Puck Probability: Odds for Blackhawks at Kings, November 29

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When the 2014-15 NHL schedule was released, this was one of the games fans and players instantly circled. We can’t promise their first game since overtime in Game 7 of last year’s Western Conference Final will live up to the excitement from that entire series, but we can all certainly hope.
Exactly what will go down […]

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Blackhawks Edition

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Those Kings are rolling now. Coming off their second road win of the season, followed by a few days off for Thanksgiving, Darryl Sutter will look to have his guys ready for a much-anticipated faceoff with the Chicago Blackhawks. We’ll assume you already know this is the first time the two clubs will be meeting […]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio – talking Kings, Ducks, and Sharks

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Enjoy a free replay of West Coast Bias from October 27, 2014, which aired live on NHL Network Radio.
We covered the Kings defeat of the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, the San Jose Sharks beating up on the Anaheim Ducks, possible suspensions coming from the league offices, roster problems with the Vancouver Canucks, where the Calgary Flames fit […]

A look at the LA Kings 2014 trade deadline possibilities

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For some reason, the trade questions are flooding in from hockey fans way more than in years past. That’s a good thing, but it’s also challenging to answer everybody on Twitter, Facebook, email, radio, etc. So, let’s just take one comprehensive look at what the Kings might be up to. Below are many of the […]

Instant Quotes from Kings and Blackhawks Locker Rooms

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Instant Quotes from Kings and Blackhawks Locker Rooms…
Coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“I think that we have a couple of guys that are frustrated with their own games. I think we battled back against the Stanley Cup Champions after being down 2-0. I think the guys that are playing well are confident guys. I […]

Comments from Blackhawks’ locker room after Game 4 win

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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 […]

MayorsManor Live Radio: Kings at Blackhawks preview with Tab Bamford

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In advance of Sunday’s Kings vs. Blackhawks game we invited Tab Bamford onto the MayorsManor show.  He’s a featured writer fot The Fourth Period Magazine and and covers Chicago hockey for CommittedIndian.com.
In the episode below we’ll take a look at some of the key storylines heading into the game, including – power play woes, Michal Rozsival […]

Word Association: Six Kings take on Four Blackhawks

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Sunday afternoon the suddenly surging Kings will get a chance to extract a little revenge on the red-hot Blackhawks in Chicago.  It was just last month that the two teams met in Los Angeles on opening day of the 2013 season.   That game was a decisive win for the road team and the Kings are […]

Comments from Blackhawks locker room after 5-2 win in LA

Earlier today the Blackhawks played in their second ‘banner ceremony game’ in the last three seasons. After winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, they lost their home opener the following season to the Detroit Red Wings by a final score of 3-2. Here, they flipped the script.
Following a 45 minute ceremony that saw the Kings […]

Johnson and Sutter talk LA power play and goaltending

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The Kings lost 1-0 to the Jets in overtime last night, on a goal by Evander Kane. Earlier in the game, Winnipeg’s young forward had tried starting a fight with LA defenseman Jack Johnson after taking umbrage with a hit put on teammate Blake Wheeler. Not much […]