360 degrees of Anze Kopitar

Until the brain scans come back, revealing what Anze Kopitar was thinking throughout that last shift, this should encapsulate the final minutes of last night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 1:
The game-winning overtime goal:

As called in Kopitar’s native Slovenian:

View from inside the net:

Kopitar with Pierre McGuire:

Kopitar and Jonathan Quick at the post-game podium:

Additional post-game comments from [...]

MayorsManor exclusive: Jordan Nolan and Dwight King together again

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From this morning’s pre-game skate in New Jersey…
Dwight King:

Jordan Nolan:

Earlier today we posted new videos with Bernie Nicholls, Alec Martinez, Dean Lombardi, Alexei Ponikarovsky and others. Check those out at the links in the ‘Recent Articles’ section near the top right corner of this page…and you can view the full video archives here.
Also, if you [...]

First Goal Contest – Kings at Devils, Stanley Cup Game 1

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Are you ready?
After 82 regular season games and 14 more in the playoffs, it all comes down to this for the LA Kings. Waiting in the wings are the New Jersey Devils, for a winner take all 7-game series. The Stanley Cup Finals!
While you probably won’t be lifting the Cup with the series winner, you could [...]

SCF Media Day – Carter and Richards on Kings Vision

The following videos from yesterday’s Stanley Cup Finals media day were provided courtesy of Kings Vision…and if you can’t guess what the majority of questions will be about, you’re not paying close enough attention…
Jeff Carter:

Mike Richards:

If you missed our Stanley Cup Finals preview show earlier today – with guests like Luc Robitaille, Kelly Hrudey, Marty [...]

Devils’ Marek Zidlicky talks Kings, Stanley Cup Finals

We had a chance to connect with Devils’ defenseman Marek Zidlicky at the NHL’s media day yesterday. Take a look…

If you missed our Stanley Cup Finals preview show earlier today – with guests like Luc Robitaille, Kelly Hrudey, Marty McSorley, Bruce McNall, Dustin Brown, Bob Miller and Jim Fox – it’s streaming for free here, [...]

Devils’ Alexei Ponikarovsky recalls brief time with LA Kings

Last season Alexei Ponikarovsky spent his only year in Los Angeles. Signed as a possible replacement for the departed Alexander Frolov, Poni proved not to be the answer GM Dean Lombardi was looking for at left wing. Coming off a five-year run where he averaged 20+ goals, the 6-foot-4 forward found the back of the [...]

MayorsManor LIVE – 2012 Stanley Cup Finals preview, right?

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Iconic rock band KISS opens their shows with the p.a. announcer stating ‘You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world…’
We’ll, if you’ll allow us to riff on that, we’re throwing out this today – ‘You wanted the best, you got the best! The greatest guest list ever assembled to [...]

Willie Mitchell on memories of being a Devil

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Willie Mitchell was an eighth round pick of the New Jersey Devils in 1996 (a round that doesn’t even exist anymore!). He played two seasons with their minor league affiliate, the Albany River Rats, and spent some time up with the big club over parts of two seasons – before being traded to the Minnesota [...]

Contest: First Goal – 4/21/2012 playoff games

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We’re one week into the playoff edition of our First Goal Contest (announced last weekend).  If you haven’t jumped into the action yet, don’t worry.  You still have time.  As of yesterday’s leaderboard, nobody had more than a few correct guesses, so you still have a chance – just get started with putting some picks in for today’s FIVE games!
Because this version is [...]

Contest: First Goal – NHL playoff games 4/19/2012

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Would you like to win a stick or jersey signed by the entire LA Kings team?  Well, here’s your chance…
As announced over the weekend, we’ll be running a playoff-long First Goal Contest.
This one is slightly different than the contest we run exclusively during Kings games, so please READ CAREFULLY.
The traditional MayorsManor First Goal Contest will continue - where throughout [...]