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 [...]

Thursday: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault plots his next move

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault during Thursday morning’s media availability…
Q. Obviously Dan’s pass did not lose the game last night. When a  guy makes a play like that that’s so out there at the end, what is the
dynamic of how difficult it is when you have two days till you play another  game?
VIGNEAULT: [...]

Coach Speak: Rangers Alain Vigneault after Game 1 loss in LA

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after his team’s overtime loss to the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final…
Q. Did you feel early on you were able to set the pace? Where do  you feel it got away from you?
VIGNEAULT: I don’t think we set the pace. I liked the way we [...]

Darryl Sutter quotes after Kings Game 1 OT win

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after the team’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 vs. the Rangers…
Q. The early part of the game, was that them or was that you guys a little sluggish coming out?
SUTTER: I think they had a lot of energy and were fresh. If you look at their playoffs in [...]