“Solid chance” Scrivens starts against Canadiens?

Via: PROFESSOR’S KNOWLEDGE: There’s a solid chance Ben Scrivens returns to the crease for the Kings tonight. He has the most experience against the Montreal Canadiens in recent years; two seasons in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. Scrivens has three career starts against the Canadiens, including his NHL debut on April 7th, 2011 at Montreal’s […] Read more

Where’s Scrivens? Sutter’s handling of goalies has fans guessing

For a guy who’s at or near the top of every goalie stat in the NHL, the Kings current “#1 goaltender” Ben Scrivens is all of the sudden having trouble getting playing time. Scrivens, who earned the backup position in LA, was thrust into the limelight when the Kings franchise goalie, Jonathan Quick, went down […] Read more

UPDATE: Carter joins Clifford on ice after morning skate…

The Twitterverse was aflame this morning after the Kings ended their morning skate ahead of their matchup versus the Lightning tonight. The Skinny: Ben Scrivens left the ice first meaning he will likely start. Colin Fraser and Jordan Nolan stayed on after the skate meaning they will likely be scratched. Kyle Clifford, who was presumed […] Read more

Audio Interviews with Scrivens, Doughty, Sutter and Ranford…

Context is everything, they say. And that’s what you get when you visit Gann Matsuda’s Frozen Royalty. That’s because he often posts raw audio interviews with players and coaches. Most of the time those interviews are posted the day after and placed at the very bottom of his post, such as the case in the […] Read more

Ben Scrivens unusual path from the Ivy League to NHL star…

It’s an interesting story indeed. How an overlooked, young goalie from Canada made his way to an Ivy League college in America, then onto an original six team back up in Canada. Through it all, Scrivens told “white lies” to his parents, skirted responsibility, and felt like he “scammed the system,” and yet here he […] Read more

East Coast Bias: Sutter happy to see west coast get props…

In his presser yesterday, Kings head Coach Darryl Sutter took a not-so-sublet jab at what is often referred to as “east coast bias” when it comes to the lack of recognition of teams and players on the west coast. On Kings backup goaltender Ben Scrivens receiving the NHL’s first star of the week… “Yeah, good […] Read more

Can I get a “hell yeah!” Scrivens named NHL star of the week…

If you would have told Kings backup goaltender Ben Scrivens a week ago that he would be named the NHL first star of the week, he just might kindly suggest you have your head examined. Last Monday the Kings were gearing up for a 4 game road trip with every indication that Jonathan Quick would […] Read more

Unlike Quick, Scrivens “loves playing the puck behind the net”

In the following NHL.com article about Ben Scrivens, Slava Voynov revealed this gem: “He has played very well. I feel great with him behind me,” said defenseman Slava Voynov, who notes that Scrivens has one element to his game not usually seen with Quick. “He loves playing the puck behind the net.” Check out the […] Read more

Kings vs. Rangers Preview: Nolan, Fraser scratched…

As per the LA Kings Insider game preview below, it looks like these are the forward lines you can expect this afternoon when the Kings take the ice versus the Rangers. Jordan Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams Dwight King – Mike Richards – Tyler Toffoli Daniel Carcillo – Jarret Stoll – Matt […] Read more

Former LA Kings Insider blasts New Jersey Devils…

Nice shutout for Scrivens. Hope he didn’t want to keep the puck. Those things tend to disappear against NJ . — Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) November 16, 2013 As you may recall, Rich Hammond covered the puck theft incident where video showed Devils forward Patrik Elias taking the Kings game winning puck off the ice at […] Read more