Kings v Coyotes: schedule, poll, contest… and a prediction

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With the Western Conference Finals finally set to begin later today, here’s an all-inclusive kick-off article…
If you missed it late yesterday, the NHL released the full schedule:
Game 1 – Today, 5pm PST at Phoenix — NBC Sports Network, TSN
Game 2 – Tuesday, May 15, 6pm PST at Phoenix — NBC Sports Network, TSN
Game 3 – [...]

LA Kings players talk Sharks game and First Goal Contest

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It all comes down to this. With two games remaining in the regular season, the Kings and Sharks will play each other in a home-and-home series, as the Pacific Division title is yet to be decided.  In the four previous match-ups this year, each team has won the two games played on their home ice.
Unfortunately, Jeff [...]

VIDEO: Kings v Oilers pre-game interview with Anze Kopitar

Anze Kopitar spoke with Daryl Evans about tonight’s game vs. Edmonton, Jeff Carter being out of the line-up, playing with Brad Richardson, his improved face-off percentage and more…

Today’s pre-game interview with Richardson can be seen here.
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Williams realizing what he can get away with on the ice

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Leave it to the the Blues to slow down the surging Justin Williams. He entered last night with points in nine straight games (four goals, seven assists). However, he has struggled against St. Louis throughout his career – finding the back of the net just once in 17 career games.
And like clock [...]

Dustin Brown on playing the Blues, plus tonight’s tix contest

Beginning tonight in St. Louis, the Kings will play 14 of their next 18 games on the road. And the first one out of the chute won’t be easy for LA, as the Blues have only lost three games on home ice this season. However, one of those came to the Kings in a 3-2 [...]

Pregame comments from the Kings, plus tonight’s ticket contest

Last hour we heard from Dustin Brown in advance of tonight’s Kings vs Blue Jackets match-up. Here, we went around the locker room and gathered additional comments from a few others…
Anze Kopitar – “We have to worry about ourselves. We know if we bring our ‘A’ game to the table, I like our chances. That’s [...]

Dustin Brown on the Blue Jackets – ‘We used to be that team’

When the Kings return to the ice tonight it will be their first game in over a week. The match-up vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets also gives LA a chance to atone for their embarrassing 1-0 home loss to the same team about three weeks ago.
Here are some pre-game comments from team captain Dustin Brown…
“We [...]

Senators-Kings preview with Chris Neil – 100 games later

When the Kings last met up with the Ottawa Senators, then-rookie Kevin Westgarth had what Jim Fox described as, ‘his first true heavyweight scrap.’ On the other end of that dance was veteran Chris Neil, who was celebrating his 600th National Hockey League game that night.
Later this evening, Neil will meet the Kings again – this [...]

Sutter’s 3-word summation of the Avs – ‘They’re still great’

As the Kings and Avalanche enter tonight, both teams have played 48 games. The somewhat surprising statistic is that Colorado has actually won more of them, 25 to LA’s 23. Most people were expecting the Kings to contend for the Pacific Division crown this year, while Avs coach Joe Sacco was rumored to be on [...]

Flames at Kings pregame tidbits – plus ticket contest

A few pregame notes on tonight’s Kings-Flames match-up at The Stapler…
- LA has beaten Calgary three straight games at home, all by the final score of 2-1.
- Curtis Glencross, the Flames leading goal scorer (with 18) was sent back to Calgary after suffering a lower body injury in San Jose on Tuesday.
- The Flames are [...]