Game 4: Morning Skate comments from Kings Darryl Sutter

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the New York Rangers…
Q. Have you ever been a guy that could read a team’s mental state off of a morning skate or is it all going to be a mystery?
SUTTER: I think once you get to know [...]

Game 4: Morning skate comments from Rangers coach

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following the team’s Game 4 morning skate at Madison Square Garden in New York City…
Q. Is the mood different from yesterday? The guys seemed a little down yesterday. You thought they’d be more upbeat today.
VIGNEAULT: Not sure what you guys expected. But I think our overall mood was the [...]

Lombardi explains his sit down meeting with Doughty after Game 1

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In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, New York Rangers Chris Kreider caught Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face with the butt-end of his stick. Obviously, Doughty wasn’t happy about it. However, the way he responded to teammate Jeff Carter on the bench was even more a concern for GM Dean Lombardi.
Thus, the [...]

TUESDAY: Comments from Carter, Stoll, Greene

Comments from Jeff Carter, Jarret Stoll, and Matt Greene on Tuesday…
Q. Jarret and Matt, talk about Dustin Brown, his captaincy, his style of leadership since you’ve come to L.A. Do you remember moments where you went, That’s our captain.
STOLL: I think both playoff runs, playoff games you see what Dustin [...]

TUESDAY: Comments from Darryl Sutter on Kings off day

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Tuesday afternoon from MSG in New York…
Q. From your time playing, past coaching, is there a parallel or a  comparison you can draw to another player like Justin Williams?
SUTTER: Good question. Just trying to think of guys I played  with and then guys I coached.  I’d probably have [...]

TUESDAY: Doughty and Williams comments from MSG

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Comments from Kings players Drew Doughty and Justin Williams on Tuesday afternoon at MSG…
Q. Drew, can you talk about Dustin Brown, what you think of him as the captain, what comes to mind for you? Talk about playing against a guy internationally, as well.
DOUGHTY: Browny is a great leader, a great captain. He does a [...]

TUESDAY: Lundqvist answers questions at optional skate

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Henrik Lundqvist comments after the Rangers optional practice on Tuesday – which he participated in…
Q. Last night, how did things change for the Kings and their approach after the first deflected goal? Sitting here today, how important do you feel the first goal will be psychologically for each team tomorrow?
LUNDQVIST: Well, first obviously when they score [...]

Tuesday: Rangers coach on team’s lack of energy

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault during media availibilty on Tuesday afternoon at MSG…
Q. You said you’d take the night to think about what to say to your team. Do you have something in mind now?
VIGNEAULT: You know, all the talk that we can have around trying to spin this any way you want, 29 [...]

Lundqvist on Kings luck in Game 3

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Comments from Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist following Ney York’s 3-0 loss to the LA Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final…
On tonight’s game:

“Well you try to stay positive right now, but it’s tough, it’s really tough. We are doing a lot good things, but you look at the goals and we put two [...]

Post-Game 3 Comments: Rangers coach obviously upset

Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault…
Q. You out-shoot them 2-1. What went wrong?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Couldn’t score.
Q. Did you feel Quick was just that good tonight or were the
mistakes as costly in this game as they’ve been in others?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, he was obviously the best player on the ice
tonight.
But, [...]