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 [...]

Contract updates on five LA Kings prospects

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Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the NHL being shut down back in September 2012, due to a lockout, was a rather interesting story surrounding one of the Kings key prospects at forward.
We began the tale a few months prior. Just after the Kings won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, GM Dean Lombardi [...]

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 [...]

Post-Game 3: Doughty and Carter talk Kings 4-3 win over Hawks

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Comments from Kings center Jeff Carter and defenseman Drew Doughty following the team’s 4-3 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night…
Q. How much fun has it been playing with those guys?
CARTER: It’s been great. Obviously they have a lot of chemistry from playing together in Manchester. They’re working and they’re having fun. They use [...]

Friday: Kings quotes – Brown, Mitchell, Martinez, Stoll

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On Friday afternoon, Kings players Dustin Brown, Willie Mitchell, Alec Martinez, and Jarret Stoll sat dowm and shared the following after practice at the team’s training facility in El Esgundo…
Q. (On Anze Kopitar.)
BROWN: I said this about Kopy the other day, he’s a hockey player. He does all the right things at the right time. [...]

Thursday: Toffoli on Carter, plus Muzzin on ‘killing the barn’

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With the Kings and Blackhawks tied 1-1 in the Western Conference Final, LA players Jake Muzzin and Tyler Toffoli shared the following thoughts at the team’s practice facility on Thursday afternoon…
Q. Did it feel like the floodgates opened in the third period last night
MUZZIN: I don’t know if we could tell it was the floodgates. [...]

Game 2 Postgame: Stoll and Doughty quotes, plus Carter stats

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Trailing 2-1 after 40 minutes didn’t seem to bother the Kings on Wednesday night. They stormed back for a big third period in Chicago, ultimately winning 6-2, tying the series 1-1. Now comes two more days off, before the Western Conference Final resumes in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
To begin our Game 2 post-game wrap-up, [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville Game 2 morning skate quotes

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Following Game 2 morning skates by their respective clubs, coaches Darryl Sutter of the Kings and Joel Quenneville of the Blackhawks shared the following thoughts…
Q. What kind of influence do you think Mike Richards has on your young guys?
SUTTER: Well, he’s a winner. Pretty much done it his whole life, first and foremost. He’s a [...]

Darryl Sutter comments from Tuesday’s Kings practice in Chicago

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s practice in Chicago on Tuesday…
Q. You have been so stingy in giving up goals the last couple years. The Hawks have been able to get two or three a game. What allows them to do that?
SUTTER: I only look at it from a playoff standpoint. Chicago’s [...]

Gaborik and Williams yuck it up with the media on Monday

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Following the Kings practice in Chicago on Monday several players were made available to the media. Here’s what Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams had to share…
Q. Talk about joining the Kings and what adjustments you’ve had to make.
GABORIK: Especially coming to a new system, going from playing from the right wing to left wing. But, [...]