In the Room: Kings and Islanders talk NY’s 2-1 win

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Following the Islanders 2-1 shootout victory over the host LA Kings on Thursday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We held a top team to one goal and we would have liked to score one more… I think we had [...]

MEDIA DAY: Comments from Rangers coach and GM

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As part of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final Media Day in Los Angeles, here are comments from New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather and Head Coach Alain Vigneault…
Q. Alain, do you think your time in Vancouver helps you in terms of familiarity with this team?
VIGNEAULT: Well, it’s definitely a team that I know real [...]

Lundqvist and Vigneault on Rangers 1-0 loss to Kings at MSG

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Reaction from the New York Rangers following their 1-0 loss to the LA Kings at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night…
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Rangers locker room quotes in LA – including Richards, Callahan, Vigneault

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Post game quotes from the Rangers locker room after 3-1 win in Los Angeles on Monday night…
Coach Alain Vigneault on NY’s style of play:
“I really liked the way we responded after they scored, we came right back at them and we kept pushing the pace. Obviously, we got a little bit lucky on the third [...]

Henrik Lundqvist after Rangers win in LA

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Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist following the Rangers 3-1 victory in Los Angeles on Monday night…
On winning on the road:
“Obviously it was a tough loss in Phoenix but this week it’s a great challenge for us- four games in six nights against really good hockey clubs. It’s definitely the way we wanted to start off the week. [...]

Kings locker room quotes after 3-1 loss to NY Rangers

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Kings locker room quotes following 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers…
– Darryl Sutter on team’s performance: “You can’t give up three goals in a game like tonight. The goalie can’t drop his stick. There are some execution issues.”
– Sutter on Quick’s short-handed goal allowed: “No, its not cruel [for the fans to give Quick [...]

Rangers Brian Boyle still relishes opportunity to show off for Lombardi

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With three first round picks in hand entering the 2003 NHL Draft, then-Kings GM Dave Taylor and his staff headed to Nashville, Tennessee for the league’s annual event. Meanwhile, back home in LA, the team threw a lavish party for their season ticket holders.
Fast forward to the present and the Kings’ current roster features three [...]

Word Association and Kings v Rangers preview with Brad Richards

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With the Rangers practicing at Toyota Sports Center in advance of their game vs the Kings on Monday night, we had a chance to catch up with forward Brad Richards. Here’s what he had to say…
– On how playing in Los Angeles at the Staples Center compares with playing in the famed Madison Square Garden: [...]

Kings v Rangers preview with NY coach Alain Vigneault

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Raw comments from New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, in advance of Monday’s game vs. the LA Kings…
On sending JT Miller down after he’d played so well in the pre-season:
“In talking with both Glen [Sather, President and General Manager] and Jeff [Gorton, Assistant General Manager] about our numbers situation, we felt…[he’s] such a young player [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Kings set to double down with two games at Frozen Fury 2013

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For the second time in history, the Kings’ annual pre-season party in Las Vegas had to be cancelled last September. On both occasions, the fun fell by the wayside due to labor strife between the NHL and NHLPA.
In 2004, a game between the Kings and Ducks was nixed – the only time Anaheim has ever been scheduled [...]