Lombardi explains his sit down meeting with Doughty after Game 1

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In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, New York Rangers Chris Kreider caught Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face with the butt-end of his stick. Obviously, Doughty wasn’t happy about it. However, the way he responded to teammate Jeff Carter on the bench was even more a concern for GM Dean Lombardi.
Thus, the [...]

TUESDAY: Doughty and Williams comments from MSG

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Comments from Kings players Drew Doughty and Justin Williams on Tuesday afternoon at MSG…
Q. Drew, can you talk about Dustin Brown, what you think of him as the captain, what comes to mind for you? Talk about playing against a guy internationally, as well.
DOUGHTY: Browny is a great leader, a great captain. He does a [...]

TUESDAY: MayorsMinutes on NHL Radio, live from MSG

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – live from Madison Square Garden, talking on Tuesday’s off day of the Stanley Cup Final, with the Kings holding a 3-0 series lead over the New York Rangers. Give it a listen…

TUESDAY: Lundqvist answers questions at optional skate

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Henrik Lundqvist comments after the Rangers optional practice on Tuesday – which he participated in…
Q. Last night, how did things change for the Kings and their approach after the first deflected goal? Sitting here today, how important do you feel the first goal will be psychologically for each team tomorrow?
LUNDQVIST: Well, first obviously when they score [...]

Tuesday: Rangers coach on team’s lack of energy

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault during media availibilty on Tuesday afternoon at MSG…
Q. You said you’d take the night to think about what to say to your team. Do you have something in mind now?
VIGNEAULT: You know, all the talk that we can have around trying to spin this any way you want, 29 [...]

Lundqvist on Kings luck in Game 3

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Comments from Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist following Ney York’s 3-0 loss to the LA Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final…
On tonight’s game:

“Well you try to stay positive right now, but it’s tough, it’s really tough. We are doing a lot good things, but you look at the goals and we put two [...]

Justin Williams – ‘I don’t really care much for petty battles’

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Justin, you keep doing this every game, no big deal.
WILLIAMS: We’re not proud of the way we’re starting games. We find ourselves in the same situation, regurgitating the same mumbo-jumbo every time.  We’re in a results-oriented league. The results are [...]

Sundays with Sutter: Coach is talkative after landing in NYC

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after landing in New York City on Sunday, in advance of Game 3 vs. the Rangers…
Q. Almost every player to a man, including you, have been saying, We can’t keep doing this, we can’t keep falling behind, it’s not going to work. Yet you keep doing it. How are [...]

West Coast Bias: SCF Game 2 postgame show on NHL Radio

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Guests Dustin Penner, Bernie Nicholls, Eric Belanger, Luc Robitaille, actor Colin Hanks, and James Duthie of TSN joined us for the June 7, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
We looked at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from every possible angle, talking Kings, Rangeras, coaching, goaltending, and much more. Plus, [...]

Locker Room Reaction: Rangers and Kings talk LA’s 2OT win

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Commnets from both locker rooms after the Kings defeated the Rangers in double-overtime of Game 2, taking a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final…
Anze Kopitar on fatigue:
“I’m a little bit drained, but you know if that’s what it takes to win a game. I think every single guy in here is prepared to drain [...]