In The Room: Kings and Stars talk 2-0 Dallas shutout

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With 27 saves on an equal number of shots, goaltender Kari Lehtonen earned a 2-0 shutout victory over the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Following the game, here is what was being said in both locker rooms:
Coach Darryl Sutter on assesing the game:
“I thought we fought hard, but couldn’t come up with a [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Stars at Kings, November 13

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Tonight’s matchup between the visiting Stars and host Kings should be an interesting one for at least two intriguing reasons. First, this is the second of three meetings between the two teams in less than 20 days. Why they need to complete their entire three-game season series in the same month is one of the [...]

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 Blues at Kings, October 16

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In advance of the St. Louis Blues coming to Staples Center on Thursday night for a matchup with the Los Angeles Kings, it’s once again time to share some odds regarding 10 things that just might happen during the game. As always, we’ll provide the tidbits related to various things that may occur on the [...]

Darryl Sutter comments after winning 2014 Stanley Cup

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after his team won their second Stanley Cup in three years…
Q. When you won in 2012, you said it crossed your mind in that  moment these guys should push for more Stanley Cups.
SUTTER: We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something  that I don’t think could ever [...]

Game 5: Darryl Sutter comments from morning skate

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Comments from Darryl Sutter following the Kings morning skate in advance if Game 5…
Q. Darryl, you guys played so well last game and you don’t get the win. Is the mentality going into this game to show up and play the same way or find another level?
SUTTER: Find different ways every game. I don’t think [...]

THURSDAY: Comments from Rangers coach after practice in LA

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Q. You’ve said before you’ve played well in this building the first two games, but it didn’t come across, surrendered the two-goal leads. How do you prevent that kind of event while still playing well?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, you know, the three games that we’ve played in this building, we’ve played well. We’ve played well throughout [...]

Game 4: Morning Skate comments from Kings Darryl Sutter

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the New York Rangers…
Q. Have you ever been a guy that could read a team’s mental state off of a morning skate or is it all going to be a mystery?
SUTTER: I think once you get to know [...]

Game 4: Morning skate comments from Rangers coach

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following the team’s Game 4 morning skate at Madison Square Garden in New York City…
Q. Is the mood different from yesterday? The guys seemed a little down yesterday. You thought they’d be more upbeat today.
VIGNEAULT: Not sure what you guys expected. But I think our overall mood was the [...]

MONDAY: Comments from Rangers coach at morning skate

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Comments from New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 3 vs. The visiting LA Kings…
Q. How concerned were you with Richards’ game in Game 2? Do you feel changes might be necessary as far as the forward alignment?
VIGNEAULT: I mean, I’m sure Brad, with his experience, knows [...]