After the disaster of a road trip, the Los Angeles Kings came home and won (I know, you're shocked). Can they make it three against a struggling Calgary Flames team that has seen their shooting percentage crater over their eight game losing streak?
Jewels From the Crown
The History Behind the LA Kings' Winter Woes This deserves more attention so if you haven't read it yet, go do it. As Rudy said, "Literally every year"
Tweets of the Game: #DoantLikeIt Snark, humor and #anvil.
Anze Kopitar Named 'First Star' After slumping through most of December with one goal in like nine games, Anze Kopitar awoke from the dead with nine points in three games.
Andy Andreoff Recalled From Conditioning Assignment In Manchester Under the watchful gaze of GM Dean Lombardi, the forward tallied 10 points (5-5-10) in seven games, including a hat trick in one game.
Roland McKeown: Rebuilding for a Brighter Future The young defenseman has been working on his defensive game this year.
LA Kings Insider
WAKING UP WITH THE KINGS: DECEMBER 21 Getting down a goal no longer fazes this team.
POSTGAME AUDIO: MCBAIN, HIGHLIGHTS, INSIDER REPORT Some talk about Jazz Hands.
Brian O'Neill named CCM/AHL Player of the Week With a goal and nine assists, the Yale alumnus registered 10 points in three games.
PODCAST 068: RETURN OF THE KINGS Two of our favorite ladies give their thoughts on this past week.
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Matchsticks and Gasoline
Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings preview Our friends over at Matchsticks and Gasoline are on the ball and already have their game preview up. They might be struggling, but they're still a dangerous team offensively.
NHL Power Rankings - Week 12 The snark for numbers one and four is just incredible.
Bruins' Bartkowski will not face hearing for hit on Sabres' Gionta Good news for Boston's blue line, which has been stretched beyond thin pretty much all season.
Ilya Bryzgalov has an awesome new Darkwing Duck mask Whatever you say about Mr. Universe, you can't deny he has great artwork for his masks.
Newmarket goalie Rob Zepp wins NHL debut It's not your typical story but at least it has a happy ending.
Anton Khudobin struggles to climb bench Story of my life, man.
Rangers' Lee Stempniak latest player with mumps; more Pens, Devils tested Mumps Watch 2014(TM) continues with the Metropolitan division now spreading the nasty disease around.
The Year in Holy S#!t: Chicago and Los Angeles Melt Our Minds With an Overtime for the Ages Stick tap to Number 6 for pointing this out last week. ICYMI: Sean McIndoe felt like Game 5 of LA vs Chicago was the best game ever.