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. [...]

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

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? [...]

Pre-Game 2: Stoll and Penner talk re-match with Blackhawks

As reported earlier, the Kings did not take to the ice for a morning skate today. So, in advance of Game 2 with the Blackhawks, several players were made available for questions when the team arrived at the United Center. Here’s what Jarret Stoll and Dustin Penner had to share…
Q. A day after, first game [...]

WCF Pre-Game 1 – Darryl Sutter on Stoll and what’s needed vs Blackhawks

Even though the team didn’t take to the ice for their usual morning skate, coach Darryl Sutter still met with the media to share some thoughts prior to the start of Game 1 between the Kings and Blackhawks…
On the early start:
“We’ve had 4 to 8:30 starts. So, it doesn’t affect nothing really. Here Thursday, practice [...]

Jarret Stoll on Game 7 – ‘I think it will be tough to watch’

Jarret Stoll is getting a little better each day. However, he won’t be playing in tonight’s Game 7 between the Kings and Sharks. Following morning skate, here are some of the thoughts he shared…
On if the game tonight will be tough to watch:
“Yeah, I’m sure it will be. I hope we come out and play [...]

Trevor Lewis on missing Stoll, playing with Brown tonight

Following the Kings’ 45-minute morning skate at Staples Center in advance of tonight’s Game 5 vs. the visiting San Jose Sharks, here’s what forward Trevor Lewis had to share…
On the line changes coach Sutter is making to start Game 5:
“I assume we need to get a little more offense going. Sometimes you need a little [...]

Statement from Sharks GM on Raffi Torres suspension

Full statement from Sharks GM Doug Wilson…
The Sharks organization fully supports the NHL in its efforts to remove illegal and dangerous hits from the game but we strongly disagree with the NHL’s decision to suspend Raffi Torres.
Upon review of the incident, it is abundantly clear that this was a clean hockey hit. As noted by [...]

VIDEO: NHL explains Raffi Torres suspension

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the second round of the playoffs for his hit on Jarret Stoll. Here’s the full NHL explanation…

Meanwhile, Stoll remains sidelined following the hit. He will not play in Game 2 tonight and Brad Richardson will take his place in the Kings’ line-up.
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Game 2 morning skate – Colin Fraser on chirping, changes and centers

On if there’s any chirping going on between the two teams:
“There’s always a little bit of chirping I think, but we always talk about playing hard between the whistles.  Anybody can act tough after the whistles.  Really it doesn’t get much accomplished anyway, right?  So we wanna play hard.  You know our identity is playing [...]

Game 2 morning skate: Lewis – ‘Richie’s kind of a prick to play against’

On being comfortable with Brad Richardson stepping in:
“Yeah, played with Richie a lot so I kind of know how he is.  Gonna miss Stolly out there, but Richie’s kind of a prick to play against.  Great on the forecheck, has a lot of speed, and makes plays.  So we just gotta stick to what we were [...]