Game 5 morning skate – Blackhawks’ Michal Handzus on facing LA Kings

Comments from Blackhawks forward Michal Handzus following Chicago’s Game 5 morning skate…

Additional notes and quotes from the 2013 Western Conference Final can be found at the links below. We’ll also have morning comments from the LA Kings up in the next hour.
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Pre-Game 5 – Blackhawks coach treating tonight like a Game 7
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Pre-Game 5 – Blackhawks coach treating tonight like a Game 7

Back home in Chicago, here’s what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had to say following the team’s morning skate in advance of tonight’s Game 5 vs. the LA Kings…
Q. Patrick Kane said you’re treating it as a Game 7.
“I think it’s an important game for us. I think we want to make sure we establish a [...]

Friday quotes – Kings looking ahead to Game 5 tomorrow

We’ll they’ve really done it now. After winning 15 straight games at home and six straight playoff series, the Kings have dug themselves quite a hole following their loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4. Yet despite the odds of trailing Chicago 3-1 in the Western Conference Final, they aren’t talking like a team ready [...]

Comments from Blackhawks’ locker room after Game 4 win

Flash quotes from the Blackhawks locker room following their Game 4 victory in LA…
Niklas Hjalmarsson on the overall game: “We played really well defensively after we scored the third goal. We just chipped the puck down and the puck went to their end pretty quick so we didn’t have to play that much in our [...]

Sutter talks Kings 3-2 loss in Game 4 vs Chicago

Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following Game 4 vs. Chicago…
Q. Did you feel there was a lack of desperation?
Q. At all?
Q. Did they shut you down in the third period or did you shut yourself down?
“Yeah, I think once they scored the quick goal after the penalty kill, 10 seconds after, I think we [...]

Post-Game 4 – Dustin Brown isn’t talking like a guy who thinks it’s over

Post-game comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown following LA’s 3-2 loss to Chicago in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final…
On what he says to his team right now:
“We’re down 3-1 in the series so it’s about preparing yourself to win a game. Right now you take it one game at a time. Game 5, [...]

WCF Game 4 live stream: Kings and Blackhawks post-game comments

Pre-Game 4 comments from Chicago Blackhawks coach and players

Comments from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and several Chicago players in advance of tonight’s Game 4 vs. the LA Kings…
Q. Will we see Brookbank back tonight?
QUENNEVILLE: Brooksy is playing. He’s been excited to play every game we’ve played in the playoffs. You have to commend him. He’s practiced very well. It’s a great opportunity for [...]

Sutter’s full comments from WCF Game 4 morning skate

Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. The other day you ruled out Richards fairly early in the day. Can you give any kind of update?
“He didn’t skate today, so he won’t play tonight.”
Q. How was [...]

Jake Muzzin received the message, loud and clear

Rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin played in 45 of the Kings’ 48 regular season games. During that span he posted seven goals, 16 points and led the team with a plus-16 rating. He arguably deserved to be in the conversation for the Calder Trophy. He’s also gone on to patrol the blueline in 15 of LA’s 16 post-season [...]