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 [...]

Comments from Sutter after Kings land in Chicago

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Upon landing in Chicago on Tuesday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following thoughts…
Q. How does it feel being up 3-1 going into tomorrow’s game.
SUTTER: Well, we know it’s a tough building to come into. We can take that experience away from it. I believe they were 7-0 in the playoffs coming into this series.  [...]

ANALYSIS: Hoven and Davis talk Kings 3-1 series lead 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 4 of the Western Conference Final between the Kings and Blackhawks. Give it a listen using the player below…

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 [...]