Locker Room Reaction: Rangers and Kings talk LA’s 2OT win

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Commnets from both locker rooms after the Kings defeated the Rangers in double-overtime of Game 2, taking a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final…
Anze Kopitar on fatigue:
“I’m a little bit drained, but you know if that’s what it takes to win a game. I think every single guy in here is prepared to drain [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter vs Vigneault after LA 2OT win in Game 2

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following LA’s 5-4 double-overtime win in Game 2 of the Stanley CUp Final…
Q. Willie Mitchell’s performance tonight?
SUTTER: Played a lot of minutes. Haven’t seen the final.  Those four guys played 35 minutes for us.
Q. What do you take away from your team’s ability to [...]

SCF Post-game 2 with Kings Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll

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Post-game quotes from Jarret Stoll and Dustin Brown after the Kings double-overtime win over the Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final…
Q. Dustin, take us through your winning goal, how you saw it off of  Mitchell’s stick?
BROWN: I think it started on the forecheck. I’m not sure  what defenseman it was. I just [...]

West Coast Bias: Game 2 pregame show on NHL Radio – packed with guests

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// Enjoy a free replay of the West Coast Bias pre-game show on NHL Network Radio, as co-hosts John Hoven and Jonathan Davis set up Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Joining them to talk all about the Kings, the Rangers – and New York City billboards –  were AEG executive Kelly Cheeseman, Bob [...]

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 [...]