Puck Probability: Odds for Ducks at Kings, November 15

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Apparently, the only two teams the Kings need to worry about right now are the Ducks and Stars. Darryl Sutter and crew have already seen the Dallas team twice of late, now they get their second look at Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim club in the last four days. With that in mind, we’ve asked Mark Whicker [...]

Morning Skate Report: Ducks talk first look at Kings this season

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In advance of tonight’s matchup with the visiting Kings, in what will be their first face to face contest since LA defeated Anaheim in the playoffs last season, here is what several of the Ducks players and coach Bruce Boudreau were saying at the morning skate…
Coach Bruce Boudreau on updates re: the condition of Perry [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Ducks, November 12

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Leave it to The Royal Half to not be able to follow rules. The format has been pretty simple for our Puck Probability series this season – we ask a guest to come on and share five odds with us, things that they think just might happen in a particular game. What does TRH do? [...]

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Ducks Edition

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We’re pretty sure you already know the Kings have won two Stanley Cups and the Ducks just one. We’ll also assume you know the Ducks did it first, claiming victory in 2007. Thus, we’ll save the obvious points and try to pass along a few other notes that just might make you sound smart while [...]

PREDICTION: Dustin Penner on Kings-Ducks Game 7

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Dustin Penner has made only one appearance in the first Kings-Ducks series to ever rally matter.
That wasn’t the way it was supposed to go down.
But last summer, after three playoff runs with the Kings, it was time to move on. No problem though, no hard feelings. He openly thanked Kings GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl [...]

Game 5: Gaborik, Kopitar, Sutter talk loss to Ducks

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Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 4-3 loss to the Ducks in Game 5…
Anze Kopitar on facing elimination:
“Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.”
Kopitar on giveaways:
“We didn’t manage [...]

Post-Game 3: Kings not happy with their performance in 3-2 loss to Ducks

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Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 3-2 loss the Ducks in Game 3 on Thursday night…
Jeff Carter on the overall game:
“We made some turnovers that cost us. We were pretty sloppy in the neutral zone and turned pucks over and getting rushes the other way, that’s something we didn’t do the first two [...]

Post-Game 3: Ducks talk 3-2 win, cutting Kings series lead

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For the first time in the series, the Ducks enjoyed a lead at intermission on Thursday night. Then, with an extra goal from Ben Lovejoy in the third period, they sealed the deal, and ultimately held on for a 3-2 win after a late goal by Kings center Mike Richards.
With the victory at Staples Center, [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings-Ducks Game 3 Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – we teed up tonight’s Kings – Ducks Game 3. Among the topics discussed were Jonathan Quick, Alec Martinez, Jeff Carter calling Corey Perry a rat, Dustin Penner saying Perry was milking it, Marian Gaborik getting a contract [...]

By The Numbers: Kings and Ducks Through 2 Games

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In advance of Game 3 between the Kings and Ducks tonight in Los Angeles, let’s take a look at how the numbers stack up through the opening two games in their second round match-up…
Kings vs Ducks stats:
Player       Goals     Assists   Points
Gaborik       3              1               4
Kopitar        0             4               4
Martinez     2              0               2
King             1              0               1
Richards     0              1               1
Doughty      0              1               1
Brown         0              1               1
Toffoli         0              1               1
Pearson      0              1               1
Williams     0              1               1
Ducks vs [...]