Author: Jacob Mandel

LAK writer and avid fan of the NHL. U.S. Navy Veteran and student. Los Angeles, CA

Rob Blake Saga: Part II

Following a disappointing conclusion to the 2016 season, the Los Angeles Kings were reaching a pivotal fork in the road about the franchise’s direction. The acquisition of Milan Lucic over the offseason set the bar high in regard to the expectations from the fan base. This offseason, the King’s big splash was the pivot from […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 30th: LAK Out Lasted by Edmonton 5-4 and Drop Series 4-2

After last night’s 5-4 victory, Edmonton has eliminated the LA Kings in a roller-coaster of a series. The series was closed out on a late 3rd-period goal by Kailer Yamamoto, who capped off a very productive game 6 for the Oilers’ bottom 6. Klim Kostin posted 2 goals and an assist in the game and […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 24th: All Knotted Heading Back to Edmonton 2-2

Last night’s game was more of the same for the LA Kings, with a few wrinkles. Kevin Fiala returned for the Kings and made an immediate impact with two assists in the 1st period, where the Kings came out and. built a 3-0 lead after one. However, LA showed up flat in the 2nd period […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr. 20th: LAK Slow Start is Too Much to Overcome

After the Game 1s heroic comeback in the 3rd period against Edmonton Monday, the 2-0 deficit LAK found themselves in again was too much to overcome. The Edmonton Oilers came out with another dominant 1st period sending them to the locker room up 2-0. The 2nd period was writing a similar script to how game […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 13th: Kings Win Finale 5-3 and Start the Next Chapter

The Kings found themselves on the winning side of their season finale Thursday with a 5-3 win against Anaheim. The team delivered another gutsy performance to collect its 47th win and 104 points for the year. Adrian Kempe lit the lamp three times to push his goal total into the 40’s as the first King […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 10th: The Return of the Kings

The Los Angeles Kings closed their season at home with a win last evening, reflecting what Kings fans became accustomed to seeing post-trade deadline. A 3-0 shutout was a great way to end the season at home and turn the page on a rough last ten games in which the Kings have gone 5-5. When […]

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