FRIDAY: Richards and Lundqvist on trying to beat the Kings

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Comments from New York Rangers players Brad Richards and Henrik Lundqvist following the team’s practice at Staples Center on Friday afternoon…
Q. Having been through a lot of these series before, is there any conscious thought about the fact you don’t want to go back to New York down 0-2? Do you want it to be [...]

FRIDAY: Sutter has a lot to say after Kings practice

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s practice on Friday at TSC…
Q. During the San Jose series when you put together Carter’s line with the two young wingers, what was your thought process?
SUTTER: We wanted to get, first off, our four centermen in that position, so we just felt we matched up better.  [...]

Who’s right, Jeff Carter or Kyle Clifford?

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Comments from LA Kings forwards Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. Jeff, what is the big difference between this team and the team that won the Cup?
CARTER: Not a lot. I mean, we made it a little more difficult on ourselves this year. We’ve had to really dig down and [...]

Rangers players share off-day thoughts on trailing 0-1 in SCF

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Comments from several New York Rangers players during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. Carl, can you give us the quick 25 cent analysis of how you played, what went right in the first period, what happened in the third period and what did you learn from playing the Kings?
CARL HAGELIN: I think in the first [...]

Thursday: Gaborik talks fitting into such a tight-knit team

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Comments from Kings forward Marian Gaborik during Thursday’s media availability in Los Angeles…
Q. What was it like last night playing against some of your former teammates?
GABORIK: It was a little weird to start out with. But as soon as the puck dropped, it was playing like any other team.  Obviously it was a huge win [...]

Thursday: Brown and Kopitar spend off-day talking about teammates

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Comments from LA Kings forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. You’ve turned over half of your top six forwards. Can both of you speak about what the additions of Gaborik and Carter has meant to this team.
KOPITAR: Well, they’ve obviously stepped up in a big way for us. I [...]

Thursday: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault plots his next move

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault during Thursday morning’s media availability…
Q. Obviously Dan’s pass did not lose the game last night. When a  guy makes a play like that that’s so out there at the end, what is the
dynamic of how difficult it is when you have two days till you play another  game?
VIGNEAULT: [...]

ANALYSIS: Hoven and Davis talk SCF Game 1 on NHL Radio

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Following Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Los Angeles, John Hoven and Jonathan Davis of West Coast Bias joined the crew from Ice Cap on NHL Network Radio to break down what took place at Staples Center and look ahead to Saturday’s Game 2.
Give the post-game analysis a listen now…

Post-Game 1 comments from Drew Doughty and Justin Williams

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Comments from Drew Doughty and Justin Williams after the Kings 3-2 overtime win vs. the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final…
Q. Mr. Game 7 is Mr. Game 1 tonight. Take us through that goal.
WILLIAMS: Everything usually offensively starts in our zone. Richards [...]

Coach Speak: Rangers Alain Vigneault after Game 1 loss in LA

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after his team’s overtime loss to the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final…
Q. Did you feel early on you were able to set the pace? Where do  you feel it got away from you?
VIGNEAULT: I don’t think we set the pace. I liked the way we [...]