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 [...]

ANALYSIS: Hoven and Davis talk Game 5 double OT on NHL Radio

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// Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven and Jonathan Davis, co-hosts of West Coast Bias, as they join the gang from Ice Cap on NHL Network Radio to break down Game 5 of the Western Conference Final between the Kings and Blackhawks. Give it a listen using the player below…

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 [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville on Chicago’s Game 5 win

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville following Chicago’s double-overtime win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final…
Q. It was like an eight-minute stretch in the first overtime between whistles. From the bench, what was that sensation like?
SUTTER: Trying to get your changes in, trying to get your shifts in. [...]

MayorsMinutes on NHL Radio: Prediction for WCF Game 5

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – where they previewed Game 5 of the Western Conference Final between the Kings and the Blackhawks, plus talked about the Kings’ leading Conn Smythe candidate, coach Darryl Sutter, assistant coach John Stevens, Robyn Regehr’s injury status, a [...]

Pre-Game 5: Blackhawks Coach Q on Water Bottle, Lines, Momentum

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had the following to say as he prepares his team for a Game 5 match-up vs. the Kings in Chicago…
Q. Talking about the lines, with the Saad combination, what are you looking for?
QUENNEVILLE: I thought Saad and Shawsy last game were effective. Kaner can add to the mix there. I thought [...]

Pre-Game 5: Blackhawks Bickell and Seabrook ready for Kings

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As they prepare for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final vs. the LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks players Brent Seabrook and Brian Bickell shared the following thoughts…
Q. What is the feeling around the team and does is being down 3-1 a new experience for this team
SEABROOK: I think, like you said, it’s a new experience, a [...]

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 [...]