Jake Muzzin – confident, consistent and craving playoff success

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You don’t always get a second chance to make a first impression.
But, 24-year old defenseman Jake Muzzin has done just that over the past four months.
After starting his NHL career coming straight out of training camp in October 2010, he was off to the AHL after only 11 games. During his first stint with the Kings, [...]

Stanley Cup Moments flashback – Kings sweep Blues in 2012

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Over the last few months the folks at KingsVision have been producing some quality videos as part of their look back at the 2012 playoffs via a series they’ve dubbed ‘Stanley Cup Moments.’
In honor of the re-match between the two teams this post-season, here’s Episode 7, covering the Kings sweep of the Blues last spring…

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MayorsManor Live Radio: NHL Awards and playoff predictions

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With the 2013 regular season behind us it’s time to talk about who is worthy of being nominated for the NHL Awards and look ahead to the eight playoff match-ups.  Who will win in the East?  Which teams have a shot at an upset in the West?
As usual, there a lot of questions at this time of [...]

Kings players select high and low points of 2013 regular season

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Over the last few days we spent time collecting thoughts from a handful of LA Kings players, asking them to look back on the 48 games played in 99 days – a whirlwind of a schedule to say the least. What were the high points, what were the low points? Here’s what they had to [...]

OFFICIAL: Kings v Blues playoff schedule, Round 1

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It’s now official, the Kings and Blues will play the following schedule in their first round playoff series…
Tuesday, April 30 at 5:00 pm PST in St. Louis
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm PST in St. Louis
Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 pm PST in Los Angeles
Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm PST in Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 8 [...]

Some classic Sutter following Kings regular season finale

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Following the Kings 3-2 win over the Sharks to close out the 2013 regular season, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
– On taking care of business tonight: “We’ve tried to do it for all year. Take care of business. So, it’s over”
– On facing St. Louis: “They’re an improved team obviously from the [...]

Comments from Sharks’ locker room after 3-2 loss to Kings

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Following the Sharks 3-2 loss in Los Angeles on Saturday night, here’s what they were saying back in the San Jose locker room…
– Captain Joe Thornton on how much incentive there was in the game, knowing that home-ice wasn’t possible: “We’re going to go up to Vancouver. Excited to play them. You want to win [...]

Flash quotes from Kings’ locker room after 3-2 win over Sharks

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It’s over!
The 2013 NHL regular season has come and gone. After 48 games in 99 days, that’s a wrap.
For the Kings, after their 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, they finished the season in fifth place of the Western Conference and will now play the St. Louis Blues in a best-of-seven [...]

Dustin Brown talks contract extension and watching from the sidelines

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Kings captain Dustin Brown won’t be in the line-up for tonight’s regular season finale at Staples Center.  Instead, he’ll miss his second consecutive game, sitting on the sidelines after being suspended for elbowing Jason Pominville in the head last Tuesday.
Watching from afar is a new experience for Brown though. Prior to missing Wednesday’s game in Detroit, he had played in 314 [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 48 – Sharks at Kings

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This is it, the end of the NHL’s 48-game shortened season.
Entering tonight’s action the Kings still don’t know who they’ll play in the first round of the playoffs next week – it could be St. Louis, it could be Vancouver, it might even be San Jose (scenarios listed here).
Along with Game 48, we’ve reached the [...]