Cabbie Presents: LA Kings Report Cards

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LA Kings players Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll, and Drew Doughty grade their playoff skills in six serious categories…

Also, here is Doughty (and coach Darryl Sutter) with more thoughts on the fight with Joe Thornton.
Cabbie also went to Stoll’s house to hang out with friends a few years ago. Watch here.

Kopitar, Williams and Mitchell pumped for Game 7

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Comments from LA Kings players Anze Kopitar, Willie Mitchell, and Justin Williams upon landing in Chicago on Saturday afternoon…
Q. (No microphone.)
WILLIAMS: Yes. And I’ll take it. If we have to play 28 games this year to win, that’s what we have to do. We’re using all our lifelines so far. We plan on getting the [...]

Nobody more confident than Doughty after Game 6

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Kings defenseman did just about everything he set out to accomplish in Game 6, including being a big part of his team’s offense. However, when all was said and doen, LA let another third period lead slip away and the Blackhawks tied the series. Following the loss on home ice, Doughty wasn’t rattled one bit [...]

Just hours from puck drop, Blackhawks talk Game 6

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Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith spoke to the media before Game 6 in Los Angeles…
Q.  Duncan, you guys talked going into Game 5 about the pressure being on them to close this out.  Still feel that way?
KEITH:  There’s pressure on both ways.  I think it’s just a matter of the [...]

Jake Muzzin talks Doughty, Kane, and leadership

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Comments from Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin following the team’s morning skate, in advance of tonight’s Game 6 vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks…
On if he’s ready to make it a low scoring game tonight:
“Yes. Exchanging some line rushes with them…that’s not our game so we’ve got to get back to tightening things up a little bit.”
On [...]

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 [...]

Handzus on his big goal, plus Kane talks Hawks Game 5 win

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Comments from the Blackhawks Michal Handzus and Patrick Kane following Chicago’s double-overtime win in Game 5…
Q. Talk us through the game winner there at the end.
HANDZUS: I was in the neutral zone. Obviously Kaner and Saad did a great job. They had a lot of patience. Saad kind of kept the puck, two guys on [...]