Found May 18, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
When the Los Angeles Kings edged the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Thursday night to take a three-games-to-none series lead, it was the sixth time in 12 postseason games that they had held their opponents to one goal or less. The Coyotes were only able to get 19 shots through to goalie Jonathan Quick, and had another 11 blocked, a remarkable ratio even against a team that has flexed its defensive muscle all season. The Kings have not sat back at all in these playoffs, instead relying on waves of barreling, forechecking forwards that force disproportionate action in the offensive zone. Its an evolution of the defensive play they exhibited in the regular season, when their blueline led the way to a second place finish in hits and several games against Phoenix and Dallas two other top-five teams in the hitting category turned into physical, emotional affairs. "You know what, they're pressuring really hard, especially in our own end." Phoenix forward Gilbert Brule said Friday. &...

NBC4 Los Angeles apologizes on-air for Kings logo gaffe (video)

The gnashing of teeth, the lighting of torches and the sharpening of pitchforks by the angry villagers in the greater Los Angeles area can now be put to rest now that NBC 4 Los Angeles, a station who inexplicably used the Sacramento Kings logo when airing a report on the Los Angeles Kings earlier this [...]

Kings fight excitement about playoff run

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Dwight King has been living in a hotel since the Los Angeles Kings recalled him from the minors just over three months ago, and the playoff hero isn't about to move out of his temporary digs. He's not tempting fate while the Kings are on the verge of exceeding his wildest dreams for his first NHL postseason run. Los Angeles is on the brink of...

Kings taking on playoffs one game at a time

LOS ANGELES In six weeks, the Los Angeles Kings have evolved from Clowed-out to close-out. They are in the process of putting to rest many of the intangibles that have been inflicted upon the organization since Jacques Demers called Kerry Fraser to his bench with 1:45 remaining in Game 2 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. From the suspect goaltending spread over so many seasons, injuries...

Saturday Faceoff: Conn Smythe favorite?

Through five games here in the conference finals, the Conn Smythe Trophy favorites are starting to emerge from the pack – particularly in Los Angeles and New York.  Who is the favorite at this time?  Patrick and I debate…Dustin BrownBy Ryan PorthThe Los Angeles Kings’ historically dominant playoff run has been fueled by two players: Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick.  You...

Anze Kopitar Scores Goal, Gets Great Reaction From Opposing Coach

The Los Angeles Kings continued their improbable playoff run Thursday night with a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings now lead the Western Conference Finals series 3-0 and are an incredible 11-1 in the playoffs. While Los Angeles has mostly dominated the series to this point, Game 3 was the closest of the contests so far. In fact, the Coyotes took a 1-0 lead Thursday night...

Could the Kings take the shortest route to a Stanley Cup victory?

(Photo Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) If the Los Angeles Kings were in the hit HBO television show, Game of Thrones, they would be close to controlling all of the seven kingdoms. In another impressive display of teamwork, the Kings left Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with another tally in the win column. The victory improved the franchise's record to an astounding 11...

LA's bold marketing strategy isn't just online

The Los Angeles Kings have made plenty of noise with their new rambunctious social media strategy. They have given the LA Twitter account a distinctive, controversial voice that has brought in waves of new followers and waves of new critics.  Thanks to a post over at Reddit Hockey, we can see that LA's controversial marketing strategy has spilt over into the real world. As...

Kings Win Again; Take 3-0 Series Lead

                      The L.A. Kings have completely dominated the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals. The Kings managed to do it again.  They now  have an 11-1 playoff record with their only loss coming against the Vancouver Canucks in the first round.  At this point I am no longer surprised by what this team can do.  They are far and away the best...

The Mixed Bag: WCF And The Memorial Cup!

    Crunch time comes down to who finishes. The Los Angeles Kings have been tied going into a third period four times and four times they have come out with a win in these playoffs. The biggest sensation for the Kings is not Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown, or Anze Kopitar. However, it is our Fantasy POTN. It is time for the reveal. ================================...

Coyotes pushed to brink as Kings take 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight King scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. The Kings lead the Western Conference finals 3-0. "We wanted to have our own push in front of our owns fans...

Morning Skate: May 18

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Kings 2, Coyotes 1RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Dwight King, LA (1 goal)2. Anze Kopitar, LA (1 goal)3. Dustin Brown, LA (1 assist)---Video of the day:*Follow us on Twitter – @RLDhockey

Kings coach Darryl Sutter pulls a Tortorella when addressing accusations of players taking dives

The Preakness Stakes race’s 6 PM start yielded a very, very early matinee game between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils today, and as our friends at NBC seem to prefer to not mess with their Sunday evening lineup, the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes will play at 3 PM EDT—a noon start, local time—on Sunday. Due to conflicting cross-continental schedules and locales...
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