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

Sutter on Kings bench

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gaborik not worried about which Ducks goalie starts Game 5

Kings Ducks Gaborik

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…

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings-Ducks Game 3 Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – we teed up tonight’s Kings – Ducks Game 3. Among the topics discussed were Jonathan Quick, Alec Martinez, Jeff Carter calling Corey Perry a rat, Dustin Penner saying Perry was milking it, Marian Gaborik getting a contract [...]

By The Numbers: Kings and Ducks Through 2 Games

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In advance of Game 3 between the Kings and Ducks tonight in Los Angeles, let’s take a look at how the numbers stack up through the opening two games in their second round match-up…
Kings vs Ducks stats:
Player       Goals     Assists   Points
Gaborik       3              1               4
Kopitar        0             4               4
Martinez     2              0               2
King             1              0               1
Richards     0              1               1
Doughty      0              1               1
Brown         0              1               1
Toffoli         0              1               1
Pearson      0              1               1
Williams     0              1               1
Ducks vs [...]

Doughty on Perry – ‘We’re going to have to do something about that’

Kings Ducks Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty had plenty to say after the Kings picked up their sixth straight post-season win in Anaheim on Monday night. Take a look…
On why he left the ice temporarily:
“Beauchemin two handed me in the back of the knee and there’s obviously no padding back there, so it just hit a nerve. Leg went numb, [...]

Game 1: Gaborik, Quick, Sutter talk Kings OT win in Anaheim

Kings def Ducks in Game 1

First batch of quotes from the Kings locker room after their come-from-behind win in Game 1 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…
Marian Gaborik on the overall game:
“It was great obviously, to come back and get this game. It was a hard game and we expect this series to be like that. We are up one and we [...]

Game 1: Kings and Sharks talk 6-3 San Jose win

Shatks Kings Game 1

Over the last few years the Kings have played more playoff games than any other NHL team. However, all of that experience didn’t help them in the opening 20 minutes of Game 1 on Thursday night. Even though several players had acknowledged the need to whether the storm early, in a building known for being [...]

More Locker Room Quotes – Gaborik, Quick, Ovechkin, Sutter, etc

Carter Kings v Caps 2014

After the Kings’ 2-1 shootout win in Los Angeles on Thursday night, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms – including quotes from Jonathan Quick, Alex Ovechkin and both coaches…
Kings head coach Darryl Sutter on what his 500th regular season win means to him:
“A lot. I’ve been around a long time. Kind [...]

Anze Kopitar talks Marian Gaborik after 2-1 Kings win

Kopitar Anze Kings Caps 2014

Thursday night’s Kings v Caps match-up certainly had moments of excitement on the ice, with LA coming out on top 2-1 in a shootout – off the stick of their newest forward, Marian Gaborik. Back in the locker room, the fireworks continued with Dustin Brown and Dustin Penner sharing a few memorable quotes with MayorsManor. [...]