Pre-Game 4 comments from Chicago Blackhawks coach and players

Comments from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and several Chicago players in advance of tonight’s Game 4 vs. the LA Kings…
Q. Will we see Brookbank back tonight?
QUENNEVILLE: Brooksy is playing. He’s been excited to play every game we’ve played in the playoffs. You have to commend him. He’s practiced very well. It’s a great opportunity for [...]

Sutter’s full comments from WCF Game 4 morning skate

Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. The other day you ruled out Richards fairly early in the day. Can you give any kind of update?
“He didn’t skate today, so he won’t play tonight.”
Q. How was [...]

Jake Muzzin received the message, loud and clear

Rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin played in 45 of the Kings’ 48 regular season games. During that span he posted seven goals, 16 points and led the team with a plus-16 rating. He arguably deserved to be in the conversation for the Calder Trophy. He’s also gone on to patrol the blueline in 15 of LA’s 16 post-season [...]

Game 4 morning skate – Greene on Muzzin’s development and Carter’s mumbles

Following the Kings’ morning skate at Staples Center, here’s what defenseman Matt Greene had to say heading into Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
On how Jake Muzzin has improved this season:
“I think he’s found a way. You have to find a way to stick around, stay in the lineup. I think he did that with [...]

WCF Game 4 morning skate: Williams on lines, injuries and playoffs

Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
On Duncan Keith’s suspension:
“They did what they do, we do what we do. It is what it is. He’s out a game, he’s a big part of their team. So be it.”
On if the Kings need [...]

WCF Game 4 morning skate: Stoll on line changes, Keith’s suspension

Comments from Kings center Jarret Stoll following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
On playing on the top line with Williams and Brown:
“I don’t know what you’d consider ‘top lines’ or what. But, whoever you’re playing with, try to be good, create chances, try to be a plus player. [...]

Thursday morning stake – Sutter’s probable lines for Game 4 vs Chicago

Live from Staples Center, here’s how Kings coach Darryl Sutter has put things together – and will probably keep them for tonight’s Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
FORWARDS
Dustin Brown – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Anze Kopitar – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Brad [...]

NHL explains the Duncan Keith suspension

For your convenience, comments made by coach Darryl Sutter and other Kings players earlier today are linked down below.
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WCF Wednesday June 5 – Matt Greene comments

On upset about Jeff Carter being hit by Duncan Keith:
Yeah, but you can’t dwell on it. We’re here to win games, not worry about what happened in the past or what got called. That’s it, our focus has to be going into Game 4.”
On what the referee told him following the hit:
“He said that it’s [...]

Jeff Carter on his mouth, payback and the play of several teammates

Sometimes timing doesn’t work out the way you want it to. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was scheduled for a 10:30am PST phone hearing today with the NHL to discuss possible supplementary discipline for his high stick on Jeff Carter in Game 3.  And with several LA Kings players and coach Darryl Sutter set to meet [...]