Puck Probability: Odds for Blackhawks at Kings, November 29

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When the 2014-15 NHL schedule was released, this was one of the games fans and players instantly circled. We can’t promise their first game since overtime in Game 7 of last year’s Western Conference Final will live up to the excitement from that entire series, but we can all certainly hope.
Exactly what will go down […]

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Blackhawks Edition

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Those Kings are rolling now. Coming off their second road win of the season, followed by a few days off for Thanksgiving, Darryl Sutter will look to have his guys ready for a much-anticipated faceoff with the Chicago Blackhawks. We’ll assume you already know this is the first time the two clubs will be meeting […]

Kings players talk Game 7 win in Chicago

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Comments from the LA Kings players after their Game 7 win in Chicago…
Q. Can you describe the winning goal.
MARTINEZ: I think it started in our own end. Greener had a big breakout to Willie here. Skated in. Got around the net. Saw me at the point. I just tried to get the shot through. Fortunately […]

Sunday: Coach Q morning skate quotes

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Comments from Blachkawks coach Joel Quenneville in advance of Game 7 vs. the Kings…
Q. Heading into Game 5, Brandon Saad said, We need to relax. Are you kind of sensing that same vibe, that confidence, that optimism?
QUENNEVILLE: We want the same approach. I thought Game 5 we came into the game knowing we had a […]

Pre-Game 5: Blackhawks Bickell and Seabrook ready for Kings

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As they prepare for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final vs. the LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks players Brent Seabrook and Brian Bickell shared the following thoughts…
Q. What is the feeling around the team and does is being down 3-1 a new experience for this team
SEABROOK: I think, like you said, it’s a new experience, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick hits from the Blackhawks after Game 3 loss in LA

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A few quick comments from the Chicago Blackhawks following their 4-3 loss to the Kings in Game 3 on Saturday night…
Jonathan Toews on tonight’s game:
“We played well but we didn’t get the result we wanted tonight. We’ll keep improving and move on to the next one. There is no time for getting discouraged and frustrated. […]