Interviews and notes from Kings practice – April 25, 2012

LA Kings related news has been at a steady stream today. Early this morning you had the announcement that goaltender Jonathan Quick was named as a Vezina Trophy (best goaltender) finalist – along with Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. The leagues’s 30 General Managers voted on that award and all ballots were cast prior to the playoffs starting. As for the trophy itself, it will be handed out in Las Vegas on June 20th and like last year, MayorsManor will be in Sin City for all the festivities. So, expect full reports from the awards, the parties and the non-stop action that we’ll jam into a 48-hour window.

But, before we get to that, there’s still plenty of hockey left to be played…and the NHL finally confirmed when the Kings and Blues will kick off their second round series. As we mentioned in yesterday’s practice report, game one is now official for this Saturday and game two will be played on Monday. Things will then move west for games next Thursday (May 3) and Sunday (May 6) in LA. Start times will be announced later this week.

Two other notes to pass along before we get to some interviews, Kyle Clifford remained in a red jersey (no contact) – so he looks doubtful for game one. Also, the team will not practice on Thursday, as they’ll be flying to St. Louis.

After some on-ice work today, here’s what a few of the players had to say…

Brad Richardson:

Jonathan Quick:

Jarret Stoll:

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