of the two goaltenders, each stretched wide to the left to make a glove save, relying on their extraordinary athleticism. On the right is Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, on the left is Jaela O'Brien, goalie for Blaine (Minn.) High School. 

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Cogliano of Ducks not putting much thought into consecutive-game streak

Forward could play 800th in a row on Saturday

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- There is an occasional fleeting moment when Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano allows himself to think about his extraordinary consecutive games played streak.

Cogliano, then with the Edmonton Oilers, played his first NHL game Oct. 4, 2007 and hasn't missed a game during his career. He is expected to play in his 800th straight game when the Ducks play at the San Jose Sharks on Saturday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, PRIME, NHL.TV) after playing in No. 799 in a 5-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Friday.

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Greatest Moments

50 goals in 39 games still most special to Gretzky

1981-82 record one of his three in contention for Greatest NHL Moment

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Wayne Gretzky had his own take on the Greatest NHL Moment.

To be specific, The Great One's greatest individual moment.

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Losing streak has Price, Canadiens shaking heads

Frustration mounts after seventh consecutive defeat extends worst start since 1941-42

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- It may have been the fact the Montreal Canadiens allowed three goals in a 97-second span in the third period Friday at Honda Center and were careening toward their seventh straight loss, prompting a flip through the record books. 

Or that a shot by Anaheim Ducks forward Chris Wagner got by Montreal goaltender Carey Price after glancing off Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber

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injury

Carter out indefinitely for Kings; Laich signs after tryout

Center injured left leg against Canadiens on Wednesday

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter will be out indefinitely with a cut to his left leg that required surgery Thursday.

"He cut a tendon but it was on the side of the ankle," Kings general manager Rob Blake said. "It wasn't the Achilles tendon. We won't (announce) a timeline, at all. ... He's out indefinitely."

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Kings storming to power in Western Conference

Kempe, Doughty fueling best start in Los Angeles history

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe thought about it for second or two and did the time zone math in his head on Wednesday at Staples Center.

"It is morning back in Sweden," Kempe said.

And so, there's a good chance that hockey fans in his native country, as well as friends and family, did not sleep through his first NHL hat trick in the Kings' 5-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens. Kempe added an assist for a four-point performance and his linemate, Michael Cammalleri, also had four points (two goals, two assists) against his former team.

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Tuch, Shipachyov find instant chemistry with Golden Knights

Forwards getting acclimated to life in Las Vegas, NHL

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Playing for an NHL expansion franchise can be a complicated exercise in team building. Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch has had one comparable experience.

It was when Tuch was still a teenager, coming through the ranks and trying out for the U.S. National Team Development Program.

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Subban gets first NHL win with Golden Knights

Goalie makes 21 saves, defeats Bruins five years after being drafted by former team

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban was in a car with several of his teammates heading to the rink on Sunday. He was preparing to face his former team, the Boston Bruins.

There was a lot at stake. Subban was making his first start for the Golden Knights, thrust into the spotlight because of an injury to Marc-Andre Fleury, their No. 1 goaltender and face of the franchise. Also in the car was forward Alex Tuch, who, like Subban, was poised to make his Golden Knights debut.

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