Comments from Sutter after Kings land in Chicago

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Upon landing in Chicago on Tuesday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following thoughts…
Q. How does it feel being up 3-1 going into tomorrow’s game.
SUTTER: Well, we know it’s a tough building to come into. We can take that experience away from it. I believe they were 7-0 in the playoffs coming into this series.  [...]

ANALYSIS: Hoven and Davis talk Kings 3-1 series lead on NHL Radio

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// Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven and Jonathan Davis, co-hosts of West Coast Bias, as they join the gang from Ice Cap on NHL Network Radio to break down Game 4 of the Western Conference Final between the Kings and Blackhawks. Give it a listen using the player below…

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 [...]

Blackhawks searching for answers after dropping Game 4

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Following their 5-2 loss in Game 4, giving the Kings a commanding 3-1 series lead, the Blackhawks players and coach Joel Quenneville continue to search for answers…
Q. What should the team do to create more chances on the power play?

JONATHAN TOEWS: We got some shots and some chances. It’s going to go in eventually so [...]

Kings coach Sutter talks LA’s 3-1 series lead

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Following the Kings 5-2 win in Game 4, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
Q. Kings came out and scored three goals in the first period. What was your message to the team before the game?

SUTTER: We wanted to have a good start, just [...]

Monday: Blackhawks coach Q and Toews pre-game comments

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Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, Chicago Blackhaws center Jonathan Toews and coach Joel Quenneville had this to say…
Q.  Jonathan, how do you look at it, the fact you’ve made it this far without some of your top guns not scoring many goals?
TOEWS:  Well, I think that’s always [...]

Anze Kopitar on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews

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Comments from Kings center Anze Kopitar after Monday’s morning skate, specifically talking about Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews…
On if he came into the series with a renewed commitment – or plan on how – to shutdown Toews:
“Yeah, I had a pretty good idea that we were going to play against each other a lot and we [...]

Sunday’s with Sutter – Kings coach talks 2014 WCF

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After practice Sunday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following…
Q.  How do you see the matchups and are you comfortable with them
SUTTER:  I think the rules, the lockout, it’s tough to change on the fly, really tough.  Took the redline out.  The hooking and holding.  It’s a lot. There’s not much matchup on the fly [...]

Brown and Toffoli share thoughts on Kings 2-1 series lead

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We’ve already posted comments from Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Toews, and both coaches. Now, enjoy some post-game thoughts from Kings captain Dustin Brown and forward Tyler Toffoli following Game 3 in Los Angeles on Saturday night…
Dustin Brown on the overall game:

“I thought our power play gained us momentum, they were both good but from [...]

Post-Game 3: Darryl Sutter on the Kings 2-1 series lead

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Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following comments after his team’s 4-3 win in Game 3 on Saturday night vs. the Blackhawks…
On dominating the first two periods:

“I didn’t think it was ‘dominating.’ I mean, we outscored ‘em.”
On how the team responded after giving up a shorthanded goal:

“We gave up the shorthander right off the faceoff, [...]