Morning Skate Quotes: Regehr closer, not playing in Game 6

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Although the Kings series with the Ducks almost feels like a lifetime ago, at least one player is still feeling the impact of the NHL’s first all-SoCal playoff series, as a collision with Devante Smith-Pelly continues to be a problem for defenseman Robyn Regehr.  After testing his knee during morning skate today, Regehr says he’s out [...]

Dustin Brown – This is Game 7 or there’s something wrong with us

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Comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown following the team’s morning skate, in advance of tonight’s Game 6 vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks…
Brown on the importance of Game 6:
“I think everyone is well aware of the situation, where we’re at, what we need to do, and the importance of the situation. And the importance of getting [...]

Thursday Quotes: Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik

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Earlier today we posted thoughts from Drew Doughty at the Kings training facility. Now, here is what Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik had to share, as they look ahead to Friday’s Game 6 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. On trying to close out the series.
GABORIK: Yeah, I mean, you want to close it out. Of course, [...]

Doughty explains what the Kings need to do in Game 6

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Comments from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty at the team’s training facility on Thursday…
On if it’s easy to forget last night’s loss, knowing the Kings played well:
“Yes. We have to forget about it. We’re here to win this series and we’re back here at home at Staples Center, in front of our home fans. Even though [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville Game 2 morning skate quotes

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Following Game 2 morning skates by their respective clubs, coaches Darryl Sutter of the Kings and Joel Quenneville of the Blackhawks shared the following thoughts…
Q. What kind of influence do you think Mike Richards has on your young guys?
SUTTER: Well, he’s a winner. Pretty much done it his whole life, first and foremost. He’s a [...]

Pre-Game 7: Justin Williams says Kings will use inner arrogance

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Kings forward Justin Williams is 5-0 in his career when playing in a Game 7. Following the Kings morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of tonight’s match-up with the Anaheim Ducks, he shared the following…
Williams on emotions:
“Every Game 7 brings about the same butterflies, anxiousness, and excitement for me. They’re all the same.”
Williams [...]

Pre-Game 7: Darryl Sutter quotes from morning skate

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Comments from Kings coach following the team’s morning skate at Honda Center, in advance of Game 7 vs. the Anaheim Ducks later today…
Darryl Sutter on pressure of a Game 7:
“Both teams won enough through the season and during the playoffs that if you can only play one game of a series, like you do doing [...]

Boudreau on things the Ducks don’t want to do in Game 5

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Comments from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in advance of Game 5 vs. the visiting Los Angels Kings later today…
The talk was the Kings had all the momentum after the first two games and now it looks like it has shifted in the Ducks favor. How do you view momentum?
“We are being pretty cautious. [...]

Pre-Game 5: Jarret Stoll – ‘I’m sure they don’t like us, don’t like me’

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Comments from Kings forward Jarret Stoll following the team’s morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of Game 5 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
What changed for the Kings after the first period, limiting the Ducks to zero shots in the second and only three (3) for the third period?
“I thought we were aggressive, more than [...]

Pre-Game 5: Kings Drew Doughty – ‘It’s gut check time’

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Comments from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty following the team’s morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of Game 5 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
Always tough to win on the road but having won twice already in this series in Anaheim give you added confidence coming into Game 5?
“Confident every game. Past is the past. [...]