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 [...]

Kings coach Sutter talks LA’s 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 coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
Q. Kings came out and scored three goals in the first period. What was your message to the team before the game?

SUTTER: We wanted to have a good start, just [...]

Monday: Blackhawks coach Q and Toews pre-game comments

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Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, Chicago Blackhaws center Jonathan Toews and coach Joel Quenneville had this to say…
Q.  Jonathan, how do you look at it, the fact you’ve made it this far without some of your top guns not scoring many goals?
TOEWS:  Well, I think that’s always [...]

Anze Kopitar on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews

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Comments from Kings center Anze Kopitar after Monday’s morning skate, specifically talking about Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews…
On if he came into the series with a renewed commitment – or plan on how – to shutdown Toews:
“Yeah, I had a pretty good idea that we were going to play against each other a lot and we [...]

Morning Skate: Sutter’s thoughts before Game 4

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Q. You say you want to treat every game like an elimination game. How do you create that mindset?

SUTTER: I think we probably do it in the preparation in terms of day before, putting emphasis on every shift. Keeps them in the moment instead of looking at series or anything that’s not to do with [...]

Pre-Game 4: In-depth Thoughts from Drew Doughty

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On if being ahead in the series feels different:

“No, I don’t think it feels any different. It’s a new game, it’s a new day. It’s a game, it’s a must win for us. This game is very important. If we lose this game tonight, it puts them right back in the series and gives them [...]