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 [...]

Quick and Richards open up about teammates, Lombardi, and playoffs

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Jonathan Quick and Mike Richards usually aren’t two of the most talkative guys on the Kings team, preferring to let their actions on the ice provide the necessary commentary. However, upon landing in Chicago late Tuesday, both players had quite a bit to offer up…
Q. What is the biggest difference between last year’s series and [...]

Carter and Lewis with plenty to say after landing in Chicago

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Upon landing in Chicago on Tuesday, Kings forwards Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis shared the following thoughts…
Q. Your screen you had on the goal, that’s an example that you are out-smarting the Blackhawks, playing a smarter game. Do you feel that way, that your hockey IQ is ruling the series at this point?
CARTER: I think [...]

Tuesday’s with Tanner – Pearson looks at Kings 3-1 series lead

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Comments from Kings rookie Tanner Pearson…
On having a 3-1 series lead vs. the Blackhawks:
“It’s nice to know that you only have one more game left. It’s going to be a battle though, they’re going to be prepared and we have to be prepared, too.”
On the team’s mindset going into Game 5:
“I think we have to [...]

Gaborik confident, but cautious as Kings head to Chicago for Game 5

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With his goal in Monday night’s 5-2 Kings win, Marian Gaborik became only the third player in L.A. history to score 10 or more goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wayne Gretzky holds the franchise lead with 15, accomplished in 1993, and Luc Robitaille potted 12 in 1991. With the team now holding a 3-1 [...]

Blackhawks searching for answers after dropping Game 4

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Following their 5-2 loss in Game 4, giving the Kings a commanding 3-1 series lead, the Blackhawks players and coach Joel Quenneville continue to search for answers…
Q. What should the team do to create more chances on the power play?

JONATHAN TOEWS: We got some shots and some chances. It’s going to go in eventually so [...]

Kopitar and Williams all business after taking 3-1 series lead

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Following the Kings 5-2 win in Game 4, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here’s what Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar had to share…
Q. Justin, having been in their position, in a hole, does that help you maybe know how to deal with this position?

JUSTIN WILLIAMS: We just know we don’t [...]

Monday: Blackhawks coach Q and Toews pre-game comments

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Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, Chicago Blackhaws center Jonathan Toews and coach Joel Quenneville had this to say…
Q.  Jonathan, how do you look at it, the fact you’ve made it this far without some of your top guns not scoring many goals?
TOEWS:  Well, I think that’s always [...]

Anze Kopitar on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews

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Comments from Kings center Anze Kopitar after Monday’s morning skate, specifically talking about Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews…
On if he came into the series with a renewed commitment – or plan on how – to shutdown Toews:
“Yeah, I had a pretty good idea that we were going to play against each other a lot and we [...]