Blackhawks coach Q on pressure of Game 7 vs LA

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Saturday afternoon quotes from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville…
Q. On pressure.
QUENNEVILLE: I don’t look at it as pressure. I think it’s been fun. We’ve been in a real interesting situation the last two games. As series progress, and as in-series progress as well, the games get tougher and faster and more important.  I thought as the [...]

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 [...]

Sutter lands in Chicago and says…

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Comments from Kings coach Darry Sutter upon landing in Chicago on Saturday afternoon…
Q. There’s an old adage in sports that good defense usually beats good offense. Why has that not been the case in this series?
SUTTER: I think there’s more goals in this series than normally expected. Hasn’t been a whole lot of power plays. [...]

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 [...]

Quick Quotes from Kings and Hawks after Game 6

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KINGS FORWARD DUSTIN BROWN:
(Re game recap): “We battled back and I think we just made a couple mistakes. I thought we were doing a good job on [Patrick] Kane and then getting kind of spacey made two great plays. I don’t think we can expect to give up four goals in one game. It’s been [...]

NHL Radio: Hoven and Davis with 5 keys to Game 6

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Just before puck drop for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, John Hoven and Jonathan Davis of West Coast Bias joined the crew from Faceoff on NHL Network Radio to provide the Kings’ five keys to the game. Give it a listen…

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 [...]