2005–06 Los Angeles Kings season

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2005–06 Los Angeles Kings
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 10th Western
2005–06 record 42–35–5
Home record 26–14–1
Road record 16–21–4
Goals for 249
Goals against 270
Team information
General Manager Dave Taylor
Coach Andy Murray (Oct-Mar)
John Torchetti (interim) (Mar/Apr)
Captain Mattias Norstrom
Luc Robitaille (One game)
Alternate captains Craig Conroy
Aaron Miller
Mattias Norstrom (One game)
Luc Robitaille
Jeremy Roenick
Arena Staples Center
Average attendance 17,821
Team leaders
Goals Michael Cammalleri (26)
Assists Lubomir Visnovsky (50)
Points Lubomir Visnovsky (67)
Penalties in minutes Sean Avery (257)
Plus/minus Pavol Demitra (+21)
Wins Mathieu Garon (31)
Goals against average Jason LaBarbera (2.89)

The 2005–06 Los Angeles Kings season was the 39th season (38th season of play) for the National Hockey League franchise. It began with wholesale changes, as during the off-season the Kings acquired centers Pavol Demitra and Jeremy Roenick to help solidify their offense, as well as goaltender Jason LaBarbera.

The changes appeared to pay off, as the Kings stormed out to a 15–6–1 record, and first place in the division. The team, however, collapsed, winning only 27 of their remaining 60 games, finishing fourth in the Pacific Division, and out of the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Head Coach Andy Murray was fired for their final 12 games with John Torchetti taking over, despite the team finishing with an impressive 42 wins.

Regular season[edit]

  • January 19, 2006 – Luc Robitaille becomes the Kings' all-time leading goal scorer.

The Kings finished the regular season with the most power play opportunities, tying the Phoenix Coyotes with 541. They also finished 30th overall in penalty-kill percentage, at 78.73%.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Dallas Stars 82 53 23 6 265 218 112
2 5 San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 11 266 242 99
3 6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 43 27 12 254 229 98
4 10 Los Angeles Kings 82 42 35 5 249 270 89
5 12 Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 39 5 246 271 81

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Western Conference[3]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Detroit Red Wings CE 82 58 16 8 305 209 124
2 Y- Dallas Stars PA 82 53 23 6 265 218 112
3 Y- Calgary Flames NW 82 46 25 11 218 200 103
4 X- Nashville Predators CE 82 49 25 8 259 227 106
5 X- San Jose Sharks PA 82 44 27 11 266 242 99
6 X- Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PA 82 43 27 12 254 229 98
7 X- Colorado Avalanche NW 82 43 30 9 283 257 95
8 X- Edmonton Oilers NW 82 41 28 13 256 251 95
8.5
9 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 32 8 256 255 92
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 42 35 5 249 270 89
11 Minnesota Wild NW 82 38 36 8 231 215 84
12 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 38 39 5 246 271 81
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 35 43 4 223 279 74
14 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 26 43 13 211 285 65
15 St. Louis Blues CE 82 21 46 15 197 292 57

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific, NW – Northwest

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 2005 4–5 @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 0–1–0
2 W October 6, 2005 3–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 1–1–0
3 W October 9, 2005 2–1 OT Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 2–1–0
4 W October 11, 2005 3–1 Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 3–1–0
5 L October 13, 2005 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 3–2–0
6 W October 16, 2005 3–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 4–2–0
7 W October 19, 2005 5–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 5–2–0
8 W October 20, 2005 7–2 @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 6–2–0
9 L October 23, 2005 2–3 Calgary Flames (2005–06) 6–3–0
10 W October 25, 2005 3–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 7–3–0
11 L October 28, 2005 4–5 San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 7–4–0
12 W October 29, 2005 5–2 St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 8–4–0
13 W November 2, 2005 6–3 @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 9–4–0
14 L November 3, 2005 0–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 9–5–0
15 W November 5, 2005 3–2 SO Nashville Predators (2005–06) 10–5–0
16 L November 9, 2005 4–5 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 10–5–1
17 W November 11, 2005 4–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 11–5–1
18 W November 13, 2005 8–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 12–5–1
19 L November 15, 2005 2–3 @ Nashville Predators (2005–06) 12–6–1
20 W November 17, 2005 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 13–6–1
21 W November 19, 2005 4–3 Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 14–6–1
22 W November 22, 2005 6–3 @ St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 15–6–1
23 L November 24, 2005 3–4 @ Nashville Predators (2005–06) 15–7–1
24 W November 26, 2005 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 16–7–1
25 L November 28, 2005 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 16–8–1
26 L November 30, 2005 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 16–9–1
27 L December 2, 2005 1–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 16–10–1
28 L December 3, 2005 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 16–11–1
29 W December 6, 2005 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 17–11–1
30 L December 8, 2005 2–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 17–12–1
31 W December 10, 2005 3–1 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 18–12–1
32 L December 14, 2005 2–3 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 18–13–1
33 W December 16, 2005 4–3 SO @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 19–13–1
34 W December 17, 2005 4–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 20–13–1
35 W December 19, 2005 4–3 SO @ Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 21–13–1
36 W December 21, 2005 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (2005–06) 22–13–1
37 L December 23, 2005 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 22–14–1
38 W December 26, 2005 4–3 San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 23–14–1
39 W December 28, 2005 5–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 24–14–1
40 L December 29, 2005 5–6 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 24–14–2
41 W December 31, 2005 3–2 @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 25–14–2
42 W January 2, 2006 3–2 OT Dallas Stars (2005–06) 26–14–2
43 W January 5, 2006 4–0 Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 27–14–2
44 L January 7, 2006 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 27–15–2
45 L January 9, 2006 2–6 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 27–16–2
46 W January 12, 2006 6–0 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 28–16–2
47 L January 14, 2006 1–10 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 28–17–2
48 L January 17, 2006 1–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 28–18–2
49 W January 19, 2006 8–6 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 29–18–2
50 L January 21, 2006 3–4 OT San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 29–18–3
51 W January 23, 2006 3–2 SO Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 30–18–3
52 L January 24, 2006 1–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 30–19–3
53 L January 26, 2006 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 30–20–3
54 L January 28, 2006 2–6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 30–21–3
55 L January 30, 2006 3–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 30–21–4
56 L February 2, 2006 1–2 SO @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 30–21–5
57 L February 7, 2006 1–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 30–22–5
58 L February 8, 2006 4–7 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 30–23–5
59 W February 11, 2006 5–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 31–23–5
60 W February 12, 2006 6–5 Dallas Stars (2005–06) 32–23–5
61 W March 2, 2006 3–2 Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 33–23–5
62 W March 4, 2006 3–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 34–23–5
63 W March 7, 2006 3–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 35–23–5
64 L March 9, 2006 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 35–24–5
65 W March 11, 2006 2–1 SO @ St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 36–24–5
66 L March 13, 2006 3–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 36–25–5
67 L March 14, 2006 2–6 Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 36–26–5
68 L March 16, 2006 1–4 Dallas Stars (2005–06) 36–27–5
69 W March 18, 2006 3–1 St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 37–27–5
70 L March 20, 2006 0–5 Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 37–28–5
71 W March 25, 2006 6–4 Nashville Predators (2005–06) 38–28–5
72 L March 27, 2006 4–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 38–29–5
73 L March 29, 2006 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (2005–06) 38–30–5
74 L March 30, 2006 0–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 38–31–5
75 W April 1, 2006 1–0 Dallas Stars (2005–06) 39–31–5
76 W April 3, 2006 1–0 Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 40–31–5
77 L April 4, 2006 2–6 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 40–32–5
78 L April 6, 2006 0–5 San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 40–33–5
79 L April 8, 2006 2–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 40–34–5
80 L April 13, 2006 0–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 40–35–5
81 W April 15, 2006 2–1 SO Calgary Flames (2005–06) 41–35–5
82 W April 17, 2006 4–0 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 42–35–5

Playoffs[edit]

The Kings were eliminated from playoff contention in late March 2006.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Visnovsky, LubomirLubomir Visnovsky D 80 17 50 67 50 7 10 0 3
Conroy, CraigCraig Conroy C 78 22 44 66 78 13 5 3 3
Demitra, PavolPavol Demitra LW 58 25 37 62 42 21 7 5 7
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri C 80 26 29 55 50 -14 15 0 4
Frolov, AlexanderAlexander Frolov LW 69 21 33 54 40 17 4 3 4
Armstrong, DerekDerek Armstrong C 62 13 28 41 46 -2 7 0 1
Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo D 81 14 26 40 38 16 7 0 3
Avery, SeanSean Avery C 75 15 24 39 257 -5 1 3 1
Belanger, EricEric Belanger C 65 17 20 37 62 -5 5 0 1
Brown, DustinDustin Brown LW 79 14 14 28 80 -10 6 0 2
Norstrom, MattiasMattias Norstrom D 77 4 23 27 58 -3 2 1 1
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 65 15 9 24 52 -6 3 0 2
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C 58 9 13 22 36 -5 2 0 1
Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos RW 76 8 14 22 100 -8 0 0 1
Gleason, TimTim Gleason D 78 2 19 21 77 0 0 0 0
Dempsey, NathanNathan Dempsey D 53 2 11 13 48 0 0 0 0
Cowan, JeffJeff Cowan LW 46 8 1 9 73 -8 0 0 0
Weaver, MikeMike Weaver D 53 0 9 9 14 -3 0 0 0
Parrish, MarkMark Parrish RW 19 5 3 8 4 -9 3 0 0
Miller, AaronAaron Miller D 56 0 8 8 27 -6 0 0 0
Giuliano, JeffJeff Giuliano LW 48 3 4 7 26 0 0 0 2
Parros, GeorgeGeorge Parros RW 55 2 3 5 138 1 0 0 0
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon G 63 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 0
Grebeshkov, DenisDenis Grebeshkov D 8 0 2 2 12 -4 0 0 0
Kanko, PetrPetr Kanko RW 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
LaBarbera, JasonJason LaBarbera G 29 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pushkarev, KonstantinKonstantin Pushkarev RW 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan, MattMatt Ryan C 12 0 1 1 2 -4 0 0 0
Sopel, BrentBrent Sopel D 11 0 1 1 6 -4 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger LW 5 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0
Clarke, NoahNoah Clarke LW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flinn, RyanRyan Flinn LW 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Hauser, AdamAdam Hauser G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James, ConnorConnor James RW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Petiot, RichardRichard Petiot D 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini LW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon 3446 63 31 26 3 185 3.22 4 1738 1553 .894
LaBarbera, JasonJason LaBarbera 1433 29 11 9 2 69 2.89 1 688 619 .900
Hauser, AdamAdam Hauser 51 1 0 0 0 6 7.06 0 24 18 .750
Team: 4930 82 42 35 5 260 3.16 5 2450 2190 .894

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Los Angeles's picks at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario on July 30, 2005:

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2006.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 162. 
  3. ^ "2005–2006 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2005-06 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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