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 […]

Anze Kopitar quotes after Kings Game 4 loss to Ducks rookie

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After taking the first two games in Anaheim, the Kings returned home for Games 3 and 4 and now find themselves tied 2-2 in their second round match-up vs. the Ducks. Prior to Saturday night, Kings center Anze Kopitar had recorded at least one point in every playoff game this season and was looking to […]

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 […]

Pre-Game 2: Selanne and Fowler on Ducks must-win game

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Comments from the Ducks morning skate, in advance of Game 2 vs. the Kings later today…
CAM FOLWER:
Players will always say you have to reset after every game. Is it easier to deal with a loss like you had in Game 1, as opposed to if that happened in a Game 6?
“I guess. You never want […]

Pre-Game 2: Darryl Sutter on Kopitar-Getzlaf, plus Doughty

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Quotes from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, in advance of Game 2 later tonight vs. the Ducks…
Will having two days before Game 3 allow him to increase the minutes Drew Doughty:
“Well, you play 30-plus minutes because you play overtime. Drew, if you’re just talking about the specific player, he plays 26 minutes, so […]

Game 1 Morning Report: Kopitar on Greene, the Ducks, and Brown

Kopitar and Brown (photo: M. Zampelli)

The Kings opted not to take a morning skate today, largely due to the 5pm start for Game 1. However, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, and coach Darryl Sutter were made available to the media. Brown’s quotes have already been posted here. Below are thoughts from Kopitar…
On the time off between the first and second round […]

Dustin Brown laughs off Bruce Boudreau’s gamesmanship

Brown Dustin - practice April 2013

Following the Ducks morning skate at the Honda Center today coach Bruce Boudreau continued his ploy from the past few days, where he refused to name tonight’s starting goaltender. “You’ll have to wait and find out,” he said when asked. “I don’t know why it’s such a big deal. We’ll have six guys on the […]

Kings-Ducks Primers: Comments from Brown, Doughty, Kopitar

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Following the Kings practice at their training facility in El Segundo on Friday morning, several players spoke about what to expect in their Round 2 match-up with the Anaheim Ducks. Below are comments from captain Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jake Muzzin, and coach Darryl Sutter. Among the various topics discussed are travel advantages, […]

Game 6: Quotes from Kings locker room – including Sutter and Kopitar

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Post-game quotes following the Kings 4-1 win in Game 6 vs. San Jose…
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on the game:
“I think the momentum started during the penalty kill in the second period. It was the strong part of the game…it was a big swing in the game.”
Sutter on the series:
“I think we were able to […]