Teemu Selanne on how to beat Jonathan Quick

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The ageless wonder, Teemu Selanne, shared the following thoughts following the Ducks morning skate today, in advance of Game 3 vs. the Kings…
Is it fair to say that there is no downplaying the importance of this game?
“That’s how you want to look at it. It’s by far the biggest game of our season. [...]

Drew Doughty – ‘I want to be considered a leader’

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Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had the following to share after the team took their morning skate at Staples Center, in advance of tonight’s Game 3 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
Here we are at a game day skate and you look like you want to score as much as if it was a game
“I love to score. [...]

By The Numbers: Kings and Ducks Through 2 Games

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In advance of Game 3 between the Kings and Ducks tonight in Los Angeles, let’s take a look at how the numbers stack up through the opening two games in their second round match-up…
Kings vs Ducks stats:
Player       Goals     Assists   Points
Gaborik       3              1               4
Kopitar        0             4               4
Martinez     2              0               2
King             1              0               1
Richards     0              1               1
Doughty      0              1               1
Brown         0              1               1
Toffoli         0              1               1
Pearson      0              1               1
Williams     0              1               1
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Pre-Game 2: Selanne and Fowler on Ducks must-win game

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Comments from the Ducks morning skate, in advance of Game 2 vs. the Kings later today…
CAM FOLWER:
Players will always say you have to reset after every game. Is it easier to deal with a loss like you had in Game 1, as opposed to if that happened in a Game 6?
“I guess. You never want [...]

Pre-Game 2: Jeff Schultz talks making his Kings debut tonight

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As noted in a MayorsManor article over the weekend, after playing for the Manchester Monarchs this season, Jeff Schultz will step into the Kings line-up for the first time tonight, replacing injured Robin Regehr. After the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, here’s what he shared with the gathered media…
Fair to say you’ve worked all season [...]

Pre-Game 2: Darryl Sutter on Kopitar-Getzlaf, plus Doughty

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Quotes from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, in advance of Game 2 later tonight vs. the Ducks…
Will having two days before Game 3 allow him to increase the minutes Drew Doughty:
“Well, you play 30-plus minutes because you play overtime. Drew, if you’re just talking about the specific player, he plays 26 minutes, so [...]

Dan Boyle on loss of Vlasic, Stalock in goal and playing at Staples

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Morning skate quotes from Dan Boyle in advance of the Sharks Game 6 vs. the Kings in Los Angeles…
Based on after game 5 there is a sense in this room about playing game 6, just so the team can move on?
“We would have loved to have played last night if we could have. We are [...]

Tanner Pearson on Hawerchuk, Carter, and Toffoli

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Morning skate quotes from Kings forward Tanner Pearson in advance of Game 6…
What effect did your junior coach Dale Hawerchuk have on your career?
“I really like Dale as coach. He’s good for young kids. He was a really skilled player and there is a reason he is in the Hall of Fame. Kind of watching [...]

Justin Williams on the possibility of no tomorrow

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams in advance of Game 6 vs. the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center…
Fair to say that the game plan stays the same for tonight as it was for games 4 and 5?
“Same approach every game when your facing winning or going home. It’s the best you got every [...]

Game 6 Morning Skate: Darryl Sutter quotes

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On the forecheck in Game 5:
“We talked about trying to stop their forecehck. I’m sure that’s what they talked about it also. Both teams do that really well. It basically becomes a zone time thing.”
On the Kings avoiding the Sharks forecheck by getting out of their own zone quickly in Game 5:
“I think that’s not [...]