Defenseman Jake Muzzin agreed to a five-year, $20 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, passing on a chance at free agency to stick with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Tanner Pearson had two goals and an assist, and linemates Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli added a goal and an assist apiece in the Los Angeles Kings’ 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Rookie William Karlsson scored the first two goals of his career in leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-1 victory over the winless Buffalo Sabres on Monday afternoon.
Kings linemates Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles’ first victory of the season, 4-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Kings will open their Stanley Cup title defense with 21 players from last season’s championship team.
Forwards Dany Heatley and Kyle Palmieri will miss the start of the Anaheim Ducks’ season because of injuries.
Corey Perry set up the tying goal by Ryan Kesler with 53 seconds left in regulation and scored the game-winner at 3:37 of overtime to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night in the teams’ preseason finale.
Jeff Carter scored three goals, including the go-ahead tally late in the second period of the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-2 preseason victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
Forward Devante Smith-Pelly has agreed to a two-year, $1.6 million deal to return to the Anaheim Ducks.
The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming off his rookie season.
Edmonton’s Andrew Ference won the King Clancy Award for humanitarian contributions to hockey, while Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award for his charitable work at the league’s postseason awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will be off the ice for up to three months after undergoing wrist surgery.
Trent Yawney has been hired as an assistant coach by the Anaheim Ducks.
The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings are scheduled to play seven of their first eight games of the 2014-15 season at home in Staples Center, according to the revealed complete schedules of all 30 teams.
The Los Angeles Kings visited the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium before their NL West game against the Colorado Rockies — and took the Stanley Cup with them.