NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

Last Saturday, the Lightning suffered their first loss to a Western Conference opponent when they were rocked 6-3 by the Phoenix Coyotes. Starting tonight in Los Angeles, the Lightning begin a stretch of three games in four days through California that will see them conclude the trip with back to back games in San Jose [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – October 20th

Tyler Seguin and Emerson Etem appear as guests on West Coast Bias.
Another jam packed edition of the show is in the books! On this week’s episode we featured guests Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars and Emerson Etem of the Anaheim Ducks – plus we debated several key topics from around the world of hockey.
Per the norm, [...]

Fallout continues from the hit on Dustin Penner

While Government employees have returned to work in the U.S. and are slowly ramping back up, things over at the NHL’s Department of Player Safety continue to operate at full speed. Already with a busy docket this week – as they’re scheduled to debate hits by Patrick Kaleta, Cody McLeod and Michael Grabner – now, [...]

Stars and Ducks quotes after Anaheim rolls to seventh straight win

A surprising goaltender change following the first period may have been just what the Ducks needed on Sunday night. After surrendering three unanswered goals to the visiting Dallas Stars in the opening 20 minutes, Anaheim came storming back to take control for the final two stanzas. Forward Emerson Etem scored his first of the season [...]

Stars’ Seguin and Peverely praise Quick and LA penalty kill in 5-2 loss

One of the surprising moves of the summer saw the Boston Bruins send 2010 first round draft pick Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars as part of a seven-player, coming on the eve of the league’s annual free agency window opening. While several other big names switched teams in the days that followed, it was [...]

Instant locker room quotes after Kings def Stars 5-2 in LA

Tied 2-2 after 40 minutes, the Kings broke the game open in the third period and finished things off with an empty net goal by Matt Greene. All together, that was enough to down the visiting Dallas Stars 5-2 on Saturday night.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on getting productivity from his centermen: “Mike Richards and [...]

Word Association and Kings v Rangers preview with Brad Richards

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: [...]

Anze Kopitar – ‘Hopefully I’ll get a couple pretty soon too’

Following the Kings 4-3 overtime win over the visiting Dallas Stars, here’s what Anze Kopitar had to share…
- On the overall game: “It was good. It’d be (better) if it were our best game, but it wasn’t our best game. But, at the end of the day, we found a way to win, and we [...]

Darryl Sutter talks disputed goals, Doughty, home-ice, etc

With only four games remaining on their 48-game, lockout shortened season, the Kings were looking for their first victory at home against the Stars this year.  More importantly though, they were hoping to pick up two big points on Sunday night and inch closer to securing home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
It [...]

Dallas Stars say game in LA was crazy, weird and they let it slip away

Following the Stars 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings on Sunday, here’s what was being said in the Dallas locker room…
- Alex Goligoski on what he liked/disliked about the game: “Work ethic was there as it has been for awhile now, so it was good to see. Obviously points are huge right now. We battle [...]