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Darryl Sutter | Center

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (56) / 8/19/1958
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 175

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The Los Angeles Kings have not allowed a power play goal against them since February 12.
The Kings are a perfect 20-for-20 when killing off a penalty and are now 22nd in the NHL at 80.2 percent efficiency, up from 77.8 percent 16 days ago. Feb 28 - 7:25 AM

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The first period tends to be the worst for the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings have been outscored 36-46 in the opening frame, but they have a 97-83 edge beyond that. Being forced to often play catch up has taken its toll on the Kings though and they need to start coming out of the gate stronger. That will be one of their goals in Thursday's game against Florida.
Feb 5 - 9:42 AM

The Los Angeles Kings AHL franchise will be in Ontario, California next season.

The Kings have been in Manchester, N.H. but wanted to move their AHL team closer to home for ease of moving players up and down. They will be known as the Ontario Reign. Manchester will get an ECHL franchise next season, replacing the one in Ontario this season.
Jan 31 - 8:20 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have gone 1-2-2 in their current homestand.

Los Angeles will try to at least somewhat salvage their homestand on Monday against Calgary. The two teams are tied with 51 points in 45 contests in the battle for the second Wild Card spot, although if the playoffs were to start today, the Kings would be out as they'd lose the tiebreaker. Los Angeles has built a reputation for being more of a playoff team than a regular season squad, but if the Kings don't step up in the final months of the season, they won't get a chance to compete in the playoffs.
Jan 19 - 10:35 AM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter would love to see an All-Star Game format that pitted the Stanley Cup winners against the rest of the league's best.

"It's true, and I believe that firmly because once you've gone through it, especially when they haven't had one since the last time we won it – meaning the first time we won it – then everybody that was part of those two [teams], if you were in such a hectic schedule, I believe they all should get that opportunity," Sutter said. "And if you think about it, in the old days, being a hockey fan, the Stanley Cup team played an All-Star team. I remember that as a boy." It would be interesting. Obviously the squad of all-stars would have more talented on it, especially in the cap era were parity is, no pun intended, king. However, the Cup winners would be used to playing together and that counts for something. The league would never go for it though as they want all 30 teams to have representation in the game and there would be no way to accomplish that under this format.
Jan 12 - 10:58 AM

The Los Angeles Kings scored three times in the final 2:30 of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Unfortunately for the Kings, the Predators scored 18 seconds into the overtime to get the victory 7-6. The Elias Sports Bureau stated that it was the first time that a team came back from a three goal deficit in the last two-and-a-half minutes since the Oilers did it on March 30, 2003.
Jan 4 - 7:17 AM

The Los Angeles Kings will start a seven game homestand on Saturday.

The Kings are 14-4-2 at home this season so the current homestand should allow them to get some breathing room in the playoff race as they are currently fifth overall in the West but only one point ahead of the ninth place Calgary Flames.
Jan 3 - 7:54 AM

The Los Angeles power play has been on fire of late as they have scored 10 goals in their last 23 opportunities.

The Kings are now eighth in the NHL as they are scoring at a 20.6 percent rate with 26 goals in 126 chances. In other news, Darryl Sutter moved into fifth place on the Kings all-time list as he picked up his 116th win as an LA coach surpassing Tom Webster.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Kings GM Dean Lombardi feels the fact that Slava Voynov's cap hit is still on their books is evidence that "the system is dysfunctional."

The Kings have been up against the cap ceiling and recently could only dress five defensemen because they're still responsible for Voynov despite his indefinite suspension. By contrast, the Toronto Maple Leafs aren't responsible for Carter Ashton's cap hit while he serves a 20-game suspension for his use of a banned performance-enhancing substance. "It has nothing to do with what he did," Lombardi argued, referring to Voynov. "What he did is off to the side. That's indefensible. But if a guy does steroids — that's indefensible in its own right, too, but they're separate issues — you immediately get the cap space. What's ridiculous about this, if he gets convicted we get the cap space. If he doesn't, we're in never-never land. We get nothing. It's totally dysfunctional."
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:42:00 AM

The Los Angeles Kings might be forced to play on Tuesday with just 19 players.

Anze Kopitar is doubtful for the contest and the Kings don't have the cap space necessary to call up a replacement. Los Angeles' cap problems are linked to Slava Voynov, who has been suspended by the NHL indefinitely, but is still counting against the team's cap. Voynov comes with a cap hit of approximately $4.2 million, so it's a rather significant penalty for the Kings to carry. The Kings supported the NHL's decision to suspend Voynov, but they aren't that he hasn't been taken off of the cap. "It's one thing for the player to have to pay a penalty," Kings GM Dean Lombardi told Lisa Dillman. "It's another thing for 19 other guys to have to go out there shorthanded."
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Darryl Sutter is on track to become the fastest Kings head coach to 100 wins.

With Los Angeles' victory over Winnipeg on Sunday, Sutter now has 99 wins in 182 games with the Kings. The fastest to 100 was Terry Murray, who needed 197 contests to reach that milestone. Of course, Sutter's legacy with the Kings is already secured given that he's led them to two Stanley Cup championships.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Kings GM Dean Lombardi acknowledged that his team does take analytics into account when making decisions, but attributes a lot of L.A.'s success to incalculable intangibles such as character, expectations and compete level.

"There’s a big difference between data and knowledge, and how you use it," said Lombardi. "You’ll never convince me that emotion isn’t a huge part of this game, more than any other (sport)." Lombardi revealed that he has spoken on the phone "a number of times" with former Boston Red Sox General Manager and current Chicago Cubs Director of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein about the use of analytics, but would not explain how the Kings apply advanced stats information. "You can get my book when I’m done," he joked.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:29:00 PM

It's looking ever more likely that the Kings and Sharks will play an outdoor game on February 21, 2015.

Rumors of an outdoor contest between the two teams have been circling for some time, but a potential leak of information on Ticketmaster Sunday has social media abuzz with the possibility their February 21, 2015 game will take place at new Levi's Stadium. The new venue was officially opened Saturday for an MLS contest between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders and would appear to be everything the NHL is looking for in a venue for this type of event.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 02:48:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings will open the 2014-15 regular season against the San Jose Sharks.

The Kings will raise their Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 8 versus a Sharks' team that blew a 3-0 series lead against them in the first round of the playoffs. The other opening night contests will feature the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks on the road against the Calgary Flames. Check the link at the bottom to see the opening night contests for all 30 clubs.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Los Angeles has re-signed assistant coach Davis Payne and goaltending coach Bill Ranford.

The Kings also promoted John Stevens to associated head coach. "Our coaching staff has been an integral part of the success of our team the last three years," said GM Dean Lombardi in a statement. "We are extremely pleased that they will remain part of our team and continue together as we strive for excellence."
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jarret Stoll
3Jordan Nolan
4Andy Andreoff
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Tanner Pearson
4Trevor Lewis
5Kyle Clifford
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Nick Shore
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Jamie McBain
4Andrej Sekera
5Robyn Regehr
6Matt Greene
7Alec Martinez
8Brayden McNabb
9Slava Voynov
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones