CONFIRMED – Mike Richards in for Game 5, plus Kings’ probable line combos

Game 5 of the Western Conference Final is set to begin momentarily and it’s been confirmed, Mike Richards will play for the LA Kings tonight.
As such, here are the line combos coach Darryl Sutter is expected to use vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
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Dustin Brown – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Jeff Carter – Tyler [...]

Jeff Carter on his mouth, payback and the play of several teammates

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Sometimes timing doesn’t work out the way you want it to. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was scheduled for a 10:30am PST phone hearing today with the NHL to discuss possible supplementary discipline for his high stick on Jeff Carter in Game 3.  And with several LA Kings players and coach Darryl Sutter set to meet [...]

WCF Game 3 morning skate – comments from Jarret Stoll

Jarret Stoll’s comments from LA Kings morning skate, in advance of Game 3 vs. the Blackhawks…
On Game 3:
“There’s not much room for error anymore, got to find out way, play well. Home or away is not the issue here. The issue is playing the right way and not giving up too many quality scoring chances. [...]

Monday’s Kings quotes transcribed – no videos here, just lots of words

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For those who can’t watch videos at work or just prefer to read, here you go – Kings coach Darryl Sutter, captain Dustin Brown, center Colin Fraser and right wing Justin Williams all had stuff to say on Monday afternoon at the team’s training facility…
Q. On the Kings being down 0-2 in the series.
WILLIAMS: We’ve been [...]

Monday June 3, 2013 – Colin Fraser on injuries and being down 0-2 to Hawks

LA Kings center Colin Fraser shared some thoughts earlier today on injuries and the Kings trailing the Blackhawks 0-2 in the Western Conference Final…

Coach Sutter also spoke earlier today. Click here to see his extended comments as the Kings prepare for Game 3, down 0-2 in the series.
Also, after yesterday’s Game 2 we posted a [...]

WCF Post-Game 2: Rob Scuderi on the loss of Mike Richards

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Following the Kings 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 2, here’s what Rob Scuderi had to share…
On if the crowd at home will help the Kings:
“I think so. We’ve played well at home this year and we’re going to need a great start in Game 3.”
On when he found out Mike Richards was not [...]

WCF Post-Game 2 – comments from Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter

Soundbites Sutter

Post-game comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter…
Q. How soon before the game did you have to make the decision on Mike after warm-up?
“Right after warm-up. He was fine today, then I think just once his blood got pumping tonight, the adrenaline got going, there were symptoms. I went in right after warm-up, he was sitting [...]

Pre-Game 2: Sutter on Richards’ health, Stoll’s play and the re-match with Chicago

Soundbites Sutter

With just a few hours until puck drop for Game 2, here’s what Kings coach Darryl Sutter had to share when the team arrived at the United Center this afternoon…
Q. Can you say anything about Richards?
COACH SUTTER: He’s fine.
Q. You were able to get a look at that hit. Did you think it was fine? [...]

WCF Post-Game 1: Flash quotes from Kings locker room

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Comments from the Kings’ locker room following their 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final…
Matt Greene on the loss:
“You play to win every game. So, that’s it. Especially being up by one, we didn’t have our best game and we have to be better tomorrow.”
Greene on the quick turnaround, [...]

VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s hit on Mike Richards in Game 1 – Kings at Blackhawks

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The following video is of Dave Bolland’s hit on Mike Richards late in the third period of Game 1 between the Kings and Blackhawks. It was a bit of deja vu as well. Back in Game 1 of LA’s second round series with San Jose, the Kings had to contend with a hit by Raffi [...]