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 [...]

Sunday: Gaborik on returning to NY, energy, and personal satisfaction

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Comments from Kings forwards Marian Gaborik and Dwight King upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Talk about continually finding a way…
KING: Yeah, it’s definitely strange. Obviously we’d like to have a little better starts. The last three have been two-goal deficits. I think once we get the first goal, it kind of [...]

Justin Williams – ‘I don’t really care much for petty battles’

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Justin, you keep doing this every game, no big deal.
WILLIAMS: We’re not proud of the way we’re starting games. We find ourselves in the same situation, regurgitating the same mumbo-jumbo every time.  We’re in a results-oriented league. The results are [...]

Sundays with Sutter: Coach is talkative after landing in NYC

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after landing in New York City on Sunday, in advance of Game 3 vs. the Rangers…
Q. Almost every player to a man, including you, have been saying, We can’t keep doing this, we can’t keep falling behind, it’s not going to work. Yet you keep doing it. How are [...]

West Coast Bias: SCF Game 2 postgame show on NHL Radio

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Guests Dustin Penner, Bernie Nicholls, Eric Belanger, Luc Robitaille, actor Colin Hanks, and James Duthie of TSN joined us for the June 7, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
We looked at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from every possible angle, talking Kings, Rangeras, coaching, goaltending, and much more. Plus, [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter vs Vigneault after LA 2OT win in Game 2

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following LA’s 5-4 double-overtime win in Game 2 of the Stanley CUp Final…
Q. Willie Mitchell’s performance tonight?
SUTTER: Played a lot of minutes. Haven’t seen the final.  Those four guys played 35 minutes for us.
Q. What do you take away from your team’s ability to [...]

SCF Post-game 2 with Kings Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll

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Post-game quotes from Jarret Stoll and Dustin Brown after the Kings double-overtime win over the Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final…
Q. Dustin, take us through your winning goal, how you saw it off of  Mitchell’s stick?
BROWN: I think it started on the forecheck. I’m not sure  what defenseman it was. I just [...]

West Coast Bias: Game 2 pregame show on NHL Radio – packed with guests

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// Enjoy a free replay of the West Coast Bias pre-game show on NHL Network Radio, as co-hosts John Hoven and Jonathan Davis set up Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Joining them to talk all about the Kings, the Rangers – and New York City billboards –  were AEG executive Kelly Cheeseman, Bob [...]

FRIDAY: Richards and Lundqvist on trying to beat the Kings

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Comments from New York Rangers players Brad Richards and Henrik Lundqvist following the team’s practice at Staples Center on Friday afternoon…
Q. Having been through a lot of these series before, is there any conscious thought about the fact you don’t want to go back to New York down 0-2? Do you want it to be [...]