Game 5: Gaborik, Kopitar, Sutter talk loss to Ducks

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Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 4-3 loss to the Ducks in Game 5…
Anze Kopitar on facing elimination:
“Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.”
Kopitar on giveaways:
“We didn’t manage [...]

Game 5: Dustin Brown has a simple recipe for Game 6

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Kings captain Dustin Brown had the following to share after LA’s 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5…
On the giveaways:
“It’s just a mental thing. When we get pressured in the giveaways, that’s one thing, but when we’re giving the puck up and we’re not under heavy pressure. we have to eliminate those.”
On the [...]

Game 5: Ducks talk 4-3 win over Kings

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Quotes from the Ducks locker room following their 4-3 win over the visiting Kings in Game 5:
John Gibson on the overall game:
“I think I got tested more. I got more shots, and the guys did a really good job in front of me again. That’s why we’re winning.”
Gibson on the final minute:
“We knew they were [...]

Pre-Game 5: Jarret Stoll – ‘I’m sure they don’t like us, don’t like me’

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Comments from Kings forward Jarret Stoll following the team’s morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of Game 5 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
What changed for the Kings after the first period, limiting the Ducks to zero shots in the second and only three (3) for the third period?
“I thought we were aggressive, more than [...]

Pre-Game 5: Comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown

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Comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown following the team’s morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of Game 5 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…

Suggested line changes for the Kings were posted here earlier today.
Also, morning skate quotes from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty were posted here.
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Pre-Game 5: Kings Drew Doughty – ‘It’s gut check time’

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Comments from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty following the team’s morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of Game 5 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
Always tough to win on the road but having won twice already in this series in Anaheim give you added confidence coming into Game 5?
“Confident every game. Past is the past. [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio live from Game 4 with Wyshynski

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Guest Greg Wyshynski oF Yahoo’s Puck Daddy joined us for the May 10, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio, live from Los Angeles following Game 4 between the Kings and Ducks. We talked all about the Kings 2-0 loss to Anaheim’s rookie goaltender John Gibson, what Kings players are contributing the [...]

OPINION: Time for the LA Kings to use this lineup

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In something that has become a little bit of a joke – call it a weird coincidence, who knows – over the past two seasons, after making suggestions for the Kings line-up, Darryl Sutter has magically used them the next game.
Case in point, when the Kings were trailing in the San Jose series, I posted [...]

Mike Richards – ‘We haven’t reached desperation level’

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Kings forward Mike Richards spoke after the team’s practice on Sunday afternoon – among the many topics discussed was Ducks rookie goaltender Jonathan Gibson, what adjustments the Kings need to make, and being reunited with linemate Jeff Carter once again…

Gaborik not worried about which Ducks goalie starts Game 5

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Kings forward Marian Gaborik spoke after the team’s practice on Sunday afternoon – among the many topics discussed was which goaltender might start for the Ducks in Game 5 and what adjustments LA needs to make…