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Kings’ Fraser has ‘bell rung’ on McLaren hit

Dec 11, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

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L.A. Kings forward Colin Fraser left Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs early in the second period and did not return.

After the game, which L.A. won 3-1 over the host Toronto Maple Leafs, Kings’ head coach Darryl Sutter was quick in disclosing the nature of Fraser’s injury, saying simply that his player “got his bell rung,” according to Joe Yerdon of ProHockeyTalk and

The hit that knocked Fraser out of the game occurred in the second period, right near the Toronto bench. As Fraser went to absorb contact and play the puck with one hand on his stick, Frazer McLaren drove the Kings’ forward hard from the side and into the boards.

It appeared Fraser, who went almost back-first, hit his head on the boards. McLaren wasn’t penalized on the play.

Later in the period, Jordan Nolan challenged McLaren to a fight, with the two exchanging some wild blows, none of which seemed to really connect.

  1. blackhawksdynasty - Dec 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    I haven’t found an appropriate article to leave my comment, so this one will have to do.

    I watch as many games as I can on nhl center ice, and I’ve seen this Jones kid play in goal the last few games.
    For the most part he’s been outstanding…and that includes tonight’s game. Kings fans ought to be ecstatic. Heck of a run he’s having with Quick on the shelf.

    • patthehockeyfan - Dec 12, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      Welcome, blackhawksdynasty! Your comment is appreciated.

      The Kings are fortunate to have two outstanding backup goaltenders. Who knew? Credit great scouting, smart signing and a terrific goaltender coach. And, of course, both Scrivens’ and Jones’ skills and talent.

      Personally, I was kind of glad that Toronto scored on Jones. I don’t know about him; but, his shutout streak was giving me angina. Plus, it was on a 5 on 3 PK, and I don’t have a problem with that.

      Kings had to have been a little tired in this game. Toronto outplayed them. I’m deliriously happy, though, that the Kings won.

      Congrats to Drew Doughty on his 200th career point last night!


  2. blomfeld - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:22 AM


    “The Kings have gone 17 games without allowing a first-period goal” …

    which by the way is a new ‘all time” NHL record ! :)


    Friends, that was actually the first King’s game that I’ve been able to watch this year from ‘start to finish’ without any interruptions … and what a treat that was! Everybody played well again, though this Martin Jones story is truly incredible. The athleticism and poise of this young net minder is truly something to behold. And to think that he’s just our 3rd stringer? … you just gotta love it man! Anyway, I liked the way Coach Sutter spread out the minutes to ‘everyone’ tonight, as that was indeed a ‘tough’ fight with us having played the night before in Montreal … talk about ‘esprit de corps’ in action eh? And fittingly, we ‘limited’ the damage to our former comrade Bernier, while still coming away with victory. I can assure you though that this one must have ‘stung’ for the Leafs, as a ‘rested’ team being beaten at home by a ‘road weary’ visitor is not cool. But that’s their 1.2 billion dollar problem and not ours. It’s now on to the nation’s capital where a bunch of corrupt Senators are going to get ‘theirs’ in no uncertain terms! It’s going to be like a sort of ‘Operation “Reverse” Brutus’ if you will, where Caesar goes berserk and slays all of his ‘would be’ assailants with their own knives … LA Kings style ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *** NHL’s Top Goalies as per Li Fung @ The South China Morning Post ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    1-A) Martin Jones
    1-B) Benjamin Scrivens …

    2) Jonathan Bernier
    3) Cory Schneider
    4) Ryan Miller
    5) Carey Price

    • blomfeld - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      ps: I bet you guys never knew Elvis could speak Chinese eh ? :)

  3. muckleflugga - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:04 AM


    wise men say, only fools rush in…




    mao wang, the cat king

    • blomfeld - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      Chin Ho Kelly: Steve, we should get to the mainland soon and see a King’s game eh ?

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